How many days do you need in Hunter Valley?

The Hunter is a pretty magical destination, for so many reasons. From the leafy eucalypt canopy lining the roads to the rows of vineyards making some of the best wines in the country, and incredible food choices to pair with them. With so many experiences to choose from, the only question is how many days should you stay in the Hunter Valley to fit them all in? The beauty is, if you have one day, or a whole week, you’re going to have a memorable, fun and sensory getaway, it’s just about knowing what to plan that matches the length of time of your stay. 

One day stay

Only one day to spare? That’s plenty of time to get a real taste (a literal taste) of what the Hunter has to offer. The best way to experience the region is through a tasting tour. There are plenty of third party companies who have tours with set and flexible itineraries that include transport and lunch spots (perfect for special events, or you are visiting as a big group). Every venue will be expecting your arrival, making it a really easy experience. Alternatively, you can create your own itinerary and map out some of your favourite places, or places you’re keen to explore (great for smaller groups or a date idea). 

For lunch, Hunter Valley Gardens is a popular place to find a variety of food options, a playground for the kids, shopping for the adults and a vibrant atmosphere. There are also a host of incredible restaurants throughout the Hunter to choose from. 

When you visit Tulloch, we have a range of family friendly tasting options available, including something for the younger ones with our junior tasting experience . Whether you’re seeing us in the morning, or coming through later (leaving the best ‘til last), you’ll have a curated selection of wines to try, find your favourites and take them home with you. 

A weekend getaway

Whether taking the family away or venturing on a romantic trip for two, staying at the Hunter for a weekend or long weekend strikes a balance between immersing yourself in the experience, while also appreciating that a couple of days is sometimes all the time we have to reset. The good news is, the Hunter Valley is ideal for a few days of R&R while also being exciting and having a fun, eventful vibe. 

There are copious amounts of accommodation options that typically take full advantage of the incredible natural surroundings and vineyard vines, with nestled cabins and homestays that bring in local produce and wines as part of the experience. There are also a lot of holiday home rentals, who often share recommendations for places to eat and drink, and experiences to have. 

Visiting Tulloch needn’t be a one stop event. You can come and see us for a tasting one day, we recommend pairing it with our artisan cheese and charcuterie boards. Then return before your departure from the Hunter to try our famed Chocolate and Wine pairing experience, or for the non-drinker, add on our Kombucha tasting selection

A longer stay away

There really is no limit to the number of days you can enjoy what the Hunter has to offer. It’s not unheard of for people to fall in love with the region that they make a permanent move! If you’re staying for a week or longer, you can move from a day of tastings, to shifting gears and taking nature walks, long lunches and a stroll through botanical gardens, shopping areas and even just taking in the environment around you at your accommodation. 

It’s about creating the experience you want, your way in the time you have available to reset and unwind. 

To ensure you get to enjoy the wide selection of Tulloch wines, be sure to book in your pairing experiences and tastings! We offer a range of options, including Members Private Tastings, to enhance your experience at the Hunter Valley.