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A break at Hunter Gateway Motel puts some of the best attractions in Hunter Valley and NSW within easy reach. 

Here’s just a small selection of the things to see and do close by. 

Scratchley Fort

Situated in Newcastle, just a short drive from our family hotel Rutherford, Scratchley Fort is one of the best vantage points in NSW, offering stunning views over the ocean, harbour and city. A guided tour brings the fascinating history of this iconic structure to life. 

Maitland Gaol

Wander through the passageways and cells of Maitland Gaol, which has a history spanning more than 150 years and once housed some of the most notorious criminals in Australia. The prison ceased operation as a correctional facility in 1998 and now offers a selection of audio tours and photo exhibitions designed to help the public uncover its secrets. 

Hunter Valley Gardens

Encompassing over 60 acres of ground in the heart of the Hunter Vineyards, these beautiful gardens are an idyllic place to stroll, picnic and unwind during your break. There’s more than 8 kilometres of paths to explore, with regular events and exhibitions throughout the year. 

Wineries and Vineyards

Regarded as one of the most important wine-growing regions in the country, the vineyards in the Hunter Valley stretch as far as the eye can see. You can take a guided tour of a working winery, explore vineyards surrounded by lush rolling meadows and taste some of Australia’s most outstanding wines at a great selection of cellar doors close to our Hunter Valley winery accommodation. Highlights include the McWilliams Hanwood Estate, the Garden Cellars in Pokolbin and Audrey Wilkinson vineyard, all just a short drive away.