Hunter Farmhand

Only a ninety minute drive from Sydney, the Hunter region is ideal for a mid week farmstay holiday. Although with so much to offer, chances are once you're there, you'll want to stay longer, or visit again and again. This area offers many family farmstays. Some farmstay properties feature heritage homesteads set in rugged bushland, giving your family the chance to step back in time.

While there the kids can help out by feeding the farm animals. In the process they may come nose to nose (or nose to beak) with unexpected animals, like alpacas or guinea fowl. For something different, venture out on a 4WD night time safari, and see what other unusual animals you can discover.

To be in a unique natural environment, choose a farmstay near the World Heritage wilderness area of Barrington Tops National Park. This magnificent National Park features rugged mountains, gorges and dense forest and is a magnet for horse-riders and bushwalkers. Enjoy the friendly country hospitality of the residents of Dungog and Gloucester, historic towns with wide streets and well preserved buildings.

Maitland, in the heart of Hunter River Country, is a spectacular heritage city surrounded by a patchwork of lush green riverflats, where farms specialise in dairy cattle and fresh produce such as corn, pumpkins and juicy watermelons abound. Five minutes from Maitland is the historic river port of Morpeth, packed with cafes, galleries, antique and curio stores. In Singleton and Upper Hunter Country you can explore vineyards, dairy farms and even tour an open cut mine.

A visit to Hunter Valley Wine Country is a must to discover the region's wine-growing history, where grapes have been grown since the 1860s. Nearby you can find evidence of ancient Aboriginal settlement: many caves and shelters have hand and tribal stencils dating back thousands of years. In Lake Macquarie take time to enjoy the bushland and wildlife of the Watagan Mountains and the quaint towns of Cooranbong and Mandalong.

Go on a spooky night tour of Maitland Gaol, where you'll be guided by ex-wardens, or maybe even a former inmate! See if you can tell the time on the southern hemisphere's largest sundial, which can be found in Singleton. Explore the Children's Nursery Rhyme Garden, play putt putt golf or aqua golf at Hunter Valley Gardens or visit nearby Rusa Park Zoo. Ride a horse or enjoy a horse and carriage ride. Hire a canoe and paddle down fresh water streams

Featured Hunter Valley Activities and Tours

Hunter Valley Helicopter Luncheon Flight
from $1150.00

It's time to escape the rat-race of city living and head to Australia's signature vineyards and winemaking region-The Hunter Valley. We will journey into the Hunter Valley is absolutely breathtaking, ...

Hunter Valley Overnight Getaway with Gourmet Dinner for Two
from $437.50

Come and enjoy an overnight getaway in the beautiful Hunter Valley with a three course meal for two with a bottle of wine (valued to $45). You can even enjoy a late check out at 11:00am which means yo...

Golf Lesson and Round of Golf in the Hunter Valley
from $400.00

Come and enjoy a shared lesson and a round of golf with a friend on golf course located in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Your experience will begin with a 60 minute shared golf lesson with a renowned g...

40 Minute Maritime Patrol Mission
from $1950.00

In this mission you will fly to the coast and once you ensure that it is safe to conduct your operations by patrolling the coast of Newcastle you will climb up to height for some aerobatics. The aerob...

Exclusive VIP Hot Air Balloon Flight over the Hunter Valley
from $875.00

Thank your partner by treating them to an exclusive VIP flight ideal for proposals, anniversaries and special occasions. You and your partner will enjoy the VIP treatment in an hour long balloon fligh...

YAK-52 Fighter Trainer Mission in a Russian Red
from $695.00

Experience what every Soviet fighter pilot had to go through in the long road to becoming a frontline fighter pilot in formidable Russian fighter aircraft. They all started on the YAK-52 and had to pr...

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Destinations within Lower North Coast

Great Lakes
Booti Booti National Park Forster Tuncurry
Hunter Valley
Aberdeen Belford Bolwarra
Branxton Broke Brunkerville
Carrowbrook Cessnock Clarence Town
Denman East Maitland Gresford
Greta Hinton Jerrys Plains
Kurri Kurri Lovedale Maitland
Maitland Area Merriwa Milbrodale
Morpeth Mount View Murrurundi
Muswellbrook Muswellbrook Area Pelaw Main
Pokolbin Rutherford Sandy Hollow
Scone Scone Area Singleton
Singleton Area Warkworth Wollombi
Myall Lakes National Park
Bulahdelah Seal Rocks
Port Stephens
Anna Bay Hawks Nest Karuah
Nelson Bay Raymond Terrace Shoal Bay
Soldiers Point Tanilba Bay Tea Gardens
Other Lower North Coast Destinations
Aberdeen Ash Island Barrington Tops
Belford Birmingham Gardens Bobin
Bolwarra Boorganna Booti Booti National Park
Branxton Broke Brunkerville
Bulahdelah Carrowbrook Cessnock
Chatham Clarence Town Comboyne
Cooks Hill Croki Crowdy Head
Denman Diamond Beach Dungog
Dungog Area East Maitland Elands
Fern Bay Forster Gloucester
Great Lakes Gresford Greta
Hallidays Point Hamilton Hamilton South
Harrington Hinton Hunter - Farmhand
Hunter Valley Jerrys Plains Kendall
Kurri Kurri Lambton Lorne
Lovedale Maitland Maitland Area
Manning Point Mayfield Merriwa
Milbrodale Monkerai Valley Morpeth
Mount View Murrurundi Muswellbrook
Muswellbrook Area Myall Lakes National Park Newcastle
Newcastle Area Old Bar Paterson
Pelaw Main Pokolbin Rutherford
Sandy Hollow Scone Scone Area
Seal Rocks Singleton Singleton Area
Stockton Stroud Taree
Taree South Tuncurry Upper Lansdowne
Vacy Wallabi Point Warkworth
Wingham Wollombi

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