Hunter Valley YHA

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  • Getting here by train

    From Sydney take a train to Hamilton (Newcastle) or Maitland then a Rovers Coach to Cessnock. Please visit to plan your trip.

    Getting here by bus

    Sydney - Buses depart daily to Cessnock. 

    Rovers Coaches depart Newcastle and Maitland regularly to Cessnock. Free pick up to the Hostel available on request.

    Nearest airport

    60 km to Newcastle Airport.

    Getting here by car

    Take Cessnock exit from Pacific Highway (aka F3 Sydney-Newcastle Freeway).
    From Cessnock follow tourist information and winery signs. Hostel is 3.5 km north of Cessnock.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Tomaree Head
    • Ivanhoe Wines
    • Gan Gan Lookout
    • Hunter Valley Gardens


    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Wine Tasting Tours
    • Horseriding Tours
    • Hot Air Ballooning
    • 4WD Tours
    • Cycle Paths
    • Picnic Areas
    • Local Pub

    Find us...

    Address: 100 Wine Country Drive
    Nulkaba, NSW 2325
    Phone: (+612) 4991 3278
    Hostel Manager: Nigel Worton
    Payment: Mastercard Visa EFTPOS

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  • Hunter Valley YHA

    Visit the nearest wine-growing region to Sydney - the Hunter Valley. This purpose built YHA hostel is right in the heart of wine country. The hostel recently completed major renovations, now with free Wi-Fi (premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), brand new bathrooms, kitchen and lounge area; and a lovely new outdoor area with pool, BBQ, hammocks and brand new cafe and reception area. Wine tours are available from the hostel; and it's only a short walk to the local pub with meals and nightlife.

    There is a 2-night minimum for weekend bookings.

    Family Rooms: To book a family room rate there must be at least one child under 18 and 1-2 adults; otherwise this special room rate will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival.



    • Barbecue
    • Bicycles
    • Disabled access
    • Games room
    • Wi-Fi
    • Parking
    • Swimming pool
    • TV
    • Tour desk


    • 4WD tours
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Cycling
    • Flying
    • Golfing
    • Horseriding
    • Hot Air Ballooning
    • National Park
    • Swimming
    • Wine Tasting


    96% customer rating, based on 587 Reviews
    • Fabulous friendly staff, great location and great value.
      Nadene R August 2017
    • I loved this hostel! Rooms were lovely and very clean and the lady who checked us in was so welcoming and gave us some good information about the area and where to go for dinner etc.
      Deirdre N July 2017
    • Loved it! Would highly recommend, we will be back!
      Lauren M August 2017
    • Beautiful location, Nigel was so helpful and always on hand if we needed help. The facilities were clean and modern.
      Kate M August 2017
    • Nigel is super friendly and helpful
      MunSiew K June 2017
    • Awesome :-) A nice quiet Place in paradise. Really nice people.
      Anna August 2017
    • Very friendly staff, great location, excellent facilities!
      Sarah D May 2017
    • Stayed for a weekend. The staff were really friendly and it was at a really good location.
      Nicola M August 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 100 Wine Country Drive
    Nulkaba, NSW 2325
    Phone: (+612) 4991 3278
    Hostel Manager: Nigel Worton
    Payment: Mastercard Visa EFTPOS

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    8:00am - 8:00pm

    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 2:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    Things to do in Nulkaba

    There are many activities and attractions in the Hunter Valley for everyone to enjoy. Go Horse riding, hot-air ballooning, bushwalking, or bike riding. Visit the local zoo and national parks, or go on one of the many fabulous wine tours Hunter Valley is so famous for!

    Potters Brewery is an easy 400 metre walk from the hostel, a pub with great food, pool tables, and entertainment. More pubs are located 2 kms into the town of Cessnock.

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    FREE things to do in Nulkaba

    1. Self tour over 140 vineyards, each offering free tasting and many with views that are nothing short of spectacular. Hunter Valley YHA has its own vineyard for you to wonder through as well.
    2. Visit the many markets in the hunter every weekend. Feast on local produce including olives, chilies, chocolate and, of course, wine.
    3. Sing till your heart is content at the Potter’s brewery Karaoke night every Saturday.
    4. Check out the new boutique breweries that have popped up around the hunter.
    5. Bush walk through the Werakata National Park or hike part of the famous Great North Walk in the Mount View region.