Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ
  1. Any tips for visiting the Hunter Valley?
  2. What times are reception open?
  3. Is there somewhere to eat close by?
  4. Do you offer Accor Plus dining discounts?
  5. How do I stay up to date with the best Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens accommodation and event offers?
  6. What activities are there in the area?
  7. What is the best time of year to visit the area?


1.   Any tips for visiting the Hunter Valley?
 

Located just two hours north of Sydney and an hour from Newcastle, the Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine growing region. We recommend booking your accommodation, restaurants, and activities in advance to avoid disappointment.

  
2.   What times are reception open?
 

Reception is open daily from 7:00am to 10:00pm. You will find a selection of brochures detailing tours, attractions, wineries, and activities at reception or speak to our friendly staff for further local knowledge.

  
3.   Is there somewhere to eat close by?
 

Our onsite restaurant éléments is open seven nights for a-la-carte dinner. The title éléments is derived from the natural elements of fire, water and soil, components that resonate with the Hunter Valley region and are reflected in the entire restaurant experience. These basic elements and quality produce are transformed by our Executive Chef Michael Watson who has created a menu with an elements base, influenced by the flavours of France and Italy.

Try our éléments signature dish, duck confit!

Dinner: 5:30pm – 9:00pm. Book your table online now

  
4.   Do you offer Accor Plus dining discounts?
 

We have a range of discount levels available to Accor Plus Members, please identify yourself as a Member when entering the Restaurant to ensure the discounts are explained to you.

  
5.   How do I stay up to date with the best Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens accommodation and event offers?
 

All our current specials and event offers are listed on our website.

  
6.   What activities are there in the area?
 

Hunter Valley Gardens is a beautiful, nature based, experience for local, national, and international visitors. Explore eight kilometers of walking paths winding through 14 hectares of gardens consisting of over 6000 trees, 600,000 shrubs and over 1 million ground cover plants, plus waterfalls, statues, murals and much more. The ten individually themed gardens showcase the artistry of gardens around the world and use both native and exotic varieties of plants. Hunter Valley Gardens is open daily from 9am – 5pm.

Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village is a unique collection of bespoke shops ideally located just outside the entrance to Hunter Valley Gardens. You can visit over 20 unique specialty shops, cafés, and restaurants. For your convenience you will also find a general store and pharmacy where you can pick up those last-minute items.

Hunter Valley Semillon is widely considered the iconic wine of the region, but the Hunter also produces wine from a variety of grapes including Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Verdelho. A visit to one of the many cellar doors is a must when in the Hunter Valley.

Admire the Hunter Valley from new heights with a sunrise Hot Air Balloon flight. Breeze through the sky and take in the spectacular vineyard views.

With beautifully designed golf courses surrounded by rolling vineyards and spectacular mountain ranges, the Hunter Valley is one of the best golfing destinations in the world. Get into the swing of things at the three quality golf courses, all located only minutes from Harrigan’s Hunter Valley. For the less serious golfer, Hunter Valley Aqua Golf is the ideal venue to try and hit a golf ball for the first time. Many players enjoy the relaxed and picturesque setting whilst others are competing with their friends and family to see who can win a prize.

Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Adventures allow visitors to the area, the chance to ride the unique Molly Morgan Range and experience the spectacular views of the Hunter Valley. Riding is available every day for the inexperienced (the beginner) and the experienced rider.

  
7.   What is the best time of year to visit the area?
 

Every season brings something different to the Hunter Valley. No matter when you visit, you will create special memories full of unique and authentic experience.

  
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