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Hunter Region Botanic Gardens

2100 Pacific Hwy | Heatherbrae, Port Stephens, New South Wales NSW 2324, Australia
+61 2 4987 1655
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Gardens visit & morning tea

A group coach tour stopped off for a garden view and morning tea. There is much to see and the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Norman B
,
Forster, Australia
Tea garden cafe, won't go back.

Following a wander round the well laid out gardens I ordered a pot of tea and piece of apple pie at... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
DianeC380
,
Auckland, New Zealand
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The Hunter Region Botanic Gardens are the only Botanic Gardens in the Hunter Valley and provide a multipurpose destination venue that offers our visitors a peaceful and beautiful garden and bushland setting. There is a cafe and gift shop, nursery sales, guided tours, Children's Adventure Trail and facilities for weddings, conferences and other functions. The Gardens are also a centre for research, education and knowledge sharing on botanical matters for the Hunter Region.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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2100 Pacific Hwy | Heatherbrae, Port Stephens, New South Wales NSW 2324, Australia
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+61 2 4987 1655

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

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

Thank Norman B
Botanist1, General Manager at Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you for your review Norman B. More and more coach tours are including the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens in their itinerary and arranging a tour of our beautiful gardens followed by a relaxing lunch or coffee in our popular Kookaburra Cafe. We hope to...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Following a wander round the well laid out gardens I ordered a pot of tea and piece of apple pie at the cafe and sat at an outside table while I waited for my family. After 20 minutes I still hadn't received my order and...More

Thank DianeC380
Botanist1, General Manager at Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thank you for the feedback DianeC380. I'm very sorry you had such a long wait and will follow up with the volunteers concerned. As a not for profit community organisation we sometimes have difficulty in recruiting enough volunteers for our busy Cafe. Maybe numbers were...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

I drive past the gardens all the time and I always say I must go in there one day and have a look, so over the weekend I finally did. There is an onsite cafe that just has the basics, nothing flash, but the ladies...More

Thank iamsuey
Botanist1, General Manager at Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for your nice review iamsuey. It's always great to get such positive feedback from our visitors. As you are no doubt aware, the Gardens are managed and maintained by volunteers from the Hunter community without Government or Council funding to help with running...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

A nice way to spend a couple of hours enjoying some nice examples of Australian Flora. There is a great little tea house on site run by volunteers who serve great refreshments and some nice scones.

Thank LEE S
Botanist1, General Manager at Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for your review LEE S. We really appreciate your comments. Please call in to see us again soon.

Reviewed 4 July 2017

The volunteers have done a great job making this place beautiful and easy to visit. An easy couple of hours to meander without crowds. Love the succulent section and the orchids. Mozzies can be bad, but just come prepared.More

Thank 409islands
Botanist1, General Manager at Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you for your review 409islands. Our hard working volunteers love to get such positive feedback from our visitors. We're glad you had an enjoyable time at the Gardens. The Succulent garden and our Orchid houses are very popular and have some beautiful specimens on...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

We arrived in the morning in mid-April, on a dry day. The entry charge is $2 per person, which you give to the coffee-shop volunteer in exchange for a metal token that allows your car to exit the parking lot. Within a few minutes of...More

Thank ScienceTrip
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

About 20 years ago I been to the botanical gardens so I thought time to head over again (driving past it daily now) I was pleasantly suprised ...beautiful fountain and lovely pond with beautiful lillies. I definitely will be back. You pay 2 dollars pp...More

Thank Da_Dutchy_64
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Wow Had a lovely visit to the gardens today, saw some local wildlife and met the lovely staff. Food in the cafe was yum (scones great) coffee too Staff so friendly and full of knowledge about the gardens Will be back again soon Thanks

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 18 February 2017

A very hot day and thought, what a great place for a respite and a cool drink. MISTAKE!!! Once you get into the parking lot to maybe just go to the cafe,you are trapped. You cannot get out without paying for both the parking and...More

Thank Carnarvon50
Botanist1, General Manager at Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Thank you for your review Carnarvon50. Feedback from our visitors is always helpful. Just to clarify a few things. There isn't a separate parking and admission fee. The cost of entry is only $2 per person or there is the option of a $5 family...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017

Beautiful diverse gardens, staffed by extremely helpful and knowledgeable volunteers, these gardens are an absolute treasure trove of interesting things to see. We will most definitely be back !

Thank avalbusa1980
Botanist1, General Manager at Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you for your great review avalbusa1980. Our hard working volunteers really appreciate such positive feedback from our visitors. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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Rochelle C
5 December 2016|
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Response from Botanist1 | Property representative |
Hi Rochelle, Because of the advice we have received from the experts with a knowledge of local fauna we have strict rules regarding pets coming to the Gardens. We have been advised that dogs can disturb wildlife by their... More
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Carlen81
26 September 2016|
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Response from Botanist1 | Property representative |
Hi Carlen81, we have heaps of car parking spaces and only charge $4 per car. There is no entry fee but sometimes there is an admission charge for special events. We are a not for profit organisation managed and maintained... More
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