Hunter Valley Gardens are once again providing family entertainment during the school holidays with their annual Mega Creatures display, with an added Mega Creatures Night Safari to be held this year from 27th March – 25th April.
Only a two-hour drive from Sydney, Hunter Valley Gardens is the perfect holiday destination for the whole family. This year, you will want to make the drive for their all-new Mega Creatures Night Safari, with never-before-seen animatronic animals and displays.
The Night Safari is more thrilling and eerie than any previous exhibition. After the sun goes down, the pre-historic beasts come to life through special effect lighting, sound effects and movement. The lighting and night-time calls of the dinosaurs will have you jumping out of your skin!
This year there’s also dragons, an erupting 3-metre-high volcano that lights up the night and for all the arachnophobes, there’s a walk-through spider tunnel to test your nerves. There will also be a walking dinosaur roaring and roaming the grounds from 6:30pm – 9:30pm.
The Mega Creatures displays act as a time capsule that will transport you to different eras, each one different and exciting. Interact with a flying Pterosaur, a 16 metre long animatronic Brachiosaurus, a terrifying T-Rex, and visit a dinosaur nursery full of baby dinosaurs. For a cooler adventure, go back in time to the Ice Age through arctic displays of icebergs, 3 metre tall Woolly Mammoths and Saber-Toothed Tigers.
For those visiting during the day, there are over 20 new additions including an Archaeological dinosaur fossil dig to search for lost dinosaur bones and a secret dinosaur egg hunt, with a new egg hidden each day within the Gardens. The walking dinosaur will also make an appearance between 10.30am – 2.30pm.
To bring even more life to each display, download the Trail App to discover fun dinosaur facts and take part in photo challenges and quizzes during the day. At night, the Trail App guides you through an eerie landscape that will have you nervously wondering what is lurking around the next bend in the path or behind the tree.
While visiting the gardens, families can also enjoy a number of amusement rides, such as a 25 metre high Ferris Wheel that offers views of the gardens, a Carousel, Teacup ride and Swing Chair, all for $5 per ride. Over the Easter period, the Easter bunny will also be making an appearance between 10am – 2pm, 2nd– 5th April and each child will receive an Easter chocolate gift.
Mega Creatures will be open every day from 9am – 4:30pm, then 6pm – 10:30pm for the Night Safari from 27th March – 25th April.
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SOURCE: Hunter Valley Gardens