Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is your best tip for the Hunter Valley?

Answer: Book early. Accommodation, restaurants, activities, wine tours etc - the Hunter Valley can get very busy, so the earlier you book whatever you want to do, the better.

Question: Are the wineries and cellar doors close to The Vintry?

Answer: Most of our guests will visit our neighbour, Audrey Wilkinson Wines, just a short walk away. Tulloch Wines, Cockfighters Ghost and McLeish Wine are a bike ride along De Beyers Road and just a short trip along McDonald's Road is Lindemans Bean Ean, Usher Tinkler and Gundong Estate to the right, and Pokolbin Estate, Tamburlaine, Brokenwood and Roche Estate to the left.

Question: What is there in the Hunter Valley for children?

Answer: There are a number of activities for children in the Hunter Valley. We have the Hunter Valley Gardens which offers a story book garden, as well as fish feeding throughout the day in their sunken garden. We have Aqua Golf and Putt Putt Golf at the Hunter Valley Gardens Village where there is also a kids playground. The Hunter Valley has plenty of local produce where you can enjoy cheese, chocolate & gelato tasting. For children that love animals, there is the Hunter Valley Zoo which has a number of native Australian animals on site as well as demonstration, feeding and petting times which is quite fun & interactive for children. Pony & Horse rides are also available in the area.

Question: What is at the Hunter Valley Gardens?

Answer: The Hunter Valley Gardens is the largest display gardens in Australia. There are 60 acres of gardens including 10 themed gardens & 8 kilometres of walking trails. There are over 6,000 trees, 35,000 rose bushes, 250,000 annuals, 600,000 shrubs and 1,000,000 ground covers. Ensure you allow yourself at least 2 hours if you wish to walk around the gardens, however there are also guided train tours available.

Question: What else is there to do in the Hunter Valley other than wine tasting?

Answer: If wine is not your thing, there are plenty of other alternatives to enjoy whilst in the Hunter Valley. We have a number of wonderful art galleries, gourmet foods, speciality shops & day spas in the area, as well as the Hunter Valley Gardens and world class golf courses. If you prefer beer or spirits over wine, we have a number of boutique breweries & distilleries to visit & sample. If you love to be in the air rather than on solid ground, there are also a number of aerial adventure activities to indulge in including hot air ballooning, helicopter joy flights & even skydiving!

Question: How do I keep on top of Hunter Valley events, concerts and accommodation offers from The Vintry?

Answer: We are all about sharing the great food, wine and hospitality of the Hunter Valley. The latest news is via Twitter and Facebook, with videos on Youtube and of course keep in touch with The Vintry Blog. Or subscribe to our VIP Mailing list by clicking here for exclusive deals, offers and upcoming event information.

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