Some of the best walking tracks, hikes and natural hangouts in the Hunter Valley

It is that time of the year again.

The autumn school holidays have returned and there is only so much time you can spend inside in front of a screen.

If you’re looking for somewhere outdoors to explore with your family during the break, you’ve come to the right place.

From countryside bushwalks up mountains and hills, to walks along the beach – there is unlimited beauty to discover in the Hunter.

Once you’ve had a hike or two, you might find yourself looking for a place to cool off.

Never fear – the Hunter is also packed full of great natural places to take a dip.

There is plenty more to see when you check out some of the Hunter’s best swimming spots.

This story Escape the house and discover the Hunter’s best walking tracks first appeared on The Maitland Mercury.