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Upper Hunter Country
Monday, 19 September 2016 00:00

Come on up this October Long Weekend!

Only a short 90 minute drive from Newcastle CBD, the Upper Hunter Valley offers visitors a true country experience this October Long Weekend.

Most of the Upper Hunter’s generous 8000 square kilometres is devoted to national parks and nature reserves and rural uses like grazing, cropping, dairy farming, and horse studs.

Before you even leave the highway you will see cows, sheep and goats grazing and horses galloping in the fields.

Experience some of the most diverse environments in Australia from western grasslands to Alpine forests, subtropical zones and a wide variety of national parks and wilderness where you can truly ‘get lost’.

If you are after a weekend break to escape the hustle and bustle of city life but don’t want to venture too far then the Upper Hunter is the ideal location.

The Upper Hunter boasts one of the best fishing spots in NSW at Lake Glenbawn. There’s also space for water sports from swimming to water skiing, some great picnic spots and a range of accommodation options in Lake Glenbawn State Park.

Up in the Barrington Tops you can really escape with no mobile reception – guaranteeing you can switch off from the office for the weekend!

If wilderness isn’t your thing then you can go on a horse stud tour, enjoy a long lunch or a cheese platter for two at one of our wineries or visit some of our many art galleries the region has to offer.

While you're here why not check out one or more of the many events taking place over the long weekend such as;

  • Murrurundi Photography Art Prize 2016
  • Oktoberfest Scone at Airlie House Motor Inn
  • Merriwa Campdraft
  • Denman Farmers and Artisans Market
  • The Anglo American Glenbawn Fishing Classic
  • The Coolmore Denman Cup at Muswellbrook Race Club

Check out our events page for more details.

Whether you are travelling to somewhere else or looking for a short break, the region offers an enticing variety of activities for this October Long Weekend.

Unlock the secrets of the Upper Hunter through our website and sign up for our fortnightly newsletter ‘What’s up!” that lists all the events, sports and cultural activities held throughout the year.

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