Region Profile

Region Profile

Hunter Region

The Hunter Region, also known as the Hunter Valley, is located north west of the capital Sydney.

 

One of the biggest river valleys on the NSW coast the Hunter is best known for its wineries.

 

The region includes cities Newcastle and Lake Macquarie with a great number of towns and villages scattered through the area such as Cessnock, Maitland and Pokolbin.

 

Attractions include world class golf courses, renowned wineries, gourmet produce and scenic drives. The Hunter is a popular destination for Sydney siders looking for a weekend escape.

 

The Hunter Valley will probably forever remind you of bucolic scenes and, of course, sumptuous food and wine.

 

But a new strategy aims to offer so much more.  

 

Only a little more than two hours’ drive north of Sydney, the Hunter’s major tourism drawcard has been as the weekend getaway for a catchment pool of some 5 million Sydneysiders.

 

That side of the region’s tourism economy remains healthy: Visits to the region (about 45 per cent of which are from Sydney) were up a very healthy nine per cent in 2016, Destination NSW says, representing a total of 3.4 million visits.

 

 

And yet ‘traditional’ accommodation providers are not necessarily doing well out of growth: visitors spent 101,000 nights in hotels, motels and resorts last year, a number down nearly seven per cent. That growth is explained entirely by the surging numbers staying with “friends” but also rental properties.

 

Precise definitions vary but one academic survey identified 160 accommodation providers were active in the southern, central and northern Hunter Region, comprising bed and breakfasts, guest houses, and serviced apartments.

 

Ranking fourth behind Sydney and the South and North coasts for international visitation, many in the local industry believe the overseas tourism market could be better played.

 

International tourist visits are up by more than 13 per cent, but off a very low base to reach 170,000 a year.

 

But developers have said the region has the potential to transform from a cocoon to a “butterfly” if the right infrastructure were put in place

 

Tourism operators’ wish lists may not be met but infrastructure is helping the number of people who fly to the region break records each year.

 

NSW Tourism Minister, Adam Marshall, notes that a recent major airport upgrade has brought the possibility of international flights at neighbouring Newcastle Airport tantalisingly close and possibly by the end of 2017.

 

But even without an international connection, the re-developed airport is expected to add $150 million to the regional economy.

 

“There’s nothing the Hunter Valley can’t provide for,” Mr Marshall said.

 

 

 

Current listings for Hunter Region

KARUAH
705ML - Popular Business near the River

Reduced Leasehold $419,000
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: - - Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: -
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Tourism Brokers

KURRI KURRI
752MF - Thriving Freehold Motel in a...

Freehold $1,700,000
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: - - Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: -
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Tourism Brokers
Mid North Coast Management Rights - 3 hours from Sydney - 1P4123MR
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FORSTER
Mid North Coast Management Rights - 3 hours...

Management Rights $850,000
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: $330,000 3 Bed 1 Bath
Letting Pool: 21
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CRE Brokers

BLUEYS BEACH
Business For Sale - Luxury Accommodation...

$2,055,000
Net Income: $259,577
Managers Estate: $950,000 4 Bed 3 Bath
Letting Pool: 50
Remuneration: $119,987

MR Sales
Idyllic Mid North Coast Resort/Retreat - Management Rights - 1P4097MR
Exclusive

BLUEYS BEACH
Idyllic Mid North Coast Resort/Retreat -...

Management Rights $2,055,000
Net Income: $260,000
Managers Estate: $950,000 - Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: 34
Remuneration: $119,987

CRE Brokers
752ML - Thriving Hunter Town
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KURRI KURRI
752ML - Thriving Hunter Town

Leasehold $420,000
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: - - Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: -
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Tourism Brokers
948MF - Outstanding Redevelopment Opportunity
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MUSWELLBROOK
948MF - Outstanding Redevelopment Opport...

Freehold POA
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: - - Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: -
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Tourism Brokers

WINGHAM
32% ROI Mid North Coast NSW Leasehold Motel...

Leasehold $790,000
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: - - Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: -
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CRE Brokers
3 Hours from Sydney, 75 Beach Houses, Secure Letting Pool - 1P4071MR
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BOOMERANG BEACH
3 Hours from Sydney, 75 Beach Houses...

Management Rights $3,300,000
Net Income: $514,282
Managers Estate: $720,000 3 Bed 2 Bath
Letting Pool: 75
Remuneration: $128,947

CRE Brokers

MUSWELLBROOK
944ML - Opportunity for Owner Operator in...

Reduced Leasehold $725,000
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: - - Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: -
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Tourism Brokers

OLD BAR
Business For Sale - Beachfront Management...

$1,760,000
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: $380,000 2 Bed 2 Bath
Letting Pool: 41
Remuneration: $153,803

MR Sales

TAREE
1292ML - Motivated Seller for this Motel...

Reduced Leasehold $460,000
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: - - Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: -
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Tourism Brokers

FORSTER
Business For Sale - Location, Lifestyle...

$2,100,000
Net Income: $346,277
Managers Estate: $540,000 2 Bed 2 Bath
Letting Pool: 27
Remuneration: $41,535

MR Sales

OLD BAR
Exclusive Beachfront Resort - 1P1030MR

Management Rights $1,760,000
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: - 2 Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: 41
Remuneration:

CRE Brokers
Barrington Tops 28 Room Leasehold Motel - 1P3492M
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GLOUCESTER
Barrington Tops 28 Room Leasehold Motel -...

Leasehold $330,000
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: - - Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: -
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CRE Brokers
Opportunity Awaits - Holiday Resort Management Rights NSW Mid North Coast - 1P3469MR
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TEA GARDENS
Opportunity Awaits - Holiday Resort Mana...

Management Rights $1,230,000
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: - - Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: -
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CRE Brokers

TAREE
Well Presented NSW Mid North Coast 20 Unit...

Leasehold $560,000
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: - - Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: -
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CRE Brokers

TAREE
1605ML - A Motel on the River

Leasehold $480,000
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: - - Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: -
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Tourism Brokers

SCONE
SOLID LEASEHOLD MOTEL WITH LOW RENT RATIO...

$570,000
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: - - Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: -
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A B Brokers

TUNCURRY
1359MF - Water Views with Approved DA

Freehold $4,000,000
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: - - Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: -
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Tourism Brokers