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Australia > New South Wales > Hunter Valley & North Coast

Due north of Sydney by about 150-200 kms are two popular foodie and tourist destination areas: North Coast and the Hunter Valley. These regions encompass as diverse diversions as surf beaches, vineyards, massive sand dunes, ancient rainforests and caves, and World Heritage wilderness.

The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine region is known for varietals such as Semillon and Shiraz.

Vineyards of the Hunter Valley – Image courtesy of Tourism Australia

 

However, this fertile valley is also home to providores of beef, cheeses, chutneys, chocolates, grapes, aromatic oils, olives, and honey.

Hunter Valley cheeses – Image courtesy of Tourism Australia

 

The bushlands of Wollemi and Barrington Tops National Parks contain ancient rainforests, while elsewhere in the area pristine volcanic hinterland can be explored.

If that’s not enough, there’s always adventures to be had among:

  • the majestic dunes standing guard over the Worimi Conservation Lands,
Sandboarding at Stockton Beach, Port Stephens, NSW
– Image courtesy of Tourism Australia

 

  • ballooning over the Hunter Valley
balloon over the Hunter Valley – Image courtesy of Tourism Australia

 

  • wild dolphins and humpback whales calling from the nearby surf, and
    Dolphins off the NSW coast – Image courtesy of Tourism Australia

     

  • coastal walks and beach front activities.

    Tomaree National Park, Northern NSW Coast – Image courtesy of Tourism Australia

 

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