The Hunter Valley town of Lovedale is a community of boutique wineries, quality guesthouses and homestay accommodation, fine restaurants, unique galleries, and recreational activities such as golf, hot air ballooning, horse riding and wine tours.

The history of Lovedale as a major wine-producing area dates back to the early 1800s when local wheat and general produce farmers turned to grape growing. The name Lovedale combines the name of one of these early families, the Loves, with memories of the hills and dales of Yorkshire. Lovedale hosts a number of events throughout the year including the famous Lovedale Long Lunch in May. The surrounding wineries also host concerts, festivals and classes.

Quick Facts

Lovedale is a small New South Wales Rural Location within the local government area of Cessnock, it is located approximately 123kms from the capital Sydney covering an area of 48.537 square kilometres. Lovedale has a recorded population of 485 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Lovedale we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Lovedale and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.