Content: Nature, Gardens & Parks

Nature, Gardens & Parks

The Hunter Valley is naturally beautiful, surrounded by peaceful bushland and breathtaking mountain views. Experience nature by exploring our National Parks, State Forests and Conservation Areas. See a kangaroo, observe the many species of birds and admire the native wildlife, while bush walking, mountain biking or touring the gardens.

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Great North Walk - Bimbadeen - Mount Bright

Take in the scenic views from the Bimbadeen Lookout on the Great North Walk. A beautiful outlook that overlooks the city of Cessnock and connects to bushwalking and mountain biking tracks in the beautiful Mount View sub region.

Mount View Road, Mount View


Hunter Valley Gardens

Set in the heart of the Pokolbin, NSW, Hunter Valley Gardens has established itself as a diverse tourist attraction, complementing Australia’s oldest wine producing region.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 9:00am - 5:00pm 4th November to 26th January: 9:00am - 400pm & 6:30pm - 10:00pm

2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin


Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Adventures

Ride the unique and beautiful Molly Morgan Range, experiencing the spectacular views of the Hunter Valley Wine Country and Lower Hunter and as far North as Barrington Tops, the northern boundary of the Upper Hunter.


Open Daily

288 Talga Road, Rothbury


Hunter Valley Zoo

If you are looking for a fun and family day out in the Hunter Valley then look no further , Hunter Valley Zoo is located just out of Cessnock, only one hour from the Central Coast and 45 minutes from Newcastle.


OPENING HOURS: Thursday - Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm Open every day during school holidays.

138 Lomas Lane, Nulkaba


Hunter's Dream

With award winning estate wines, serene lavender fields and an ever evolving Japanese display garden, Hunter's Dream is the place to leave the everyday behind and do some dreaming of your own.


OPENING HOURS: Weekdays 10:00am - 4:00pm, Weekends 10:00am - 4:30pm

149 Deasys Road, Pokolbin


Kitchener Poppethead Reserve

A park with picnic tables, shady areas, a walking trail and barbecue facilities welcomes you at Kitchener Poppet Head.

Quorrobolong Road, Kitchener


Lake St Clair

Lake St Clair is nestled among the undulating hills at the foot of Mount Royal Range, approximately 30 minutes north of Singleton.

Carrowbrook Road Singleton NSW


Moorebank Vineyard Estate

Moorebank has been in the Hunter Valley since 1986 and is a family owned and operated vineyard estate where sustainably grown grapes produce memorable wines that are made with style and character.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm

150 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin

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Peace Park: Chinaman's Hollow

Peace Park is a beautiful community park, with an excellent playground, BBQ facilities and amenities as well as a unique walking trail.

Cessnock Road, Weston


Tourist Drive 33

Planning a visit to Hunter Valley Wine Country and hoping to take the road less travelled? Why not enjoy a scenic drive on Tourist Drive 33, along the Great North Road or Convict Trail, and through the beautiful NSW countryside. Tourist Drive 33 is the scenic gateway to the spectacular Hunter Valley stretching from the Peats Ridge exit on the M1 near Sydney, to Branxton in the heart of wine cou...

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Watagans State Forest Scenic Trail Walks

Watagans State Forest offers the perfect place to get away from it all and explore Australia’s native plants and wildlife. Just 30 Minutes from Cessnock it offers several well defined walking trails.

Watagans State Forest


Werakata National Park

Escape to natural scenery, enjoy a picnic, bush walk or challenge your skills on a mountain bike.

Lomas Lane, Nulkaba


Yengo National Park

Only two hours drive from Sydney or Newcastle, yet remarkably secluded, Yengo National Park offers spectacular views, remote wilderness and Aboriginal cultural heritage.

Yengo National Park


Wallis Creek Water Garden

47 Wallis Creek Lane, Mulbring . PH: 02 4938 0230.