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Hunter Valley Wine-Tasting Day Tour from Sydney

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Enjoy a full day tour from Sydney to the Hunter Valley wine region and sample wines at a selection of 3-4 local wineries/ cellar doors, one featuring a wine and cheese pairing, as well as sample vodkas/liquors at either the Hunter Valley Distillery or Kiss of Fires outlet.

You’ll travel in one of our 14-20 seat travel coaches. Enjoy a cafe lunch with a glass of wine or beer and a stop at one of the popular local chocolate shop outlets in the afternoon to browse and purchase if you wish.
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    Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours
    Stop: 11 hours -
    After pickup by luxury bus in Sydney, your day trip starts by heading up the Pacific Highway and M1 Highway to Hunter Valley, stopping 90 minutes from Sydney for a tea or coffee break (own expense). (If you're staying in the Hunter Valley region, you can be picked up later in the morning from Cessnock or Pokolbin.) Throughout the day, you'll visit four wineries for tastings. Wine tasting is accompanied by a detailed description of the vineyard, the vintage you're tasting, and the style of wine typically made by the winemaker. Lunch is enjoyed at one of several venues, depending on the day, and you'll also visit cheese and chocolate outlets, which are popular stops in wine country. The tour ends in Hunter Valley in the mid-afternoon. If you're traveling back to Sydney, relax on your coach for the return drive to the central business district, where your day trip ends with drop-off.
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Enjoy a full-day wine tour of the famous Hunter Valley
  • Sample regional wines at four different wineries
  • Taste delicious foods from the region during the day
  • Listen to informative commentary of the region from your guide
What to Expect
After a pickup from your hotel, head down the highway for a 90-minute car ride to the famous Hunter Valley, Sydney’s premier wine region, to start your tasting tour. Begin the day sampling wines at four different wineries, learning about the winemaking process and the history of the region. Learn about each glass of wine with detailed descriptions from each winery. Taste delicious, local foods throughout the day including a lunch stop as well as a chocolate outlet. The tour finishes in Hunter Valley but if you’d like to head back to the city then hop back on the coach towards Sydney’s central business district.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Bondi Junction - Corner Oxford Street & Newland Street @ 6:45am (City drop off, no return in the evening)
Central Station area - Vibe Sydney Hotel, 111 Goulburn Street @ 6:55-7:00am
Central business district area &  hotels: from 7:05-7:15am
Circular Quay - Gresham Street outside the Cafe/Bar Milazzo @ 7:10-7:15am
North Sydney - Australia Post Building, 92 Pacific Highway on the corner of Mount St and Pacific Highway @ 7.15-7.20am
Chatswood - Corner Victoria Avenue & Railway Street @ 7:40-7:45am
Gordon - Bus Stop on Corner of Pacific Highway & Moree Street @ 7:45-7:50am
Wahroonga - Abbotsleigh High School for Girls @ 7:50-8:00am
Hunter Valley:
Hotel pickups (Pokolbin and Cessnock) from 9:20am to 9:50am
Hunter Valley Gardens Village at 9:45am
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Return Details
Drop-off in the city center only around 6:00-6:30pm (Note: no return to Bondi Junction or Kings Cross)
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Wine tastings
  • Light cafe lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off * (* from selected hotels only)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified (e.g. morning tea)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We were picked up on time in CBD in a minivan. We were unfortunate with a flat tyre on our way there but the driver dealt with it timely and we made up the missed time later on in the day. We visited three wineries, a vodka distillery and a chocolate shop. Allandale and
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We were picked up by Neil at 7am in a Toyota Coaster (not a Mercedes as the advert described) and it is a miracle this bus made it the 11 hour round trip, there were points where I had my doubts. We paid $179 each for a trip that seemed to vary in price and I assume advertising.
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Response from HVWTT, Guest Relations Manager at Hunter Valley Wine-Tasting Day Tour from Sydney
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking to send through a review. It is unfortunate you feel award winning wineries such as McGuigan and Tulloch along with award winning wines such as Lisa McGuigan are mediocre. We offer a tour lunch at Matilda Bay Brewhouse that is wholesome and hearty. We do not advertise a chocolate tasting. We advise that we stop at Chocolate outlets for you to browse should you wish. Our website does advise the make up of our fleet. We do not guarantee the type of vehicle on the day. Our fleet is a mix of Mercedes Benz and Toyota Coaster Vehicles. All are less than 8 years old, well maintained and carefully driven. We know our choices of winery and lunch venue are enjoyed by our guests year round. We apologise your day was not as you may have expected.
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Chris was our tour guide for the day. We were picked up at our hotel in Darling Harbor about 5-10 minutes late, but considered on time, especially with the traffic of Sydney. We then proceed to other pick ups before heading North. The trip to Hunter Valley took about 2 Hrs
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This was our first wine tasting tour and it was a fantastic experience. We had a small intimate group of people, who were all lovely. Our tour guide Tony was great, he was very knowledgable and kept us all entertained. We went to three winetastings, got to taste some beautiful
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Amazing tour. The guide was on time. Went to 3 vineyards and wineries and a place that manufacture butterscotch whisky. Great time. :)
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Response from HVWTT, Guest Relations Manager at Hunter Valley Wine-Tasting Day Tour from Sydney
Responded Nov. 3, 2019
Thank you Kainin for your review - we appreciate you have taken the time to write. We cannot identify you by your tag name here so cannot name the driver but know any of our drivers will have delivered a great day for you. Best wishes.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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