Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin

3.9
#1 of 55 in Parks in Greater Newcastle
Friendly - Vibrant - Chic - Fun - Unique and Inspiring, Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village has it all!Imagine this.... over 23 boutique shops and restaurants clustered among landscaped gardens, with ample parking, an enclosed children's playground and a relaxed and friendly (no stress) atmosphere. Why would you bother to shop anywhere else?
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  • October 11, 2017
    Always a delight no matter the season but spring I think I enjoy the most with fresh new leaves on a lot of the trees and plenty of colour throughout. The roses in summer are a bonus & the night light...  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    Great Gardens! General Outlook, first went there ten years ago now trending towards putting in distractions to keep the families coming looses the appeal of the gardens themselves.  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    Loved the gardens and the displays however thought that entry was too expensive for what it was. We also didn't realise that there was an entry fee and then you had to pay extra for tokens to use the ...  more »
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  • August 30, 2017
    Situated in the heart of the vineyards. Small shopping village offering coffee, food, candles, wines, kitchenware, gifts, jams and the like. Children's playground and open space for picnics nearby. Aqua golf and putting next to the dam. Lovely scenery and the gardens a short walk away. There is even a wedding chapel. Great place for an afternoon with the family or to stay a few nights in the adjacent accommodation.
  • August 20, 2017
    Lovely place to visit and wander through the gardens for all ages. We visited during the July school holidays and the Gardens were beautifully lit for the Winter festival although don't get too excited about the "snow" for kids; cleverly advertised but it's just rock hard ice, under 5's wouldn't know the difference though. Plenty of food and rides but not enough seating so bring a picnic blanket to sit on :)
  • September 17, 2017
    The gardens are beautiful especially in spring. There is a lovelly shopping village before you enter the gardens. Great cafes and novelty shops. Well worth a visit.
  • July 18, 2017
    Its not overly impressive. Saw some attractions in need of repair and all in all it felt a bit cheap. On another note, in the evening, there's entertainment for kids and it's reasonably priced compared to Sydney so that's a plus but there's only a few rides so you'll want to have very young kids.
  • August 29, 2017
    Amazing place to bring your family. Great scenery, especially the storybook world. The place is amazing for strolling around the huge garden.

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Where to stay in Pokolbin

Pokolbin offers budget-friendly bed and breakfast accommodations as well as premier, modern apartments with excellent facilities. The bed and breakfasts are an excellent option, with proximity and easy access to the guided winery tours, bicycle rentals, concert venues, hot air balloon rides, and fine dining establishments. Staying in Pokolbin is a particularly good choice in October during Jazz in the Vines, a very well-attended and beloved jazz festival hosted by a local winery every year.
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