Your guide will meet you at 7.45 am at your hotel and you will head north to explore Australia’s oldest wine region, on your very own private Hunter Valley tour.
Travel over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, locally known as the “Coast Hanger” as you head north out of the city. You can relax and admire the views as you pass through the stunning scenery of the Hawkesbury region. Take in the lovely water views as you cross over the the Brooklyn Bridge and pass by the town of Brooklyn. This region is famous for its Sydney Rock Oysters.
You will make a whistle stop morning tea break along the way, for that essential cup of coffee and refreshment break.
We arrive at your first boutique winery around 10.30 am. The winery staff will dazzle you with the finer points of the art of wine appreciation. You will learn how to look, smell, sip and identify the amazing tastes and differences of each wine and grape style.
All of the small exclusive wineries you visit, grow their own grapes, and the wines you try are produced on site. Many of the wines you will sample are medal award winners, and the vignerons are naturally proud to show off their produce.
Visit your second stunning winery and sample up to 10 different wines. The Hunter Valley is famous for its Shiraz and Semillon grape varieties so you will be sure to sample these two specialties. Between the sipping and spitting, make sure to keep an eye on the vineyards, for the odd wild kangaroo. They are well known for relaxing in the heat of the day among the vines.
As all wine connoisseurs know, if there is one thing that complements wine to perfection, it must be fromage. The Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop is a famous local institution packed to the brim with cheeses of every variety, as well as a wide selection of gourmet delights. You will try a selection of locally made cheeses and learn the finer points of cheese from a dedicated cheese expert.
Choose from a selection of classic café dishes as you settle in for a lunch. Perhaps enjoy a bottle of that special wine that you’ve just bought direct from the Wine Cellar Door while you enjoy your meal. Take a stroll around the delightful Hunter Valley Village and taste the locally made chocolates at the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company.
After lunch it is time to visit the third winery of the day. Each of the charming boutique wineries you visit are very different and specially chosen to give you an intimate experience, away from the large commercial wineries. Take the chance to wander among the vines, so that you can and be sure to get that perfect photo!
Sit back and relax on your journey back to Sydney. Your guide will have you back at your hotel before 6pm.
Private full-day tour to the Hunter Valley, from Sydney
Learn about the Wines and Wine Making of this premium grape growing region
Visit up to 3 charming boutique wineries
Multiple tastings of different wines at each winery
Watch out for wild Kangaroos among the vines
Stop for lunch in the Hunter Valley Gardens Resort
Hear informative commentary from the professional guide
Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned private vehicle
- Trip Name: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Private Tour
- Trip Code: TL-35-221
- Country: Australia
- Type: Private Tour, Day Tour
- Activities: Wine Tasting, Sightseeing Tours
- Starting Point: Pick up from your city hotel or other central location
- Ending Point: Drop off at your city hotel or other central location
- Multi-Language Guide: English , French , German , Chinese , Japanese , Korean , Italian , Hindi
What to expect ?
Explore Australia's oldest wine region, the beautiful Hunter Valley, on your own private day trip from Sydney with your own personal local expert guide. Sample some of the region's best wines, cheeses and chocolates and learn about wine making from the passionate and inspiring local wine makers. Soak up the beautiful scenery of lush hills and spectacular views as you indulge in a delicious gourmet lunch at a local Hunter Valley restaurant or cafe.
Visit Australia's oldest wine region, the beautiful Hunter Valley, and sample some of the region's best wines, cheeses and chocolates. Learn about the history and making of wine from the passionate and inspiring local wine makers.
- Private Vehicle and Guide
- Expert Commentary
- All transfers to and from your hotel
- Bottled Water
- Cafe Lunch
- Wine Tasting
- Cheese Tasting
- Chocolate Samples
This is your own private tour and if there is a special winery you particularly wish to visit, we can certainly arrange this. Some wineries may charge an additional tasting fee. There are several Micro Breweries in the Hunter Valley if you would like to visit to one of these instead of the third winery.
If you are travelling with children in your group, perhaps you might like to take a delightful stroll through the spectacular Hunter Valley Gardens! With over 8km of walking paths, and 10 feature gardens which will amaze and surprise. Enjoy the Sunken Garden, the Storybook Garden and the Indian Mosaic Garden to name just a few. This is an extra $30 adults and $20 children.
We also offer an exciting opportunity to meet a koala and pet a Kangaroo as you wander the authentic bush setting at Walkabout Wildlife Park on the way to the Hunter Valley. Enjoy morning tea at the Visitor Centre with the friendliest kangaroos in Australia and have a photo with Happy Feet the emu, plus visit their other Aussie animal friends – dingoes, wombats, Tassie Devils, tiger quolls and lots more. This is an extra $18 per person.
All transfers are included in your tour. You will be picked up and dropped from your city hotel or another central location within 10 km of the Sydney city centre.