If you are looking for a slightly off-the-beaten-track base for a holiday exploring Newcastle and its multi-jewelled surrounds, look no further than Beresfield.
Just off the freeway, the New England Highway and the main road to Maitland, Beresfield is within a comfortable day trip of the coastal and fishing resorts of Port Stephens, of historic Morpeth, of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie and the wine and table delights of the Hunter Valley vineyards and their attendant restaurants.
If you fancy timing your holiday to coincide with one of the many annual festivals, check out dates with the Wine Country Information Centre.
An urban village in the greater Newcastle area, Beresfield offers direct access to rural regions and wetlands off the New England Highway. Dedicated members of the Hunter Valley Traditional Archers practise their ancient sporting craft on a range on the outskirts of Beresfield.