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Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

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Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

Don't miss a trip to Hunter Valley Gardens, where winding paths cut through acres of landscaped grounds, past plunging waterfalls, weeping willows and rose-tangled pergolas. The gardens are a 10-minute drive from the resort. Get up close and personal with the local wildlife at Hunter Valley Zoo, where you can feed the kangaroos, koalas and birds.

What's New

Hunter Valley has more than 150 wineries, restaurants, sweeping landscapes and mobs of Kangaroos. Just a 2 hour drive north of Sydney, The Hunter Valley is a fabulous holiday destination to make a getaway. Here's to the good life. The resort has recently opened a water park, the only one of its kind in the Hunter Valley.


Explore local attractions around the Hunter Valley without the hassle of driving. Taxis, private car services and buses transport you from our resort to local restaurants, wineries and shops. Our concierge is happy to help you make arrangements.

Must Do

Hunter Valley Visitor Centre, a few minutes' walk from our resort, connects you to winery and vineyard tastings, bicycle tours and more. Admire the exquisitely designed Hunter Valley gardens. Spot local wildlife at Hunter Valley Wildlife Park. Take a helicopter or balloon flights from Cessnock Aerodrome, next to the Visitor Centre and explore the Hunter from above.

Don't Go Home Without

Taking to the sky, hot-air balloons embody Hunter's spirit of romance and adventure. Admire the stunning vineyards from above. Touch down at the Vista Lounge where you can toast your flight with a flute of champagne. Explore the spectacular Hunter Valley Gardens located in the Brokenback Ranges. Discover the sensational display gardens spread across 60 acres.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Hunter Valley Gardens

2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2320

Nestled at the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges, in the heart of the Hunter vineyards, you will find the magnificent Hunter Valley Gardens - over 60 acres of spectacular international display gardens that will amaze you with sensational sights, colours, fragrances and adventures. Exploring over 8 kilometres of walking paths, visitors are able to experience each of the ten individual feature gardens with a range of statuary and superb feature gardens, all of a standard you won’t see elsewhere.

Hunter Valley Wildlife Park

138 Lomas Lane,, Nulkaba, Cessnock, NSW 2325

Cuddle up to a koala, feed the kangaroos, pat a wombat or feel the scales of one of the many reptiles. Be sure to ask our Concierge for the scheduled feeding times. Recent renovations and expansion to the Zoo has now made it one of the best family experiences in the Hunter region and just a short drive from the Resort this is not to be missed.

Beyond Ballooning

A hot air balloon ride in the Hunter Valley with Beyond Ballooning is a truly memorable occasion as your float above Australia’s oldest wine growing region. Experience a bucket list moment floating over rolling vineyards and bushland while framed by a magical sunrise. Beyond Ballooning collect and drop off their guests at the resort entrance and most of their packages include buffet breakfast at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Water Park

430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale, NSW 2325

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, is proud to introduce our Water Park, a highlight feature of the resort. Situated next to the main resort pool, the Water Park is the only heated Splash Park in the Hunter Valley extending our commitment as a family-friendly resort. Opened by Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley owner Dr Jerry Schwartz and his family in a ribbon-cutting event in February 2021, the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Water Park is now open to guests of the hotel. Hours of fun for the whole family.