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From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine, Gin, & Food Tastings Tour

1. From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine, Gin, & Food Tastings Tour

Travel from Sydney and visit a combination of three boutique wineries and distilleries in Hunter Valley. Enjoy guided spirit wine tastings matched with cheese and chocolates and a delicious lunch. 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 some of the production houses, see behind the scenes, and learn how spirits and wine are made. During guided tastings, try chocolates and local cheeses to match the wines and keep your tastebuds exploring the flavor combinations. Get to know the local producers and discover the taste of a region famous for its beautiful wines, hand-crafted spirits, and refreshing beers and 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.

From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine/Spirit Tasting Tour & Lunch

2. From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine/Spirit Tasting Tour & Lunch

Discover the Hunter Valley on this tasting trip from Sydney, lunch included. Travel over Sydney Harbor Bridge through Sydney's leafy north shore, over the beautiful Hawkesbury River, and onto Australia's oldest wine production region, the Hunter Valley. The day starts at a locally owned winery and winner of Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year. Staff will guide you through the tastings of their wine and answer your questions. Head to another cellar for more wine tastings, followed by a 1-course restaurant lunch with a wide choice of meals including options for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diets. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or craft beer with your meal and take in the beautiful views overlooking the vineyards. Three's also the option of buying a craft beer tasting paddle. After lunch, give your taste buds a jolt with a visit to a local distillery for tastings of locally produced spirits including vodka, gin, and schnapps. The third cellar door is next for final wine tastings and a chance to relax, buy a glass of wine, and take in the serenity. Throughout the day, you'll also get to enjoy tastings of cheese and chocolate to get the most from your flavorful day and to help support local businesses. Keep an eye out for wild kangaroos and get the chance to take photos. This tour is also carbon-neutral, with all vehicle emissions offset, so when you travel you can make a choice to take positive action to help address climate change.

Hunter Valley: Wine Tour with 3 Tastings and Garden Lunch

3. 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.

From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

4. From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

Can you picture yourself exploring the stunning Hunter Valley wine region, tasting some of Australia’s best wine, food, cheese, chocolate, beer, and distilled spirits? Small groups, a great music playlist, a relaxed style, and inside knowledge make this experience feel like you are with a group of friends heading out for a fun day. Participate in three relaxed, educational wine tastings of reds and whites with local gurus and enjoy some free time to unwind over lunch with a glass of wine. Learn about the process of winemaking and see it firsthand on an exclusive behind-the-scenes wine production tour. Sample delicious cheeses and chocolate throughout the day and visit the Hunter Distillery, where organic vodka, schnapps, gin, and liqueur tastings are served in test tubes. Try the mango, choc mint, or chili (if you’re brave enough), plus lots more. See why this stop has become a highlight of the tour for some.

Sydney: Wildlife, Waterfalls and Wine Small Group Tour

5. Sydney: Wildlife, Waterfalls and Wine Small Group Tour

Be part of a small group of no more than 11 travelers and journey by comfortable minibus, south along the beaches of Botany Bay and into the Royal National Park. Wind through the forest and stop at Bald Hill Lookout, which affords sweeping views of the Illawarra coastline and the famous Sea Cliff Bridge. Next, it's on to the family-run Symbio Wildlife Park, active in koala conservation. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about these fascinating marsupials during a private koala presentation with a keeper. Snap the ultimate selfie - just you and a koala. You’ll also be able to feed kangaroos and wallabies and get up close with native Australian wildlife. Continue to follow the scenic coastline of the Grand Pacific Drive across the Sea Cliff Bridge as it sweeps out over the ocean and on to Bulli Beach where you’ll enjoy lunch in a café popular with locals that overlooks the beach and an ocean pool. Bring your swimmers for a pre-lunch dip if the sun is out. In the afternoon head up through temperate rainforest into the Southern Highlands. An easy hike leads to viewpoints that take in the spectacular sandstone gorges and towering waterfalls of the Morton National Park. Finally, you’ll drive along country roads to a boutique winery to taste locally-produced, cool climate wine before returning to Sydney. Arrival back at Circular Quay is around 6:30 PM.

From Sydney: Hunter Valley Beer & Wine Small Group Tour

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

Travel from Sydney 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.

Sydney: Urban Winery Wine Tasting Tour with Cheese Platter

7. Sydney: Urban Winery Wine Tasting Tour with Cheese Platter

Experience Sydney's first true urban winery at the A.Retief wine label. After being greeted at the winery, your group will be taken on a tour through the facility to experience the art of the wine-making process. Upon arriving at the tasting table, enjoy a six-glass wine flight from three different regions of New South Wales. Generally, these are two whites, a rose, and three reds. Learn how to taste wine and receive a booklet covering the wine regions of New South Wales and tasting notes from the wines tried. During the tasting session you'll enjoy shared platters of New South Wales charcuterie and cheese boards at your table.

Sydney: Hunter Valley Wineries Day Trip with Food Tastings

8. Sydney: Hunter Valley Wineries Day Trip with Food Tastings

Explore 3-4 Hunter Valley wineries on this private day trip from Sydney. Delight your senses as you taste local specialties. Take the opportunity to purchase some of the best wine in Australia directly from the wineries. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your accommodation in Sydney or meet the bus at a centrally-located meeting point. Relax on the air-conditioned drive with a rest stop where you can stretch your legs or purchase some coffee at Oliver’s Café. Take in views of idyllic countryside on your way to each of the 3-4 winery stops in the Hunter Valley. Have the chance to purchase tastings red and white wine varieties at each stunning location. Stop at the Hunter Valley Village for a chance to buy a nice sit down lunch in a charming local café. After lunch, head to the tempting Olive Centre to sample a selections of olive oils, chilies, chutneys, and some mouth-watering dips. Taste some local award-winning cheeses and chocolates. After a delightful day in the countryside, start your journey back to your accommodation in Sydney.

From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate Trip

9. From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate Trip

Visit boutique wineries guided by local experts and learn about the winemaking process while tasting over 15 different wines. Indulge in local produce and sample gourmet cheeses, chocolate and fudge. Find your favorite wines and buy some to take home. Visit the Vodka Distillery, the first 100% organic distillery in Australia. As a result of the initial success of the Distillery’s famous award winning Valli Vodkas, winning Gold in the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Silver at the London International Wine and Spirit Competition, it was expanded to a state of the art distillery in the Hunter Valley. Relax over lunch with a glass of wine and meet your new friends. Passionate and Hunter Valley loving guides will entertain you all day with their great stories and interesting facts. Listen to fun playlists and meet new friends on this highly rated tour.

Sydney: 5-Hour Small-Group Food & Drink Tour

10. Sydney: 5-Hour Small-Group Food & Drink Tour

Discover the tastes of Sydney as you drive from venue to venue during this small-group tour in a comfortable minivan. Discover Sydney's many special neighborhoods and appreciate how they are evolving as the city continues to prosper. See how each precinct visited is a buzz of activity with plenty of delicious food and drink options to devour. Start the tour at 11:30am with pickup from your city center hotel or your preferred location. Board the air-conditioned minivan, meet your guide and the other members of your small group tour. Set off for the first venue, the streets of Barangaroo, a curated dining and shopping precinct where you can take a gentle stroll and a guided tour as you indulge.  Dine in a fully restored 1904 tram that has been converted into an amazing restaurant space.  Enjoy the famous watermelon cake with tea or coffee and finish with a beautifully paired wine and cheese tasting at Sydney's only Urban Winery.

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4.4 / 5

based on 141 reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed our Hunter Valley day out from Sydney. It was very organised from the start. We had Mark as the driver who was very informative, friendly and helpful. Included in our tour was a chocolate and wine pairing, a cheese and wine pairing, other tastings and talks and also a lunch which I would consider a dinner as it was huge! Very nice. Would recommend

I had an amazing day in Hunter Valley! Our guide was a great guy and very professional. The wine tastings were awesome and the group was so punctual that we were able to make an additional stop for a couple additional tastings! Overall, it was a great experience and worth every cent! Would definitely do it again!

Tour was amazing! With a variety of stops and an awesome tour guide like Dave (Greg) the tour was perfect! Would 100% do it again. Only thing is maybe would’ve brought water for the bus ride. Other then that the service at each stop, as well as with Greg having cooler etc for our wine & goods it was great!!

Thoroughly enjoyable day spent in Hunter Valley with our amazing guide Crystal! all of the places we visited were fabulous and a great variety of experiences from delicious wine to sparkly gin!

It is worthy. You could drink different kinds of wine in each stop.