The Best of All World's
The Hunter has the best of all worlds, mixing a premier wine region and a globally recognised national park with an enormous water playground and brilliant beaches.
The Hunter Valley and Upper Hunter wine regions, Barrington Tops National Park, Lake Macquarie, and Newcastle are the area’s big guns and offer immense appeal.
Whatever interest or experience inspires your break, BIG4 Holiday Parks offers family-friendly cabin accommodation, caravan sites, and camping in the Hunter region which allows for both inland and coastal adventures in the Hunter Valley (Cessnock) and at Lake Macquarie.
Parks in the The Hunter area
Diversity makes the Hunter region an inviting holiday destination – there's so much to see and do.
The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s most recognisable wine regions. The old adage ‘quality, not quantity’ applies and boutique wineries dominate the landscape. Pair it with the Upper Hunter, and these surrounds are irresistible for wine lovers.
Continue to indulge the palate by sampling abundant tasty produce. Find it at restaurants and cafés, farmers’ markets, and food stores.
A vibrant arts scene abounds in the Hunter region. Small galleries mingle with bigger spaces such as the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre and Maitland Regional Art Gallery.
Remain in Maitland to tour the historical Maitland Gaol, which reveals engrossing yarns. The Hunter Region Botanic Gardens at Heatherbrae suit a pleasant stroll.
Barrington Tops National Park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area and is rich in Aboriginal history. Its myriad walking tracks reveal gorges, waterfalls, and abundant wildlife and plants.
Lake Macquarie is a water sports playground. Not only is this Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake, but sparkling ocean beaches are at hand. Caves Beach is a highlight – see why it earns its name.
Anything from swimming, boating, sailing, fishing, kayaking, and snorkelling can be enjoyed here, but away from water find galleries, a museum, and cherished natural gems like Watagans National Park. It contains abundant Aboriginal art, rainforest, waterfalls, and sweeping views.
Situated on a harbour, Newcastle is one of the biggest cities in Australia and has diverse appeal. A string of brilliant beaches attracts surfers and swimmers and allows for a rewarding coastal stroll. For more breathtaking views, head to Fort Scratchley Historic Site and keep the camera handy to snap away at the art deco Newcastle Ocean Baths.