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Really enjoyed this small group trip to Hunter valley. Our guide Scott was very knowledgable and because we visited smaller wineries it was much more personal . The animal park on the way was good because we got to go in before it officially opened. The only down side was the weather as it poured with rain but luckily not until after the animal park
Amazing trip. John our guide was very knowledgeable. The stop to see koalas and kangaroo made us feel like we were kids again. The cheese, wine, food and chocolate were perfect! Thank you Viator!
We had a small mini bus with c 15 people on the trip. So not too big, not to small a group. Our driver was really knowledgable and added a lot to the experience with his insightful observations, commentary. My wife particularly enjoyed the Reptile Park, as she loved feeding kangaroos and stroking the koala's. Two vineyards, a cheese shop and a chocolate shop; plus a lunch (good) with another set of four wines. Overall, a 10 hour day, but thoroughly enjoyable. Worthwhile.
There were only 3 of us so it was as private of a tour as possible. Great guide, GREAT tastings :). We even saw a group of wild kangourous!
Fantastic tour and great day out! Our guide was fun and full of knowledge about the places we visited, and every part of the tour was just wonderful. You are driven around in a really nice van with free wifi and water. The first stop, at the Reptile Park is misnamed as you get so much more than just reptiles - you can meet and pet a koala, hand-feed kangaroos, pet a snake and the best part - you get there before the park even opens to the general public and other tour groups! And it only gets better during the second part of the tour. Lots of great wine tastings at the some of the smaller, more intimate wineries in Hunter Valley with your small group, so it doesn't feel rushed or like you aren't learning anything about the wines. I highly recommend this tour if you want a nice day out wine tasting without the big groups of people, and little hint of luxury.
This tour was not what I expected. It was better! The guide was great and knowledgeable. Being such a small group tour is was a more personal experience which I really enjoyed. The Visit to the Reptile Park was such a great and different aspect to the tour. I loved that you could actually hand feed the Kangaroos, Wallabies and Emus. This experience was incredible. The wineries we went to were beautiful and our hosts were really great with everyone in the group.
Great to be in a small group! This is an excellent tour. We enjoyed it very much!
Great tour - a good mix of wilderness and wine. Mac the tour guide was superb and took great care of us.
Great day out. Guide was very knowledgeable and kept us interested and entertained throughout the day. A good selection of wines to try and enjoyable lunch. Much better as a small group tour. Have been on large tours of this type and the variety on offer was minimal. Use of cool box on board for any purchases you make.
phil was awesome! wine was awesome! lunch was awesome! he should be prime minister!
This was a wonderful tour that helped acquaint me with the wines of Hunter Valley. The tour guide/van driver picked me up at the appointed time at my hotel and was a knowledgeable and entertaining guide for the entire 9 hour trip to several wineries, wild animal park and a delightful lunch.
This was very enjoyable, and our tour guide was excellent. There were only two couples on the tour, and it wasn't cancelled due to the small group, for which we were thankful. We saw the beautiful country and tasted excellent wine and cheese. The meal was okay. We didn't care that much for the food, but that was personal taste. We also learned a lot about Australia and the area.
The driver was knowledgeable and entertaining. The wine tasting was professional and informative. We gained a greater appreciation of wine enjoyment while having a comfortable and excellent tour around such a beautiful region. Definitely Top Rating!
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This was the highlight of our 9-day honeymoon in Australia! I have not the foggiest how much wine we gobbled up but our taste buds were extremely satisfied throughout the whole trip.
The driver / tour guide really made all the difference to the trip with his great sense of humour and stories. We had another similar day tour in Barossa Valley, Adelaide, with another tour operator a few days later and did not have the same enjoyable experience as we had at Hunter Valley. I also recommend this for those who prefer a smaller tour group to the big coach tours. Pricing would most likely be cheaper than the private tours which I have been on a previous trip and you would receive similar experiences.
The morning trip to Calga Springs Sanctuary was a refreshing and delightful experience for us. Something not to be missed if you visit Australia! Many thanks for making our trip a great one!