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Escape to the heart of the Hunter Valley

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European luxe meets Hamptons Long Island, The Convent Hunter Valley offers grand comfort with timeless charm

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Charteris Wines Truffle Lunch

We invite you to join us at Circa 1876 on Sunday 28th July for a truly indulgent Truffle Lunch, in collaboration with legendary Hunter Valley winemaker, PJ Charteris and featuring special guests Phil and Sally Haeney from Black Rock Truffles. This event marks the start of our highly anticipated 'August Truffle Month.'

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  • Deluxe Room

    Our Deluxe Rooms feature a plush queen-size bed with French doors that open out onto a spacious verandah with stunning views.

    The perfect place to watch the sunset and sample a fine Hunter Valley wine.

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  • Superior Room

    Our Superior Rooms feature a queen-sized bed and a private lounge area with French doors that open onto a verandah with Estate views.

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  • Premier Room

    Our Premier Rooms have been styled and furnished down to the last detail. They are decadently over-sized, unique and individual. Each beautiful touch has been added to make your stay a fulfilling experience.

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  • Garden Suite

    Our Garden Suites are located on the ground floor and feature a king-size bed, spacious contemporary bathroom, a private lounge area and sun-room with estate views surrounded by manicured gardens.

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Set amongst beautiful gardens and vineyards in classic Australian wine country, The Convent Hunter Valley is picture perfect. If you have an eye for detail and an appreciation for international culture, you’ll feel right at home.

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Free wifi

High speed internet connection is available via our WiFi network



Complimentary parking is available onsite



Open seven days a week.



The Concierge team at our retreat are experts in the local region

  • Get the most out of your stay with The Convent Hunter Valley.

    Take advantage of a range of special Hunter Valley boutique accommodation offers for leisure guests, corporate travelers, food & wine lovers, couples, families and guests who wish to relax and unwind.

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  • Dine at The Convent Hunter Valley

    Choose between dining under the whimsical luxury of classical chandeliers in the grounds of our Hatted Restaurant and one of Australia’s most picturesque hinterlands or overlooking the Wisteria Courtyard at Restaurant Eighty-Eight serving Breakfast and High Tea in a more relaxed dining experience

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  • Our History

    Once home to the Brigidine order of nuns, after careful reconstruction this unique retreat now nestles in the magnificent landscaped gardens of the acclaimed Pepper Tree complex.

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  • Our Gardens

    Our unique location offers expansive acreage views of the estate surrounded by rich, produce filled kitchen gardens, creating a  tranquil culinary treat pleasing to lovers of both food and wine.

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  • Weddings at The Convent

    The picturesque Hunter Valley is the perfect setting for your special day. The Covent and Circa 1876 is renowned for its sweeping views of the estate and features elegant and contemporary accommodation rooms. It is the combination of location, architecture and ambience that makes The Convent the most magical place in the Hunter.

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  • Meetings & Celebrations

    Set against the scenic backdrop of the Hunter, The Convent is a perfect escape for conferences, board meetings, product launches, incentive programs and corporate events, just 40 minutes from Newcastle or two hours from Sydney.

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  • Spa Anise at Spicers Vineyards Estate

    The Convent is proud to partner with our sister property, Spicers Vineyards Estate, to offer you a full range of spa treatments and experiences to restore and revitalise your mind, body and soul. 

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