Hunter Valley provides the perfect escape for solo travellers as well as groups who want a relaxing and new experience. The Valley attracts over 2.5 million visitors annually and there is an obvious charm to the area with only a subtle tourist feeling. You can take a week to seek out the most beautiful parts of the surrounding World Heritage sights and hidden beauties or just pop on a coach trip and do the wineries in one swift trip.
To have the best experience in Hunter Valley it’s best to book a huge villa. At first glance it may look like it’s going to cost a fortune but can cost between $80 – $100 each a night. The Hunter Valley YHA is great for large groups as they have rooms which house up to 16 people. There is a pub with pool tables and pub grub just down the road as well as free pick-ups and drop-offs for all YHA-ers on arrival as well as barbeques, a swimming pool and a sauna.
There are too many wineries to truly get around in a day when visiting Hunter Valley. However, there are several tour companies to suit the masses of wineries to visit. Some wineries are open every day of the week, all day long, all year round. However, some of the smaller ones may shut on Sundays and before 6pm so do check before you visit if you are travelling independently. Obviously the way to do it in style is to travel as a group with a tour company as no one wants to miss out on the wine tasting.