Mega Creatures are taking over Hunter Valley Gardens
Seems we’ve had an invasion of giant dinosaurs, dragons and other huge creepy crawlies in the Hunter Valley! Yes, that’s right, the Mega Creatures exhibition is back at the Hunter Valley Gardens kicking off from March 27, 2021.
This year not only can you explore the giant exhibitions through the day but there are special Night Safari sessions where you can check out Australia’s largest animatronic bugs, dinosaurs and dragons that light up at night.
Find out more about what to expect at the Mega Creatures event at the Hunter Valley Gardens below.
The ever popular dinosaurs are back this year but with a few new friends joining the ranks. Check out the all new life-like walking dinosaur and a HUGE 16m long animatronic Brachiosaurus.
Plus, all your favourites are back including the flying Pterosaur, a T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Spinosaurus and more! You might not know what these dinosaurs are but your dino loving kids will be all over it - all too ready to correct your mispronunciation of their names!
Keep your eyes peeled for some super cute baby dinosaurs in the dino nursery and some giant dinosaur skeletons.
There are also a couple of great little activities to keep the kids engaged along the way. Check out the archaeological dinosaur fossil dig. The kids will love sifting through sand searching for lost dino bones! And each day during the Mega Creatures by day session, a special dinosaur egg will be hidden somewhere in the garden. If you’re the lucky one to find it, you will receive a family pass to the Christmas Lights Spectacular and a dinosaur prize.
Check out the variety of dragons to be spied as you make your way around the Hunter Valley Gardens. Among many others, there is a 6m long winged dragon and two-headed dragon that will get your kids imaginations soaring.
And if giant dinosaurs and dragons aren’t enough there are more Mega Creatures to be amazed by including the gigantic spider-saurus, cicada, frogs, creepy crawlies and snails more throughout the Gardens.
Mega Creatures Trail App
Keep the family on track with the free, interactive Mega Creatures Trail app. Download the app Mobile Adventures, scan the QR code at Hunter Valley Gardens and follow along on the day, ticking off each task as you make your way around the Gardens. It’s like a Mega Creatures digital scavenger hunt, with activities and fun facts.
Mega Creatures Night Safari
For the first time you and the family can become night time explorers with the Mega Creatures Night Safari. As the sun sets some of the Mega Creatures will illuminate with speciality lighting installed just for the event, creating a thrilling new way to experience this popular family event. You will see the Brachiosaurus, T-Rex, Triceratops, Sabre Tooth Tiger, Mammoths and more in a whole new light.
Easter Amongst the Mega Creatures
The Mega Creatures event runs from March 27 to April 25, right through the Easter holidays so The Gardens have arranged for the Easter Bunny to make an appearance. Catch the Easter Bunny daily from April 2 - 5, with each child receiving an Easter egg too.
Food and Rides
Chasing Mega Creatures around the Hunter Valley Gardens is hard work so there will be food trucks to make sure no one gets to that hangry stage. Set up in the top events section of the grounds will be food trucks serving burgers, loaded fries, gelato, snacks and even coffee to keep those adults among us going too.
There will also be rides open throughout the event with the famous Hunter Valley ferris wheel operating, the giant swing, tea cup and carousel rides.
Mega Creatures will operate Saturday March 27 to Sunday April 25, 2021
There will be two entry sessions per day:
Mega Creatures by Day: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Mega Creatures Night Safari: 6.00pm – 10.30pm
Book your tickets today.
Win One of Four Family Passes to the Hunter Valley Gardens Mega Creatures Exhibition
For a chance to win one of four family passes to visit the Hunter Valley Gardens Mega Creatures exhibition, like the competition post on either HUNTERhunter Facebook or Instagram and tag another semi-responsible adult you would take along to the Gardens with you. Competition closes 4 April, 2021 at 5pm. The winner will be contacted via social media by 7 April 2020.
HUNTERhunter and Hunter Valley Gardens Mega Creatures Competition Terms and Conditions
1. The prize is a family pass entry to the Hunter Valley Gardens Mega Creatures exhibition. A family pass includes two  adult passes and two  childrens passes (4 - 15 years of age) which can be used on a Monday to Thursday between 7/4/21 and 23/4/21. There are four family passes to be won.
2. Competition closes 4/4/21 at 1700 hours.
3. To enter, Eligible Entrants must enter either via the HUNTERhunter Facebook or HUNTERhunter Instagram account by liking the competition post and tagging a friend. Multiple entries are allowed when different friends are tagged as a comment.
4. Entry is open to Australian residents aged over 18 years of age.
5. This is a Game of Chance.
6. The prize is non-redeemable for cash.
7. Prize will be emailed to the email address as supplied by the competition winner.
8. The prize draw will take place on Tuesday 6/4/21 at 10am. The winner will be contacted via Instagram within two  business days of the draw.
9. If the prize is unclaimed or un-awarded a prize re-draw will be conducted on Thursday 8/4/21.