Family & Children Activities

The Hunter Valley has a range of activities suitable for families and children.

If you’re seeking to break up your day or entertain the kids, this is a list which should provide hours of entertainment.

Hunter Valley family and children

Historic Wollombi Village Walk


An easy 1km walk that takes in the historic buildings and surrounds of Wollombi. A map is available at the Wollombi Museum. You can also enjoy a gentle walk that follows the Wollombi Brook, beginnning at the Wollombi road west of cemetry (sign posted).

Location: Wollombi NSW

Kitchener Poppethead Reserve


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

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.

Location: Cessnock Road, Weston 2326Website:
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Hunter Valley Aqua Golf & Putt Putt


Aqua Golf and Putt Putt is the number one activity in Wine Country. Ideal for family and friends of all ages.

Location: Aqua Golf Hunter Valley, Pokolbin NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 4998 7896
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Aerologistics Helicopters


Aerologistics Helicopters is the Hunter Valley's leading experienced helicopter company.

Location: Cessnock Aerodrome, Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin NSW 2325, AustraliaWebsite: 0408 649 696
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Wallis Creek Water Garden


Wallis Creek Watergarden is a specialist nursery and open garden. We specialise primarily in Water Lilies, Lotus and Water Plants. Our gardens and nursery open to the public include many ponds and rare plants on display.

Location: 47 Wallis Creek Lane, Mulbring 2323Website: 02 4938 0230
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Hunter Valley Chocolate Company


Established in 1999, Hunter Valley Chocolate Company has become a premier Hunter Valley attraction. We invite 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.

Location: 2320 Broke Road, Pokolbin NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 4998 6999
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Welcome to Go Karts Go Hunter Valley - The Hunter region's biggest, fastest and most exciting 4-stroke go kart hire track with a massive 850m long track!

Location: 202 Neath Road, KearsleyWebsite: 0455 999 096

Heddon Greta Drive In


Enjoy the latest movie releases in the outdoor ambiance of Heddon Greta Drive In.

Location: Heddon Greta Drive In, Heddon Street, Heddon Greta NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 4936 2800

Kurri Kurri Mural Towns


Kurri Kurri has over 50 outdoor public artworks on display. Residents and visitors have the opportunity to view a pictorial journey showcasing the history and heritage of this region through our guided Mural tours.

Location: Kurri Kurri NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 4936 1909

Hunter Valley Horses


Hunter Valley Horses includes horse riding through the vines, horse and carriage wine tours and

Location: Hunter Resort, Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 2320Website: 0431 337 367

Pearls of Australia


Pearls of Australia offers tours to the only pearl farm on the East Coast of the country where the world's rarest and most valuable Akoya pearls are grown at Broken Bay Pearl Farm off the coast of Woy Woy, NSW one hour north of Sydney.

Location: Woy WoyWebsite: 0488 361 042

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 country along the historic Great North Road.

Location: Calga - Wollombi - Cessnock - Pokolbin - BranxtonWebsite:

Werakata National Park


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

Location: Lomas Lane, Nulkaba 2325Website:
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Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Adventures


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

Location: 288 Talga Road, RothburyWebsite: 02 4930 7111
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Balloon Aloft


Balloon Aloft sunrise flights depart daily, all year round and take in beautiful views of some of the state's most spectacular regions.

Location: 26 Lodge Road, Lovedale 2325Phone: 1300 723 279
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Hunter Valley Gardens


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

Location: Hunter Valley Gardens, Broke Road, Pokolbin NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 4998 4071

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.

Location: Lake St Clair, Carrowbrook NSW, AustraliaWebsite:
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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.

Location: Hunter Valley Zoo, Lomas Lane, Nulkaba NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 4990 7714
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Rally School of Australia


Get behind the wheel or just simply relish the ride as you enjoy a rally driving experience like no other in our Turbo 4WD rally cars. We have over twenty turbo gravel rally cars and every one of them is designed to make you smile. Ideal birthday, Fathers day or Christmas gift, or just shout yourself!

Location: Corner of Quarrybylong & Macfarlane Streets, Cessnock, 2325Website: 1800 208 000

Mortels Sheepskin Factory


Mortels Sheepskin Factory located in the Hunter Region of NSW is home to The Big UGG Boots. We are a multi-award winning Australian owned and family owned business. The Mortel family has been making their brand of UGG boots in Australia since 1958 making them one of the longest and continuously running UGG boot manufacturers in the world. Mortels diverse product range includes UGG boots, slippers and clothing, car seat covers, medical products, baby gear, pet products, home wares, lanolin skin care and Australian country clothing.

Location: 1 Weakleys Drive, Thornton 2322Website: 02 4966 0990
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Hunter Valley Helicopters


Hunter Valley Helicopters is a locally owned and operated company based at Cessnock Aerodrome in the Heart of Wine Region.

Location: Cessnock Airport, 455 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin 2320Website: 0488 711 778