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Only a short 90 minute drive from Newcastle CBD, the Upper Hunter Valley offers visitors a true country experience.

Most of the Upper Hunter’s generous 8000 square kilometres is devoted to national parks and nature reserves and rural uses like grazing, cropping, dairy farming and horse studs.

Experience some of the most diverse environments in Australia from western grasslands to Alpine forests, subtropical zones and a wide variety of national parks and wilderness where you can truly ‘get lost’. 

The Upper Hunter boasts one of the best fishing spots in NSW at Lake Glenbawn. There’s also space for water sports from swimming to water skiing, some great picnic spots and a range of accommodation options in Lake Glenbawn State Park. 

If wilderness isn’t your thing then you can go on a horse stud tour, enjoy a long lunch or a cheese platter for two at one of the local wineries or visit some of our many art galleries the region has to offer.

Whether you are travelling to somewhere else or looking for a short break, the region offers an enticing variety of activities.

For more information visit Upper Hunter

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