Located in Broke Road not far from Cessnock are these beautiful themed gardens.
Over 60 acres of garden and 8kms of walking tracks, this is one very beautiful garden well worth a visit for anybody!
There are 10 different themed gardens to be viewed
Different themes are: Rose garden, Indian Mosaic tea garden, Border garden, Sunken garden, Chinese garden, Italian Grotto, Oriental garden, Lake Garden, Avenue and Storybook garden.
I don't know what part was my favorite, it all was VERY GOOD. We were there when not many flowers were out, I should thing Spring, when they hold the Festival of Flowers would be the best.
There is Chapel here also, what a wonderful place to be married, and what photos you would have!
ADMISSION IN 2010 IS .....
Adults $22.50 Children 4 - 15 yrs...$12
Open.....7days From 9 - 5pm
Open during the Christmas Lights Spectacular
9.00am - 4.00pm - Monday - Sunday
Christmas Lights Hours 6.30pm - 10.00pm ...Monday - Sunday
Motorised Buggy Tours are available at $13.00 per person which covers a 25-minute continuous circuit with a full commentary, an interesting and informative way to cover the full circuit of the Gardens if you are a little incapacitated.
A 2 hour drive North of Sydney via the F3 freeway, turning off at the Cessnock/Vineyards Exit, following the signs through to Cessnock and then on to Pokolbin
Follow Cessnock road from Maitland to Cessnock, then follow the signs.
Continuing our car journey through Morpeth and Largs towards Paterson, we came across the small village of Woodville.
Nothing much here other than roadside stalls selling vegetables and a lovely church named All Saints.
It is located in the centre of Woodville, a beautifully restored stone church built from rubble stone in 1863-64. I didn't get inside, maybe you can see inside this Gothic Revival Church with its stunning arched and leadlight windows.
James Leslie ("Les") Darcy (31 October 1895 – 24 May 1917) was a well known Australian boxer. He was a middleweight, but held the Australian Heavyweight Championship title at the same time.
He was born in the Maitland area, and was widely considered to be the best boxer ever from Australia, and one of the greatest middleweights of all-time. He started boxing as an amateur at age fifteen and quickly turned professional. He won his first sixteen fights.
As Australian world middleweight champ, Darcy defeated the top visiting Americans.
His opponents are said to have admired his courage, stamina, and punching power, and now he is remembered with a statue of him in KING EDWARD PARK
Les Darcy, The Legend brochure is available from the Maitland Visitor Information Centre or can be downloaded from the www.maitlandhuntervalley.com.au website by clicking on the “Latest News” link on the contents column.
1 Ken Tubman drive, Maitland, 2320, Australia
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Cnr New England Highway and Dwyer St.,, PO Box 412,, Maitland, 2320, Australia
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325 Pywells Rd, Luskintyre, Maitland, 2321, Australia
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50 Melbourne Street, Maitland, NSW, 2322, au
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New England Highway & Dwyer Street, Maitland, NSW,
279 New England Highway, Rutherford, Maitland, 2320, Australia
It`s situated in an old historic building that is newly renovated... inside there is a coffee sitting area with sofas and seating... to the right there is the more formal area for lunch and dinner (only open Friday Saturday nights for dinner) there is a conference room or private lunch room and out the back there is seating for outside dining.eating with sails to cover you,, great in summer....
Favorite Dish: The food is great... lunch specials,, the caesar toasted wrap is yummo.. focacia breads...sandwiches,, hot meals.. great coffee.. great menu... staff very helpul and able to edit the menu to suit your tastes.
The cakes,, OMG.. all made on the premises,,, carrot and macadamia (and I hate carrot cake but this one was delicious - tasted my friends) choc mud cake (white choc and regular... to DIE FOR) lemon pie, old fashioned gramma pie,, mars bar cheesecake (bought another piece to take home of that) apple pie and a HUGE load of gluten free products that actually taste great!!!! You would never know the difference,,, the list goes on and on here..............
The dinner menu is AMAZING and by the end of our stay I had tasted most of that menu
and honestly could not fault one dish,, the chef even came out to see us.
As for the service,, our waiter `Marcus` I could have taken him home !! Just brilliant and super funny too.