Snow Time in the Garden
The annual winter wonderland in the Hunter Valley is back.
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If you're looking to really get into this cooler weather, a mini-break in the Hunter Valley should be high on the agenda. Not only is it the land of excellent vinos and top-notch dining options, it's also home to Australia's (and the Southern Hemisphere's) largest display garden — Hunter Valley Gardens. And, this winter, the gardens have been transformed into a snowy wonderland with its annual Snow Time in the Garden event.
Running until Sunday, July 21, Snow Time is where you can live out all your winter wonderland fantasies. 'Snow' will fall upon the gardens several times a day and, at the snow play zone, you can expect snowman building and snow angel making opportunities galore. You can also wander through an ice cave, take a spin on an ice rink and toboggan down a 40-metre ice course — all are included in the $34 ticket price.
The Gardens has also installed four carnival rides, including a 25-metre-high ferris wheel, flying swings, the Venetian carousel and a giant slide ($6 each or $15 unlimited ride pass). And, when all this snow time gives you a chill, head to the food truck area, where you can nab a range of wintertime eats and drinks to warm you up from the inside out.
Snow Time in the Garden is open daily from 10am–6pm until Sunday, July 21. Tickets can be purchased here.
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