Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, Port Stephens

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  • What a wonderful place to spend a day, interesting easy walks, such beautiful surrounds all of which are a credit to all the volunteers who make this such a pleasure to visit. There are loads of infor...  more »
  • After talking about visiting here for so long we finally made it. The grounds are expansive but the highlights would be the orchid houses and the succulent garden. I could only imagine how much work i...  more »
  • A group coach tour stopped off for a garden view and morning tea. There is much to see and the tropical orchid house was in bloom. A relax in the cafe for coffee & cake after the walk.  more »
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  • We always stop here heading south to Sydney. The gardens are beautifully maintained even in the drought times and the volunteers who run it are personable. The menu is not gourmet but offers tasty, home style favourites like Rissole roll and cheese and jam sandwich. They have free mosquito repellent at entrance if necessary, plenty of parking, shaded and full sun area and huge grassy area and kids cubby to play in. You would not know the highway is just there. An oasis.
  • Gorgeous, wonderfully maintained, friendly and accomodating staff (volunteers). Beautiful plants and walking trails, unexpected bonuses like a bush wedding chapel, cactus garden, and much more. Can't recommend it strongly enough.
  • Some quite nice walks, presentation of the gardens was nothing spectacular. If you go there by bus, you have to cross a pretty busy road. And do not forget to bring insect repellant!
  • Visited on a rainy day so this curtailed activities. Attended free demonstration on propagation and caring for orchids. Volunteer staff extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Gardens a delight, will be returning to explore in full next time. Highly recommend for all ages, families, groups or some quite solitude on your own.
  • Lovely walk around gardens. Refreshments available at cafe. Very pleasant few hours spent here.

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