Best time to visit Hunter Valley

Pick the best time of the year to visit Hunter Valley based on the price, weather conditions and your favourite activities.

Every season has so much to offer that it’s tough to choose the best time to visit the Hunter Valley. We have simplified the choices for you to save you this hassle and help you make the right decision.


Best time to visit Hunter Valley

March to May.

Why?

Autumn (March to May) is the best season to visit the Hunter Valley as the temperatures are pleasant with minimal rain. After harvest, hotels are cheaper as there are fewer visitors. During this time, the landscape of the Hunter Valley gets painted with hues of orange, yellow, green and brown, making it a photographer’s delight.


Overview

The Hunter Valley enjoys a moderate climate with four seasons. In summer, the temperature rises to a maximum of around 30℃ while it can dip to 5℃ in winter. December to February attracts the largest number of visitors due to long summer vacations and crop harvests. However, these months are also the hottest and wettest time of the year. Spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) seasons see pleasant weather and fewer people while winter has clear skies but can also be foggy and misty.


Weather and prices

Best time to visit Hunter valley, weather-wise: March to May has cool and dry weather. Cheapest time to visit the Hunter Valley: Flight and hotel prices are cheapest during winter (June to August).


Best time to visit Hunter Valley for…

  • A honeymoon or anniversary: Spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) are the best seasons for couples to visit the Hunter Valley. Both season have a relatively quiet atmosphere and pleasant weather.
  • Wine tour/tasting: Summer (December to February) is harvest time for vineyards in the Hunter Valley. This makes it the perfect season to go on wine tours and tastings.
  • Hot-air balloon ride: Spring (September to November) is the best time to ride a hot-air balloon in the Hunter Valley as the pastures come to life and the wildflowers bloom.
  • Hiking in the Barrington Tops National Park: Spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) offer pleasant temperatures and minimal rainfall.

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