Hunter Valley

valley in New South Wales, Australia

The Hunter Valley is an area of New South Wales, Australia. The Hunter River flows through the valley.[1] The Hunter Valley is one of the largest river valleys on the NSW coast. It is known for its wineries and coal mines. It is about 120 km (75 mi) to 310 km (193 mi) and less than 2 hours drive from north of Sydney, Australia.[2] About 590,000 people live in the valley. More than half of the people live in the coastal cities of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. There are also other towns and villages across the valley. There are 11 Local Government Areas that look after the area. These eleven LGAs are:[3]

Hunter Region
New South Wales
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View across the Hunter Valley
Newcastle - Bulk carrier passing Nobbys.jpg
The mouth of the Hunter River at Newcastle
Hunter Region is located in New South Wales
Hunter Region
Hunter Region
The location of Newcastle, the major city in the Hunter Region
Coordinates32°55′S 151°45′E / 32.917°S 151.750°E / -32.917; 151.750Coordinates: 32°55′S 151°45′E / 32.917°S 151.750°E / -32.917; 151.750
Population620,530 (2011 census)[Note 1]
 • Density21.2911/km2 (55.144/sq mi)
Area29,145 km2 (11,252.9 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST)AEDT (UTC+11)
Location120 km (75 mi) N of Sydney
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Localities around Hunter Region:
North West Slopes New England Mid North Coast
Hunter Region Tasman Sea
Central West Central Coast Tasman Sea


  1. "Department of Local Government - Regions". NSW Department of Local Government. Retrieved 5 August 2007.
  2. "About Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Port Stephens". Business Events Sydney. Archived from the original on 5 August 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  3. "Local Council Boundaries Hunter (HT)". New South Wales Department of Local Government. Retrieved 16 August 2007.


  1. Population figure is the combined population of all LGAs in the region