Things To Do
Hunter Valley Zoo
Hunter Valley Zoo has acres of both Australian and exotic animals. Hand feed kangaroos, wallabies, farmyard animals and some bird species as often as you like! Daily shows allow you to pat a wombat, cuddle up to a koala, touch a reptile and watch the monkeys being fed. There is a wide variety of animals including; monkeys, American Alligators, Tasmanian Devils, kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, reptiles and birds. The friendly keepers are on-hand to answer all your questions. Hunter Valley Zoo provides free gas barbecue facilities and undercover seating, so bring the family for a picnic lunch in the fun relaxed atmosphere.The Zoo is open 9am to 4pm Thursday - Tuesday. Closed on Wednesdays. Open everyday in school holidays. Closed Christmas Day.
Hunter Valley Gardens Aqua Golf & Putt Putt
Challenge your friends and family to 18 holes of mini golf on our picturesque gardens Putt Putt course in Pokolbin or hit floating golf balls into a 5000 square metre lake. If your ball lands in a floating target net you will win a voucher to the best Restaurants, Wine Cellar Doors, Hot Air Balloon rides, Golf Games, Bus Tours and most importantly you can win CASH JACKPOTS! Win! Win! Win! The Aqua Golf Pro Shop has a range of right and left hand clubs for everybody including children and adults. Clubs are free to hire when you buy a bucket of balls. Open: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Hunter Valley Horse Riding
Ride the unique and beautiful Molly Morgan Range, experiencing the spectacular views of the Hunter Valley Wine Country. Riding is available every day for the inexperienced (the beginner) and the experienced rider.
The Vintage Golf Club features an 18-hole Greg Norman designed golf course which has been ranked among the best in Australia. The 18-hole course measures 6,310 metres with a par of 71 and is one of the only Greg Norman designed public access golf course in the Hunter Valley and NSW. The fully serviced driving range is open seven days a week. Practice putting green is located near the Golf Shop and the practice chipping holes are located near the driving range. Leading brand golf clubs are available for hire. Golf Lessons including ladies and children's are also available.
Hunter Valley Gardens
Nestled at the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges, in the heart of the Hunter vineyards, you will find the magnificent Hunter Valley Gardens - over 60 acres of spectacular international display gardens that will amaze you with sensational sights, colours, fragrances and adventures. Exploring over 8 kilometres of walking paths, visitors are able to experience each of the ten individual feature gardens with a range of statuary and superb feature gardens, all of a standard you won’t see elsewhere in Australia. Open 7 days from 9am - 4pm
Multi-award winning Balloon Aloft has been ballooning in the Hunter Valley since 1980. Australia’s premier vineyard region offers the perfect backdrop for the flight of a lifetime. We can cater our daily sunrise balloon flights for individuals, corporate groups or intimate VIP flights. Balloon Aloft took to the skies for the first time back in 1980 becoming Australia’s very first hot air ballooning company. With over 30 years experience in providing the ultimate flight experience, Balloon Aloft has been recognised with numerous national, state and regional tourism awards including many Best Adventure Tourism Operator awards.
Village of Wollombi Historic Walks
Village of Wollombi Historic Walks Historical Wollombi 1km – An easy walk that takes in the historic buildings and surrounds of Wollombi, a map is available at the Wollombi Museum. Wollombi Brook 1km – A gentle walk that follows the Wollombi Brook, beginning at the Wollombi road west of Cemetrey
The Great North Road Extending north from Sydney to the Hunter Valley, the Convict Trail follows the route of the 240 km Great North Road, built between 1826 and 1836. Most of this road continues to be used today, offering an alternative, slower paced scenic route between Sydney and the Hunter, where one can explore the brilliant engineering works created by hundreds of convicts - many working in leg-irons. Relics such as stone retaining walls, wharves, culverts, bridges and buttresses can still be seen along the entire length of the Great North Road - in Sydney suburbs like Epping and Gladesville, at Wisemans Ferry or Wollombi, Bucketty or Broke, or when walking in Dharug and Yengo National Parks.
Great North Road Walks
Walking and Cycle Tours The 42km section of the original road between Wisemans Ferry and Mt Manning is called the Old Great North Road and is closed to motorised traffic. Here you can explore and examine the fine convict relics on foot or mountain bike, with a variety of routes and destinations catering for all levels of interest, from people who enjoy a leisurely 1 hour stroll, to those who want the pleasure of full-day and overnight hikes.
Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop
At the Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop, we have the most impressive selection of delicatessen products offering the finest produce from Australia and overseas. Our Cheese Shop caters to all styles of cheeses. As our name suggests, we have Roquefort from France, Gruyere from Switzerland, Gouda from Holland and Red Leicester from England. We also have a huge number of other hard to find cheeses from Gippsland, King Island, Margaret River and many more to tempt your taste buds! We are also home to the famous Hunter Valley Gelato Company, featuring traditional Italian Gelato made with imported Italian ingredients and made using 200 year old recipes.
Phone: 02 4998 6713
Hunter Valley Chocolate Shop
Established in the Valley more than ten years ago the ORIGINAL Hunter Valley Chocolate Company & Fudge Factory has become one of the premier attractions in the area. With our recent expansion to now include a boutique factory and chocolate making facility on Lovedale Road, Lovedale. Hunter Valley Chocolate Company invites you to visit one of our three wine country locations to indulge in our fine range of unique handmade chocolate products and huge variety of freshly made fudge.
Moore Wollombi Garlic
Moore Wollombi Garlic are located in Wollombi, the southern gateway to the Hunter Valley. Less than two hours north of Sydney it is a picturesque region that hosts an abundance of wineries, accommodation venues and cultural activies. In 2013 Dean and I created Moore Wollombi Garlic. We have a strong paddock to plate philosophy and try to grow as much of our own meat and vegetables as possible. In order to support this philosophy we have grown feed crops such as corn, wheat, oats and lucerne to feed our animals. We also try to grown our own vegetables. When we can’t grow it, we try to support local producers. This year we have ventured into garlic farming. There is a growing demand for high quality locally produced products and we believe that we can deliver this. So please join us on our journey as we venture into our new business as garlic farmers. Natalie and Dean
Louise started Yengo Honey business in late 2013. Growing from a hobby into multiple hive operation, Yengo Honey is nestled deep in the Laguna Valley. Yengo Honey will be available soon for purchase at local markets, and via the My Father's Table Honey workshop.
Set right in the middle of the Hunter Valley's fabulous Pokolbin vineyard district and located at the Tuscany Wine Estate, Binnorie Dairy produces a range of cheeses with distinctive characters unavailable outside the region. One of the ways this is achieved is by using only locally sourced milk. "In the same way that wine reflects its regionality, due to soil variation and climatic conditions, so it is with dairy produce." Binnorie Dairy specialises in soft cheeses based on carefully chosen recipes from around the globe. Consequently, these cheeses have won top awards around the world.
Hunter Art Trail
As many locals know, the Hunter Valley is home to a large community of creative individuals. Art Trail provides a rare opportunity for the public to meet these local artists & artisans in their own workspace ( studio ) to view original art work & learn first hand about their diverse creative processes & techniques. All the artists listed in this trail welcome visitors to their studios to take a peek into their creative lives & see their wonderful works in painting, jewellery, photography, printmaking, glass blowing, silverware & pottery..... all on display & for sale.
Hunter Valley Gallery
Situated just minutes from the Hunter Valley vineyards, Australian Woodwork Gallery has been purpose built to showcase the beauty and diversity of our native timbers, crafted with skill and imagination by the best of Australia's designer makers. Located next door Potter's Brewery and open 7 days during the summer from 9.30am to 4.30pm
Phone: (02) 4990 4994
Reflections Day Spa
Hunter Valley Reflections Day Spa was first established in 2003 in Nulkaba. Midway through 2011 we moved to Adina Vineyard. This tranquil setting offers you peace and total relaxation. Our specialised staff offer you an experience every time you visit. Double treatment rooms where you can relax with that special someone or friends together are also available.
Endota Day Spa
Endota spa offers two hotel day spa locations – at Peppers Guest House and the Mercure Resort Hunter Valley. Spa treatments include sublime spa massage, Dermalogica facials, organic facials and body wraps. Certified organic Australian skin care. 100% professional therapist care. Retreat. Spa. Sip local wine. Or try all 3 together! Endota’s Hunter Valley wine spa treatments and spa/restaurant specials are to dine for.
Bohemia Natural Therapies
Bohemia offers a range of natural therapies from the cottage at Great Northern Trading Post in Laguna. Book in for massage, beauty therapy, energy healing & card readings, reiki, flower essences, crystal therapy, chakra balancing, counselling, NLP, hypnotherapy, tarot & astrology. We also offer specialised treatments & workshops from leading healers & teachers as well as delicious pamper days for groups including your choice of therapies, a delicious lunch and a glass of bubbles. Perfect for your next girls weekend away! All our wonderful therapies are listed on our Events tab on our Facebook page... Click on the link below
Wollombi General Store
Situated in the heart of Wollombi village our historic general store supplies fresh bread, milk, fruit, vegetables, meat, groceries and local produce. We refill 9kg gas bottles, and deliver both 45kg and 18kg bottles locally.We have a good general knowledge of people and events locally, and can help most people with information and guidance. Enjoy a fresh barista made coffee and a sweet treat at the HARP OF ERIN GALLERY that adjoins the general store while you are there or a delicious gelato from the Gelato Bar. The store also showcases local arts and crafts.
Twine Home Store
Built in 1842 the home of Twine Home Store began it's life as "The Court of Petty Sessions" and is the oldest surviving building in Wollombi. The store is stocked with a wide variety of local and internationally sourced finds, the majority of which are either created sustainably or following fair trade practices.
Great Northern Trading Post
The Great Northern Trading Post retains the laid-back atmosphere and rustic charm of 1870 when it all began as “Ye Olde Horse Wagon Trading Post”. Originally a watering hole for the bullock teams lugging development into the Hunter Valley,Full range of Beer, Wine & Spirits. Home cooked meals for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week. Live Music and Dinner from 6.00pm on Friday Nights. Allpress Coffee and light snacks. ULP/Diesel, Swap & Go Gas.
Bare Nature's Kin
Pamper yourself with this unique range of handmade natural skincare products including an impressive selection of Olive OIl Soaps, Scrubs, Muds, Masks, Moisturisers and Milk Bath Blends. This charismatic shop also has a great range of crystals and gifts for everyone. Located in Broke... open Weekends and some Weekdays
Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village
Amid the vines of the beautiful Hunter Valley you'll find a destination that's more than just a great shopping experience at Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village. With 17 specialty shops, 4 restaurants and cafes,an amazing hair salon & beauty spa, putt putt and aqua golf plus the largest display gardens in the southern hemisphere, this is a shopping village that is a fun day out for the whole family. Take the time to discover Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village for yourself today! Open 7 Days from 10AM