Sample lots of great wine, cheese and other gourmet treats on a full-day tour to the Hunter Valley. Known for its great growing climate and fine wines, the Hunter Valley also boasts fantastic food producers who make the most of the fresh local ingredients. Your guide takes your small group to boutique wineries and cheese producers to sample the goods. Learn more about the winemakers and foodies who have given the Hunter Valley a reputation for excellence. Its worth the trip from Sydney!
Full-day wine-tasting tour of the Hunter Valley
Taste 20 different varieties of wine and sample cheese from a local cheese shop
Meet local wine lovers to discuss what makes the region and it's wines so unique
Wines available for purchase by the bottle directly from the cellar door
Meet your small-group tour in central Sydney then get comfortable on your air-conditioned coach for the two-hour scenic drive to the Hunter Valley. Your guide points out the sights and explains their history as you travel through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and over the Hawkesbury River.
When you arrive in the valley, your guide takes you to some of the favorite small producers in the region. Go wine tasting at celebrated wineries such as Iron Gate Estate, Tempus Two Wines and McGuigan Wines.
During your visit, you’ll taste as many as 20 different wines, including the Hunter Valley’s famous semillon and shiraz varieties. If you’d like to bring some home, you can purchase bottles from the wineries.
In addition to the wine, food has become a star of the Hunter Valley. Your tour includes a stop at an artisan cheese shop to sample a variety of delicious cheeses. For lunch, a delicious cafe lunch is included with hot and cold options available.
Return to Sydney in the evening after a wonderful day in the Hunter Valley.
Reviews by Viator travellers
Was unable to attend
, Apr 2019
I sadly became unwell during my trip to Sydney and called up to cancel the trip but unfortunately wan't able to. They offered me a new date but as I was only in Sydney for 4 days I couldn't take them up on this.
Great driver, sub-par wineries and overall experience
, Apr 2019
First, let me say our driver and guide was really cool. The problem started with the fact he is not a wine drinker. That started off the tour on the wrong foot because he doesn't have the nos for wines. The other issue is that the wineries, with the exception of the last one, lacked that stunning view of Hunter Valley. The second winery was just an industrial wine making facility. As a tourists, you are expecting these post card views of wine country coupled with amazing wines paired with wonderful food and chocolates. This tour lacked that. Lunch was basic burger and fries, or some other Australian fare. I was expecting someone like I experienced in Italy: commanding views of the hillside, a 3 course meal paired with wines and a tour of the actual winery. This tour is just average.
I cannot recommend this tour enough! Activity Tour's manager, Tish, and our guide, Jim, were both phenomenal. I've never been on such an interactive and wonderful tour. Tish and Jim were so accommodating to our whole group and answered every question with such kindness. The wines tasted were beyond me and I ended up having to make more luggage space for the ones I loved most! The wineries were selected with great taste and the people showcasing their wines were absolutely amazing. 15/10 would tour again.
My sister and I did this trip in July and it was wonderful. A hidden bonus of the trip was seeing a group of wild kangaroos as we travelled between two wineries and, for someone not from the area, it was a wonderful highlight! Jim, our guide and driver, was very friendly and knowledgeable. With such a small group 4 in total! he was able to get to know each of our interests and hopes of the trip. We visited three wineries and each as fantastic. Tasted many different types of wine crafted on site, and there was no pressure to make any purchases though many in our group did because the wines were so good and unique. The lunch provided had many options to meet any dietary needs and tastes. The cheese tasting was a bit informal and something I believe any traveller who stopped at the store would also recieve, but the wines were tasty and there was a small cooler in the back of the van that kept any purchases cold for the remainder of the trip. I would highly recommend to anyone who likes wine and wants an easy day trip into the country side outside busy Sydney.
Great day. Good wines, decent lunch in a nice setting, a little cheese and a little chocolate plus the opportunity to purchase if you liked any of that. O pressure at all though. Pretty scenery, a few kangaroos along the way as well. Our driver/guide was excellent, the van was comfortable and the number in the group was also. All in, well worthwhile.
This was an excellent tour, as the group was small enough about 16 people. Our driver was the guide and he did a great job. The wineries we visited gave excellent presentations and the wines were great, and they provided a nice selection of their collection. The lunch was great, too as I had the fish. The cheese and chocolate tasting was okay.
This is a great tour with a wide variety of selections of wine and a very interesting guide.
If the weather is sunny, it gets perfect with the scenery of Hunter Valley and if you are lucky, you might be able to see wild kangaroos.