Pokolbin is in the heart of the Hunter Valley, the area is renowned for its world class vineyards with some being in operation for well over one hundred years. Pokolbin is Australia's oldest commercial wine producing area with many large and small wineries. Pokolbin has a wide range of tourist activities from antiques and souvenirs to restaurants and hot air ballooning. With this wine region around two hours from Sydney this area is popular with Sydney siders taking a short break or day trip.
Wide range of accommodation options to suit all guests with cheap hotel and mote rooms, self catering apartment style accommodation, B&B's, luxury accommodation and cottages.
Set amongst vineyards and with Brokenback Range as its backdrop, Pokolbin is the village centre of the Hunter Valley wine region. The pretty country roads around Pokolbin are home to some of Australia's most well-known wine labels, making it a veritable wine-lover's paradise.
The area has grown into one of the most desirable short break destinations from Sydney and Australia's most popular wine tourism region. Accommodation in the Hunter Valley is varied and sophisticated. Stay in a cosy B&B, luxury guesthouse or spa retreat before heading out to meet local winemakers, see how wine is made, and sampling the local drop at free cellar door tastings. You can travel at a leisurely pace by bike or in a horse-drawn carriage.Shopping, hot-air ballon rides and championship golf courses offer plenty of relaxation and enjoyment. Nearby towns such as Cessnock, Lovedale and Maitland are well worth a visit.