The Hunter Region has a population of over 620,500. It has some of the largest cities in New South Wales after Sydney.
The major towns in the region include Newcastle and Lake Macquarie where 55% of the population resides. Newcastle is the largest city in New South Wales outside of Sydney.
The region is the home of The Hunter Valley is one of the most popular tourist destinations in not only New South Wales but also in the whole of Australia. The Hunter Valley is officially the sixth most popular tourist destination in Australia.
Other major towns in the region include Maitland, Singleton and Port Stephens. Most towns and cities are less than a two hour drive to Sydney.
The region contains The Hunter Valley, which is famous for its wine production and is a known tourist attraction. The Hunter Valley is one of the largest rivers on the New South Wales coast. There are more than 2.5 million visitors to the Valley every year and many events organised throughout the year such as river scenic cruises.
Other nature and environment attractions include the Myall Lakes National Park, the Goulburn River National Park, Mount Royal National Park, Karuah Nature Reserve and many, many more.
Transport is easily accessible with trains and coach services operating throughout the region.
There are express coach service every day from Sydney to New Castle and the Hunter Valley Wine Country, plus many other towns in the region.
Train services are available to Sydney and Brisbane plus there is an extensive train network throughout the Hunter region.