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Fast Facts

Distance & Driving times from major cities
Sydney to Lovedale
160kms - 2:10 hours
Newcastle to Lovedale
57kms - 1:10 hours
Canberra to Lovedale
430kms - 5:30 hours
Closest Capital City:
Sydney NSW 160kms
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Activities: Golf, Wine Tasting, Horse Riding, Bush Walking, Bird Watching, Art Galleries, Hot Air Ballooning, Aerobatics
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About Lovedale

Lovedale is located in the heart of the Hunter Valley due east of Pokolbin. This picturesque is well known for its award winning wines from large and small boutique wineries, lovely guesthouses, superb restaurants, and art galleries. For the outdoor enthusiast activities include golf, horse riding, hot air ballooning, bush walking and many other sports.

Lovedale is host to several events during the year, including the famous Lovedale Long Lunch held each year on the third weekend in May. Several of the local wineries also hold their own events including Country Music in the Vines, String Quartet in the Vines, olive oil promotions, pasta classes and special events to mark the release of a new vintage.

Wine making in Lovedale dates back to the early 1800s when local wheat and produce farmers turned to grape growing. Lovedale was named after one of the early families, the Loves, who had fond memories of the dales of Yorkshire. The Lovedale area was found to be particularly suitable for vineyards and with its proximity to the Old North Road to Windsor made it ideal for wine making.


The Hunter Valley has a mild climate ideal for vineyards. The average monthly maximum and minimum temperatures for the year are:

  Max (Celsius) Min (Celsius)
January 30 17
February 29.5 17.5
March 27.5 15.5
April 24.5 11.5
May 21 9
June 18 6
July 17.5 4.5
August 19.5 5
September 22.5 8
October 25 11
November 27 13.5
December 29.5 16

Getting there

By Car
From Sydney the Hunter region is just 2hours north and easily accessed via the F3 freeway. Expressway from the Northern suburbs of Sydney will take you all the way to Newcastle. To access the Hunter Valley vineyards turn off the expressway to Cessnock and follow the New England Highway.

By Coach
Coach services are available to the Hunter Valley with several companies including Greyhound and McCafferty’s Express.

By Air
Fly to Newcastle and hire a car (prior bookings are essential). Small air fields are also located at Rutherford, Maitland and Cessnock.

By Train
Countrylink services are available from Sydney to Maitland Railway Station. Reservations are required.


Lovedale offers a wide range of accommodation including guesthouses, villas, self contained cottages and charming bed & breakfasts.

More Information

For more information about Lovedale visit:

Lovedale Chamber of Commerce web site -

Hunter Valley Wine Country -

Hunter Regional Tourism Organisation -

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