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PokolbinAustralia

This rural village in the heart of the Hunter Valley offers wine tours, family-friendly gardens and farm visits against the backdrop of the Brokenback Mountains.

Pokolbin is a rural area north of the city of Cessnock and has been the central village of the Hunter Valley’s wine industry for nearly two centuries. The region is famous for its local produce so be sure to include visits to the area’s vineyards, breweries, olive farms and cheese factories. After a day outdoors, dine in quality restaurants to sample some of the best food in the area.

Pokolbin is a popular destination for those seeking a rural vacation experience within driving distance of Australia’s big cities on the east coast. Local accommodation options range from charming bed and breakfast rooms and luxury resorts with pools, to cabins in vineyards.

There is a championship golf course for sporty visitors while art lovers will enjoy the landscape paintings and sculptures in the local galleries.

Of course, the Hunter Valley is most popular because of its quality Australian wine. This is the birthplace of the nation’s wine industry and nowadays Pokolbin is surrounded by more than a dozen quality wineries and vineyards.

Visit boutique vineyards, like Saddler’s Creek or Mistletoe, or larger export wineries like Pepper Tree. Because nearly all cellar doors are in a rural setting, the area is best explored by car. You can pick up a map and brochures at the tourist information center on the road to Cessnock to find out which wineries and farms suit your interests. For a fun and informative gourmet experience with a group and chauffeur, join the winery and lunch tours leaving from Sydney, Newcastle or Cessnock.

While in Pokolbin, don’t miss the Hunter Valley Gardens in the center of town. Walk through the tranquil gardens and have lunch or a beer in the Irish pub. Let the children roam free in the Storybook Garden, where they can come face-to-face with world-famous nursery rhyme characters and listen to their stories.

Pokolbin is located 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of Cessnock and can be reached by car or bus. Rover Coaches has a regular bus service that connects the two towns.

Top Hotels in Pokolbin

Chateau Elan
Chateau Elan
5 out of 5
Vintage Drive, Hunter Valley, Pokolbin, NSW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥12,654 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Situated in the historical district, this luxury resort is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Bimbadgen Estate and within 3 mi (5 km) of Moorebank Vineyard and Lucy's Run. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (974 reviews)

"Fantastic place . Lovely fireplace and delightful views across the golf course. Definitely would stay again"…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Chateau Elan
Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort
Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort
4 out of 5
15 Thompsons Road, Pokolbin, NSW
The price is ¥14,835 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Situated in a rural location, this romantic aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club, Brokenwood Wines, and Tempus Two Winery. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,662 reviews)

"First time back here in over 10 years and was expecting renovations to be quality and modern like other resorts around Hunter. However the bathrooms were still very dated with only the blinds updated. We stayed in a “premier” room but I am not sure what the difference was between standard and premier ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2021

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort
Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill
Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill
3.5 out of 5
485 McDonalds Road, Corner of Broke Rd and McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, NSW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥10,908 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in the heart of Pokolbin, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Roche Estate, Hope Estate, and Hunter Valley Gardens. Tempus Two Winery and Brokenwood ...

4.1/5Very Good! (989 reviews)

"We liked the connecting rooms and surrounding views with Kangaroos nearby in the morning. The second bedroom had not been made up as twin beds as expected for our children, however it was fine. The main issue we had was that when we booked through Expedia we thought we were booking in Austrlalian ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2021

Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Pokolbin

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort
Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort
4 out of 5
15 Thompsons Road, Pokolbin, NSW
The price is ¥14,835 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Situated in a rural location, this romantic aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club, Brokenwood Wines, and Tempus Two Winery. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,662 reviews)

"First time back here in over 10 years and was expecting renovations to be quality and modern like other resorts around Hunter. However the bathrooms were still very dated with only the blinds updated. We stayed in a “premier” room but I am not sure what the difference was between standard and premier ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2021

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort
Grand Mercure Apartments The Vintage Hunter Valley
Grand Mercure Apartments The Vintage Hunter Valley
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Vintage Road & McDonalds Drive, Pokolbin, NSW
The price is ¥18,253 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Situated in a rural location, this luxury aparthotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Bimbadgen Estate and within 3 mi (5 km) of Moorebank Vineyard and Lucy's Run. Hunter ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (335 reviews)

"Great location set in the beautiful estate of the vineyards. Nice pool, tennis, and the hunter valley to visit"…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Grand Mercure Apartments The Vintage Hunter Valley
H Boutique Hotel
H Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
770 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, NSW
The price is ¥13,454 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8

Situated in the mountains, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Bimbadgen Estate and within 3 mi (5 km) of Hope Estate and Hunter Valley Gardens. Moorebank ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (370 reviews)

"Modern premises, quiet and central. Enjoyed our stay here."…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

H Boutique Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Jun 24, 2019

Visit Dave at Running Horse Winery in Broke

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Roslyn

Oct 12, 2018

It's a lovely place to visit especially if you are into wines.

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DVB

Oct 11, 2018

The Pokolbin wine district is great because there is so much choice and variety of things to see and do within easy travelling distance. It's also a beautiful landscape, enhanced by the well kept vineyards and winerys.

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