Hunter Valley NSW
Just a two-hour drive from Sydney and a 45-minute drive from Newcastle airport, the Hunter Valley wine country offers more than just fine wineries and amazing local cuisine. It’s easily accessible via direct flights from a variety of major Australian cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane) and many organisers choose to transport guests via charter to enjoy the scenic drive from Sydney to the Hunter Valley region. Delegates love the country charm of the region and all its hospitality without sacrificing the creature comforts and convenience of a larger city.
As one of Australia’s oldest wine regions, Hunter Valley also offers a wide range of activities and venue spaces for your next business event. With more than 150 quality wineries, 65 restaurants and 180 accommodation providers, there’s never a shortage of ideas or venue space to create your perfect itinerary.
Ideal for groups of all sizes and personalities, the Hunter Valley offers everything from gourmet experiences to high energy team building experiences. Here you’ll find plenty of opportunity for wine tasting and wine blending experiences as well as cooking schools, cheese, chocolate and olive tastings, visits to boutique breweries and more. For those keen on something a little more heart pounding, there’s also jet fighter pilot experiences, laser clay shooting and skydiving too. Alternatively, delegates can enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon tours over the vineyards to be delivered to a Champagne breakfast.
For pre and post conference touring or partner programs there’s also plenty of art galleries, wine tours, golf courses, day spas, the Hunter Valley Zoo and more.
The Hunter Valley Wine region offers a variety of hotel style accommodation with a healthy mix of unique spaces too so planners can enjoy a mix of spaces for their daily conference program moving into evening gala dinners or award nights.