Hunter Valley Attractions

Things To Do in the Hunter Valley

Attractions and Activities in the Hunter Valley, Barrington Region.
Take a short drive to boutique vineyards, the olive grove, lavender farm, historic Morpeth, Tocal Homestead, Dungog, local artisans, homely country pubs, national parks and lakes.

The Hunter Valley is famed for boasting the oldest wine region in Australia and offers an abundance of award-winning vineyards for you to explore either on your own or on a winery tour.

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Places of Interest within a short drive from Cabins in the Clouds

Bunna Bunoo     
Award winning olive grove
Vacy 20mins from Cabins in the Clouds
Visit Chris at his family's iconic, award winning olive grove.  Take a look at the pristine production plant, then go next door to Irma's farm shop, stocked with art and crafts, as well as a wonderful menu takeaway meals - lasagne, canneloni, osso bucco, tiramisu, just to name a few.  Don't leave without trying the olives, oils and preserves.  The spiced orange slices are heavenly.  (Farm shop open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm.  Tours of olive grove and processing facility available daily).

Camyr Allyn Wines - East Gresford Hunter Valley
For a welcoming cellar door experience, you can't beat the hospitality of this family run winery, set in beautiful landscaped gardens.  Top wines too, and the delicious liqueur verdelho is worth buying for the bottle alone!

Paterson Gallery 24 King Street Paterson (behind the Paterson Post Office)
Call in in your way to Cabins in the Clouds, or on your way home, to the district's newest art gallery.  Artist Cath Varcoe has a wonderful range of oil and acrylic paintings, abstract works, portraits, figure sketches as well as a curios and craft. (Open Thursday to Sunday 10am - 4pm or by appointment)

Paterson Service Station 24 King Street Paterson (opposite Paterson Post Office)

This little gem is much more than a service station.  Call in to view the most interesting and varied giftware from locally made sculptures, unique rustic wooden furniture and also a variety of gourmet food to eat there or take away.  The back deck overlooks Paterson's rolling hills, with the railway bridge a highlight.  Robin and Mark also have organic eggs, honey and other produce for you to enjoy.

Wine Tours

Your choice of winery tours - mini-bus or limousine:

Shadows Winery Tours (mini-bus), contact Mark & Donna 4990 7002 or email

Thornton Bus Service (mini-bus) contact Jamie on 0429 633 565 or email

Hall's Private Transfer Service (chauffeur driven hire car) contact Paul

on 0431 810 548 or email

Barrington Tops
90 mins from Cabins in the Clouds

Historic town with lots of interesting shops (arts & crafts)

Port Stephens
Dolphin & Whale Watch

Wineries Gresford
30 mins from Cabins in the Clouds

Wineries Branxton   
Fairview Wines
30mins from Cabins in the Clouds

Wineries Pokolbin
Hunter Valley Vineyards
50mins from Cabins in the Clouds

Hunter Valley Day Tours of Wineries

Eateries within a short drive:

  • The Farmers Hotel for excellent meals:  Dinner, Thursday, Friday & Saturday lunch on weekends. Reservations recommended. Phone: 4938 8106
  • The Flying Duck Cafe, offering modern Australian cuisine.  Open Monday - Friday from 5pm - 10pm. Weekends midday - 10pm.  Reservations recommended on 4938 8305.
  • General Store for last minute supplies.  Fab rotisseree chicken on the weekends and great coffee.  Phone: 4938 8138. 

Gresford (20 mins drive)
  • The Beatty Hotel - Phone: 4938 9451
  • Gresford Bowling Club - Chinhs' Asian & Australian - eat in or takeaway.  Open 5pm - 9pm Wednesday - Sunday and for lunch weekends midday - 2.30pm.  Phone: 4938 9166

Dungog (35 mins drive)
  • RSL Club – Ajay’s a-la-carte restaurant & bistro (not Mondays)
  • Chillbillies Café  Phone: 4992 3272

Paterson (20 mins drive)
  • Paterson Tavern – Excellent pub food, bookings recommended weekends. Phone: 4938 5196
    The Court House Hotel – Friendly, good pub food. Phone: 4938 5122
  • CBC Bank Restaurant (opposite Post Office) - great food and wine list. Phone: 4938 5767
  • The Paterson Country Cafe and Store for fabulous burgers, fish and chips and country hospitality
  • The Paterson Servo - coffee, home made pies, bistro style food, great back deck overlooking the river.

Lorn (30 mins drive)

  • Tapeo on Belmore, 14 Belmore Road, Lorne - Spanish tapas, entertainment on Sundays. Check it out on Facebook.

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