Pokolbin:

Population: 625
Established: 1800s
Postcode: 2320
Time zone:
Summer (DST)
AEST (UTC+10) AEDT (UTC+11)
Location:
  • 163 km (101 mi) N of Sydney
  • 11.7 km (7 mi) WNW of Cessnock
  • 64 km (40 mi) W of Newcastle
  • Local Government Area:
  • City of Cessnock
  • Singleton Shire Council
  • Region: Hunter
    County: Northumberland
    Parish: Pokolbin
    State District: Cessnock
    Federal Division: Hunter
    Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
    30 °C 3.8 °C 699.1 mm
    Pokolbin vineyard

    Pokolbin is a rural locality in the Hunter Region of New South Wales Australia. It is part of the Singleton Shire Council Local Government Area and the city of Cessnock. The area is the centre of the Lower Hunter Valley wine region. Pokolbin lies within the Hunter Valley Important Bird Area.

    Hunter Valley Wine Country Helicopter Flight from Cessnock more_vert
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    This 10-minute helicopter flight is for those who are in a hurry but would still like to experience the highlights of the hunter wine region.

    This flight is for those who want the thrill of a Helicopter flight, while taking in the spectacular scenery of the Hunter Valley Wine Country. See the myriad of vineyards, Broken Back Range and the Hunter Valley Gardens on this great flight. From the air, you will marvel at the magnificent Hunter vineyards and also the Cypress Lakes Golf course.      
    With a maximum of 3 passengers in each Helicopter, you will be treated to an incredibly personalized experience with a professional pilot to take you on your journey. Accommodation pickup is also available and may be organized directly with the supplier for an additional fee.
    Departure point is from the Cessnock Aerodrome, in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region.

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    Hunter Valley Broken Back Range Helicopter Flight from Cessnock more_vert
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    This 15-minute scenic flight will showcase the Pokolbin wine region and give spectacular views of the broken back range.

    This flight is a great option for those short on time. While a 10-minute flight will give you a great aerial perspective of the Hunter Valley wineries, vines, the Hunter Valley Gardens and even the Cypress Lakes Golf Course; this 15-minute option will take you further along Broken Back Range over the beautiful MT View area. Along the way see the Broken Back Range, as you look to the west and the maze of wineries passing below. See the Hunter Valley like you've never seen it before!
    With a maximum of 3 passengers in each Helicopter, you will be treated to an incredibly personalized experience with a professional pilot to take you on your journey. Accommodation pickup is also available and may be organized directly with the supplier for an additional fee.
    Departure point is from the Cessnock Aerodrome, in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region.

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    Hunter Valley Bubbly Breakfast Helicopter Tour from Cessnock more_vert
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    Why not enjoy a spectacular scenic flight before being dropped for by helicopter to a bubbly breakfast!!

    Start the day on a high with a spectacular scenic flight by helicopter over the Hunter Valley wine region followed by a bubbly breakfast at Cafe Enzo or Peterson House. You will get to experience the beauty of the Wine Region with the morning sun casting a nice soft light across the valley. Upon landing, you will get to enjoy a delicious breakfast before being returned by your private helicopter.
    With a maximum of 3 passengers in each Helicopter, you will be treated to an incredibly personalized experience with a professional pilot to take you on your journey. Accommodation pickup is also available and may be organized directly with the supplier for an additional fee.
    Departure point is from the Cessnock Aerodrome, in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region.

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    3-Hour Hunter Valley Scenic Helicopter Tour Including 3-Course Lunch from Cessnock more_vert
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    Enjoy the spectacular views on your private helicopter scenic flight over the Hunter Valley wine country in a truly relaxing atmosphere, after which you can wine and dine at your chosen restaurant.

    Get a truly amazing aerial perspective of the Hunter Valley wineries, vines, the Hunter Valley Gardens and even the Cypress Lakes Golf Course on your scenic helicopter flight - see the Hunter Valley like you've never seen it before!
    Lunch is also included in your package and the venues you have to choose from include:
    • Hunters Quarter: a relaxed and elegant dining destination, located in the Cockfighters Ghost Vineyard of Pokolbin. The menu is created using the area’s local and seasonal produce, and its dishes deliver balanced innovative originals with texture in the most extraordinary country setting. (open Friday to Monday)
    • Emersons at Adina vineyard: Set in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region, the newly named 'Emerson’s Café & Restaurant' on Lovedale Road is surrounded by acres of established vineyards & an impressive olive grove. (open Wednesday to Sunday)
    • Esca at Bimbadgen: Esca Bimbadgen is situated high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. Dedicated to the art of food & wine matching, Esca’s modern Australian cuisine, fresh local and home grown produce and spectacular views make for a truly memorable fine dining experience. (open 7 days)With a maximum of 3 passengers in each Helicopter, you will be treated to an incredibly personalized experience with a professional pilot to take you on your journey. Accommodation pickup is also available and may be organized directly with the supplier for an additional fee.
    Departure point is from the Cessnock Aerodrome, in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region.

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    Hunter Valley Gatherer's Full-Day Food and Wine Tour more_vert
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    Imagine a perfectly planned day in the Hunter Valley. On this small-group tour with no more than 14 participants, you will taste wines at 4 or 5 top wineries (small, boutique and large), travel in comfort in a luxury van, be entertained by your knowledgeable guide, enjoy a cheese and wine matching experience and a chocolate and wine matching experience, take a tranquil vineyard walk (weather permitting), stop for a generous antipasto lunch overlooking the vines, join a fun and tasty brewery tour and see kangaroos and local wildlife. Pickup and drop-off from your Hunter Valley accommodation is also included.

    Experience the best of the Hunter Valley on a Hunter Gatherer’s full day food and wine tour.  Your knowledgeable insider guide will take you for a private tasting at 4 or 5 of the Hunter Valley’s great wineries (small, boutique and big) to sample some delicious wines, and also highlight some of the produce made in our region.
    The Hunter Valley is famous for its wines, but also has a proud and thriving cottage industry that produces all sorts of other ingredients that local chefs love to use in their dishes. Olives and olive oils, cheeses, organic poultry, snails, berries, herbs, jams and pickles, and of course chocolates and much more are all produced lcoally in the Hunter Valley.
    A typical itinerary for our day tour would include:
    • A visit to 4 or 5 wineries. including a vineyard walk (weather permitting).
    • One of the wineries visited is De Iuliis winery where your guide will conduct their famous cheese and wine experience. 9 different cheeses will be matched with 9 different wines and each booking will receive a complimentary copy of a cheese and wine matching guide to take with them as a memento of your visit
    • Lunch at a table set up amongst the vines (weather permitting) consisting of a generous antipasto platter made up with locally produced cheeses, smallgoods, organic chicken, smoked trout, pickles, breads and olives. Including 1 glass of wine per person
    • A brewery tour of the Hunter’s own Hunter Beer Co.
    • A chocolate & wine matching experience
    • Your guide knows the best locations to find you some kangaroos in the wild
    You will be chauffeured in a comfortable luxury vans with maximum seating up to 14 guests. This small-group setting provides fun interactions and easy access to boutique locations.
    Pick-up and drop-off will be direct to your accommodation from the following locations only, (some locations incur extra pick-up fees):
    Branxton Broke, Cedar Creek, Cessnock, Congewai, Greta, Kurri Kurri, Lochinvar, Lovedale, Maitland, Mount View, Newcastle, Nulkaba, Pokolbin, Quorrobolong, Rothbury, Singleton. Wollombi
    Note: Due to the time restrictions of this tour no other locations are available for pick-ups.Pickup is NOT available from Sydney.

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    Helicopter Tour of Hunter Valley in New South Wales with Lunch more_vert
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    Experience this 2-3 hour tour with a scenic helicopter flight over the Hunter Valley wine region enroute to lunch. Along the way, you will see a patchwork of vines, vineyards, the Hunter Valley Gardens, rolling green hills, and Brokenback range. The view is amazing. Upon landing you have the option of a wine tasting before or after a three course lunch including wine.  After lunch you will return to the Cessnock Airport.

    This tour is all about taking it easy and enjoying the wine region. You will fly over some of the famous sights of the wine region as your experienced local pilot gives you a commentary about the local area, as well as pointing out some of the hidden gems.

    • $330.00
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    12-Minute Small-Group Hunter Valley Scenic Helicopter Flight more_vert
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    View Hunter Valley's famous estates and vineyards from the sky.  Fly along the awesome Brokenback Range with a 12-minute guided flight. Flight includes all landing and facility fees and headsets to hear your guide. Small-group helicopter experience is limited to three people.

    Enjoy a fun, affordable, and unique way to view the Hunter Valley. This tour has been crafted to give you an incredible birds-eye view of the entire area, with an insightful and witty commentary from your pilot. Your pilot will fly you around and give you an informative commentary of the Hunter Valley from a local’s perspective. Learn about all of the best wineries and restaurants to visit during your stay. Your pilot will point out all of the best places to visit and activities that are available. At the end of your flight, you will be provided a helpful tourist brochure with a map of the Hunter Valley, which will open up the full potential of the Pokolbin/Hunter area and allow you to explore with added confidence.

    • $120.00
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    Hunter Valley Helicopter Tour with a Bubbly Breakfast more_vert
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    Let us help you to start your day with a morning scenic flight over the prestigious Hunter Valley Wine Region. You will get the opportunity to enjoy a Bubbly Breakfast while taking in the beautiful views of Peterson House's vines. Return to Cessnock Airport via helicopter after breakfast.

    Let us help start your day with a spectacular scenic transfer over the prestigious Hunter Valley Wine Region to an amazing Bubbly Breakfast. The morning sun will showcase the natural beauty of the Hunter Valley, the local vineyards and the Brokenback Range. Enjoy the amazing scenic flight with a detailed commentary from your experienced local pilot en route to one of the most renowned local venues. You will get the opportunity to enjoy a Bubbly Breakfast on the Verandah at Restaurant Cuvée while taking in the beautiful views of Peterson House's vines. This experience will make you wish you could start every day like this!
    Once at Restaurant Cuvee, take your time with breakfast, and enjoy some of products available including a Wine Tasting or the chocolate shop - all located onsite (own cost). Your pilot will be able to organize a suitable time for your return flight to Cessnock Airport so that you can enjoy your time with out the rush.

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    Coast and Vineyard Flight from the Hunter Valley more_vert
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    This is the scenic helicopter flight of a life time! Covering the Hunter Valley, City of Newcastle and the amazing Lake Macquarie. Enjoy all of this from our helicopter while being given a friendly and knowledgable commentary by our amazing pilots.

    Departing from the Hunter Valley, enjoy the sights from your VIP seat aboard our helicopter. Your local and friendly pilot will give you a commentary of the local landscape as you depart from the Pokolbin and Lovedale Wine Regions, out over the picturesque city of Newcastle and down it's magnificent coastline. Your pilot will navigate the helicopter along the coast so you can get an amazing view of the famous ANZAC Memorial Walk, Bar Beach, Blacksmith Beach and Redhead bluff. Look out below for the aquatic life that may be playing in the water as you fly overhead. Depending on the time of year and conditions, you may see Dolphins, Whales, schools of fish and even the occasional Shark! Enjoy the sights of Lake Macquarie, the Watagan State Forrest and the Lower Hunter Valley on your return from the coast.

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    Hunter Valley Sweet Spot Scenic Flight more_vert
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    Take a scenic flight to the Hunter’s Sweet Spot! Enjoy the sweeping views of vineyards and olive groves as your pilot shows you some of the local treasures of our Wine Region. After a scenic view of the Hunter, enjoy a tasting plate at one of the Hunter’s most famous and premier locations!

    Have a bit of a sweet tooth? Or want to spoil someone who does? Let us fly you and/or your special someone from our Cessnock Airport location for the VIP scenic transfer of a life-time. The destination, the Hunter Valley’s one and only sweet spot! Flying over some of the big venues such as Roche Estate, the Hunter Valley Gardens and Hope Estate, our pilot will be able to point out some of the more well-known locations as well as some of the hidden gems. The flight takes you to the prestigious Sabor in the Hunter Dessert Bar, where over 50 desserts are made on site daily. While there, you will be treated to one of their famous tasting plates and be able to see for yourself what all the fuss is about!

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    Hunter Valley Helicopter and Degustation Tour more_vert
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    Looking for the ultimate wine tasting and lunch experience? Look no further! Experience the fun of one of our signature awe-inspiring helicopter scenic flights, coupled with a Degustation at one of the Hunter Valley's best know Cellar Door's.

    Do you enjoy a good wine tasting? How about an amazing lunch cooked by award winning chefs? Well - why not have both! Join us on one of our signature scenic flights from our Cessnock Airport location over the patchwork of vineyards and olive groves that makes up the Hunter Valley Wine Region. Once your senses have been excited by the incredible view, and the commentary from our professional, yet fun pilots, let the team at Hungerford Hill Wines excite your senses even further with their famous Degustation. Perfectly cooked and prepared food, matched with a selection of wines for you to sit back and enjoy.

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    Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard: Private Picnic with Wine Class Tasting more_vert
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    Enjoy a self-guided tour of the onsite museum at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard and learn about the history of the vines, followed by a master class with premium tasting from the in-house wine expert. Collect your gourmet picnic hamper and enjoy the best views in the Hunter Valley. This 2-hour experience has the following departure times to choose from: 10:30am, noon, 1:30pm, & 3pm.

    Enjoy a self-guided tour at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard of our onsite museum and learn about the history of the area and our vineyard. We are celebrating 150 years of winemaking. To follow enjoy a master class and premium tasting from our in-house wine expert.
    Collect your bottle of handpicked wine along with a gourmet picnic hamper, and select a scenic location within the 270-acre property. Enjoy the picturesque view and immerse yourself among the vines, where you will feel as though you have the whole vineyard to yourself. Enjoy the best views in Hunter Valley, and let the world (and kangaroos) pass you by!
    Your hamper will include two cheese varieties with house-made crackers, two assorted deli style rolls, two bakery dessert items, two bottles of 'Soda Press' soft drink, and your choice of wine. Please note that any dietary requirements need to be noted at the time of booking as we are unable to change orders after arrival.

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    Wine & Cheese Lovers Twilight Hunter Valley Tour more_vert
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    Wine and dine the beautiful Hunter Valley at sunset on a gourmet tasting adventure! Enjoy an evening of premium wine tasting with matched local cheeses, 2-course a la carte dinner visiting 3 of the regions boutique cellar doors and dining venues!

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    Stop At: iHop Hunter Valley, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia

    Stop 1). Commence with a guided wine tasting at a boutique run cellar door.
    Stop 2). Progress onto a cellar door where you will get a “behind the scenes” insight into a working family run winery. You will learn the art of cheese and wine matching indulging in local cheeses and matched wines along with additional tastings from one of the largest boutique wine lists in the Hunter!
    Stop 3). Dinner follows at an award-winning restaurant where you will enjoy breads on arrival, choice of mains and desserts with a choice of matched beverages from the selected drinks list.
    Complimentary transfers from your local accommodation in Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury and Cessnock area at approx 4:15pm (enquire for other locations).

    Duration: 4 hours

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    Tastes of The Hunter Valley after Dark Tour more_vert
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    Journey through Australia’s oldest wine region and thriving micro-brewery scene on a progressive dining and tasting adventure! Discover the beautiful Hunter Valley after dark, as you are guided to 3 of the region’s sort after wineries, dining and brewery destinations!

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    Stop At: iHop Hunter Valley, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia

    Stop 1). Commence with a guided wine tasting with local cheeses at an award-winning cellar door.
    Stop 2). Progress on for a tasting paddle of Hunter craft beers and or ciders; paired with delicious bites, along with an insight into the beer making process at a local boutique run brewhouse.
    Stop 3). Settle in to a Tapas Bar & Restaurant where you will enjoy a shared selection of delicious gourmet wood fired pizza's and sides, matched with a beverage from the selected drinks list.
    Complimentary transfers from your local accommodation in Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury and Cessnock location at approx 5:30pm (enquire for other locations).

    Duration: 3 hours

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    Hunter Valley Premium Food & Drink Pairing Tour more_vert
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    Uncover the art of Food and Drink Pairing as you progressively Taste and Dine your way around the scenic Hunter Region, indulging in 4 selected tasting experiences each at a different venue, that celebrates beautiful local produce paired with premium Hunter Valley wines and aged spirits on a tasting adventure with a difference!

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    Stop At: iHop Hunter Valley, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia

    Stop 1). Arrive at a boutique run winery and cellar door where you will learn the art of cheese and wine matching, as you are guided through a selected range of local cheeses each matched with wines, along with additional wine tastings on offer from the extensive wine list.
    Stop 2). We then progress on to a winery restaurant for their signature “Chef’s Tasting Plate” which comprises of tasting portions of various dishes created with seasonal local produce all served on the one plate, with each dish paired with premium wines and then finishing at the cellar door for a guided wine tasting.
    Stop 3). Discover the adventurous and complex world of Whisky and Food Pairing, tasting three distinct whisky or rum flavour profiles that have each been specifically matched to two savoury and one dessert taster sized dishes. Nb: your preference in the "Special Requirements" Field, otherwise Whisky will be selected.
    Stop 4). Time to end on a “sweet note” indulging in a selection of beautifully crafted local artisan chocolates that have each been paired with its very own premium wine! Enjoy further tastings from the extensive family owned and run cellar door wine list, that has been passionately crafting wines here in the Hunter for over 120 years!
    Stop 5). Great photo opportunities along the way at scenic vantage points and opportunity to purchase local cheeses and small goods from one of the gourmet cheese shops and providore, which you can store in the on-board cooler box.
    Complimentary transfers from your Hotel or Accommodation commence at approximately 10:00am from Lovedale, Pokolbin, Cessnock and Rothbury locations (only).

    Duration: 5 hours

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    Hunter Valley Wine Tour ex Pokolbin with Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery more_vert
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    Spend a day tasting some of Australia’s best wine, cheese, and chocolate in the Hunter Valley on this small-group, full-day tour from Pokolbin, Cessnock, or Lovedale. Your guide will take you on three wine tastings at select boutique wineries in the area. Enjoy a gourmet one course lunch with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink at a local Hunter Valley restaurant. Plus sample cheeses, chocolate, fudge and vodka during stops at local shops and factories. Relax and listen to upbeat music on board your comfortable coach, and learn all about the region from your knowledgeable driver-guide.

    Get picked up from your accommodation in either Pokolbin, Cessnock, or Lovedale between 9:30am and 10:45am and begin your tour of Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s most celebrated wine producing regions. Travel by coach with your guide and small group while you watch the rolling hills and stunning vineyards of the region pass you by.
    Visit boutique Hunter Valley wineries and taste white and red wine varieties, whilst learning about the wine making process. 
    Enjoy a gourmet lunch with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink whilst taking in the spectacular views at a local Hunter Valley restaurant.
    Stop at a local cheese shop, chocolate and fudge factory, as well as The Hunter Distillery for a vodka tasting experience, before being dropped back at your original departure point after an entertaining and informative day out. (Tour concludes at around 4pm to 4:30pm.)
    Tours run on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Wine tastings, lunch, food samples, guide and transport are all included.

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