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  • Quentin Von Essen

Retail Bliss in the Hunter Valley!

The Hunter Valley is renowned not only for its world-class wines and breathtaking landscapes but also for offering a unique and delightful shopping experience that showcases the region’s diverse culture and creativity.


Whether you are looking for that special memento, a small gift for friends and family, or simply looking for a shopping experience that is nothing short of enchanting, the region’s shopping scene is a delightful mix of local markets, specialty stores, galleries, homeware stores, artisanal crafts, gourmet produce and locally crafted and bespoke wares that will fill your home, wardrobe, pantry and cater to the needs of every shopper.

Nestled amidst picturesque vineyards and en route to the gates of the world-famous gardens themselves, the one and only Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village offers a wonderful blend of shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences. This charming village is a haven for shopaholics, offering an array of specialty stores and boutique shops, from fashion, gifts and homewares to gourmet foods and dining options. Fashion enthusiasts will delight in the curated collections of local designers, while those seeking one-of-a-kind pieces will appreciate the handpicked selection of vintage and antique shops.

For those searching for that special gift, personal memento, wedding present or home decor, Daisy Lane Gifts, The Elephant Shop, and Byvonne are all treasure troves. Explore an array of unique, artisanal, handmade, or handpicked items that add a touch of personality to your living space. Discover exquisite candles and diffusers, ornamental glass, wine glasses, dinnerware, crystals, minerals, fossils, gemstone jewellery, decorative homewares, books, and personal care products.

Enter a world of elegance and style at fashion boutiques that include Southon Styles, The Australian Alpaca Barn and Wilson and Hunter to discover exclusive labels and the latest trends in clothing and accessories. Indulge in luxury fabrics, unique prints, and impeccable craftsmanship. Whether you're seeking a stunning ensemble for a special occasion or simply treating yourself, these stores cater to your fashion needs.

Indulge yourself with the abundance of local produce and gourmet treats available throughout the village. For award winning wines, gins, vodkas, and liqueurs, look no further than The Garden Cellars and Small Mouth Vodka, where you get to sample and savour the flavours of the region and take home a taste of the Hunter Valley to share with loved ones.

The village also boasts a range of specialty stores that cater to specific interests, such as the very unique Hunter Valley Christmas Shop, where it is Christmas every day of the year; KissOfire with its delicious range of handmade liqueurs; The British Lolly Shop with a massive range of imported English confectionary; Peppers Creek Antiques where you will find an exquisite array of spectacular jewellery, giftware and homewares collected from all corners of the world and Hunter Valley Toy Chest where you are guaranteed to find the perfect birthday or Christmas present and a fantastic range of items to inspire and educate all.

Take the time for a delicious coffee, breakfast, or lunch at any one of the popular eateries in the village, including Taste of the Country and Eden Grounds – both serving hearty country-sized meals. Alternatively, treat yourself to delicious French desserts, cakes, pastries, and savouries made from scratch at Gigi & Chix Bonbon French Patisserie.

For your everyday requirements, The Store Pokolbin offers all the essentials you would expect to find in a modern convenience store, as well as some unexpected treats that include a bakery, fresh produce, a deli counter, gourmet regional produce and general groceries to meet all your needs while in the Hunter.

After all that retail therapy, and for that special “you” moment, why not take some personal time to pamper yourself at Jolie Hair Makeup Beauty - a full-service salon for a cut, colour or hair styling or unwind with a pampering beauty treatment?

Finally, when you are all shopped out, take your partner, friends or family and test your skills at Hunter Valley Gardens Aqua Golf. Challenge the accuracy of your swing and try to land your ball in the floating targets and maybe win a prize. Plus, while you are there, enjoy a fun and competitive game of putt-putt on the 18-hole course.

What sets shopping at the Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village apart is not just the quality of the products but the overall ambience. The unhurried pace, the friendly faces of local shopkeepers, the quaint stores, the stunning surroundings, and the backdrop of lush greenery create an atmosphere that encourages exploration and appreciation. It’s so much more than a shopper's paradise; it’s an enchanting experience amidst the beauty of the Hunter Valley, with each store offering a unique experience, reflecting the region's distinct charm, and showcasing the talents of local artisans and creators.

Whether you are seeking unique gifts, distinctive fashion pieces, or a taste of local flavours, shopping in the Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village is an experience that will leave you with cherished memories and a bag full of treasures.