Take off into a world of your own and discover the Hunter Valley on one of the many self drive tours that take you on a journey of discovery and wonder.
In the Hunter there are many tourist drives and scenic road trips that let you explore at your own pace. The itineraries are here to help you get started with tips on where to stay, what to see, where to eat and the best time of year to travel.
However the best part of these itineraries is that you can chop them up, stop where you like and take as long as you want. There are no restrictions, if some parts sound more interesting than others, feel free to skip stuff, add stuff or just explore off the beaten path where it suits, there’s really no limit to the fun you can have exploring the Hunter Valley on a self drive tour.
In the Valley of course there are plenty of awesome self drive winery tours, although it can be hard to balance your tastings while staying under the limit so our advice is to have a dedicated driver.
While it may seem like they’re just driving you around so you can sample all of the delicious wines of the region, that’s exactly what they’re doing. But look at like this way, you all couldn’t have the experience without the sacrifice the driver makes, besides they get dibs on the choice of music not to mention your assuredly enthusiastic company.
You’ll want some essentials while travelling, always carry water and spare fuel, spare tyre and the tools to change it and some food for an impromptu picnic. You never know what kind of place you’ll discover while driving around. Just be open minded, one of the best things about travelling around on Australian Roads is the fantastic signage.
Look out for rustic looking green signs that point off on dusty tracks up mountainsides or into bushland, they probably lead to a spectacular lookout or hidden waterfall. Just don’t go off-road without proper equipment, that could end badly.