Rothbury is situated about
a 5 minute drive north of Pokolbin, the largest of the
region's wine villages. The growth of the rothbury area
has been proportional with the success of the
The vineyards of the Lower Hunter a paradise
for wine lovers. It is a picturesque area with vines
covering the rolling green hills. And for those who have
no interest in viticulture there are many tourist activities
apart from wine tasting available including browsing
quaint antique shops, sampling the local produce in the
many fine restaurants, hot air ballooning, wine tasting,
golf and horse riding.
The Hunter Valley has a
mild climate ideal for vineyards. The average monthly
maximum and minimum temperatures for the year are:
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.
Coach services are available to the Hunter Valley with several companies
including Greyhound and McCafferty’s Express.
Fly to Newcastle and hire a car (prior bookings are essential). Small
air fields are also located at Rutherford, Maitland and Cessnock.
Countrylink services are available from Sydney to Maitland Railway Station.
Reservations are required.
a wide range of accommodation including guesthouses,
villas, self contained cottages and charming bed & breakfasts.
For more information
about Rothbury visit:
Hunter Valley Wine Country - http://www.winecountry.com.au/
Hunter Regional Tourism Organisation
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