Scrubby Hut is located in the Hunter Valley, towards the Northern end of Hunter Valley Station, sitting beside the Hunter River. It is accessed via Hunter Valley Station’s farm track which runs along the North Western shore of Lake Hawea. Bookings for the hut are with Hunter Valley Station. I drove up the farm’s 4WD track in late March 2022 and spent several nights at the hut. The nights were clear, cold and dark, with no light pollution that far from civilisation. The Milky Way visibility was outstanding.

Below is a 360-degree panoramic tour, which is VR compatible.

Full screen (by right-clicking on image or clicking fullscreen icon) and use either the inbuilt map (windows icon bottom right); tiles (to unhide/hide click icon with three dots) or click on hotspots to navigate through tour. Use mouse or buttons to scroll around and zoom in or out.


Webcam footage driving back along the track (circa 35km) from Scrubby Hut to the State Highway

Time lapse of the Milky Way over the Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley Photographs