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Hunter Valley Gardens

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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Broke Road, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 4000
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Reviewed yesterday

We have visited Hunter Valley Gardens a number of times, including a Christmas visit, but as the previous time was over 4 years ago, it was time for another visit (and the first time in autumn). Have noticed some people complaining about the price for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank traveller2australia
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No control of exits, traffic stationary for over 30 minutes as I write this. No organisation or care factor at all, very very annoying and sad state of affairs. We will never be coming back after this shocking experience. So angry at this moment. Fix...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nigel W
Reviewed yesterday

These gardens offer several hours of outside enjoyment with themed gardens, amusement rides. Fountains, streams and water falls. BirdLife. Be ready for cost $35 per hd.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank William H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent 1/2 day there and took the guided tour and as there were very few visitors on a Monday we had a personal tour and would thoroughly recommend. The knowledge and experience of the tour guide was fabulous. Would also recommend the scones and jam...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HughesFamilyGroup
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to visit, but I think price is overrated for what it offers. They should offer more floral arrangements, different plants foliage display etc. Roses, roses and roses are pretty boring.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lizette A
Reviewed 6 days ago

I return to Hamilton Gardens at least once a year. So much happens throughout the year that it is hard not to. My grand daughter loves the Christmas lights (as we all do). We come for the fireworks. There are special events. Then there is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon, perfect weather. Some of the footpaths were a little boggy/muddy so pushing the pram through it wasn’t that pleasant (perhaps needs some soft gravel thrown on it ?) Other than that, we had a sneak peak at the dinosaurs on display and the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank blondelyfe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It always worth a visit! The displays are beautiful. If you ever come at Christmas it’s worth visiting for the lights. A must see in the hunter.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank itravelplacestoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable day walking through the gardens. Rides not working which was disappointing. Staff were friendly though.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TimnKym C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was keen to visit the gardens and from the walk to the entrance it looked amazing. Then we saw the entry price. Crazy over the top prices. So our group left... I'll look at photos on line. Such a shame it's so over priced.

Date of experience: April 2019
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January 14, 2019|
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Response from RocheGroup | Property representative |
Hi Camilla, the Christmas Lights are not throughout the entire gardens. While they do cover a large area and you can see much of the Gardens, there are also many areas not included that are beautiful during the day because... More
Satish D
July 16, 2018|
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Response from 574tanmaym | Reviewed this property |
Not required . I have not seen such arrangement of offering snow gear there .
Cindy M
June 5, 2018|
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Response from ntjsmith2016 | Reviewed this property |
We walked around in the morning because we had younger children. You could take a lot longer. There are a couple of theme park style rides on the side as well if it is open. That was closed when we were there. Also quite... More