Lovedale at the Top of the Rankings

Lovedale has been rated as one of Australia’s best places to stay.

Chairman of the Hunter Wine and Tourism Association, George Souris said yesterday: “Hunter Valley Wine Country, right on the doorstep of Australia’s gateway Sydney, has gained recognition as a premier destination.”

Based on more than 200 million traveller ratings on, Hunter Valley hotels have been ranked amongst the best in Australia. with hotels in Lovedale receiving an excellent average rating of 86.78%.

Two Hunter Valley towns, Rothbury and Lovedale top the New South Wales list for online hotel reputation, with hotels in Lovedale receiving an average rating of 86.78, and the destination ranking 2nd in NSW.

The destination also features in the national list in 11th position, making Lovedale among the best regions in Australia to stay.

“With growing tourism numbers both from domestic and international sources, the Hunter Valley has a lot to boast about: premium restaurants; a full range of accommodation; spectacular attractions; golf resorts; and the wines and their cellar doors,” Mr Souris said.

Photo: Lilies Luxury Retreat

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