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Explore the oldest wine-producing region in Australia — the Hunter Valley — on a full-day tour from Sydney. Expect an insider’s peek at a vineyard and wine tastings at several wineries, plus you’ll hear informative commentary from your guide about Hunter Valley’s wines and winemakers. You can even choose to sample some handcrafted local beers. You’ll also enjoy a chef-prepared lunch that includes scrumptious dishes served with select wines. Top off your Hunter Valley wine-tasting tour with a stop at Hunter Valley Gardens before returning to Sydney.


  • Full-day guided wine tour to Hunter Valley, from Sydney
  • Visit wineries including Hunter Valley Resort, and McGuigan Wines
  • Sample a variety of wines during three wine tastings
  • Enjoy a lunch paired with selected wines
  • Get the inside scoop about the valley and its wineries from your experienced and friendly guide
  • Stroll through gorgeous gardens or check out the boutique village at Hunter Valley Gardens
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected Sydney hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Great for wine lovers! It's a relaxing and scenic excursion from Sydney that allows you to taste some of Australia's finest wines. The fabulous guide really enhances the experience.

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What You Can Expect

Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Day Tour from Sydney

Wine Tasting

After morning pickup in Sydney, travel by air-conditioned coach for about two hours to reach the Hunter Valley, passing by the Hawkesbury River and an old convict-built road as your coach climbs into the hills.

The Hunter Valley has earned a reputation for great wine and food, making it a popular day tour from Sydney. With a knowledgable guide, you’ll make the most of your time and visit some of the best establishments in the valley.

During your tour, expect to stop at wineries such as Hope Estate and McGuigan Wines, in addition to enjoying a lunch feast at Hunter Valley Resort. The family-owned Hope Estate winery produces excellent shiraz, semillon, chardonnay and verdelho wines. Established in the 1880's McGuigan Wines rates as an old-timer. It has also been named as the 'world’s best best winemaker' at least three times.

The Hunter Valley Resort extends across 70 secluded acres in the heart of Hunter Valley. View shiraz vineyards that have flourished there for decades as you dine on your choice of a fish, chicken, lamb or vegetarian lunch paired with wines that enhance your meal.

Learn about wine-making during a private tour of a vineyard, perhaps taste a flight of locally brewed beers and keep an eye out for wild kangaroos that your guide may be able to point out to your group.

Before returning to Sydney, stop at Hunter Valley Gardens for a leisurely stroll through their landscaped gardens. You can also peek at their gift shop, step into The Garden Cellars to taste additional wine, beer and liquor (own expense) or opt for coffee at one of the cafes if you have had enough wine for the day.


Hotel Pickups:
6:50am Crescent on Bayswater
8:00am Four Seasons (Harrington Street entrance)
8:00am Four Points Sheraton
7:50am Hilton Hotel (Pitt St entrance)
7:35am Novotel Darling Harbour
7:40am Parkroyal Darling Harbour
7:45am Rydges World Square (Pitt St entrance)
7:05am Sofitel Wentworth
7:15am Vibe Hotel Sydney
7:20am YHA Sydney Central

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a fabulous day! The driver was excellent, the service of the tour was everything that was described! We had so much fun, and enjoyed the various wineries and stops along the way.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Guide from AAT Kings was brilliant and kept us very informed. A very relaxing time sipping wines and sampling produce.

Carl R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our bus driver, Stephen, was wonderful, giving us lots of history and explaining the sites along the way to Hunter Valley. The wineries were very accommodating from the tours to the tastings! The wines were excellent, the lunch that was included was superb. If you like wine - then this tour is for you.

Stephen Wendy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic! Amazing! Weather was predicted to be wet, but it was fine and warm, beautiful. We loved the commentary along the way by the driver, who was great. He was warm and conversational with us, and made the day enjoyable. Loved the wineries and the tastings! Thank you!

Mei Yan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Sofia V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016


Robert D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent trip to the Hunter Valley. Our coach driver was very informative and very amusing. A thoroughly enjoyable day with an excellent selection of wines to taste and a more than ample lunch included,

Claude I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Not only did we taste great wines at three wineries and have a delicious lunch at the Hunter Valley Resort, we got to see kangaroos on the loose at Hope Estates winery. Beautiful area and good wines.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was a very enjoyable tour through AATKings. After picking us up from our hotel we did a short tour of Sydney before heading out to Hunter Valley. The bus driver Tom was very informative as we made our way up to the wineries. He made the trip very entertaining with his comments and his wit. The first winery Hope gave us a tour of the operations as we tasted several wines. They also had a brewery with several kinds of beer to sample for a price. Interestingly, there was a stage on their property used for concerts with acts such as Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones performing in the past. Kangaroos could be seen hoping on the property.
We had a very delicious lunch at the second winery where a couple of glasses of wine were served during lunch. Again, there was a brewery at this location and various kinds of beer could be purchased.
The third winery McGuigan gave us a sample of six to eight types of wine. The presentation was terrific and the wines were very good.
I would recommend this trip to anyone who enjoys a good time and a relaxing day visiting several wineries.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

THIS was TRULY a HIGHLIGHT of our touring!! Plenty of time to see some sights, have a GREAT TASTING and return to our ship on time was PERFECT! DO IT!!!

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