The Hunter Valley is home to a range of talented creative and cultural people whose skills have contributed to an emerging and evolving arts precinct. There is a range of sculpture, music, fine arts and crafts and performing arts to discover including sculpture parks, theatre, live music and artist studios. Check our events section for all current exhibitions and performances.
There is also relics of our past with industrial and mining heritage, colonial architecture, Aboriginal markings and convict remains - all which invoke a sense of our history.
The Cessnock Performing Arts Centre offers annual performance programs comprising drama, comedy, ballet and live music. We have a solid reputation for presenting high quality performances from both international and interstate touring companies. In addition to this, we have shown ourselves as a significant player in audience development and community engagement.
198 Vincent Street, Cessnock
Established on the beautiful Hunter River in 1828, Dalwood Estate is regarded as the birthplace of Hunter Valley wine.
OPENING HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
700 Dalwood Road, Dalwood
Award winning wines in cellar door, self contained cottages and an art gallery.
OPENING HOURS: Cellar Door - Friday 12 midday to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 5 pm & Sunday 10am to 4pm Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day
438 Wilderness Road, Lovedale
The longest running, meet the maker markets in the vineyards.
OPENING HOURS: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Kevin Sobels Wines, 5 Halls Road, Pokolbin
Enjoy the latest movie releases in the outdoor ambiance of Heddon Greta Drive In.
Off Heddon Street, Heddon Greta
Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village features a variety of boutique specialty shops, restaurants and cafes, General Store, Chemist plus many attractions such as Aqua Golf, a pristine wedding chapel and so much more.
2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin
Kurri Kurri has over 50 outdoor public artworks on display.
Residents and visitors have the opportunity to view a pictorial journey showcasing the history and heritage of this region through our guided Mural tours.
Mistletoe is a small family owned vineyard and winery that was established by the current owners, Ken and Gwen Sloan in 1989, and now has three generations of the family actively involved in its day to day operation.
OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 6:00pm
771 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin
JAMES HALLIDAY rating
The Singleton Sisters of Mercy Convent is the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Mercy in the Hunter Valley. The 1892 Convent has become known as a beautiful and unique 'living heritage site', open for guided tours, concerts, weddings, workshops, room hire and other activities, under the name of 'Sacred Spaces'.
30 Queen Street, Singleton
We are a family owned boutique vineyard where you will feel you have truly left the city behind. We are located on the high point of Wilderness Road in Lovedale with spectacular views over the Brokenback range. Our cellar door is warm friendly and eclectic.
OPENING HOURS: Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm
247 Wilderness Road, Lovedale
Immerse yourself in the oldest living culture on earth. Wollombi Aboriginal Cultural Experiences is owned and operated by Leanne King. Leanne is a Dhurug woman who has been learning Wollombi cultural lore for over 30 years.
14 Upper Yango Creek Road, Laguna
Cessnock District Historical Family Society
2894 Wollombi Road, Wollombi. PH: 02 4998 3375.
CESSNOCK REGIONAL ART GALLERY
16 Vincent Street, Cessnock. PH: 02 4991 6619.
Girri Girra Aboriginal Experiences
. PH: 0434 413 643.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
230 High Street, Maitland. PH: 02 4934 9859.
Marthaville Arts & Cultural Centre
200 Wollombi Road, Cessnock . PH: 0403 161 511.
Ogishi Craft Centre
540 Wilderness Road, Rothbury. PH: 02 4998 7979.
Undercliff Winery & Gallery
152 Yango Creek Road, Wollombi. PH: 02 4998 3322.
Wine Glass Gallery
Shop 3, Hunter Valley Gardens, Broke Road,Pokolbin. PH: 02 4998 6888.