The Hunter Valley offers a range of exhilarating exploits for the adventurous. There are a variety of bush walks to explore, golf courses to conquer, aviation activities, a speedway as well as traditional sports and leisure.
The local community have a positive sporting culture, with strong linkages to traditional sports such as Rugby League and Football. There are a range of local venues, and codes to participate in locally. If you prefer cycling there are many on and off road routes to journey, just ask the visitor centre for more information. Motor sports also have a home in the Hunter Valley.
Air Vistas trading as Wine Country Ballooning prides itself of being local and providing the best value flights in the Hunter Valley.
332 Lovedale Road, Lovedale
Balloon Aloft sunrise flights depart daily, all year round and take in beautiful views of some of the state's most spectacular regions.
26 Lodge Road, Lovedale
Cessnock Aerodrome is the home base for Hunter Valley Joy Flights, Helicopter tours, tourist charters and some hot air ballooning.
455 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin
Enjoy a new and better way to explore the Hunter Valley Wine Region with Diff-Rent Cycles.
OPENING HOURS: Daily 09:00am - 5:00pm
17/2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin
Welcome to Go Karts Go Hunter Valley - The Hunter region's biggest, fastest and most exciting 4-stroke go kart hire track with a massive 850m long track!
OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm SCHOOL HOLIDAYS; 9:00am-5:00pm
202 Neath Road, Kearsley
Hunter Supercruise is all about a unique experience. The pure joy and thrill of riding a high performance supercar or classic muscle car is something we love sharing. To experience the best of the region, in the best style, choose from our Joy Ride, Newcastle Beaches Cruise, the Newcastle Drive & Dine Package or the Hunter Vineyard Cruise for the ultimate drive experience.
17 Charles Street, Wickham
Aqua Golf and Putt Putt is the number one activity in Wine Country. Ideal for family and friends of all ages.
OPENING HOURS: 7 days a weeks from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Hunter Valley Gardens Village, Broke Rd, Pokolbin
Ride the unique and beautiful Molly Morgan Range, experiencing the spectacular views of the Hunter Valley Wine Country and Lower Hunter and as far North as Barrington Tops, the northern boundary of the Upper Hunter.
288 Talga Road, Rothbury
Get behind the wheel or just simply relish the ride as you enjoy a rally driving experience like no other in our Turbo 4WD rally cars. We have over twenty turbo gravel rally cars and every one of them is designed to make you smile. Ideal birthday, Fathers day or Christmas gift, or just shout yourself!
Corner of Quarrybylong & Macfarlane Streets,
Skydive the Hunter Valley for the ultimate in speed, exhilaration and pure adrenalin as you freefall from up to 14,000ft above Australia's most iconic wine region. Once your parachute opens, soak up beautiful widespread views over rural NSW, from rolling pastures to world famous vineyards.
74 Range Road, Whittingham
Slattery Helicopters is the Hunter Valley's leading experienced helicopter company.
Cessnock Airport, Wine Country Drive, Cessnock
Watagans State Forest offers the perfect place to get away from it all and explore Australia’s native plants and wildlife. Just 30 Minutes from Cessnock it offers several well defined walking trails.
Watagans State Forest
Escape to natural scenery, enjoy a picnic, bush walk or challenge your skills on a mountain bike.
Lomas Lane, Nulkaba
Only two hours drive from Sydney or Newcastle, yet remarkably secluded, Yengo National Park offers spectacular views, remote wilderness and Aboriginal cultural heritage.
Yengo National Park
Cessnock Toyota Stadium
101 Mount View Road, Pokolbin. PH: 02 4991 1656.
265 Vincent Street, Cessnock. PH: 02 4991 3000.
Grapemobile Bicycle Hire
307 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin . PH: 02 4998 7660 .
Hunter Valley Helicopters
Cessnock Airport, 455 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin. PH: 0488 711 778.
Richmond Vale Railway Museum
Leggetts Drive, Richmond Vale. PH: 02 4001 0197.
Sutton Estate Electric Bikes
381 Deasys Road, Pokolbin. PH: 0448 600 288.