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Hunter Valley Wine and Wildlife Reserve Tour from Sydney - with unbiased reviews

Hunter Valley Wine and Wildlife Reserve Tour from Sydney

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Visit top food and wine destinations in the world-renowned Hunter Valley on a full-day tour from Sydney. Stop into boutique wineries, a craft brewery, and specialty shops for tastings of locally made products like chocolate, cheese, olive oil, wine, beer, and gelato. You also see native Australian wildlife like kangaroos and koalas on a tour that is hassle-free thanks to your guide, who handles all the driving and details.
  • Combine a Hunter Valley wine and food tour with Australian wildlife viewing
  • Learn from your guide about the area's history, wine, and food specialties
  • Maximize your time with a comprehensive tour that covers a lot of ground
  • Travel with a up to 13 travelers on this full-day tour from Sydney
What to Expect
Get an early start to meet your guide and small group at the centrally located starting point, where you board your air-conditioned minibus. Head to the Hunter Valley and stop at the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park to view native Australian creatures such as kangaroos and koalas up close, then followed by morning tea. Continue to the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company’s factory for decadent chocolate and fudge samples. Stop at a small boutique vineyard, one of 150 in the area, that is chosen based on the group's interests. Your first wine tasting takes place at the vineyard, followed by an on-site cheese tasting at the Smelly Cheese Shop at Roche Estate. Have time to purchase lunch at your choice of several eateries.  Head to another winery for a second tasting, then sip craft beers at Hunter Beer Co. After an indulgent day, your Hunter Valley tour ends upon return to Sydney.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pitt St at Barlow St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National Park fees
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Wine tasting
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
  • Entry/Admission - Hunter Valley Chocolate Company
  • Entry/Admission - Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop
  • Entry/Admission - Roche Estate
  • Entry/Admission - Hunter Beer Co
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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John K wrote a review 2 Dec
17 contributions8 helpful votes
We had a great tour to Hunter Valley with our guide Sam. Sam was very knowledgeable and was a great guide. All aspects were top notch. I highly recommend this tour and this tour operator.
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Date of experience: November 2019
95_tinamarie_91 wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This tour started with an early pick up at an easy-to-find meeting place. Sam, our driver and guide, gave us an introductory talk so we'd know what to expect along the way. Any outing that begins with tea and TimTams and kangaroos and koalas can't be bad! I was as thrilled as
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Date of experience: November 2019
Spotontheworld wrote a review Nov 2019
12 contributions1 helpful vote
Great people, wonderful presentation, the animal Park is amazing and the wine fantastic . Sam is a superb group leader and should have a comedy show.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Caylin C wrote a review Nov 2019
9 contributions22 helpful votes
Sam is an excellent tour guide. He made ever facet of the trip awesome, including tailoring the vineyards that we visited to the group and the wines that we preferred. The wild life reserve is so much better than anything Sydney has to offer. We would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Gaga43 wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Amazing! The Wildlife Refuge was wonderful! Seeing kangaroos, emus, koalas, snakes, etc. up close--and even getting to pet them, was great. We learned a lot as well--about the animals and this special place on many, many acres that allows them to live their lives as freely as
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Date of experience: September 2019
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  • Duration: 10h
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