The gardens are open 7 days a week from 9 am – 5 pm
Christmas Lights Spectacular hours:
Daytime: 9am – 4pm
Evening: 5:30pm – 10pm
Closed Christmas Day the 25th of December
How to get Here
By Road: An easy 2-hour drive North of Sydney via the M1, turning off at the Cessnock/Vineyards Exit, following the signs through to Cessnock and then on to Pokolbin.
By Air: Newcastle Airport is a 50-minute drive from the Gardens.Enlarge Map
History of the Gardens
Hunter Valley Gardens was created by Bill Roche over a period of four years, with a dedicated team of over 40 landscape gardeners, architects, and engineers. The completion of the Gardens realised a long-held ambition to build a garden that would be enjoyed for many generations to come. A garden which would bring joy and excitement into many lives.