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Hunter Valley Gardens

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Address: Broke Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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+61 2 4998 4000
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Lovely gardens but infrastructure needs a touch up

These are very well maintained gardens and definitely worth a visit, the oriental garden in particular was beautiful. However, things like statues, fountains, storybook... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Cessnock, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyable visit to the gardens as part of their Christmas lights display from November to end of January. Applicable to everyone from young to older people

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always go here when we are in the HV. The Christmas Shop is a must as well as the Garden Cellars - they had Vodka tasting on whilst we were there - I dare you to try the chilli!!! Also just discovered the Hunter Valley Liqueurs & Baerami Olives - we thought it was just about Olives - but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Hunter gardens is easily one of the best things to do in the Hunter (apart from tasting the wine of course) and possibly one of the best things to do in NSW. We wandered around the gardens for an easy three hours and could have psnet more. This is the largest private garden in Australia and the effort and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These are very well maintained gardens and definitely worth a visit, the oriental garden in particular was beautiful. However, things like statues, fountains, storybook characters, etc are looking a little sad and detract from the overall appeal.

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Rychnov nad Kneznou, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice lookouts on whole region with great vineyards. Lovely place for tasting some vines and there is sall chocolatery.

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place appears to be suffering from a Christmas hangover, still having many decorations up around the gardens. Recent heat seems to have harmed a lot of flowers but even still, more could be done to spruce it up. The border garden is under going a complete makeover by the looks of things so is just gardens of dirt. Gift... More 

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Pokolbin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village is a peaceful location for a day out - lunch at Dear Coffee was a great friendly experience with the best Italian coffee...then cruising around a great variety of shops even a chemist - one stand out was Wine Glass Gallery - colourful gallery with amazing products and friendly, helpful service a must see on... More 

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sydney
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large areas are faded and worn. Maybe it's the heat or time of year. And what's with the fake flowers and decorations? Admittedly gardens aren't really our thing but we didn't really get it.

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit if you are in the area and like plants. Next to the little village with many shops and restaurants.

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Thank Susan872
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the Hunter Valley Gardens to be a little underwhelming, especially after rave reviews from friends and family. There are some great features and things to see here but to be honest we found this a little bland. Staff seemed disinterested or a bit bored and not enthusiastic. We will return and give them another go.

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