Explore Like A Local

Where the locals go and what the locals know

This page contains little known things to do around the wine country area that the locals know about and you might want to discover.  It is intended to help find the things that you are most interested in and get the most out of your visit. These things happen on a daily or weekly basis and may require booking ahead.  Each section is organised by locality (Pokolbin, Hermitage, Lovedale, Nulkaba, Mount View, Broke, Wollombi) to help find what is closest to you.

Any monthly, annual or larger events are  published on our facebook page, Handmade in the Hunter Markets, every Monday morning at 6am.


Pokolbin Mountains Road Lookout (Pokolbin)

  • Google for map 

Hunter Valley Horse Riding and Adventures (LOVEDALE)

  • Tractor Hay Ride to feed farm animals - $18/pp
  • Kangaroo Spotting Tours (different packages/prices) Winter bonfire and hot choco
  • Natural Wildlife Spotlight Tour (different packages/prices) Winter bonfire and hot choco
  • Bush  walking and hiking the Molly Morgan  Range (different packages/prices)
  • Mountain Bike Trails - Bring your own bike (different packages/prices) 
  • 4930-7111 to make a booking and enquiries  

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley (Lovedale)

  • Kangaroo Spotting Tours in golf buggies at dusk
  • No more than 8 people
  • $20 per person
  • Booking required
  • 4991-0000 Option 6 

Mount Bright Lookout (Mount View)

  • Google for map

Bimbadeen Lookout (Mount View)

  • Google for map

Mount View Lookout (Mount View)

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Bushwalks (Wollombi)