Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney
Hunter Valley Wine Tours from Sydney
All wineries and restaurants in the Hunter Valley require proof of double vaccination against COVID-19 prior to entry.
COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement needs to be sighted before you board our tour vehicle.
Experience an unforgettable wine tasting tour to the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region
Want to spend an amazing day in the Hunter Valley enjoying wine tastings, a cheese sampling, optional cafe lunch and chocolate shop visit? Read on! We specialise in providing some of the best Hunter Valley Wine Tours with daily departures from Sydney as well as personalised private and hens tours.
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Full Day Tour | Departs Every Day
$145 per person
NO HIDDEN CHARGES
All wine tasting charges are included in our tour price.
Small group personal wine tour
Enjoy a small group personal wine tour experience from Sydney to the Hunter Valley, just over 2 hours drive from Sydney, with one of our friendly and knowledgable driver/guides. Maximum 14 or 17 per tour.
Courtesy pick up & return to Sydney hotels and convenient locations
Complimentary pick ups are available from several hotels and convenient city meeting points in Sydney CBD and surrounding suburbs such as Bondi Junction, Kings Cross/Potts Point, Darling Harbour, North Sydney etc. Pick ups commence from 6:45am to 7:30am. The tour departs Sydney around 7:30am and return around 6:00-6:30pm. Click here for our pick list pick up points.
Wine tastings at leading Hunter wineries
On our flexible tour itinerary from Sydney you will visit a mixed selection of 4 different wineries/cellar doors ranging from smaller boutique style and family owned vineyards and cellar doors to the larger commercial wine producers, including a visit to either a liqueur tasting at the Kiss of Fires outlet or a tasting at a fouth winery. You will sample approximately 5-8 wines at each winery/cellar door.
Wine & cheese tasting at the Hermitage Cellars included
You will enjoy a wine and cheese tasting at one of the cellar doors visited, the Hermitage Road Cellars at the Hunter Resort. We have an on-board fridge on our buses to keep any cheese purchases cool.
Stop for lunch at '4 Pines at The Farm' at the Hunter Resort
We stop for lunch at the new 4 Pines at The Farm at the Hunter Resort. Enjoy a main course with your choice of a glass of wine or pony of beer for $30 per person, or you are welcome to purchase your own lunch at the cafe. Check out the tour cafe lunch menu here.
4 Pines Brewing Company - Craft beers available
4 Pines at The Farm is an exciting new venture where the 4 Pines Brewing Team have teamed up with the Hunter Resort and opened a Tap Room in a new purpose built venue at the Hunter Resort. The Tap Room boasts 12 taps diplaying the 4 Pines Core Range of beers plus their Keeler Door Favourites. Choose your brew – lagers, ales, stout, cider, ginger beers, special brews and more!
Optional beers at your own expense.
A visit to one of the Hunter Valley Chocolate Shop outlets
Enjoy an afternoon visit to one of the popular Hunter Chocolate Shop outlets with free time to browse and purchase if you wish.
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Normal tour price is $155 per person BUT book direct online and save:
$145 per person and $30 lunch is optional.
NOTE: The normal tour price of $145 per person applies on all public holidays, long weekends and the Christmas-New Year peak period*.
Plus optional cafe lunch available for $25 per person.
All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD$)
* The internet special rate does not apply on public holidays, long weekends and periods of peak demand e.g. Australia Day, Easter weekend, Queen’s Birthday weekend and the Christmas-New Year period 2021-2022 . Check the calendar for prices for your preferred tour date.
NOTE: The normal tour price of $155 per person applies on all public holidays, long weekends and the Christmas-New Year peak period*.
Plus optional cafe lunch available for $30 per person.
All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD$)
Please Note: Itinerary and timings may change or vary without notice.
For further information about this tour, click on the + icon to right of each heading below.
SEE FULL ITINERARY
6:45 – 7:30am – We will pick you up to join the tour from your city location See pick up points here
8:45 am – Stop at Oliver’s Café en route to the Hunter for a comfort stop, stretch of the legs and time to purchase your morning wake-up coffee before you start your days wine tasting!
10:15 am – 3:30 pm
- Visit a selection of 4 different Hunter Valley wineries / cellar doors:
- Hermitage Cellar Door for wine and cheese tasting and our lunch event
- And a final temptation – a chocolate shop visit in the gardens village
- Enjoy lunch at the Hunter Resort’s Matilda Bay Brewhouse Cafe. Select the group tour cafe lunch option for $25pp or purchase your own lunch at the cafe
- Beer tasting available at your expense during our lunch break
3:30 pm – We depart the Hunter Valley for Sydney arriving back around 6:15 – 6:30 pm.
LUNCH OPTIONS PLUS MORE AND MORE!
We stop for lunch at the 4 Pines Cafe at the Hunter Valley Resort. Select the great value tour cafe lunch cafe option for $30 per person. Enjoy your choice of Gourmet Pizza and a fresh garden salad on the side – the Chef’s speciality which includes your choice of a glass of wine or beer.
Alternatively, you are welcome to purchase your own lunch on the day. Purchase your selection from the blackboard cafe menu.
Note: during periods of peak demand e.g. long weekends, public holidays and the Christmas-New Year period etc, the Hunter Resort is an extremely popular venue. To avoid wait times and a guaranteed reserved table, we strongly recommend doing the tour group lunch option above.
Spend enough time at the Hunter Resort to experience their unique beer tasting paddle with accompanying tasting notes for up to 12 beers – at your expense. Or if you prefer, wander next door to the Hermitage Road Cellars to continue some more wine tasting. Nowhere in the Hunter can you try so many wines all under the one roof! An exclusive range of premium wines from small Hunter Valley winemakers – including Helé Family, Lisa McGuigan, David Hook, Andrew Thomas, Andrew Margan, Polin & Polin, Stormy Ridge, Crisford Family – just to mention a few…
Note: NO BYO lunch permitted.
Your Guide and Transport
You will be picked up by one of our professional driver/guides from convenient central Sydney locations/landmarks or your Sydney accommodation. Check out our list of pick up points from Sydney. Your knowledgeable driver knows the wineries and wines of the regions enhancing your experience as you tour the beautiful Hunter Valley.
Frequently Asked Questions about our Hunter Wine Tours
What is the duration of this tour?
The tour from Sydney is a full day tour departing the CBD around 7:20-7:30am and returning in the evening around 6:00-6:30pm. Note: Pick ups for the tour commence at 6:45am from Bondi Junction, Kings Cross/Potts Point, the Central Station area, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, North Sydney, Chatswood, Gordon and Wahroonga. Check your booking confirmation for your pick pu time time and arrangements.
Is lunch included?
You can buy your own lunch OR add the tour cafe lunch. Enjoy a cafe lunch with a glass of wine or poney of beer at 4 Pines at the Farm for for $30 per person. Check out the lunch menu here. View the tour cafe lunch menu here
What wineries do we visit?
We select some of the best wineries available in the Hunter Valley. The selection varies from day to day, driver to driver. Wineries on our list of popular venues include McGuigan Wines, Tulloch Wines, the Hermitage Road Cellars, Blueberry Hill Wines, Lambloch Wines, Mistletoe Wines, Mount View Estate, Ben Ean, Macquariedale Organic Wines, Ridgeview Estate to name a few. If you want to visit a specific winery, please consider a private Hunter Valley wine tour
How many people can book?
You can book for just one person, or any number of people. For larger groups we can provide you with a quote for your private Hunter Valley wine tour. based on the number of people in your group. Our maximum size of group is 20 people.
How often does this tour depart?
Every day of the year, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Note – availability from November 2021 onwards will be based on demand as NSW opens up after lockdown. The tour will not be available 7 days per week. We’ll run on Saturdays and other days based demand. Contact us for more details of any enquiry you have.
PLEASE READ OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS
Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours Terms
Terms & Conditions Cancellation Policy:
1. Within 24 hours of tour date – 100% cancellation fee.
2. Within 48 hours of tour date – 50% cancellation fee.
3. Cancellations or changes to numbers must be received in writing / email as early as possible and no later than 48 hours before the tour date.
Small Groups (5 or more people):
For a person booking a group of people on a wine tour, you must advise us in advance us of any changes to your numbers going on the tour as the above cancellation policy conditions will apply. e.g. If you book for 5 people, you pay for 5 people, if you booking for 7 people, you pay for 7 people etc. unless you advise us of a change to your numbers in advance. We want to give you maximum flexibility for possible changes to your numbers but retain the right to sell any unwanted seats at least 7 days prior to the tour.
Payment is collected on the tour date by the driver / guide. You can choose to pay by cash, eftpos or credit card (Visa, MasterCard. No AMEX).
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What is included in your tour?
Full day tour from Sydney to the Hunter Valley and return
Travel & transport on an air-conditioned mini-coach
Pickup & drop-off from convenient designated meeting points
All wine tastings and a cheese sampling
Cafe lunch stop at the Matilda Bay Brewhouse Cafe
Visit one of the Chocolate Shops
Who goes on this tour
Friends & solo travellers for a fun day out
Women – hen’s, girls’ or mums’ day out
Couples – for anniversaries or date nights
Tourists and cruise ship visitors
Weekend holiday makers