Set among vineyards and with the Brokenback Range as its backdrop, Pokolbin is the village centre of the famous Hunter Valley wine region. The scenic country roads around Pokolbin are home to some of Australia’s most well-known wine labels, making it a wine lover’s paradise.
The area has grown into one of the most desirable day trip destinations and Australia’s most popular wine tourism region. Relax and enjoy a spa retreat before heading out to meet local winemakers, see how wine is made, and sample local drops at free cellar door tastings. Finish the day in one of the varied or sophisticated restaurants. Hunter Valley chefs make the most of the region’s outstanding local produce to create inspiring seasonal menus.
There are many other things to do in Pokolbin. Choose a wine or brewery tour that tickles your fancy, or go it alone. You can travel at a leisurely pace by bike or in a horse drawn carriage. Shopping, hot-air balloon rides and championship golf courses offer plenty of relaxation and enjoyment.
A must attraction is the Hunter Valley Gardens. Exploring over 8 kilometres of walking paths, visitors are able to experience each of the ten individual feature gardens with a range of statuary and superb feature gardens, all of a standard you won’t see elsewhere in Australia. Adjoining is a miniature town of shops with specialty and international alcohol, chocolate, ice cream, gifts and souvenirs.