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Family 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.  

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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.

26 Lodge Road, Lovedale


Beyond Ballooning

Beyond Ballooning is the Hunter Valley’s premium hot air balloon flight company, catering for small or large groups with first class equipment and an experienced team. Beyond Ballooning is a family business, locally owned and operated in the Hunter Valley.

406 Wilderness Road, Lovedale


Go-Karts-Go!

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!


OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm SCHOOL HOLIDAYS; 9:00am-5:00pm

202 Neath Road, Kearsley


Heddon Greta Drive In

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

Off Heddon Street, Heddon Greta


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).

Wollombi NSW


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.


OPENING HOURS: 7 days a weeks from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Hunter Valley Gardens Village, Broke Rd, Pokolbin


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.


OPENING HOURS: 09:00am - 5:00pm

2320 Broke Road, Pokolbin


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.


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 Gardens Shopping Village

Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village features a variety of boutique specialty shops, restaurants and cafes, General Store, Chemist plus many attractions such as Aqua Golf, a pristine wedding chapel and so much more.

2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin


Hunter Valley Helicopters

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

Cessnock Airport, 455 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin


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.


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


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


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.

Kurri Kurri


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


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, slippe...


OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm

1 Weakleys Drive, Thornton


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


Rally School 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!

Corner of Quarrybylong & Macfarlane Streets,


Slattery Helicopters

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

Cessnock Airport, Wine Country Drive, Cessnock


Starline Alpaca Farmstay Resort

Starline Alpaca Farmstay Resort is nestled in picturesque Broke, the tranquil side of the Hunter Valley. Our comfortable self-catering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cottages and suites are spread over our 100 acre working Alpaca farm. All 16 cottages offer rural views and are fully equipped with everything you will need for your stay.


Guests: 1 - 80

1100 Milbrodale Road, Broke


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...

Calga - Wollombi - Cessnock - Pokolbin - Branxton


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.


Opening Hours: Friday - Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm

47 Wallis Creek Lane, Mulbring


Werakata National Park

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

Lomas Lane, Nulkaba


Australian Army Infantry Museum

Range Road, Singleton. PH: 02 6575 0257.

Brochure Express

. PH: 0427 404 009.

Buttai Barn

Lings Road, Buttai. PH: 0409 459 269.

East Cessnock Bowling Club

Cnr Neath and Victoria Street, Cessnock. PH: 02 4990 1444.

Grapemobile Bicycle Hire

307 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin . PH: 02 4998 7660 .

Handmade in the Hunter Markets

Kevin Sobels Wines, 5 Halls Road, Pokolbin. PH: 0434 722 808.

Hunter Valley Horses

Hunter Resort, Hermitage Road, Pokolbin. PH: 0431 337 367.

Hunter Valley Resort

Hermitage Road & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin. PH: 02 4998 7777.

Ogishi Craft Centre

540 Wilderness Road, Rothbury. PH: 02 4998 7979.

Red Zebra Babysitting & Childcare

. PH: 0419 411 636.

Richmond Vale Railway Museum

Leggetts Drive, Richmond Vale. PH: 02 4001 0197.