The beautiful Hunter Valley Region is an unexpectedly delightful place for a caravan or camper trailer holiday. It is well catered to caravans with exceptional facilities scattered throughout the region, meaning you can move as often or as little as you like.
The Hunter Valley Region is best known as wine country, for it’s world-class vineyards that are speckled throughout the scenery. Off the cuff, it doesn’t seem like the perfect family holiday, that is until you think about the local attractions that accompany the excellent vineyards.
Adults and children alike will revel in the food culture that exists in the Hunter Region. Excellent tapas are available to accompany most wine tastings, or a heartier lunch set in the vineyards. Test your taste buds on several different blends and discover tannins and learn about how wine is made. Chuck the kids in a stomping barrel and let them feel the squishy juicy grapes explode beneath their toes! Lets not forget about the several breweries around too, for something a little different.
The cheese factory is an excellent experience for foodies and children alike, as you can enter the factory and learn about the processes used to create the amazing cheeses made there. You will not regret stopping off here, if only to collect a signature picnic lunch on the go to your next amazing stop off on the open road.
The chocolate factory now has three great locations, so you are sure to pop passed one in your travels. Tempt yourself while watching the chocolatier and fudge maker do their thing and allow yourself to indulge with a hamper to keep you going on the road. Only the best Belgian coverture chocolate is used, so you know you are in passionate hands. Get ready to embrace the newest of sweet culture!
If you have a special occasion or wish to create a truly lasting memory, get the kids up early for a view of the Hunter from the sky. No one will ever forget the early morning rise into the sky in a hot air balloon above the beautiful scenery while the sun is coming up. Allow your children to experience the magic that is flying through the sky with the time to look down and point out places you have been or are going next.
Pokolbin Mountain has some exceptional altitudinal views. Gradually climb the mountain and wind down the windows to breath in the fresh air and hear the birds calling and singing.
Take off for the day on hired bikes – a truly unique way to see the sights and scenery of the Hunter. Organised tours are available, or take a map and do it yourself. Focus is on surrounding areas for a picnic, wine tour or art tour, with bikes available to all ages and skill levels.
You’ll also see scattered Alpaca farms, old estate homes, walking trails, picnic areas, golf courses, horse riding centres, the Army Infantry Museum, The Australian Textiles Museum, and plenty more. Check in advance for local music events that are hosted in the Hunter – some are family friendly and don’t require tickets booked in advance.
There are several parks in the area, including a Big 4 caravan park, which includes excellent facilities to entertain the kids. If you wanted to get more off the grid, you can always head to Mount Yengo National Park.
If you are a bit inexperienced, be sure to check that the campground you have selected has water, power (if you want it) and facilities close by, or expect to be taking things with you that you feel you will require. Some of the more remote campsites are accessible by dirt road only, so it will also depend on your vehicle and road conditions at the time.
There are endless options of where to pull in, and creating a rough itinerary can help you to see as little or as much as you like.
So, as you can see, the Hunter Region is the perfect place for a scenic caravan holiday for the whole family; full of vineyards, artisans, cheese and chocolate, mountain views and wide open spaces. Call Getaway Caravan Hire Hunter Valley to enquire about your dates and costs of your trip today.
So, as you can see, the Hunter Region is the perfect place for a scenic caravan holiday for the whole family; full of vineyards, artisans, cheese and chocolate, mountain views and wide open spaces.