Take two days to explore the beautiful Hunter Valley region on a small-group tour from Sydney. Sample a variety of wines, cheese, visit boutique wineries, and customize your tour with optional activities. You'll also see native animals at the Australian Reptile Park 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 that is limited to 17 people.
Hunter Valley overview
Famous for fine wine and gourmet food, rolling hills and vineyards, the fertile Hunter Valley has been a longtime favorite destination for Sydney residents and visitors.
During your 2-day tour, stop en route at the Australian Reptile Park and hear live commentary learning about the sights, including the Great North Road, a historic route built by convict labor in the early 19th century.
Enjoy two days in the Hunter Valley, stopping into wineries and tasting rooms to sample delicious regional wines and cheese. Stay overnight in comfortable accommodation in the charming town of Pokolbin on this small-group tour, which includes morning tea and lunch on day 1, breakfast on day 2, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Sydney.
Day 1: Sydney – Australian Reptile Park – Hunter Valley (L)
After pickup from your Sydney hotel, you’ll be taken to the first stop of your two-day tour, the Australian Reptile Park, where you’ll see not only reptiles, but also other wildlife like kangaroos, wallabies and a variety of birds. Enjoy morning tea at the park before continuing your tour to the Hunter Valley via the freeway.
First stop is to Briar Ridge Vineyard nestled in the Mount View region of the Hunter Valley, a well renowned viticulture area for an exclusive private wine tasting. Here you will enjoy a selection of cheeses to accompany the wine tasting, followed by a tour of the onsite winery to learn of the wine making process
Later in the afternoon, you'll be dropped at your choice of accommodation in the Hunter Valley wine town of Pokolbin, and have the remainder of the afternoon and evening to enjoy at your leisure.
Accommodation: Spicers Guest House (previously Peppers Guest House) or Hunter Resort in Pokolbin
Day 2: Hunter Valley – Sydney (B, L)
After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll have time at your leisure to explore the Hunter Valley region. Visit vineyards for more wine tastings, join in the activities at the Hunter Valley Wine School, take a hot-air balloon ride over the Hunter Valley wineries, or take a horse and carriage ride around the vineyards (all at own expense). In the afternoon, you’ll be collected for the return trip to Sydney before leaving the Hunter Valley.