Hunter Valley Facts & Maps
The Hunter Region, also commonly know as the Hunter Valley, or The Hunter, is a region in the state of New South Wales (NSW) Australia. The Hunter Valley is one of the largest river valleys on the NSW coast, and most commonly know for its wineries, tourism, and coal industry.
Most of the population of the Region lives within 25 km of the coast, with 55% of the entire population live in the cities of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. There are numerous other towns and villages scattered across the eleven local government areas that make up the region. At the 2011 census the combined population of the region was 620,530.
Summer averages are:
In the Upper Hunter it can reach 42C (108F) at times in the warmer months (November to March). During heatwaves, it is common for the inland to record 3-5 days of temperatures 35C (95F). It is typical on hot summer days for the coast and Lower Hunter to receive a refreshing sea breeze by the afternoon.
Winter averages are:
Snow occurs in the Barrington Tops and some of the other higher mountain areas of the Upper Hunter. It snows on average 2 times a year in the Barrington Tops with the Lower & Upper Hunter areas receiving daily frost during the winter. The coastal areas receive very few, if any at all, frost during the winter.