Destination guide

Escape to Pokolbin holiday homes to rent

Nestled in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Pokolbin is an ideal destination for cultural enthusiasts, outdoor adventurers, wine connoisseurs and everyone in between. Whether you’re travelling with the kids or your significant other, you’ll find a range of holiday homes to rent and a variety of interesting activities and attractions for an unforgettable holiday experience.


Heritage sites near Pokolbin holiday homes

With its rich history, Pokolbin and the surrounding area has many heritage sites and museums that showcase artefacts and displays from the region. Holiday homes are only a short distance from such destinations as the Newcastle Museum, a family-oriented science and history museum with interactive exhibits and demonstrations, and the Maitland Gaol, a historic prison with guided tours, festivals and a cafe. The Newcastle Memorial Walk, a commemorative pathway with cliffside views and sculptures dedicated to World War II soldiers, and Nobbys Lighthouse, a landmark lighthouse from 1858 with beach access and panoramic views, are also must-visit sites for history enthusiasts.


Activities and attractions in and around Pokolbin

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Pokolbin has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Tyrrell's Wines (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Scarborough Wine Co (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • De Luliis Wines (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Brokenwood Wines (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Tempus Two Winery (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Roche Estate (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Pokolbin

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Pokolbin is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hunter Valley Gardens (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Bimbadeen Lookout (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Carmichael Park (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Watagans National Park (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Olney State Forest (22.9 mi / 36.8 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Pokolbin

The nearest airport is in Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown), located 32.8 mi (52.8 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Pokolbin holiday accommodation

Pokolbin is a short distance from Newcastle Airport, which has direct flights to and from the east coast cities. Once you arrive, you can use car hire, limousines or shuttle buses to get to your holiday accommodation. Public buses also run between the city and the airport, as well as to popular destinations in the area. If you want to explore the parts of Pokolbin near your rental, you can walk or bike around the city and take in the scenery during the ride.

Food & drink 

Sample delicacies in Pokolbin

Pokolbin and the Hunter Valley are renowned for wineries and vineyards, with award-winning wines and alternative varieties. You can visit the cellars yourself or enjoy a guided wine tour to some of the region’s top vineyards, or you can sample some of the wines in local restaurants and wine bars. The cuisine in Pokolbin is influenced by both flavours of the region and the delicacies of New South Wales, such as rock oysters, tuna and passionfruit. Whatever you’re craving, the restaurants and bars near Pokolbin holiday homes put you in reach of all the rich cuisine in the area.

Family friendly

Family fun near Pokolbin holiday rentals

Pokolbin has endless fun for young children and families looking for bonding experiences in this quiet, serene city. Hunter Valley Gardens has a magical storybook garden exhibit meant to engage young children and offer educational opportunities, and Hunter Valley Horses offers trail riding through nature on calm, kid-friendly horses. Animal lovers will also enjoy the Hunter Valley Zoo, an upbeat zoo with picnic areas, feeding demonstrations and wildlife encounters. For a taste of the region the kids will love, visit Hunter Valley Chocolate Company, an old-fashioned Belgian chocolate and fudge maker that offers sweet treats and tours of the boutique.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Pokolbin?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 521 holiday rentals around Pokolbin. From 89 cottages to 443 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Pokolbin is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Pokolbin?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Pokolbin. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • The Vintage Golf Club: 592 holiday rentals
  • Bimbadgen Estate: 593 holiday rentals
  • Hunter Valley Gardens: 568 holiday rentals
  • Roche Estate: 575 holiday rentals
  • Hope Estate: 576 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pokolbin listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Pokolbin?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 89 Cottages in Pokolbin. Our other popular types of Pokolbin holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 443 holiday houses
  • Farmhouses: 16 holiday houses
  • Villas: 79 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Pokolbin?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 249 holiday homes with pool available in Pokolbin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.