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Arts and Culture

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.



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Cessnock Performing Arts Centre

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

Dalwood Estate

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

Emma's Cottage Vineyard

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

Handmade in the Hunter Markets

The longest running, meet the maker markets in the vineyards.

OPENING HOURS: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Kevin Sobels Wines, 5 Halls Road, Pokolbin

Heddon Greta Drive In

Enjoy the latest movie releases in the outdoor ambiance of Heddon Greta Drive In.

Off Heddon Street, Heddon Greta

Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village

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 Mural Towns

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.

Kurri Kurri

Mistletoe Winery

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


Sacred Spaces Singleton

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

Thirsty Palette Wines

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

Wollombi Aboriginal Cultural Experiences

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.


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.