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Hunter Valley Wine Tours

Hunter Valley Wine Tours

Hunter Valley Wine Tours from Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury, Cessnock, and surrounds, as well as Newcastle and the Central Coast.

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Experience our 5-star rated Wine Tours of the Hunter Valley featuring wines, craft beers, and spirits!

At Tastes of the Hunter Wine Tours, we offer you a complete snapshot of the boutique wines, local craft beers, unique cheeses and chocolates, and medal-winning vodkas, gins, and liqueurs that make our region a foodies paradise. Our Hunter valley wine tours are customisable to any group’s interests and needs.

Our experienced team is proud Hunter Valley locals who love sharing the stories and uniqueness of our region with friendly smiles. Tastes of the Hunter Wine Tours is a Quality Tourism Accredited Business and a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence winner, so when you come on board with us, you know that a fun, friendly, and professional experience awaits you at a great value price.

Hunter Valley Wine Tours

Hunter Valley Tour Options:

Wine Tours Of The Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour

Great Value, Economical Shared Bus Tour

With craft beer, vodka/schnapps, cheese, and chocolates

Available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

$120pp including wine tasting + spirits tasting fees

Perfect for groups of 2-10 people

A mix of wine, craft beer, vodka, schnapps, and gin

Fun small group atmosphere … multiple groups with an economical per person price – great value for small groups and couples!

Fast and easy set itinerary tour with all venues booked for you

One low upfront price – no hidden booking fees at the checkout!

Private Hunter Valley Wine Tours

A Private Hunter Valley Wine Tour

Perfect for groups of 8-24 people!

Custom itinerary – choose your venues, start later/finish earlier, design a beer+spirits tour or a wine-only tour, or a combination!

Available 7 days – Saturdays, Sundays, and Mon – Fri

One of our 13, 20 or 24 seat buses is exclusively reserved for your group

Specialty tours available for hen’s parties and corporate groups

Wine-tasting tours are perfect for birthdays, family celebrations, or an epic day out with friends… done your way!

Shared Bus Wine Tour of the Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley Wine Tours

Available from your local Hunter Valley accommodation and Newcastle 

Wine tasting

Spirits tasting

Craft beers and ciders

Chocolate & Cheese shop visits

Fun & friendly group atmosphere

All the organisation taken care of!

Leave the bottleshop behind and discover unique wine styles, boutique beers, and gourmet chocolates. With delicious food and wine, spectacular surroundings, and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, you will have all the ingredients necessary to create a fabulous and unforgettable trip!

• Visit 3 cellar doors for tasting presentations where you can sample great selections from a mixture of boutique producers and more established vineyards

• Taste up to 8 different wines at each venue, including whites, reds, sparkling varieties, dessert wines, and blends unique to the winemaker

• Spirits tasting … excite your taste buds with vodkas, gins and schnapps at Small Mouth Vodkas (flavoured vodkas and gin with shimmering edible glitter!) or the Hunter Distillery or Kiss of Fire Liqueurs outlet (flavoured butterscotches)

• Sample varieties of  local craft beers and ciders or enjoy a cocktail (optional – at your own expense)

• Visit the Smelly Cheese Shop – a mini cheese tasting

(Standard cheese tasting only …. dairy free/vegan cheese unavailable)

• Stop at the Pokolbin Chocolate Company Shop for treats that are soooo worth the calories!

• Lunch at either 4 Pines at the Farm Brewhouse , Ironbark Hill Brewhouse , The Valley Brewhouse , Nineteen Bar & Bistro ,  Harrigan’s Irish Pub , Huntlee Tavern  (enjoy a selection of both light and hearty meals to suit a variety of tastes and budgets with most meals around $30-$40 (own expense)

• Small minibus group tours – fun and social tours with mixed small groups on a 13 or 20-seat bus

• All tours are personally taken by one of our friendly and knowledgeable local drivers who are committed to ensuring you have the best Hunter valley tour

• Relax in style and comfort, knowing everything is organized for you

Hunter Valley accommodation pickups

$120pp – Available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Includes wine tasting and spirits tasting fees*

Hunter Valley Wine Tours from Newcastle

$135pp – Available Saturdays

Chocolate Vodka Tasting At Hunter Distillery Pokolbin

Hunter Valley Tour – Inclusions:

  • Door-to-door service from your Hunter Valley or Newcastle accommodation with no additional fees for certain suburbs – check out our list of suburbs below
  • A friendly Hunter Valley local as your guide and driver who is dedicated to ensuring your group has the best day possible!
  • Air-conditioned minibus – 13-seat or 20-seat bus
  • Cellar door, lunch, and table bookings – everything is organised, so you don’t have to worry about the itinerary – just jump onboard ready for a great day!
  • *Cellar door and distillery tasting fees (wine tasting and spirits tastings at the venues organised by ourselves for the tour), Cheese and Chocolate shop visits
  • All booking and transaction fees are already included in the advertised price – no sneaky fees at the checkout!

Items You’ll Need To Bring (not included):

  • Lunch – we always visit venues on this tour where the majority of meals are $30-$40pp. You can bring your own lunch if you wish (please let us know if you intend to do this using the “Special Requirements” box at the checkout so we can update the venues as to numbers). Vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options are usually available. However, they cannot be guaranteed.
  • Bottles of wine, food items, gifts or wine/beer/cocktails by the glass

Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Tours

Which cellar doors do we visit on the Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour?

We mix and match the 3 we pick from this list, so every tour is slightly different. We aim for a mix of boutique and mid-sized cellar doors and try to support locally owned and operated venues rather than the large corporates that you see in bottleshops. It’s time to shake it up and taste something different!

Some of the cellar doors that we usually visit include the following:

Ernest Hill wines Ridgeview wines Hunter Wine Lab Briar Ridge wines Blueberry Hill wines Travertine wines The Garden Cellars Tintilla Estate

McLeish Estate Allandale wines Gartelmann wines Kelman Estate Hermitage Road cellars Oakvale wines Harkham wines Saltire Estate

Hunter Valley Wine Tasting at McLeish Estate Pokolbin

Pickups from your Hunter Valley accommodation:

Available:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Full Day tours (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Years Day)

Pickups:   Between approx. 8.30am-9.45am (most central Hunter Valley areas such as Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury, and Cessnock are picked up between 9am-9.45am)

Our Hunter Valley Wine Tours pickup from accommodation venues in:

  • Elderslie, Dalwood, Branxton, and surrounding areas

NB: We do not pickup from Wollombi or Laguna on this tour. Quorrobolong pickups are available for bookings of 4 people or more.

Special Note:  Please indicate your exact pickup address/accommodation venue on the booking form. We will advise you by the Wednesday before your tour of your pickup time. Pickups from Hunter Valley venues are timetabled according to the bookings for the day.

Returns and drop off : Approx. 4.45pm-5.30pm 

Ages:  You must be over 18 years old to book this tour. We do not allow pets on this tour.

Pickups from Newcastle:

Available:  Saturdays only

Newcastle Pickups:  Available from most Newcastle hotels, private residences and AirBnbs (if you’d like to check if pickup is available from your location prior to booking please use our contact form below).

Newcastle pickups are between 8am and 8.45am.

Newcastle drop-offs:  Approx. 6pm-7pm

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What do guests say about our Hunter Valley Wine Tour s?

Firstly and foremost I want to thank you for your help in organising our wine tour. Your communication has been impeccable and I could not thank you enough for all your information about the wineries, options for us to choose, your recommendations and just the ease of booking everything without an ounce of stress on my part. Our tour went without a hitch. All the girls loved it and it was everything we were all hoping for. I will absolutely be recommending your business to everyone that will listen! Our driver Jeff was fantastic so a massive thank you to him as well. I will definitely be booking again in the future, thank you again!

Christie B :

Just wanted to pass on that we had a fabulous time on our tour over the weekend!

Grant was a blast! He was great value, made everyone feel comfortable, and had a wealth of knowledge. The Hunter Valley wineries we visited were lovely (Ernest Hill was our favourite) and a perfect spot for lunch.

Really appreciate the extra service with the Newcastle drop-off and pick-up. We would absolutely come back again and will highly recommend to friends and family

I’m so happy I booked a wine tour with Tastes of the Hunter for my 30th birthday! Thanks to Suzanne, the whole booking process went smoothly, and it was so easy. Things couldn’t have been better on the day. Our driver, Kevin, was very patient and made sure everyone was always fine.

Everyone on the tour agreed that it was an amazing day. We can’t wait to come back and do another tour with Tastes of the Hunter

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Tour with a Hunter Valley local

Every Tastes Of The Hunter tour is taken by a friendly Hunter Valley wine region local who is passionate about striving to exceed expectations and offering your group a personal experience.

Need a custom pickup time? Travelling from Sydney in the morning? A special surprise for a birthday, anniversary, hen’s day?

Just ask … if we can make it happen, we’ll do it!

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At Tastes Of The Hunter Wine Tours, we are big enough to offer you the quality and professionalism you expect and small enough to offer the personal service you deserve. This is why you’ll find the best Hunter Valley wine tour and deals on offer when you book with Tastes of the Hunter.

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Frequently Asked Questions about our Hunter Valley Wine Tours

Shared bus tours such as our Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour ($120pp for Hunter Valley pickup and $135pp for Newcastle pickup) are the most economical option. The Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour includes: – Cellar door and distillery tasting fees. – Pickup and drop-off to your Hunter Valley accommodation (and all transfers between venues). – The tour organisation (you don’t need to book any venues). Private hunter valley wine tours start at $1145 for a 13-seat bus, which is charged per bus rather than per person. So the more people you have, the cheaper a private tour can be.

Yes! Our Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour price includes 3 cellar door tasting fees (at the cellars we have organised for the tour) and 1 spirits tasting.

No! We pride ourselves on our affordable Hunter Valley wine tours being as economical as possible, and there are no sneaky booking fees or transaction fees applied at the checkout. These are already included in the $120pp price for pickup from your Hunter Valley accommodation and the $135pp price for Newcastle pickup.

Lunch is at your own expense on the day. We always visit casual lunch venues where the majority of meals are available for $30-$40 per person. The lunch venues are usually 4 Pines at the Farm Brewhouse, Ironbark Hill Brewhouse, The Valley Brewhouse, Nineteen Bar and Bistro, Huntlee Tavern, or Harrigan’s Irish pub. All offer a range of pub favourites, including gourmet pizzas, gourmet burgers, steaks, chicken schnitzel, salads, etc.

Vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options are usually available (however, they cannot be guaranteed). Please let us know when you book if you have any special dietary requirements.

The actual tour component is between 10am and 4.30pm (it can run as late as 5pm if we are delayed at any venues). Pickups occur before 10am, drop-offs occur after 4.30pm/5pm and are based on distance from Pokolbin (i.e., we start with outer areas and work our way towards Pokolbin/Rothbury/Lovedale/Cessnock with these pickups usually occurring between 9.15am and 9.45am). We’ll send you an email by the Wed/Thurs morn before the tour with your exact pickup time, venues and driver details.

Our drivers aim to get as close as possible to your Hunter Valley cottage, as many of the properties in Pokolbin, Rothbury, and Lovedale have long driveways. This is usually possible 99% of the time. However, our drivers always put the safety of other passengers first. Therefore, if it isn’t safe for the bus to reach the exact location of your cottage (e.g., steep/rough terrain, slippery gravel road), we’ll give you a call and negotiate a safe place to pick you up as close as possible to your accommodation. Please note: Pickups from Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort and Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley are usually from the bus zone outside the main reception area, as the roads to the individual villas are quite narrow and unsuitable for minibuses.

Our Hunter Valley tours from Newcastle pickup directly from residential addresses in Newcastle or from outside of your Newcastle hotel (we may require you to walk around the corner if directly outside of your hotel is a “no stopping” zone). You don’t need to arrange additional transport to meet the bus at a designated meeting point. We come to you!

To keep things simple and affordable, we charge one price for pickups from the Hunter Valley ($120pp) from the suburbs we can pick up from (see above). If you request a pickup from an outer Hunter Valley suburb (e.g., Maitland, Rutherford, Singleton, Elderslie, Dalwood, Quorrobolong, Broke, etc.), your pickup time will be earlier (in the range of 8.30am – 9am). Suppose you have a small number of guests (e.g., 2-4 people). In that case, it is advised that you contact us to check if we can fit you into the existing pickup schedule for a particular date. The pickups we are able to do can depend on the other guests already booked in.

The Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour has a set itinerary, so you don’t need to book any venues. Just hop on board, ready for a fun day and a snapshot of the wines, beers, and spirits the Hunter is famous for! If you need a tour where you can choose your own venues (and you have 8 or more guests), then you can check out our private tours of the Hunter Valley .

Craft beer paddles/schooners of craft beer etc., are available for purchase at 4 Pines at the Farm Brewhouse (around $20 for a paddle of 4 beers) and Ironbark Hill brewhouse (around $18 for a paddle of 4 beers/ciders), The Valley Brewhouse, Huntlee Tavern and Harrigan’s Irish pub. These are optional and come with a guide sheet for a self-guided tasting.  Please note:  The prices above are a guide, and venues can change their prices without notice.

The Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour runs on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (Saturday only for Newcastle pickups). If you have a group of 8 people or more and would like a private tour (with a similar itinerary or one you can fully customise!) on a weekday (Mon – Thurs), check out our options for private wine tours of the Hunter Valley ).

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Skippy Down Under Tours

Skippy Down Under Tours

Central Coast Tours & Group Transport

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Hunter Valley Wine Tours

Hunter valley wine tours from pokolbin, the central coast, newcastle & lake macquarie.

Skippy Down Under Tours & Transport specialises in custom Hunter Valley wine tours departing from Pokolbin, the Central Coast, greater Newcastle, Hunter Valley area and Lake Macquarie. We are the leading luxury tour company in the Hunter Valley Region. If you are looking for an economical & flexible customised Hunter Valley wine tour for 2 – 30 people please contact us! We have packages to suit everyone. Whether you are looking for Hunter Valley wine tasting or a Hunter Valley day trip for a hens day, bucks party, special celebration, or just looking to take a tour with family or friends we can organise the perfect day out. All our tours are private and exclusive to your group only. Individuals and couples cannot be added to existing tours.

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Tour Options

Custom Hunter Valley wine tours The Sunset Tour Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tour Wine, Lunch & Dessert Bar Value Tour Champagne breakfast & degustation experience The Outback wine tour Classic Convent high tea tour

Lisa McGuigan Vamp Tour Romance Package Skippy VIP Tour Hens Day Out Adrenaline Tour The Ultimate Wine Enthusiast Experience Transport only package

Custom Hunter Valley Group Wine Tour

Small group private hunter valley wine tours from the Central Coast

Our group Hunter Valley wine tours can be tailored to your specific needs. Plan your own day or let us know what you are looking to experience and leave it to us to put together the perfect itinerary.

Pricing for a planned tour with a customised itinerary:

From $150 per person (minimum five people on a private tour – note our tours are not open for individual bookings, you must book the entire tour) for pick up from the Hunter Pokolbin region.  $200 per person for groups of four on a private tour. $180 per person for pick up from the Central Coast or Newcastle (minimum 6 people on a private tour – you must book the entire tour). Please  contact us for pricing for groups of less than 6 people. All rates include wine tasting fees. Deposit and booking conditions apply.

Lunch Options

Lunch at  Twine Restaurant : $40 per person (in addition to our tour group prices above).  This includes choices from the  Coaches Menu  plus a glass of wine or beer.  Alternatively select from the full Twine Restaurant menu at your own cost OR opt to have lunch at a venue of your choice at your own cost.

The Sunset Tour

sunset wine tour in the hunter valley

Enjoy drinks, dinner and Hunter Valley views on this fun filled evening tour.

Your private sunset tour begins at 2pm following pick up from your door by our luxury transfer vehicles. Visit two boutique wineries followed by a stopover at a Vodka Distillery to try some amazing locally made gins, vodka, and liquors. Next, stopover for a cocktail or a beer paddle at 4 Pines Brewhouse .

Capture gorgeous sunset pics in the vineyards as you take in the scenic sunset views of the Hunter Valley. The tour concludes with a two course meal at one of our selected local restaurants before being dropped back to your accommodation. Click to view a sample menu .

Couples from $650. Groups of 3 or more from $220 per person with pickup in Pokolbin and surrounding areas. From $250 per person for pickup in the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie or Newcastle areas. Note our tours are not open for individual bookings, you must book the entire tour. Prices include all tasting fees and your two course dinner at a selected restaurant.

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Lovers

cheese and chocolate wine tour in the hunter valley

A luxurious day out that includes paired wine, cheese and chocolate tastings and multiple cellar door experiences.

Travel in luxury on one of our private tours with pickup at your front door. Visit a selected cellar door for a delicious premium wine and paired chocolate tasting.

Enjoy enjoy a private wine, cheese and chocolate experience at a selected cellar door specialising in cheese and chocolate & wine pairing.

Choose a restaurant venue of your choice (lunch at own cost). We can recommend local restaurants or you may want to grab a bite to eat at Hunter Valley Gardens. 

We then explore two further wineries (or a Vodka Distillery and winery depending on your preferences). Your day will conclude at 5pm.

Couples start at $750 which includes all tastings and cheese and chocolate pairings, travelling in a luxurious LDV, with local pickup in Pokolbin or surrounding areas. $800 per couple pickup from the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie or Newcastle Region. Groups (minimum 5 people per group booking): $170 per person for pickup in Pokolbin and surrounding areas or $200 per person with pickup from the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie or Newcastle (note in each case you are booking the entire private tour, individuals cannot book to go on existing tours). To book enquire here .

Wine, Lunch & Dessert Bar Value Tour

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A great value, full-day, private tour.  Travel in style in one of our luxurious transfer vehicles with pick up from your designated address. Included in your day are wine/liquor tastings at three boutique venues, lunch at Twine Restaurant, a stopover for chocolate and cheese tasting at the Smelly Cheese Shop & a decadent dessert at Sabor Dessert Bar.

Your customised itinerary includes three tastings at your choice of boutique wineries, a Vodka Distillary, Cider house and/or Brewhouse. 

Indulge in desserts at Sabor Dessert Bar , with over fifty exquisite desserts to choose from. Treat yourself while taking in breathtaking views of the vineyard below and Brokenback Mountain Range (dessert included, drinks at additional cost).

Enjoy a relaxed lunch at Twine Restaurant at the beautiful Wynwood Estate, dining from the coach menu (or selections can be made from the a la carte menu at own cost)

Finally, smell your way to the famous Smelly Cheese Shop for a divine chocolate and cheese tasting experience.

Total cost $195 per person (minimum of five people on a private tour) with local pickup in Pokolbin or surrounding areas.  Note individuals and couples cannot join a tour – each tour is exclusive to the booked group. $225 per person (minimum of five people) with pickup from the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie or Newcastle areas. All tours are private, with tours and transfers completely exclusive to your group. Prices include lunch and all tasting fees. For bookings, contact us here .

Champagne breakfast and epic degustation experience

champagne and degustation wine tour

Located within the beautiful sandstone walls of Peterson house at the “gateway ” to the Hunter Valley vineyards, Restaurant Cuvee has spectacular views overlooking the beautiful vineyards. Here you will enjoy a champagne breakfast (at own cost). Renowned for its breakfast menu and speciality bubbly breakfast, Restaurant Cuvee is the perfect spot to start your day. 

After breakfast you will explore Oakvale Premuim Wines. Enjoy a premium tasting outside (subject to weather permitting) under the Oakvale tree overlooking the vineyards and watching the kangaroos hop on by.

Following Oakvale, we pop into the Hunter Spirit Distillery for a tasting. Here you will try a range of top shelf spirits, including gin, vodkas, liqueurs (alternatively you may exclude the Distillary and choose an additional winery stop). 

After 1pm we head to Hungerford Hill winery for a epic degustation experience. It is designed for the discerning palate. It brings together the best of wine and food in perfect harmony. It’s a moment you never forget. A mini degustation of Hungerford Hill wines are matched to bite size dishes created by award winning two hatted Muse Restaurant. 

To end the day we then take you to a award winning winery: Lisa Mcguigan VAMP cellar door. Vamp won winery of the year in 2021 and their renowned semillon won gold in Paris. The perfect cellar door to end your wine experience on. 

2 pax: $680 for 2 pax local pickup Pokolbin, Rothbury Cessnock. Travelling in a luxurious LDV private transfer. Includes wine tastings and mini gustation.  $730 for pickup in the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie or Newcastle area.  Private groups of 4-5 pax: $960 travelling in a luxurious LDV with local pickup in the Pokolbin, Rothbury, Cessnock areas. Pickup in Lake Macquarie, Central Coast, Newcastle region is $1010.  Private groups of 6-11 pax: $190 per person travelling in luxurious Renault bus with local pickup Cessnock, Rothbury and Pokolbin.  For pick up in the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie or Newcastle region: $230 per person. Deposit and booking conditions apply.

The Outback Wine Tour

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​​​​ Here we discover the hidden gems of the outskirts of Pokolbin, exploring family  heritage wineries in Broke and the historic township of Wollombi, and spotting kangaroos along the way. 

Included are private luxury transfers with pick up directly from your accommodation.

Visit three unique wineries from choices including Krinklewood, 1813 Winery, Stonehurst Cedar Creek Vineyard.  Grab a quick bite to eat or enjoy a relaxed lunch at a local restaurant (at own cost) – ask us for recommendations.

Explore the beautiful Wollombi village on your private tour. Check out the convict trail, quaint museums, galleries and heritage buildings of the town before you sit back and sample the famous Dr Jurd Jungle Juice at the iconic Wollombi Pub.

All tours are private and can be booked by your group only (individuals and couples cannot join existing tours). $600 per couple on a private tour. $730 for a group of 4. For 5 people or more: $150 per person with pickup in Pokolbin and surrounding areas. For 5 people or more: $180 per person for pickup in the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie or Newcastle areas. Minimum numbers required. All tasting fees are included. To book enquire here .

Classic Convent High Tea Tour

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Join us for a luxurious day in the Hunter Valley, sampling wines and experiencing high tea in the beautiful Convent. This tour is perfect for bridal showers, baby showers, corporate events, anniversary celebrations or simply a day out with friends.

We begin our tour by visiting Peppertree Winery , adjacent to the convent.  This is followed by your elegant London High Tea in The Convent .  The Convent was once home to the Brigidine Order of Nuns in Coonamble and was crowned “Best Luxury Country Hotel in the World.”  Full of character, with gorgeous traditional architecture, the acclaimed retreat has also staged the series “Farmer Wants a Wife”.

High Tea at The Convent includes a range of delicacies such as sandwiches, sweets, scones and a glass of sparkling wine. Special dietary requirements such as gluten free, allergies and vegan can be accommodated for.

Following lunch we visit another selected five star winery to sample premium whites and reds before being dropped back to your accommodation.

$190 per person for pickup in Pokolbin or surrounding areas  (minimum numbers apply). $220 per person for pickup in the Central Coast, Newcastle or Lake Macquarie (minimum numbers apply). Pricing includes high tea and all tasting fees and private access to the tour for your group only (individuals and couples cannot join an existing tour).

Lisa McGuigan VAMP Exclusive Tour

Lisa McGuigan Vamp wine tasting tour

Book your private Lisa McGuigan Vamp tasting tour, exclusive to Skippy Down Under.

Enjoy a private tasting one on one with enigmatic Hunter Valley Winemaker Lisa McGuigan at her Vamp Cellar Door.  Edgy and cool, a visit to Lisa’s award winning winery makes for a truly unique Hunter Valley experience.  Sample Lisa’s award winning Semillon for which she won Gold on the world stage at the Paris Wine Cup . 

Also included in your exclusive tour are wine tastings at Tempus Two and McGuigans Wineries, a cheese tasting at Hunter Belle Cheese, a tempting chocolate factory stopover and lunch or dinner stopover at the restaurant of your choice (lunch or dinner at own cost – we can provide recommendations). 

The tour is available on Saturdays only with a flexible afternoon start time.

$660 per couple with pickup in Pokolbin and surrounding areas (the tour is exclusive to the two of you). $700 for three or four people with pickup in Pokolbin and surrounding areas. Add an additional $175 per person for groups over four people. $690 per couple with pickup in the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie or Newcastle areas. $730 for three or four people with pickup in the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie or Newcastle areas. Add an additional $205 per person for groups of more than four people. All tasting fees are included and all tours are exclusive to your group – individuals cannot join existing tours. To book enquire here .

Romance Package

Romantic wine tour for couples in the Hunter Valley

Whisk your partner away on a romantic tour just for two in the beautiful Hunter Valley.

Travel in our luxurious LDV with pick at at your accommodation. We will discuss with you your choice of complementary wine on board to make your occasion special. Sit back in style and relax whilst soaking up the views of the Broken Back Ranges. 

Your private tour includes a fully customised itinerary. We can recommend selected local cellar doors and assist you to book the perfect lunch or take you to destinations of your choice. Take romantic photos in the vineyards, sample delicious wine and enjoy the romance that a couples day in the Hunter Valley can offer.

$600 per couple for an exclusive private tour with pickup from Pokolbin or surrounding areas. $630 for pick up from the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie or Newcastle area.  Pricing excludes lunch. Deposit and booking conditions apply.

Skippy VIP Tour

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At $200 per person for groups of 5 on a private tour, this luxurious day package is sure to be the ultimate day of wine, laughter and relaxation!

Included in the day is four visits to wineries or a distillery (based on your preference), a chocolate and cheese stopover and lunch at a local selected restaurant.

The package includes a personal driver all day (we even have wine and ice buckets in our spacious, luxury van for you to enjoy!)

$200 per person with pickup in Pokolbin or surrounding areas (minimum 5 people). $230 per person for pick up from the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie or Newcastle areas. All tours are private with a minimum group number of 5 required to book (your must book the entire tour – singles and couples cannot join an existing tour). Prices include tasting fees and lunch. To book your Skippy VIP Tour please contact us .

The Ultimate Wine Enthusiast Experience

premium hunter valley wine tour tasting experience

Indulge in an exclusive behind the scenes tour and tasting at the well-established winery Brokenwood. After a guided food and wine flight in their private tasting room, your personal host will take you on a tour to view the Famous Brokenwood graveyard, ending with a pre-release wine tasting straight from the barrel in their barrel room. What a special way to experience premium wines first-hand!

Meet the locals from the Hunter Wine Lab – a place where tradition meets innovation. Here we enjoy a chocolate and wine tasting. Your tour also includes a stopover at the Hunter Valley Gardens for lunch (lunch at own cost) or alternative restaurant venue of your choice. Speak to us about recommendations for lunch in the valley.  After lunch we explore a third boutique winery where we enjoy a premium tasting of local wines.

Groups of 4 people: $980 travelling on a private tour, travelling in luxurious style with local pickup in Pokolbin or surrounding areas. Add another party member for $245 per person (maximum 11 people). Add $30 per person for pick up in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie or the Central Coast. Couples: $790 for two people on a private tour travelling VIP style with local pickup in Pokolbin or surrounding areas. $850 for pickup in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie or the Central Coast. Prices include all tasting fees. For bookings, contact us here .

Transport Only Tour (plan your own itinerary!)

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With our “Transport Only Tours’ you get the benefit of a full day of wine tasting on a private group tour, without the hassle of driving yourself around! This option allows for your group to organise, pay for and direct the tour, we just provide the transport within the Hunter Valley Pokolbin area! A surcharge applies for transport outside the Pokolbin area e.g. Broke 

Our private group tours start from $100 pp (pick up location within the Pokolbin region) or $130 pp (pick up Central Coast/ Lake Macquarie or Newcastle area). To book your private group tour please contact us here . Minimum numbers apply.

Hens Day Out from $230 per person

Hens days in the hunter valley

​​​​ Book a fantastic hens day with Skippy Tours – let us take care of everything so you can have an amazing time and celebrate in style.

We offer full day private hens tours for groups of 6 to 30 people.

The day commences with adventure in the Wine Escape Room at Sutton Estate . Your mission is to find the immortal wine and escape!

Your customised itinerary to suit your group will include tastings at two wineries and a vodka distillery, plus a stopover at a cheese and chocolate factory. We stop to take beautiful photos in the vineyards, capturing the day and creating lifelong memories.

Lunch is included, with choices from the Coaches Menu at Twine Restaurant at Wynwood Estate and a glass of wine or beer (or select from the full restaurant menu at your own cost). Finish the day with a complementary Skippy gift for the bride to be.

$230 per person with pickup in Pokolbin or surrounding areas. $260 per person for pick up from the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie or Newcastle areas. Minimum 6 people. Prices include a full day of wine tasting, tours and lunch. To book your hens day out in the beautiful Hunter Valley please contact us .

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Our adrenaline tour is perfect for bucks parties, hens days, corporate team building days or simply for groups that enjoy action and adventure!

Travel in our luxurious buses, each accommodating up to 11 people.

Get your day off to a roaring start as you race your group at the action packed Go Karts Go . Alternatively, perfect your swing at Hunter Valley Aqua Golf .

Your action packed morning continues with tastings of top shelf spirits at Hunter Vodka Distillery .

Enjoy lunch in the heart of the Hunter at Harrigan’s Pub (lunch at own cost) before heading to Hope Estate to taste your choice of premium Australian grain spirits, award winning craft beer paddles, or estate grown wines.

Finally we head to the laid back 4 pines at the Farm and take in the scenery while enjoying a beer paddle tasting or cocktail.

Pick up Cessnock or surrounding areas: $1200 for up to 6 people. Add $200 per person for groups over 6. Pick up Central Coast, Lake Macquarie or Newcastle: $1380 for up to 6 people, add $230 per person for groups over 6. Pricing includes all tastings, and Go Cart or Aqua Golf fees. Deposit and booking conditions apply. Note that Go Karts Go requires enclosed footwear, no lose clothing and zero alcohol (Vodka and wine tasting to follow!)

Why choose Skippy Down Under for your Hunter Valley Wine Tour?

  • Relaxation starts with luxurious transport. We provide a comfortable, luxury curtain draw back vans with air conditioning.
  • Great rates for Hunter Valley Wine Tours departing the Central Coast, Newcastle & Lake Macquarie Areas. Our pricing is very competitive.
  • Private tours with flexible group sizes up to 30 people
  • We are local guides. We know where to go for the most unique places, complete with atmosphere & personalised service.
  • Our guides also have up to date training in first aid.
  • Phone USB charge points are available in every seat
  • We have EFTPOS facilities on board our vehicles for your convenience on the day
  • We are child and dog friendly – we have a comprehensive knowledge of the region and can help select the most child and pet friendly cellar doors and exciting places to explore.
  • No extra charge for child car seats (or welcome to bring your own) – children are welcome, with activities on board to keep kids busy throughout the day
  • We are flexible to your needs – if you have particular requirements please ask us.

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Pickup and drop off is at a single location of your choice. A surcharge applies for additional pick up and drop off points. A deposit is required to secure your booking ($50 to $100 per person depending on the tour). If a cancellation occurs a credit will be issued to re-use for a Skippy Tour or Transfer (subject to availability) All passengers are required to wear a seat belt in our vehicles at all times (in line with NSW law).

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Do not worry about the date, pickup location and the number of people about to accompany you during the tour to Hunter Valley vineyards, as you will receive an instant confirmation mail via email.

Pickup is available for locations that lie within a radius of 15 km of Hunter Valley Garden. Pickups start around 9.30 am for areas that include Cessnock, Nulkaba, Rothbury, Lovedale and Pokolbin. Pickup locations beyond the mentioned areas might lead to additional charges per person.

Cheers Bus specializes in small tours. We can well accommodate 11 people in our luxurious Mercedes van with a proper air conditioner and 20 people in a larger bus.

Cheers Bus has been rated five stars for providing customized private tours guided private tours and guided public tours to its clients.

Our tour duration usually lasts from 9.30 am in the morning to 4.45 in the evening during the weekdays. Halfday morning or late start afternoon are not available on Saturdays. Contact us at 0408987057 to book our special midweek tours

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Zepher Tours has the best Hunter Valley wine tour for people wanting a fun, informative, relaxed day out tasting classic Hunter Valley wines, delicious cheese, chocolate and premium spirits. Great restaurant lunch, modern, comfortable vehicles, professional driver/guides who create a great atmosphere and ensuring the day flows smoothly. Our scheduled and private Hunter valley tours depart from Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley with door-to-door service on request. Foodies, wine enthusiasts, newbies, travellers, Australians and international tourists – a day in the Hunter Valley with Zepher Tours means an awesome day with friends old and new.

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We specialise in Private Hunter Valley Wine Tours from Sydney, Newcastle, and the Hunter Valley. We tailor make packages to suit individual needs and budgets. Fun and informative guides, great music, and no boring commentary are our promise to you. One-day trips, overnight, or weekend escapes are available with door-to-door pick-ups and drop-offs. Perfect for team building, corporate days, birthday parties, Hens or Bucks parties, or groups of family and friends for a Private Hunter Valley Wine Tour. We also run private group food and wine tours to many other destinations near Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, and South Coast.

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Had a wonderful day at the Hunter with Zepher Tours. Our tour guide Sam was friendly, knowledgeable and just a very cool dude. Everything went smoothly throughout the day. Would strongly recommend this tour to everyone. We had a superb day. The wine and good humour flowed all day long. Would even recommend this trip to people who are not in to wine, it’s just so much fun!

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This tour from Sydney to Hunter Valley showcases the best of Hunter Valley wineries. We visited 3 boutique wineries and tasted a wide variety of wines. Lunch was included from a selection of 5 fresh tasty choices. Raphael, our driver guide, was informative and fun. Meet people on this tour from locals to those from around the world. Do spend the day learning about wines on this fun tour.

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We had a great day out in the Hunter. Pick up was on time in a clean, small and comfy bus (an esky is also provided to keep your purchases cold). The driver/guide was great. Really friendly, chatty and knowledgeable. The tour itself was brilliant. We visited 3x different wineries, vodka distillery and a chocolate factory. The wine was obviously the highlight though! Highly recommend this tour.

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From the start, the driver came on time to pick us up and was very friendly and upbeat. Then we had a fun long drive to the Hunter Valley. He made us feel very comfortable! The playlist was great and put everyone in the best mood. The vineyards were amazing, from the views to the hosts! The wine tasting was great and we learned a lot! Worth every penny!

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We had Billy as our tour guide and he was great fun, very informative and so friendly from the moment we got into the minibus all the way through the day. He took us to some great small wineries and the wines we tasted were of a high quality. Overall a brilliant day out and I would recommend it to anyone whether you like wine or not, the Hunter Valley is such a beautiful area!

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We picked the Zepher Hunter Valley Wine Tour for our annual girls trip and loved every minute of it. John our driver was fantastic and full of knowledge. The lunch was great and so were the views. It was great having time to catch up with the girls whilst also learning about wine and of course drinking it! Thanks John for a great day and we can wait to come back and do this again.

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We had an AMAZING day at Hunter Valley. All of the wineries (and not forgetting the distillery!) were brilliant, we loved that each one was completely different from another. Cheeks was also amazing! He gave great info throughout the day and we felt he went out of his way to make sure we had a brilliant day…. especially seeing the Kangaroos at the end of the day!!

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Showing you the beautiful Hunter Valley wine country and tasting some of the best wines that the Hunter has to offer.

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Best Tour (Bestour) is family-owned and operated and has been giving the best fully escorted small group wine tours to the Hunter Valley Vineyards since 2001.

Pick up is from your accommodation. Your driver-guide is friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible. Your tour vehicle is modern, air-conditioned, and has adjustable seats. Whichever tour you choose, you will take home with you lasting memories of a great day out! 

Half Day morning wine tasting tour from Cessnock and Pokolbin, Vineyard area.

Full day wine tasting tour from Cessnock and Pokolbin, Vineyard area.

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With our time in Australia coming to an end, it was now or never. We booked a tour with Best Tour Hunter Valley and one night stay at the Hermitage Lodge. An early morning wake up call later, and we were off to the Hunter Valley, about a two hour drive northwest of Sydney.

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There has been much conjecture and emotion over this issue. The Hunter has finally introduced TASTING FEES at all/most places usually 5.00pp-10.00pp . Some of the bigger places offer specific tastings such as Museum tasting or premium tasting etc 15.00pp up to 25.00pp depending upon which tasting you select TOUR OPERATORS have been put in the middle of this argument as it seems the public have always assumed that the fee you pay the TOUR OPERATOR is to drink other peoples wines! It has never been the case at all we DID NOT charge you to drink other peoples wines!!!! Wines are not ours and NEVER have been.

The TOUR Operator fees Are for the TOUR!  The 8-9 hours you have the vehicle /the seat on bus the driver/the petrol/ the organisation of the tour /the knowledge /intimate knowledge on wines/places etc NEVER were you ever paying US to drink their wine!! UNTIL NOW HOWEVER; We are being hit with tasting fees as we do our job which is to book up an itinerary for you( A professional TOUR OPERATORS JOB !) We are being charged fees;  EVERY TIME  we ring up to book especially on line  this can be 350.00 before you get in the vehicle HENCE we have had to alter prices to cover this WE are NOT and never have been on any retainers or commissions from the cellar doors for us to take you to particular places!

I hope this has cleared up some misconceptions that have been around lately

As a proud Hunterite ! And a Wine enthusiast Things are changing and in fact HUNTER has finally caught up with the rest of the WINE REGIONS in Australia and in fact the world!

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  • Map Marker Location: Hunter Valley & Newcastle , Sydney
  • Hour Glass Duration: Full Day

Clock When: Daily

Where: Hunter Valley – select hotels in Pokolbin, Lovedale and Rothbury (see list below)

Checkmark Start: Hunter Valley – between 9:30am and 10:15am (approximately)

If you are running late, give us a call but please, please, please be on time. Your guide will love you for it!

Check Bubble End: Drop off is at your pick up location at approximately 4:30pm

*Sydney & Newcastle departure options at the bottom of the page .

SMALL GROUP WINE COUNTRY EXPLORATION

The Hunter Valley has some of Australia’s best wine, food, cheese, chocolate, beers and spirits and we’ll try them all on this tour just a few hours north of Sydney!

We’ll visit 3 local boutique wineries and a distillery with a guided tasting by a local supplier at each stop and behind the scenes tours at select locations. At some venues, we’ll bring some chocolates and local cheeses 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 hand carfted produce, we also include a relaxed one course lunch with a wine, beer or cider to allow guests to take in the Valley’s charm.  

If you’re just keen on breweries, then, our  Hop Hunter  tour is for you.

If yoiu’re looking for the best of beer and wine, then take a look at our  Grains & Grapes  tour.

Exploring the BEST drinks is what we love to do and tours depart daily from Sydney and The Hunter Valley.

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Hunter hotel pick up locations:.

ABERDARE: Travellers Rest Motel Hunter Valley

ABERMAIN: Abermain Hotel

CESSNOCK: Aussie Rest Motel, BIG4 Hunter Valley, Cessnock Motel, Cessnock Vintage Motor Inn, Cumberland Motor Inn, Cumberland Motor Inn, Hotel Cessnock, Hunter Valley Motel, Hunter Valley YHA, Pedens Hotel, Potters Hotel & Brewery (The Mighty Hunter), Vine Valley Inn, Wine Country Motor Inn

LOVEDALE: Adina Vineyard, Cottages on Lovedale, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Lovedale Cottages, Vineyard Hill Resort

POKOLBIN: Belford Cottages , Beltana Villas, Berenbell Vineyard Retreat, Cam-Way Estate, Casa La Vina Villas Pokolbin, Casuarina Motel Suites, Chateau Elan, Chez Vous Villas Pokobin, Cypress Lakes Resort, Déjà Vu Estate, Den Mar Estate, Elfin Hill Country Accomodation, Estate Tuscany, Grange On Hermitage, Grapevines Boutique Accommodation, Harrigan’s, Hermitage Lodge, Hunter Valley Resort, Krinklewood Cottage & Train Carriages, La Vigna Estate Pokolbin, McCaffrey’s Estate, Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens, Misty Glen Cottage, Peppers Convent, Peppers Guest House, Pokolbin Village, Silverpoint Accommodation, Spicers Vineyard Estate, Splinters Guest house, The Convent Hunter Valley, Thistle Hill Guest house, Twin Trees Country Cottages, Villa Bella Vista, Villa Chambourcin, Villa Christian, Villa Cypress, Voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, Willow Tree Estate, Windarra Lodge, Wine Country Villas, Woolshed Hill Estate

ROTHBURY: Grand Mecure- The Vintage, H Boutique Hunter Valley, Hunter Country Lodge, Hunter Hideaway Cottages, Hunter Valley Bed & Breakfast, Madigan Vineyard Cottages and Homestead, Rothbury Escape Guesthouse

*If you are in a rental or unlisted property within Lovedale, Pokolbin or Rothbury we can most likely pick you up, but please advise us when booking.

*Pick ups can be provided outside of these locations but charges may apply  

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*SOMETIMES THINGS CHANGE – Because our tours are truly behind the scenes experiences sometimes our plans need to change to accommodate the venue’s operations. And sometimes we just know about goings on around town that are worth checking out, so we may change some parts of our tours. Whilst these changes are rare, we do reserve the right to make them. If you do have a MUST-SEE spot, please let us know when making your booking and we’ll do all we can to make it happen.

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Have an idea of what you'd like your weekend to look like but don't want to be locked into the out-of-the-box options that come with most package tours? Or perhaps you'd like some flexibility while you're even on the tour or weekend so that if you're enjoying something you can stay and mix the itinerary up on the day?​

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One of Australia’s oldest and most endearing cities with a blend of old and new architecture, Newcastle has a dynamic working harbour and an array of fabulous beaches.

But beaches are not the only drawcard, so do not miss the city’s artistic delights and thrilling sports, and of course, the enduring world-class wineries in the Hunter Valley, within an hour’s drive.

Situated only two hours’ drive north of Sydney, Newcastle is a great base for exploring Australia’s oldest wine region.

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Discover local Aboriginal history and culture whilst exploring the wonders and excitement of the bush tucker trails, with over seven acres of regenerated native bush plants, the majority of which, have a quality significant to the Aboriginal people of Australia.

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Australia’s biggest festival of surfing just keeps getting better with the 2019 festival hosting 11 different surfing events, in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens local government areas.

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CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES

There is a range of events to attend throughout the year, hosted by Pubs, clubs, The Civic Theatre, Newcastle Music Conservatorium, Newcastle Cathedral and other venues. Join music trivia nights, rock and pop music, Jazz festivals and classical performances.

Many national and state tours include Newcastle on their Tour schedules.

For more information; https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/newcastle-area/events

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SPORTING EVENTS

Newcastle hosts a range of sporting events through the year including Car Racing, Surfing, Running, Triathlons, Skateboarding, Cycling, Bull riding and Assault Obstacle Courses.

For more detailed information; https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/newcastle-area/events

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Dining Options

Newcastle offers amazing dining options, from waterfront bars, cafes and restaurants to bustling eat streets, craft breweries and delicious tours.

Visit the foreshore promenade at both Honeysuckle Wharf and Queens Wharf, Darby Street’s eclectic mix of boutiques, restaurants and cafes, Hamilton’s lively pub scene and outdoor cafes along Beaumont Street, and The Junction, near Dixon Park Beach and Bar Beach, is popular area for dining and drinking as well. Be sure to check out Hunter St, Scott St and King St, The East End for award-winning restaurants featured in The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide.

For a full list of amazing options;

https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/newcastle-area/restaurants

There are multiple dining options located just one-hour drive away in the amazing Hunter Valley.

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Accommodation

Newcastle is a great base for exploring Australia’s oldest wine region. Places to stay suit various budgets, ranging from a backpacker’s hostels to luxury hotels, apartments, heritage guesthouses and lovingly restored self-contained cottages. Or you can pitch a tent on NSW’s longest beach, at Stockton Beach Holiday Park.

For bookings refer to Visit NSW

https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/newcastle-area/accommodation

Vineyards and Wine Tasting

Newcastle is a great base for exploring Australia’s oldest wine region. With a vast choice in cellar doors and wineries with restaurants to choose from, avoid the confusion and book a wine tour.

a bunch of lady tourist having so much fun while enjoying the place and the taste of their wine in their pokolbin wine tours

Combine these great experiences with the Hunter Valley wine region with a tour

A great way to enjoy the views and of course the sensational tastes of what the region offers is to book a wine tour with:

Hunter Valley Wine Tours

With pick-ups and drop-offs from your accommodation

Whether it’s for a corporate or social event, our Hunter Valley wine tasting tours are the perfect way to experience what the famous wine region has to offer.

Our tours are designed with our guest in mind, keeping it simple so that all you need to do is enjoy the day.

Since 2001, we’ve specialized in guiding small group wine tours through the Hunter Valley. We’re family owned and operated and are passionate about showcasing the beautiful Hunter Valley region and its wines, providing our guest with the ultimate wine tasting experience.

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