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Hunter Valley
An idyllic patchwork of vineyards and orchards stretching north of Sydney, Hunter Valley is a natural playground for Sydneysiders, and it’s less than two hours from the city. And Australia’s oldest wine region is more than just a pretty face—Hunter Valley is famous for prestigious wines, award-winning wineries, and delicious regional cuisine. 

The Basics
It’s no surprise that wine tasting is the most popular activity in Hunter Valley, given that more than 150 wineries and cellar doors are open to the public here. To experience the region, there are plenty of options for wine tours from Sydney.  Singleton and Maitland are the main towns where wine lovers can learn more about winemaking on a winery tour and sample some of Australia’s best varietals. Small-group and private tours offer a chance to tailor your itinerary or discover lesser-known or boutique wineries.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The legal drinking age of 18 applies for all wine tasting in the Hunter Valley.
  • Most Hunter Valley wineries do not have a dress code, but smart-casual dress is required at the region’s upmarket restaurants.
  • Cell phone coverage can vary throughout Hunter Valley, but free WiFi is available at the Hunter Valley Visitor Centre.
  • Sunscreen and comfortable shoes are a must if you plan on walking through the vineyards.
  • Many of the Hunter Valley wineries are wheelchair accessible, although tours of the vineyards are not always possible, and it’s best to check in advance to avoid disappointment.

How to Get There
The Hunter Valley is located 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of central Sydney, about a two-hour drive via Highway 1. To get there by public transport, catch a train from Sydney’s Central station to Maitland, Singleton, Muswellbrook, or Scone. Hunter Valley Buses connect towns across the Hunter Valley region.

When to Get There
The best time for wine tasting tours is December through February, during the summer harvest season when you’ll want to book ahead for tastings (note that temperatures can reach up to 86˚F (30˚C) during this time). It’s possible to visit the Hunter wineries all year-round—the cooler weather in spring and autumn is ideal for walking and cycling tours, while winter offers cheaper prices on accommodations and activities.

Outdoor Activities in the Hunter Valley
Walking and cycling tours are the best way to take in the Hunter Valley scenery, but serious hikers should head to Barrington Tops National Park, where there are ample marked trails. You also don’t have to get active to enjoy the views—fly in by helicopter for a VIP lunch date, float over the vineyards on a hot air balloon ride, or go horseback riding through the hills. 
Address: Sydney, Australia
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Hunter Valley Wineries Small-Group Tour

Enjoy a day of wine tastings and locally crafted treats in the Hunter Valley on a small-group tour from Sydney. Visit boutique wineries for tastings, nibble artisanal cheeses and chocolates, and have the option to include lunch at a vineyard restaurant. Travel with a small group limited to 17 people accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, who ensures a more customized experience of the Hunter Valley.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery

Indulge your inner foodie as you discover the fine wines and culinary delights of Australia’s famous Hunter Valley. Set out from Sydney on a full-day small-group tour, stopping to enjoy tours and tastings at three of the region’s most prestigious boutique wineries. Along the way, tuck into lunch at a local restaurant, sample regional cheeses, and chocolates, and visit The Hunter Distillery.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Small-Group Hunter Valley Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour from Sydney

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!
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Food Tours

Chef-Led Hunter Valley Gourmet Food and Wine Day Trip from Sydney

Indulge your inner foodie with a full-day gourmet tasting tour of the Hunter Valley, including breakfast and lunch. Follow your guide, a professional chef, to shop for fresh fish and seafood at the Sydney Fish Markets and sample local specialties with a visit to an artisan producer. Then, visit three of the region’s best boutique wineries, where you’ll indulge in fine wines paired with regional delicacies like pan-fried barramundi, kangaroo steak or freshly rolled sushi. This small group tour is limited to 14 people, ensuring an intimate local experience.
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  • 11 hours
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Scenic Hunter Valley Winery Tour with Boutique Wineries & Local Cheese

This is the ultimate food and drink adventure in Hunter Valley! You’ll try chocolate, fudge, wine, vodka, gin, and more on this comprehensive foodie experience.Enjoy a hassle-free excursion with round-trip transport included. Visit multiple wineries and farms to try rustic local produce. You won’t have to worry about getting hungry as a delicious lunch at Matilda Bay Brewhouse is included too.
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  • 11 hours
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Day Trips

Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney with Lunch and 3 Cellar Door Tastings

Go beyond the offerings of a typical wine tour and experience all the tantalizing tastes of the Hunter Valley. Nibble gourmet Belgian chocolate, sample top-shelf spirits at a distillery, and indulge in a rustic brewhouse lunch paired with craft beers. Of course there's plenty of time for wine, too, with cellar door tastings and lawn games at some of Australia's original vineyards. Leave the driving to a professional and enjoy a day in heritage wine country that seems a world away from the urban bustle of Sydney.
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  • 10 hours
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Helicopter Tours

Hunter Valley Lunch Tour by Helicopter

It’s time to escape the rat-race of the city and head to Australia’s signature vineyard and wine making region, the Hunter Valley. Begin with a scenic helicopter flight from Sydney, then fly to the Hunter Valley. On the way, your expert pilot will take you over Sydney Harbour to take in the sights of Sydney’s iconic landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge and the sails of the Sydney Opera House then onward via Manly and the dramatic coastline of Sydney’s northern beaches. Upon landing in the Hunter Valley experience local wine tasting before sitting down to a gourmet lunch at one of the region’s most reputable restaurants.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Day Trips

Hunter Valley Winery Day Tour

Explore the Hunter Valley wine region on a day trip from Sydney. You'll check out Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park for the chance to see kangaroos and koalas, take a walk through a vineyard, visit three local wineries, and stop at a cheese shop for tastings. You can bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at a cafe (own expense).
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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Overnight Tours

2-Day Hunter Valley Small-Group Tasting Tour

Take two days to explore the beautiful Hunter Valley region on a small-group tour from Sydney. Sample a variety of wines, visit boutique wineries, and customize your tour with optional activities and learn about the region from your informative guide. Stay overnight at a charming Hunter Valley resort and enjoy a more personalized experience on a small-group tour of fewer than 20 people.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Private Tour: Hunter Valley Region and Boutique Wineries Day Trip from Sydney

Indulge in a private full-day tour that features the celebrated wines and food of the Hunter Valley region. Learn about the wines as you enjoy tastings at several boutique wineries and sample regional goods such as artisan chocolate. Lunch at a local boutique winery, as well as round-trip hotel transport are also included.
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  • 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Morpeth & Tastes of the Hunter - vineyard and sightseeing full day tour

Discover the charming history of the quaint port town of Morpeth, delve into the unique character of it’s buildings and enjoy morning tea treats with a view, with ample time to meander through and learn the history of the speciality shop fronts. We then continue to the vineyard trail of the Hunter Valley, with a cafe lunch set amongst the vineyards following with boutique cellar door wine tastings, olive samplings and chocolate tastings at chocolate shop to wrap up a truly one of a kind experience!
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  • 8 hours
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