If you are travelling to Hunter Valley from Sydney, it is a relatively comfortable place to get to, and there are many options you can consider. If you have a vehicle, you can drive there, with the trip taking a little over two hours to get to your destination. You can also take a bus or a train to get there, and although these options do take longer, you can enjoy a few glasses of wine and not have to worry about driving with these options. You can also travel in relative luxury and opt for one of the Hunter Valley helicopter tours, which allows you to travel quickly and in style, and you can choose to do whatever you like.
If you are wondering what you can do when you arrive in Hunter Valley, and you are not a big fan of wine, there are plenty of available options. As well as the wineries, you can enjoy some delicious food at the many high-quality restaurants and cafes in the region, and you can also enjoy a relaxing spa. There are plenty of golf courses in the area that you can enjoy, or you can go for a hike in beautiful nature, which is in abundance. You can also get a bird's eye view of the area by going on a helicopter tour, and the best time to do this is in the spring when all the plants and flowers are in bloom.
Staying in Hunter Valley
If you have more than a day to spend in this beautiful area, you will need to find some comfortable accommodation, which is also in abundance in the Hunter Valley. There is a wide variety of different accommodation types from which you can choose, including budget backpacker hostels, 4-start hotels, luxurious resorts, and Airbnb, with something suitable for most budgets. You can stay in one of the modern luxurious hotels or resorts or a converted building that oozes history.
The Best Time To Visit
Any time of year is an excellent time to visit the Hunter Valley, but spring and summer are the most popular when the weather is best. You can expect warm sunny days during spring and summer, and the autumn and winter months are still relatively warm. During the day during winter, temperatures are as high as 16-18°C, but they can drop at night as low as 2-4°C. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity when you visit, winter may be best, but if you are happy with the tourist crowds and want the sun, make sure you visit during spring or summer.
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