Visit the oldest wine region in Australia, home to over 120 wineries, from internationally renowned cellar doors to historic family owned wineries. Taste delicious wine, try amazing local food, take in stunning scenery, stay at the lovely Hunter Valley YHA and do it all again the next day! Our overnight Hunter Valley is a great excuse to enjoy your day to the fullest and perhaps let your hair down at night!
Experienced and friendly driver/tour guide
Return air conditioned vehicle transfers from Sydney to the Hunter Valley
Wine making tour (enclosed shoes essential)*
Private group wine tastings
Restaurant lunch (we are happy to cater for people with dietary requirements, please inform us upon booking)
Saturday night dorm accommodation
Free time in the evening on day 1, and morning and afternoon on day 2
Our day starts nice and early with your Sydney pick up. Get to know your group and before you know it, we cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge and are on our way to the Hunter Valley! First stop is an internationally recognised working winery where you'll have the chance to go behind-the-scenes on a wine making tour. Learn all about the processes and knowledge that goes into making wine. *Please note, as this is a working winery, we cannot take a guided tour if wine is in production.
Throughout the day, we visit several wineries where you'll taste a variety of different wines, only available at the cellar door. You will learn about the story behind each winery, walk amongst the vines and taste local produce. Cellar doors will offer you special wine deals so you if you find wines you like, you can take them home as a souvenir!
We have lunch together at a lovely Hunter Valley restaurant. Relax with a beer or - of course - a glass of wine whilst taking in the beautiful scenery. Rolling hills, lakes and vineyards all around, what more could one wish for?!
At the end of the day at about 3.15pm we'll drop you off at the lovely Hunter Valley YHA for your overnight stay. You can cook yourself a meal or walk to the nearby friendly pub for dinner and to mix with the locals.
This day is free for you to go and explore as you've got all morning and early afternoon to spend at your leisure! Visit more cellar doors and try more vino or choose from the many activities available to you including hot air ballooning, horse riding and cycling. Your return pick up time from the Hunter Valley YHA at 3.15pm.
Dinner (Day 1)
Breakfast & lunch (Day 2)