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Hunter Valley: Uncork the Hunter Full-Day Wine Tour

1. Hunter Valley: Uncork the Hunter Full-Day Wine Tour

Uncork unexpected and unique experiences on a tour of Australia's Hunter Valley. Your 7-hour tour includes multiple wine tastings, a cheese and wine masterclass, a mystery wine experience, chocolate and wine pairings, a generous lunch, a glass of wine, and a tour of a working brewery. Go off the beaten track with your small group and find great Hunter wines that exist beyond the shelves of a bottle shop. Don’t expect to go on the path well-traveled—it’s too busy there, and there’s no room for surprises.   Speaking of surprises, did the mystery wine experience catch your eye? Your tour includes a unique wine encounter that is not available to your average walk-in wine-taster. The mystery wine experience is designed to build your wine knowledge while getting you involved, having a few laughs, and teaching you what makes Hunter Valley wine unique.   Your best day ever wouldn’t be complete without the dream weavers: knowledgeable guides are a huge part of what makes your day unforgettable. They’re passionate locals who love their wine and the Hunter Valley. So, are you ready for the best day ever?

Newcastle: True Crime Guided Walking Tour

2. Newcastle: True Crime Guided Walking Tour

Take a stroll through one of Australia's oldest settlements and uncover a city with a disturbing criminal past. Perfect for history buffs or lovers of true crime, your guide will engross you with tales of famous crimes that unfolded right where you stand. The tour takes you to iconic sites in the Newcastle East area including the Convict Lumberyard, the original Newcastle gaol site, the cathedral as well as the best scenic views that Newcastle has to offer. You'll walk down hidden laneways and discover iconic nooks as you attempt to put together the facts for yourself. Each waypoint will include a retelling of the mysteries that lie beneath your feet. These are the stories that the city tried to forget.

Cheeses of the World Masterclass

3. Cheeses of the World Masterclass

Tour your taste buds around the globe with a mouth-watering hour spent tasting 9 world-famous cheeses and small goods, matched with 9 outstanding Hunter Valley wines and a whole lot of laughs with your fun guide. Learn how to select any cheese to match certain varieties of wine. Find out why a Hunter Valley Semillon can be a match made in heaven when served with one cheese but a disaster when matched with another. Cheese lovers have been raving about this experience for years - it is a great way to do a wine tasting with a difference and will become the highlight of your trip.

Newcastle: Hunter Valley Wine, Gin, Cheese & Chocolate Tour

4. Newcastle: Hunter Valley Wine, Gin, Cheese & Chocolate Tour

Try some of Australia's best wine, food, cheese, chocolate, beers and spirits on this tour of the Hunter Valley. After pickup from Newcastle, you'll visit 3 local boutique wineries and a distillery, with a guided tasting at each stop. At some venues, chocolates and local cheeses will be brought to match the wine, and keep your tastebuds exploring the flavours of Australia's first wine region. In addition to all the beautiful wines and handcrafted produce, you will also enjoy a relaxed one-course lunch with a wine, beer or cider to wash it down. You'll have ample opportunity to take in the valley’s charm. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to Newcastle.

From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Brewery Tour with Lunch

5. From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Brewery Tour with Lunch

The Hunter Valley Brewery Tour takes you on a day exploring three great craft breweries in the Hunter Valley. The tour includes transportation, lunch, and plenty of fresh craft beer and cider. Hope Estate: Already famous for its wines and providing a spectacular venue for world-class concerts within the vineyards,  in 2014 Hope Estate made a foray into the world of beer brewing. Hosting major performers such as Bruce Springsteen, the inspiration behind their beers stems from their passion to create the perfectly matched craft beer and concert experience.  With up to 12 different beers on tap, Hope Brewhouse has a variety of award-winning beers to be sampled while taking in the beautiful Hunter Valley scenery. Lovedale Brewery: Located within the Hunter Valley Crowne Plaza, the 12 + award-winning Lovedale Brewery is a must-see. Showcasing up to 7 craft beers at any one time, there is always something to satisfy the beer connoisseur and the beer curious. The brewery also has its own bottling line, meaning take-away beers from Lovedale are some of the freshest in the region. Potters Brewery: Located at Potter's Resort, surrounded by the old brick remnants of the pottery kilns, Hunter Beer Co is the oldest operating brewery in the Hunter Valley. The brewery produces a range of world-renowned, award-winning beers, and a visit here is an experience no beer lover should miss. Hunter Beer Co produces several signature beers, such as their German-Style Kolsch, and their crowd favourite; the Slaked Magpie Vanilla Porter. Please note, while this is the usual itinerary, the order may change slightly due to brewery operations. Start times are fixed, however, drop off times can change slightly depending upon traffic and other factors. The guides/drivers do everything they can to have you back as close to the drop off time as promised.

From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Beer & Wine Small Group Tour

6. From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Beer & Wine Small Group Tour

Travel from Newcastle and go on guided tours of popular breweries and award-winning wineries in Hunter Valley. Enjoy beer and wine tastings, a full lunch, and the comfort of traveling in a small group. Begin your full-day tour with a convenient pickup from central Sydney and admire the picturesque surroundings as you drive in Hunter Valley, Australia’s first wine region. Go on guided tours inside the production houses, see behind the scenes, and learn how beer and wine are made. Get to know the local producers and discover the taste of a region famous for its beautiful wines, hand-crafted beers, and refreshing ciders. Take a break from all the sightseeing and take in the Valley’s charm with a relaxing lunch with a wine, craft beer, or cider.

Newcastle: Half-Day Bike Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

7. Newcastle: Half-Day Bike Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

The name says it all, this select half day tour you will discover the best Newy has to offer. Guests take in the major sights of Nobbys Beach and surrounds, continuing along the harbour to discover Newcastle's street-art scene before heading to the suburbs. This is a premium tour inclusive of food and beverage tasting throughout. Next the group 'goes local', peeling back a layer of Newcastle's history, sampling some of the cities finest produce. At each stop riders will learn about how it makes up the essence of Newcastle, contributing to the fabric of this great coastal city. Riders can expect: - A welcome drink sampling local produce - An intro to Newcastle visiting Nobbys Beach and Macquarie Pier - Ride the the harbourside foreshore on 100% bike paths - See the changing face of Newcastle at Museum Park, where old meets new architecture complete with public street art - Ride into the suburbs to visit a local distillery / brewery and sampling their products - Discover a side of Newcastle's industrial history in the suburbs - Enjoy a hearty BBQ lunch in one of Newcastle's best kept secret foodie institutions Some things may change from time-to-time pending weather conditions, venue operations and ad hoc events not to be missed.

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What people are saying about Newcastle, Australia

We had a fabulous experience in the Hunter Valley with the Uncork the Hunter Full Day tour. We received a warm greeting upon arrival and were provided with thoughtful and informative facts on the wines and pairings. The lunch was tasty also! We would definitely return and recommend this to others!

Really enjoyed the day. Only 10 people on the tour. All the winery staff were friendly and informative. Our tour guide Jules, was great, she deserves a raise.

Really enjoyed the tour with Violet, lots of interesting details and delivered in a entertaining way. Thank you so much :)

Great history walk and in depth knowledge of tour a must any fan getting to no Newcastle history more in depth

Informative and fun, a great walk around some of Newcastle’s oldest beautiful buildings and streets