Monday, April 11, 2011

Kid friendly - Aqua Golf @ HV Gardens

Anyone looking for something to do to entertain the kids for a couple of hours should give the Aqua Golf at Hunter Valley Gardens a go. 
Aqua Golf at Hunter Valley Gardens
The thing that sets Aqua Golf apart from most golf driving ranges is that the balls are driven into a lake instead of a fairway. What kid (or big kid!) doesn’t like throwing or hitting something into a lake.
Teeing off at Aqua Golf
We took my family (Cam) there when they last all came up for a Hunter weekend. My then 8 yr old nephew and 3 yr old niece had a ball driving and sometimes throwing the balls into the water. Even the youngest nephew who was only crawling at the time had a ball scooting around chasing the balls rolling around on the ground.

The good thing about the Aqua Golf is that it is something the whole family can have a go at. My Dad is a keen golfer and he showed most of us up driving it right to the other side of the lake, and those of us who aren’t golfers all stepped up and had a few goes with mixed results.

Another feature of Aqua Golf is the floating targets that are scattered all over the lake which contain different prizes from food vouchers to entry tickets for the gardens. Luck as much as talent is needed to hit these targets so everyone has a chance to hit the jackpot.
Hit a target, get a prize!
For those who aren’t interested in the driving range there is an 18 hole Putt Putt course right beside the lake. The kids will have a ball and we see just as many adults playing putt putt as we do kids.
Putt Putt is another option at Aqua Golf
All this is set in the park at Hunter Valley Gardens which is perfect for a family picnic with tables, BBQ’s and a children’s playground along with all the café’s and shops of the Hunter Valley Gardens Village right next door.
BBQ Area looking out to playground & village
It seems a lot of people think the Hunter Valley is not a place for family weekends but there is more to do up here than just visit the amazing wineries.

At the time we visited Aqua Golf the cost was $7 per person including a bucket of 40 balls.
Aqua Golf
Aqua Golf
Cam & Mel of Hunter Valley Grapevine were paying attendees at Aqua Golf @ Hunter Valley Gardens

Aqua Golf
Hunter Valley Gardens
Broke Road, Pokolbin NSW
Tel: +61 (02) 4998 7896


  1. What a great idea. This place looks beautiful. I have always wanted to travel in this area and one day I will, so much to see and do.

  2. Thanks for your comment Jan, the Hunter certainly is a lovely spot, with plenty to do, feel free to get in touch should you come visit. -Mel.


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