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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
Take a small-group day trip from Sydney to tour the beautiful Hunter Valley and sample the region’s delicious wines, cheeses and chocolate. You'll visit artisanal small-production wineries, hand-feed native animals at an Australian wildlife park and enjoy a gourmet lunch at a vineyard restaurant (if option selected). Tour numbers are limited to 16 passengers on this small-group tour to the Hunter Valley, for a more personalized experience.


  • Small-group Hunter Valley tour from Sydney
  • Have morning tea and meet Australia's native animals at an Australian wildlife park
  • Hand-feed wallabies, kangaroos and emus, and perhaps meet a koala!
  • Enjoy a wine and cheese pairing at Mt View Estate
  • Enjoy a gourmet lunch at a vineyard restaurant with wine pairings (if option selected)
  • Learn about the history of the Hunter region and its wines from your expert guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The small group makes the journey friendly and fun. Travel by luxury vehicle from Sydney to taste some of the best wine and cheese produced in the Hunter Valley. An early stop is made at the wildlife park so you can get plenty of pictures with the animals before the crowds arrive.

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What You Can Expect

Hunter Valley Wineries and Wilderness Small-Group Tour

Hunter Valley Wineries and Wilderness Tour

After being picked up from your Sydney hotel, your small-group tour heads out of the city to visit an Australian wildlife park. You'll arrive before the crowds so you can enjoy an up-close wildlife encounter. Hand-feed the freely roaming wallabies, kangaroos and emus at the park, home to creatures great and small, slippery and scaly, fluffy and furry. You might even meet a koala!

Morning tea and coffee is served at the wildlife park as you meet and greet the animals.

Leaving the park, your small-group tour takes you along the Freeway to The Hunter Valley, which is nestled in the lee of The Great Dividing Range.

With more than 120 wineries, the Hunter Valley produces excellent wines, loved both locally and abroad.  Today you will visit a few of the Hunter Valley's boutique, artisanal wineries, whose focus is on smaller production, hard-to-source wines. Sample the local vintages and learn how to tell the difference between chardonnay and a pinot noir.

The first visit is to Mt View Estate. Here with stunning views, you will enjoy an exclusive Wine and Cheese Pairing Tasting. A selection of five cheeses have specifically been chosen to match with five boutique wines.

Next visit is to Brokenwood Wines. At the Brokenwood Cellar Door the friendly staff will guide you through their range of wines with  a number of samples.

Enjoy a relaxing 2 course lunch. We will have a choice from 4 main course options, each accompanied by a glass of either red or white wine (your choice) followed by a choice from 2 desserts accompanied by a glass of desert wine.

After lunch, there is time to relax and enjoy a selection of experiences consisting of :  A Wine Theatre for an educational video on wine production, additional Wine Tasting at a local cellar door, for dedicated cheese lovers there is additional cheese tasting options or for Beer Lover’s  you have the opportunity to purchase (own expense) a beer tasting paddle and enjoy in the picturesque setting.. the choices are yours!

Depart Hunter Valley at approximately 2:30pm to arrive back into Sydney at 4:30pm-5pm

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour is for anyone who would like information on wine grown in Hunter Valley. I had never been to a wine tasting. Our host was amazingly knowledgable and polite. He drove us to a winery where we learned so much about wine! The animals and the wine and the food were absolutely perfect!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Comfortable van, on time schedule , very funny and knowledgeable guide. On the way back to Sydney, 2:30 hours on the road is a killer because of trAffic. Overall very good.

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