Hunter Valley Wine Tour Itinerary
Experience a full day in the Hunter Valley Region, enjoying great food and amazing wines which will excite your taste buds. Set in the rolling green hills which surround the Hunter River, the Hunter Valley is home to more than 120 wineries. This Hunter Valley Wine Tour not only gives you the opportunity to experience some of Australia's best wines, but also feast on some of the regions finest local produce. Our Hunter Valley Tour is excellent value for money at only $99
Start the day at Draytons Winery, for some your first of many wine samples with our wine tasting at the cellar door. The Drayton's are one of the Hunter Valley's pioneering winemaking families. It is one of the few companies in the region that is family owned and operated. Here you may choose to purchase some of their fine foods for morning tea (at your own expense).
Next it's on to Hope Estate, who's founder Michael Hope describes himself as "just a country boy from Young". Here you will be able to sample some great Aussie wines. You will have the opportunity to purchase a beer tasting paddle for a further $8. This is followed by a wood-fired pizza lunch (included). We visit one further boutique winery after lunch for some further tastings.
Enjoy some free time in the Hunter Valley Village, where you can explore the local shops and galleries. On offer is a range of boutique shops to delight your taste buds. Take part in some chocolate tasting at the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company, pair some wine and cheese or treat yourself with some goodies from the British Lolly shop or the cookie store. Take the opportunity to sample the local produce and hear stories from the locals about the early settler history, as well as taking in some of the historical architecture before returning to Sydney.
Fancy spending some extra time to explore the regions fine wines? Upgrade your tour with one or two nights at the YHA right in the heart of the region. The hostel is equipped with pool, outdoor BBQ area, wood-fire pizza oven and it even grows its own grapes. Upgrade your tour to a 2 Day, 1 Night tour for an additional $70 and to a 3 Day / 2 Night tour for an additional $116.
** Please note that this tour is for passengers aged 16yrs and over **
Departs: Daily 7am
Concludes: Approx 7pm
Experienced Guide, 3 Wineries (including tastings), Winery Lunch with glass of wine, Inner City pick up / drop off
Upgrade Add 1 Night at the YHA (Dorm Accommodation) for additional $70
Upgrade Add 2 Nights at the YHA (Dorm Accommodation) for additional $116
Pick up Locations
Sydney Harbour Marriot (30 Pitt Street, Sydney Harbour) 7.20am
Base Backpackers (477 Kent Street, Sydney) 7.45am
Kings Cross (Corner Macleay & Orwell Streets, Kings Cross) 7am
YHA Central (11 Rawson Place, Sydney) 7.25am