Hunter Valley Gardens

Hunter Valley

This sizeable garden, beloved of coach parties to give them a break from the shiraz, is an impressive fairy tale of mazes and floral displays fronted by a complex of shops. Popular annual events include Snow Time in July and the Christmas Lights Spectacular.

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2. Roche Estate

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4. Tamburlaine

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5. Tower Estate

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6. First Creek Wines

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7. Pepper Tree Wines

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8. Tyrrell’s Wines

1.31 MILES

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