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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
Departure Time
7:20 AM
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, unless booked within 4 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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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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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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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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Our tour with Sam was as advertised. Sam was an excellent driver and guide who tried his best to make this tour a great memorable experience. The Wildlife Park was fantastic, and Sam was very kind to my husband and me in giving advice in buying a perfect didgeridoo and
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Interesting & fun day!. Great variety of activities with a fun group of people. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and our driver was professional, knowledgeable & entertaining. Highly recommend this tour.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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