LOVEDALE

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Lovedale is the gourmet pocket of the Hunter Valley, with its winding country roads lined with charming cellar doors, renowned restaurants and a wide range of things to see and do. Here, the offerings are more boutique-styled, proving that beautiful things come in small packages.

Lifestyle

Lovedale may be one of the smaller enclaves of the Hunter Valley region, but it sure does pack a punch. Located between the two larger neighbouring suburbs of Pokolbin and Cessnock — what this town lacks in size, it makes up for in charm.

With just under 500 permanent residents, Lovedale prides itself on being a supportive community, working closely together to offer visitors a more bespoke regional experience. 

Here, city traffic seems like a distant memory. Winding country roads lead the way to charming boutique cellar doors. Delightful eateries proudly serve local produce, and there is a wide range of things to see and do. The main thoroughfare of Lovedale is the aptly named, Lovedale Road — an easily driveable, ten-kilometre rural stretch, on which virtually all of the local businesses are dotted along. 

Home of the famous Lovedale Long Lunch, food and wine lovers come together on the third weekend of May each year, to discover the many wonders of the local businesses. Year-round, Lovedale has plenty to keep people busy. Gourmet highlights such as the idyllic Leaves & Fishes, and sprawling vineyard estates, with boutique cellar doors, tempt visitors to linger a little longer.

This laidback neighbourhood is much more than just a side-shoot of the Hunter Valley; in fact, there’s truly a lot to love about little Lovedale.

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Lifestyle

Lovedale may be one of the smaller enclaves of the Hunter Valley region, but it sure does pack a punch. Located between the two larger neighbouring suburbs of Pokolbin and Cessnock — what this town lacks in size, it makes up for in charm.

With just under 500 permanent residents, Lovedale prides itself on being a supportive community, working closely together to offer visitors a more bespoke regional experience. 

Here, city traffic seems like a distant memory. Winding country roads lead the way to charming boutique cellar doors. Delightful eateries proudly serve local produce, and there is a wide range of things to see and do. The main thoroughfare of Lovedale is the aptly named, Lovedale Road — an easily driveable, ten-kilometre rural stretch, on which virtually all of the local businesses are dotted along. 

Home of the famous Lovedale Long Lunch, food and wine lovers come together on the third weekend of May each year, to discover the many wonders of the local businesses. Year-round, Lovedale has plenty to keep people busy. Gourmet highlights such as the idyllic Leaves & Fishes, and sprawling vineyard estates, with boutique cellar doors, tempt visitors to linger a little longer.

This laidback neighbourhood is much more than just a side-shoot of the Hunter Valley; in fact, there’s truly a lot to love about little Lovedale.

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Neighbours

With less than 500 permanent residents, Lovedale is a proud and encouraging local community that seeks to showcase their standing amongst the Hunter Valley region.

Families who have been in Lovedale for generations live alongside those who have made a move into the neighbourhood in more recent times. They all share a love for the area and the beautiful lifestyle that comes with it.

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Neighbours

With less than 500 permanent residents, Lovedale is a proud and encouraging local community that seeks to showcase their standing amongst the Hunter Valley region.

Families who have been in Lovedale for generations live alongside those who have made a move into the neighbourhood in more recent times. They all share a love for the area and the beautiful lifestyle that comes with it.

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Area Features

Wineries

The Hunter Valley is spoilt with many choices when it comes to wineries. However, what sets Lovedale apart is that most are boutique and family-owned.

Food

It’s not only wine aficionados that are visiting Lovedale, nowadays, foodies are also flocking to get a taste of the area’s renowned restaurants.

Lovedale Long Lunch

Lovedale plays host to the Lovedale Long Lunch, one of the Hunter Valley’s most popular annual events, attracting food and wine lovers far and wide.

Local Produce

Get a taste of Lovedale’s local produce by visiting the specialty stores on offer, serving locally-made delicacies, including cheeses, cured meats and olive oil.

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