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Hunter Valley: Wine Tour with 3 Tastings and Garden Lunch

1. Hunter Valley: Wine Tour with 3 Tastings and Garden Lunch

Experience a full day in the stunning Hunter Valley region, enjoying great food and amazing wines, enough to excite all your taste buds. Your small group tours cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge, travel through Kuring-gai National Park and the Hawkesbury River, before arriving in the picturesque landscape of the Hunter Valley. Sample great Australian wines set amongst the country’s oldest wine region, with locally made cheese, chocolate, wine and liqueurs from boutique wineries and distilleries followed by a delicious cafe lunch at the bespoke Hunter Valley Gardens Village. Unwind and relax in an afternoon of boutique wineries and entertainment for a fun filled day. Your small group Hunter Valley Winery tour allows you to visit boutique wineries for an intimate tasting experience. Enjoy the finest Australian wines set amongst the country’s oldest wine region. Itinerary and wineries may change depending on availability.

Sydney: Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Tour

2. Sydney: Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Tour

Enjoy a full-day trip to the most scenic part of Sydney on this fun-filled and unforgettable tour of the Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Relax on a scenic drive in an air-conditioned minivan to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. While there, bush walk to sacred rock engraving sites to learn about local Aboriginal culture. Enjoy stunning ocean views at Manly Beach, the Spit, West Head, Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Long Reef, North Head Palm Beach, Summer Bay and Palm Beach Lighthouse. Then travel to Narrabeen Beach, one of the best surfing spots in Sydney. Take advantage of the superb photo opportunities from Long Reef Headland, where you may even be lucky enough to see a whale. Then, escape the crowds and stroll the cliffs along the Curl Curl coastal walk. Stop to admire the spectacular views of Freshwater Beach, where you can learn about the origins of surfing in Australia. Sail past Sydney Harbour’s entrance between North and South Heads on the Manly ferry before enjoying views of the mighty Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House at the end of your tour!

Sydney: Half-Day Private Tour of Sydney's Northern Beaches

3. Sydney: Half-Day Private Tour of Sydney's Northern Beaches

As the name might suggest, Sydney's Northern Beaches is famous for its beaches. You will get to see the best lookouts and breathtaking views that will leave a long-lasting impression. The locals love this tour and its views and so will you. First stop of the day will be at West Head Lookout, which is widely considered one of the best lookout spots in Sydney. Offering breath-taking views across Pittwater, Broken Bay, Barrenjoey Headland and Palm Beach, it is sure to leave a long-lasting impression. You will then travel down to Church Point for a coffee stop and a walk, where you can admire great views over Pittwater to Scotland Island. The locals love it and so will you. From Church Point we will head around Bayview to Palm Beach, best known around the world as the setting for Summer Bay in the long running TV show Home and Away. It is also Sydney’s northernmost beach, has fantastic surf and offers great views of Pittwater and Broken Bay. If you are feeling more adventurous, there is time to go for a quick dip in the ocean. Next, have lunch at one of the most iconic venues in the country, The Newport. Built in 1880, The Newport is a historic destination that embraces the natural beauty of the Northern Beaches and the generous spirit of the local community. After lunch, we travel along the coastline to Manly Beach, home to the world’s first surfing competition in 1964. Finish with a spectacular view of the Sydney skyline and Sydney Harbour from North Head. Travel back to Sydney with the option of an add-on private cruise, or just let your driver drive you back whilst you listen to your favourite music and discuss all you have just witnessed. Note: This itinerary is subject to change depending on unforeseen circumstances on the day / Added photo opportunities may happen on this tour time permitting.

Sydney: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Day Tour with Lunch

4. Sydney: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Day Tour with Lunch

Begin with a pick-up from your accommodation in Sydney City or Manly, and be taken by private vehicle to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Here your guide will take you to some spectacular sights, spot littoral rainforest, secluded bays, and cultural sights. Enjoy a short walk, which can be tailored to your ability, and breathe in the clean air of this stunning National Park. Wildflowers, wallabies, and native birds can be spotted among the unique flora of this National Park. Even gentle walking makes us hungry, so off we go down to picturesque Church Point, where you will enjoy a 2-course delicious lunch with a bottle of wine at Pasadena Sydney. Pasadena is a Northern Beaches icon with views looking out to Pittwater Bay. After a delicious lunch, we head towards Mona Vale Beach and drive the ocean road towards North Curl Curl Beach. Here you can stretch your legs and look at the stunning Pacific Ocean on the headland. Following the coastal road to Manly, we complete our tour, ready for you either to enjoy the sights of Manly or head straight back on the iconic Manly Ferry, across Sydney Harbour back to the city. A truly special experience on Sydney's Northern Beaches.

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We went to Hunter Valley with Jim on Sep 14 and it was a truly fabulous experience - Jim’s very friendly and enthusiastic, and his breadth of knowledge of the country and the wine region is so impressive! We had a really fun time on the caravan with his explanation along the way. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who’s planning on visiting Hunter Valley! The itinerary is very well planned - really chill time spent in the 3 independently run wineries and the cheese factory.

We had a great time on this tour thanks to our amazing guide, Scott. He really went above and beyond and made sure everyone was having a good time. He is very knowledgeable and friendly, sharing lots of history commentary about Australia, which we loved. We visited 3 wineries as planned and even spotted some wild kangaroos on the way. Scott stopped and made sure everyone had a pic of a Kangaroo, which was a bonus of this trip! :) Thanks again, Scott for making this a memorable tour!

We had a fun day out with an interesting and knowledgeable guide (Jim). We were accompanied by a very friendly group of fellow travellers. We visited three small wineries with a wide range of wines, tasty cheeses and an interesting pairing of chocolates with wine. Lunch was fresh, hot and tasty. The journey was quite long, so be prepared for about two hours each way. The bus was clean and comfortable.

The tour guide is funny, talkative and experienced. His hospitality made the trip even more memorable. Can see the sightseeing spot has been carefully chosen to give the best experience to the guest.

We had a great day and everyone from 23 to 81 enjoyed the trip!