What to do in hunter valley with kids?

What to do in hunter valley with kids?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/13/2019

Reading time: 3 mins

Skip out on the drinking and enjoy a day with the kids at Hunter Valley’s family-friendly attractions!

There is nothing better than a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city to venture into the wide-open spaces of Hunter Valley. With lush greenery and country fresh air, your troubles will melt away as you marvel at this stunning scenery. For most visitors, Hunter Valley is a paradise for wine lovers, with boutique cellar doors and world-famous wines aplenty. But what if you are travelling with kids? Sadly, these don’t have playgrounds and kids’ zones to distract the little monsters while you sip a delicious Chardonnay. But don’t despair as you are spoiled for choice when it comes to filling your itinerary. Here are the best activities that both you and your children will enjoy.

  • Hunter Valley Chocolate Company

    There is nothing else that kids adore more than sweets! Indulge both theirs and your own sweet tooth at the marvellous Hunter Valley Chocolate Company. the kids to indulge their sweet tooth at the next local gourmet factory, the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company. See the process of chocolate making first hand and get a chance to taste the finishing product. After finding out which chocolate is your favourite grab a take-home bag.

  • The Hunter River

    Spanning from Liverpool Range all the way to the Tasman Sea at Newcastle, the hunter river winds its way through the glorious wildlife. Hop on a cruise that takes you down this route and tries to spot the wildlife roaming along the banks.

  • Segway around the area

    Although defiantly an unusual activity, a Segway tour around Hunter Valley can be both informational and fun! Whizz along the areas, discovering the lush greenery and bushland while stopping off at the local shops. If you aren’t confident about the Segway, you can just get regular old bikes that let you do the exact same.

  • Hunter Valley Zoo

    See Hunter Valley’s native animals at their local Zoo. This family-owned zoo is although modest, big on excitement. With both local animals and even some international species, you and your kids can enjoy a special day amidst the wildlife. For a real treat why not join one of the feeding encounters with famous animals such as the kangaroos? Make sure to bring your camera to capture this once in a lifetime experience.

  • Take to the skies

    Drag the kids out of bed at the crack of dawn hit the skies. Hopping on a hot-air balloon ride of Hunter Valley. See the patchwork of fields and old vineyards as you soar high above the land, watching the sunrise cover the area in a glorious orange glow.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.