• Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Explore the oldest wine-producing region in Australia — the Hunter Valley — on a 10-hour tour from Sydney. Get an insider’s look at a vineyard in the valley, as well as wine tastings at several wineries. Plus hear informative commentary from your guide about Hunter Valley’s wines and winemakers. You can even choose to sample some handcrafted local beers if you'd like. During the day, enjoy a chef-prepared lunch that includes scrumptious dishes served with select wines. Top off your Hunter Valley tour with a stop at Hunter Valley Chocolate Company 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected Sydney hotels

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What You Can Expect

Hunter Valley Wine Tasting 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 your 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 McGuigan Winery, in addition to enjoying a lunch feast at Hunter Valley Resort. Established in the 1880's McGuigan Wines is now one of the most awarded wineries in the world having won 'worlds best winemaker' three times.  

The Hunter Valley Resort lies in the heart of Hunter Valley. View Shiraz vineyards that have flourished there for decades as you dine a delicious lunch with a selection of 5 mains with homemade loaves of bread to share and a glass of wine, beer or soft drink.

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.  After lunch, visit Leogate Estate, where you can sample their award-winning wines and hear about their history in the region.

Wrap up your day in Hunter Valley with a stop at Hunter Valley Chocolate Company and sample their locally made chocolates and fudge and see the onsite production room. 

Your guide drops you back at your hotel around 6:15 p.m.


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our tour was fantastic right from the go with our hilarious coach driver, Stewart. He picked us right on time and then we proceeded through the city of Sydney to the Hunter Valley with a continuous commentary that gave us insights to the life, history and future of the areas we traversed. At the Hunter Valley we visited the three wineries, each gave us a good insight to their operations, tastings and a good send off with wines and wine related goods. The trip back was through the country to the city with commentary where needed and time to sleep. The on-board WIFI was much appreciated. Well done, and highly recommended!!

Jane P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a great day out with a great tour guide Peter. highly recommended


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Excellent tour...3 wineries visited tasting over 30 wines which was fab!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Loved the tour and bus driver. Thank you to them for reserving the front seat for me, I get sick sitting too far back. The lunch was delicious. ..highly recommend.

Sarah C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We went on this tour as non-drivers who wanted a glimpse of the Hunter Valley Gardens. We chatted with our guide Ben, who was more than happy to help us out and included an extra drop-off, meaning we were able to spend extra time in the amazing gardens we were happy to skip one of the wineries to allow for the extra time. Ben was a fantastic guide, and was very entertaining and informative. The wine tasting was lovely, lunch was fantastic and all in all it was an amazing day. We would definitely do this trip again, especially if Ben was our guide.

Cherie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great trip of the Hunter Valley


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

My mother and I enjoyed this trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Fun trip - John S. was a great guide!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

An amazing day ! A bit late picking us up, but we'll blame heavy traffic in Sydney for that.
A long day that was made interesting with chat from the driver and our new found friends.
The 3 stops we had were all different and all very interesting.
Don't hesitate, book it... a great way to see the countryside and let someone else do the driving.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This is a great tour for getting out of Sydney and seeing the countryside. There were a number of vineyards available to see and the lunch was really top of the line. The wine was good at each vineyard, some better than others. The bus was very comfortable and our driver very pleasant and informative.

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