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Things to do in Hunter Valley in 2020

The Hunter Valley spoils for choice with plenty of fun-filled adventures.

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Hunter Valley, Australia

This lovely bit of true Australian countryside has established itself as a perfect place for a holiday, be it as a brief as a weekend or something extended.

With a wide range of activities to choose from, the Hunter Valley has something for everyone, from those hopeless adventurous types and thrillseekers to those seeking to just relax and take in the stunning scenery. There are sights and delicious food aplenty and of course the selection of some of the world's finest vineyards.


Top things to do

Wine tasting at the Hunter Valley’s best vineyards

No visit to the Hunter Valley would ever be complete without sampling the amazing, award-winning selection of wines that the area has to offer.

Treat your self to a day tours, departing from a local hotel or including transport from Sydney or Newcastle.

Discover 3-4 of the Hunter Valley’s best wineries, sampling their range with an experienced tour guide. They're for everyone from wine connoisseurs to enthusiasts, with a whole day or half-day options available.


Visit the Hunter Valley Gardens

These vast, immaculately-manicured gardens are the perfect place to spend an afternoon lazily wandering around in.

Located within the beating heart of the Hunter Valley, the Hunter Valley Gardens features all kinds of gorgeous greenery for the whole family to blissfully get lost in, from The Storybook Garden for the kids, to the traditional Oriental Garden and The Lakes Walk for couples to unwind in.

All spread over a whopping 60 acres, all of it stunning, all of it crying out to be explored. Be sure to assign a full day and even that won’t be enough time!

Hunter Valley Gardens and Hot Air Ballooning
Hunter Valley Gardens and Hot Air Ballooning

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Image: Hunter Valley Gardens


Hot air balloon ride

Why limit yourself to the ground? Begin your morning unlike any other, by observing the Hunter Valley from up above on a hot air balloon ride.

You’ll take in all the sights in the peace only found in this unique, intimate setting, suitable for smaller groups or those with a passion for what it’s like to be a bird. Touch down and enjoy a champagne breakfast with the team. This is aviation done in style, offering an unforgettable experience.

Hunter Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight
Hunter Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight

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Hot Air Ballooning Over The Hunter Valley with Breakfast
Hot Air Ballooning Over The Hunter Valley with Breakfast

RedBalloon

Hot Air Ballooning Over The Hunter Valley - For 2
Hot Air Ballooning Over The Hunter Valley - For 2

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Bring the kids and see the amazing animals at Hunter Valley Zoo

With a menagerie of exotic happy animals to see and barbecue facilities, Hunter Valley Zoo is an ideal place to spend a day that won’t break the budget (with free parking no less!).

Offering packages that allow you to meet some of the animals up close and personal, including marmosets, meerkats and emperor tamarin, guaranteeing a cuteness overload that’ll never be forgotten.

You’ll arrive, you’ll see animals from all four corners of the globe and you will spend the afternoon relaxing - the one-stop destination for families fond of furry friends.

Image: Hunter Valley Zoo


Have the ultimate skydiving experience

For thrill-seekers looking for a whole new way to check out the Hunter's vineyards this now is your chance. This is tandem-skydiving from 14,000ft that won’t break the bank.

You’ll first fly like a bullet and then float like a cloud, touching down back safe and sound on the ground with memories that will last a lifetime. Newcomers and veterans are welcome, get ready for the wicked rush of being air-borne. If this rush is too much for you, you can always opt to see things from above on a helicopter ride instead.

Tandem Skydive Over Hunter Valley - Up To 15,000ft - Weekend
Tandem Skydive Over Hunter Valley - Up To 15,000ft - Weekend

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Horseriding adventures for the whole family

Many of us urban-dwellers have seldom had the opportunity to ever be astride a horse.

The good people of Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Adventures offer a wide selection of horseriding packages to suit you and yours. There are trail rides and sunset rides to be had and there’s the freedom to customise your own ride for what best suits you, all of which has been considerately kept affordable to allow families to join in on the horse-filled fun.

This is a great way to experience the exquisite surroundings of the Hunter Valley and with all kids welcome too!

Brokenback Range Horse Trail Ride - 1 Hour
Brokenback Range Horse Trail Ride - 1 Hour

RedBalloon

Horse Trail RideBrokenback Range Hunter Valley
Horse Trail RideBrokenback Range Hunter Valley

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Horse Trail Ride For 2, 1 Hour - Brokenback Range, Hunter Valley
Horse Trail Ride For 2, 1 Hour - Brokenback Range, Hunter Valley

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Family friendly wine and wildlife tour

Ever wanted to get up close with some furry friends in beautiful natural surroundings, maybe even with a visit to a winery after? Look no further, this experience has you sorted.

Be picked up from Sydney and whisked away to the Walkabout Wildlife Park, where you will witness free-roaming kangaroos, wombats, emus, possums and Tasmanian devils. Then give your cuteness appreciation glands a cool down with an afternoon sampling some of the Hunter Valley’s best wines, as your guide educates you about each one.

This experience will broadly appeal to anyone, be they families or couples or anyone else!

Hunter Valley Wine and Cheese Tour with Lunch
Hunter Valley Wine and Cheese Tour with Lunch

RedBalloon

Hunter Valley: 2 or 3 Nights for Two People with Breakfast at Waterfall Springs Retreat
Hunter Valley: 2 or 3 Nights for Two People with Breakfast at Waterfall Springs Retreat

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Hunter Valley: 1-2 Nights for Two with Wine Tasting, Vineyard Tour and Option for Train Transfer at Hunter Valley Resort
Hunter Valley: 1-2 Nights for Two with Wine Tasting, Vineyard Tour and Option for Train Transfer at Hunter Valley Resort

Groupon


Sample the delicious local chocolate!

It’s a well-documented fact that everyone loves chocolate. Therefore it should come as no surprise that the Hunter Valley is a haven for chocolate-inclined visitors.

Pop in to Twenty-3 Twenty and witness the heavenly product being made before your very eyes. There’s something for every palate here, from chilli-infused and fruit-blended varieties, to the more basic (but no less awesome) kinds. With a shop catering to every occasion, they even have baskets to purchase for those bound for the nearby vineyards!

Come one, come all and experience the best chocolate the Hunter Valley has on offer.

Hunter Valley Private Tour with Wine, Chocolate and Cheese
Hunter Valley Private Tour with Wine, Chocolate and Cheese

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Hunter Valley Wine Cheese or Chocolate Tour in Small-Groups from Sydney
Hunter Valley Wine Cheese or Chocolate Tour in Small-Groups from Sydney

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All-Inclusive Chocolate and Winery Experience in Hunter Valley
All-Inclusive Chocolate and Winery Experience in Hunter Valley

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Hunter Valley deals

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Up to 20% off experiences for 2 + Extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates for experiences like tours, zoo and wildlife interactions, hot air balloon flights, skydiving and more. Destinations include Sydney, Hunter Valley, Melbourne, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $100 required. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 10% off winery tours + Extra $10 off with code

Available on select dates until March 2021 when you spend a minimum of $100. Destinations include Hunter Valley, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Hobart and Launceston. Applicable to new Klook members. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 30% off flying experiences

Valid on select dates and for experiences like hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flight, skydiving, flying lessons and more. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Great Ocean Road, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 7% off flying experiences + Extra 10% off with code

Available on select travel dates in Hunter Valley, Sydney, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Newcastle and more. Activities include Hot air balloon flight, skydiving, helicopter flights and more. Minimum spend of $100 applies. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Hunter Valley: Up to 26% off sunrise hot air balloon flight

Available until 8 March 2021 for a 1-hour flight. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 58% off Hunter Valley stay with wine tasting experience

Available for travel until 22 December 2020 at Hunter Valley Resort for 2. T&Cs apply.

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Australia skydive from $219 + free $20 merchandise voucher

Available on jumps from 7,500 ft to 15,000 ft. Destinations include Sydney, Hunter Valley, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australia hot air balloon experience from $259

Available on select 2020 dates in Hunter Valley, Alice Springs, Byron Bay, Cairns, Melbourne and more.

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Things to do in Hunter Valley from $30

Available on select dates and activities like hop on, hop off winery tour, scenic flight experience, hot air balloon flight and more.

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Up to $30 off things to do in Hunter Valley

Activities include hot air balloon experience, wine tours, helicopter flight experience, rally driving and more.

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Things to do in Hunter Valley from $30

Available on select dates and activities like hop on, hop off winery tour, scenic flight experience, hot air balloon flight and more.

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