SKYWHALE will return to the Hunter tonight as part of the Hunter Valley Night Glow in Pokolbin.
The Patricia Piccinini work, which is 34 metres long and 23 metres high, has visited the region before, but will soar among several other unique balloons to inflate over the vineyards.
More than 7000 people attended the first Night Glow in September 2017, with patrons urged to enjoy dinner under the stars before the balloons light up about 8pm to choreographed music.
Skywhale has visited the region before, but unexpected winds dogged its 2014 debut over Civic Park with a four-hour delay.
Hunter Valley Night Glow begins from 5pm and the event ends about 9pm at Roche Estate.
Tickets start from $25 for adults and $16 for children if purchased online.