Located on the New South Wales coast, the Hunter Valley is one of the largest river valleys, home to the mighty Hunter River. The region’s biggest cities are Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.
At around 120km north of Sydney and 770km south of Brisbane, the Hunter Valley, being Australia’s oldest wine region has made the area popular amongst foodies, those looking to enjoy the coast and those just passing through.
It should come as no surprise that the main draw of the region is the sheer number of picturesque wineries and vineyards. Drop into one for a delicious meal and tasting, or book yourself on a tour so that you can try as many delicious wines as possible. The area is best known for its Semillon, but you can also find enchanting Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay here.
The fertile soils of the region have also ensured that it is known for its delicious local produce. Staying at Budget Motels in the Hunter Valley will give you ample opportunity to explore the more than 150 olive groves, the quaint dairies and cheese factories (such as the Binnorie Dairy), and the indulgent confectionary found at the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company.
If you are looking for cheap motels in the Hunter Valley, look no further – we have plenty of comfortable and even self-contained accommodation options to choose from, ensuring an enjoyable stay no matter what.
Whether you’re passing through overnight or planning to stay a week, rest assured that our range of hotels in the Hunter Valley will have you covered. You will also be in close proximity to shops, attractions and dining options.
At Budget Motels, we pride ourselves on offering affordable accommodation with all the creature comforts of home – whether you’re travelling alone, with friends, with a significant other or the whole family.
Most people choose to arrive at budget accommodation in the Hunter Valley by car – it will take you around 2 hours from Sydney. Drive over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and follow the Pacific Highway towards Hornby.
If you don’t want to bring the car, you can always arrive by bus or train. There are several Sydney-based tour bus operators who can get you there and back. Alternatively, jump on a Cityrail train service to Maitland or Morisset before getting a connecting bus or a Countrylink express service to Singleton.
It is possible to arrive by plane. Cessnock Airport is the closest, but is only accessible by private charters and helicopters. You also have the option to fly into Newcastle with daily flights to capital cities.
If you have chosen to stay at one of the cheap accommodation options in the Hunter Valley, the good news is that there is a myriad of attractions in the area for you and your companions to enjoy – there’s something for everyone!
The region is known for its beautiful natural surrounds, so why not get back to nature by exploring the Hunter Valley Gardens, Lake St Clair, Watagans State Forest, Werakata National Park or Yengo National Park. There are also plenty of playgrounds in the area where the kids can wear themselves out.
Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the region by visiting the Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, Kurri Kurri Mural Towns, Richmond Vale Railway Museum and the various art galleries dotted around.
Being such a popular tourist destination has seen the region become home to a variety of events each year. Popular events include: Cessnock Stomp Festival, Youthfest, The Gum Ball, Hunter Valley Wine Food and Film Festival, Port to Port, End2End Festival, Wollombi Music Festival, and Jazz in the Vineyards.
It’s handy coastal location also means that there are ample beaches to explore during your stay at one of the cheap hotels in the Hunter Valley – Stockton Beach, Blueys Beach, Boomerang Beach, One Mile Beach, Forster Beach and more.
Whilst a lot of motel accommodation in the Hunter Valley is self-contained, if you would prefer to eat out you will have a wealth of restaurants, cafes, takeaway stores, wineries and eateries to choose from.