The Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is recognised as the cradle of the Australian wine industry. With a proud history dating back to the 1830’s it is certainly the oldest wine growing region in Australia and remains the most internationally recognised.

The vitality of the region remains as bright as ever and the evolution of the great wine styles synonymous with the region continue to accumulate enormous acclaim.

Names like Busby, Wyndham, Lindeman, McWilliam and O’Shea are entwined in the Australian wine story and have all shaped the industry as we know it today. As the region has grown, and the economy has developed, with the rise and fall of different industries, the one constant for over 180 years has been the vineyards and the pursuit of excellence in wine production. Hunter Valley wines undoubtedly hold their place as some of the most revered in Australia and indeed the world.


The Hunter Valley was recently voted as one of the Top Ten Best Wine Regions to Visit in the World by the readers of USA Today. If you are planning a trip there, we highly recommended visiting the Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism website. Destination NSW also have some great information on the region and it is worthwhile looking at their website.


Accommodation in the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley has an endless number of accommodation options available to suit your requirements. Whether it’s a quaint country cottage for a romantic getaway or a five star resort for the whole family, there is something for everyone. Feel free to contact us here at Mount Pleasant for any advice you may require regarding your accommodation.

  • Over 150 accommodation houses catering for all requirements and budgets.
  • Three 5 star resorts with restaurants, day spa facilities and 18 hole championship golf courses – great for the family or to simply be pampered
  • Self-contained cottages and cabins for the fireside getaway.
  • Guesthouses – country hospitality at its best.
  • Bed and Breakfasts – get to know the locals and find out the best places to visit.
  • Caravan and Camping grounds – for the outdoors type.