Sample fabulous wines and delicious gourmet treats from the vineyards and rolling pastures of the Hunter Valley north of Sydney. Delight all the senses on this deluxe day out, which includes three wine tastings and a two-course lunch.

AUD $194pp

Deluxe Hunter Valley Food and Wine Tour from Sydney
Runs: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Departs at: 8am
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Featured guest review:

‘After spending a week exploring Sydney, my husband and I decided to take a tour to the Hunter Valley. Our tour driver/guide Stephen was fantastic. He pointed out things to look at on the way. The tastings were informative, and the hosts were passionate about their wines. The additional kangaroo sightings were amazing. Thank you for an awesome day. It was a great way to meet other people from overseas and above all to escape the city. I will definitely recommend this tour to our friends and family.’ Wingy12436

Tour highlights

  • Enjoy wonderful vistas as you cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Hawkesbury River en route to the Hunter Valley
  • Take part in private wine tastings at three award-winning boutique wineries
  • Learn about the wine-making process
  • Indulge in a delicious two course lunch
  • Sample a selection of locally made cheeses, paired with premium wines
  • Go on a behind-the-scenes guided winery tour*
  • Try some delicious handmade sweet treats at one of the valley’s most renowned chocolatiers.

What's included

  • Guided small group tour
  • Services of a knowledgeable local guide
  • Informative commentary
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Three private wine tastings
  • Cheese tasting
  • Two-course lunch
  • Complimentary WiFi on board your coach.

Pricing

Adults: AUD $194pp
Children (4 to 14 years): AUD $164pp

There is no charge for children under the age of four, however spare seats are subject to availability on the day of your tour.

What you can expect

This small group Deluxe Hunter Valley Food and Wine Tour from Sydney offers an amazing introduction to New South Wales’ premium wine producing region. You’ll have the services of a passionate local guide to show you highlights of the valley, and travel in air-conditioned comfort with the convenience of selected CBD hotel pick-up and drop-off. You’ll enjoy privates wine tastings, a cheese tasting, a two-course lunch and even complimentary Wi-Fi on board your comfortable coach. All you need to do it sit back, relax and enjoy!

Once CBD hotel pick-ups are completed, your Deluxe Hunter Valley Food and Wine Tour from Sydney will get underway. You’ll head north from Sydney for the two-hour drive to the picturesque Hunter Valley. The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest commercial wine-producing district with over 7,000 acres under vine. The valley is renowned for its semillons, shiraz, chardonnays, cabernet sauvignons and earthy pinot noirs. You’ll get to taste some of the region’s finest drops at three private wine tastings throughout the day. [More]

At your second winery visit, you’ll also enjoy a fabulous two-course winery lunch. Enjoy a shared starter, followed by your choice from four main courses.

At your third stop you’ll have the option to join a wine tasting, or enjoy something sweet instead!

This Deluxe Hunter Valley Food and Wine Tour from Sydney ends back in the CBD. If you plan to head out afterwards for dinner, ask your guide for a restaurant recommendation!

Please note: The itinerary provided may change due to weather conditions and operational requirements. Guests must wear closed in footwear to participate in the winery tour.

Guest reviews

  • Falcons20171 (7/11/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    We had a very pleasant day with John as our guide. He is a very amiable young man. And quite informative. We went to 3 wineries with lunch at the second. The food was good but it would have been nice to hear about the wines and winery. The staff we met at Ernest Hills and McGuigan were very nice and informative. As it was a Sunday we didn’t get to a cheese shop but the chocolate shop was delicious. A highlight was to spot some kangaroos in the distance.

  • Garthks (15/7/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    It’s an excellent wind tasting tour with our guide/driver John. and I truly enjoyed it very much! John has done great with extra miles taking us for the cheese and chocolate tasting events, as well as very knowledgeable and considerate throughout the entire journey!I enjoyed the 3rd stop, McGuigan winerary very much, with the wine tour guide Margo. She was fun and vivid that made the entire course and very joyful and pleasant one. The tour on the wine making process was up close and personal. She was also very generous in the selections and portion that we had chances to taste several premium wines exclusive to club members and not on the list. This helped complete the trip very well and beyond expectation.I also enjoyed the 2nd stop, the lunch and wine/cheese tasting at Two Fat Blokes Winery/Kitchen. The venue atmosphere is friendly and comfortable. And the lunch has 4 health choices with large plates of starters to share.Our first stop was at Ernest Hill Winery. The setup was nice but it could be more amiable and interactive via the introduction and tasting process. The session rep was nice but was running 3-4 groups at the same time.I recommend the tour with no reservation.

  • Michele C (12/2/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    We were supposed to take this trip with another company, but were switched to this one due to low turnout. The itinerary was not as good, the wineries were average, and the lunch was a total disappointment. We were put in a back room and then forgotten, received the wine to pair before the food, which came with little time left to eat it, and it was of poor quality. Our driver was very good, however, informative and interesting. But the sights we went to were not what we had hoped for. The first winery was informative, but at the second one we barely had time to ask questions and were simply given different wines with no explanations and little information. This trip was a definite disappointment and I would not recommend it. In retrospect we should have simply canceled it when we were told that the one we had previously reserved was not taking place.

  • Wingy12436 (30/1/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    After spending a week exploring Sydney, my husband and I decided to take a tour to the Hunter Valley. Our tour driver/guide Stephen was fantastic. He pointed out things to look at on the way. The tastings were informative, and the hosts were passionate about their wines. The additional kangaroo sightings were amazing. Thank you for an awesome day. It was a great way to meet other people from overseas and above all to escape the city. I will definitely recommend this tour to our friends and family.

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document will be sent automatically to your email address, including hotel pick-up details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed pick-up time.

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This tour operates in all weather conditions.