Of course, wineries are probably the main thing the Hunter Valley is known for, too many to count. There are half a dozen other wineries within 5 minutes of Honey Wines Australia in Broke so be sure to check them out too if you’re also interested in grape wine. Have I missed any?

  • 1813
  • Whispering Brook
  • Margan Wines
  • Running Horse Wines
  • Echo Hill Wines

Some wineries from a little further away offer bookable experiences, you can check them out.

Audrey Wilkinson Picnic Among the Vines Winery Tour – Self Guided

Vat 1 Semillon Vertical Wine Tasting Experience at Tyrrell’s Wines

The Brokenwood Journey – Behind the Scenes Wine Experience


There are several hot air balloon companies and even helicopter rides running. Hot air ballooning will usually take off in the Pokolbin area very early in the morning before dawn. If you’re able to wake up early enough and get a clear day it is amazing. Check out Balloon Aloft.

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Horse Riding

This one gets left off most lists I see of things to do in the Hunter Valley but it can be fun to try especially if you have never been on a horse before. Otherwise, there are also carriage rides, I often see the horse and carriage going along Broke Road between Broke and Pokolbin.

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Hunter Valley Gardens

The Hunter Valley Gardens are probably the most famous tourist attraction in the area. Flowers aren’t really of interest to me but if you like that sort of thing it’s worth checking out at least once.

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Alpacas Feeding Experience

Starline Alpacas in Broke have bookable alpaca feeding sessions. They even offer weddings on the site with a function centre.

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The Hunter Valley is a popular destination for famous international musicians to perform on stage. Most often at Hope Estate which has a massive stage and can fit thousands of people in the outdoor area.

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Hunter Valley Wildlife Park

Designed for education and conservation purposes, the Hunter Valley Wildlife Park showcases Aussie favourites such as Koalas, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Wombats and Tasmanian Devils alongside Lions, Alligators, Lizard, Reptiles, Birds and even Monkeys, Macaws and Capybaras. Get up close and personal hand-feeding kangaroos and farmyard animals or drop in on one of the animal keeper talks as you stroll around the wildlife park.