Visiting Tulloch on your Hunter Valley getaway - Recommendations and Tips

We want to start this blog off by stating that firstly you’ve made the right choice! Choosing to explore the Hunter Valley is a decision you won't regret, a destination filled with possibilities for both family getaways and intimate retreats. If the prospect of visiting the Hunter Valley hasn't yet captured your attention, get ready to be captivated…

The Hunter Valley has a variety of sightseeing opportunities and attractions on offer, but it's the vineyards that take the crown as the quintessential highlight. We understand that it’s not every day you get to experience this beautiful area of the world. That's why we're committed to ensuring your visit is nothing short of special. 

As locals, the region's hidden gems are right in our backyard, and we're eager to share insider tips on how to make your Tulloch and Hunter Valley trip unforgettable.


Tulloch’s advice for visiting the Hunter Valley for wine tasting

Getting to Tulloch

Navigating your way to Tulloch for a memorable wine-tasting experience is a breeze. Whether you're arriving by car or bus, ample parking is available onsite, helping you to access our Cellar Door without any difficulty. 

Just a leisurely 2-hour drive north from the vibrant city lights of Sydney via the M1 and a scenic 45-minute drive from the iconic beaches of Newcastle—there's a convenient route for every traveller. You can plan your Tulloch travel adventure with ease using the map below.

Family Experience at Tulloch

Regardless of your purpose for visiting, rest assured that we have curated the perfect day out for you and your peers. Explore our range of tasting experiences here and discover why Tulloch stands apart from the rest with our personalised offerings.

At Tulloch we are a proudly inclusive & family friendly venue. For the younger ones, our engaging Kids Junior Experience and adventurous Teens Kombucha Tasting offer guaranteed moments of laughter and joy. Complementing our wine-tasting experiences, we wanted to ensure here at Tulloch, that children and non-drinkers can feel included. While we take pride in presenting our award-winning wines, the true benefit of a Tulloch wine-tasting experience lies in the shared moments of breathtaking views, delicious bites, and cherished sips with your loved ones.


Best time to visit?

The Hunter Valley provides its visitors with all-year-round diverse and seasonal offerings, ensuring that there's never a wrong time to indulge in a wine-tasting adventure. Whether you prefer the mild temperatures and vibrant colours of March to May or the festive atmosphere of the holiday season, each moment offers a unique opportunity to savour the region's rich culture.

Still unsure of the best time to visit the Hunter Valley? One of our recent blogs, "Best time to visit the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting," provides you with a further comprehensive guide about the perfect time to wine taste in the Hunter. Whether you're a seasoned wine enthusiast or embarking on your first tasting adventure, Tulloch Wines invites you to join us in crafting everlasting memories amidst the beauty of the Hunter Valley landscape.


Restaurants and places to stay

At Tulloch, we know that a visit to our cellar doors will be one of the highlights of your entire trip to the Hunter Valley (we promise that we’re humble!). We also know that the region offers a wide range of exceptional experiences for everyone, suitable for a variety of purposes and preferences. 

When it comes to family dining, the Hunter Valley has an array of options that cater to a diverse range of generations and needs. For a memorable culinary adventure, consider indulging in the sensational views and renowned cuisine offered at Hunter Quarter or the cozy Hunter Valley icon Amanda’s on the Edge (perfectly complemented by our Tulloch Verdelho, if we may suggest). 

For those seeking a romantic retreat, look no further than the Spicers Guest House, where stunning vistas and a modern country farmhouse ambience await your arrival. Families seeking fun-filled adventures will find their ideal getaway at Rydges Resort or Oaks Cypress Lakes, where a perfect blend of relaxation and leisure activities persists. From golfing and swimming to waterparks and even mini trains, you're sure to embark on a trip that the kids will remember for years to come!


So why wait? Start your journey today and discover the charm and holiday experience that awaits you at Tulloch. We look forward to welcoming you with open arms and raising a glass to the moments that will last a lifetime!

Travelling as a family? We’ve taken the guesswork out of planning a trip to the Hunter Valley with our free Exploring Together travel guide. Including wine tasting and restaurant recommendations, activity suggestions, complete weekend itineraries and more! Click here to download a copy of the guide.

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