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Night Glow at Hunter Valley

Back again! The stunning Roche Estate, in much-loved wine country, will host the second ever Hunter Valley Night Glow on Saturday 13th April 2019. Kicking off with a family-friendly night market offering up the Hunters best food, wine and handmade crafts, along with live musical performances to entertain everyone.

The festivities will also include roving performances, face painting and jumping castles to keep the kids entertained. The event is all about lighting up the night – encouraging funky glow-in-the-dark attire, glasses, headbands and anything else bright and sparkly you wanna bring along, not to mention, glow items will be available for purchase throughout the night, so everyone can ‘get their glow on’.

There will also be various hot air balloons on display throughout the night, including the massive Roche Estate Balloon (the biggest passenger balloon in Australia) as well as special-shaped balloons, sure to impress!

The main event will be the spectacular balloon Night Glow which sees all the hot air balloons inflated and tethered in the Roche Estate vineyards. The Night Glow will be specifically timed to music, coupled with a not-to-be-missed spectacular fireworks display for what is sure to be a wonderful family night.

Hunter Valley Night Glow from Balloon Aloft on Vimeo.


Event Schedule

Festivities begin at 5pm (gates open at 4pm) and run through until 9pm. So be sure to arrive early and get yourself in prime position!

From 5pm – Balloon Display

  • From 5pm special shape balloons including the Nudie and Heart Shape Balloon and watch the fun-mini balloon display overhead.

5pm–7:45pm - Walk through the semi-inflated balloon

  • Take a walk through the semi-inflated balloon and learn how a balloon operates (+ capitalise on the Insta opportunity this experience presents).

5pm-8pm – Face painting, jumping castles and night glow merchandise stall

  • The kids will be entertained with face painting and jumping castles available on the night. And be sure to stop by the Night Glow Merchandise Stall to grab a glow in the dark hoodie, LED glasses, headbands and much more. NOTE: Major prizes are up for grabs on the night for the best glow in the dark outfits.

5pm – 9pm – Food and wine night markets

  • Wine country sure knows how to come up with the goods, especially when it involves street food. Bring along ya picnic rug and enjoy dinner under the stars and taste some local wines at the markets or purchase wine at the on-site cellar doors.

8:00pm – Hunter Valley Night Glow

  • Make sure you’re seated (and have a prime spot) to enjoy the spectacular balloon night glow which starts at 8:00pm, as the tethered balloons light up the night sky in a choreographed performance. 

Fireworks Finale

  • A fireworks display over Roche Estate provides an exciting finale to the Hunter Valley Night Glow.


Where to stay?

Take the stress out of your fabulous Night Glow weekend by booking your stay with YHA! Hunter Valley YHA is only a short 10-minute drive up the road! Perfect? We think so!

    Hunter Valley YHA
    From $34 per night
    Hunter Valley YHA
    Escape to the Hunter Valley, the heart of NSW's wine industry. Close to Pokolbin, this YHA is the perfect place to bicycle between the vineyards.
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