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Small-Group Hunter Valley Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour
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Small-Group Hunter Valley Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour

By Activity Tours Australia
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About
Ideal tour for wine lovers and foodies, this tour allows you to spend the day visiting boutique wineries, local cheese makers, and learning about the Hunter Valley’s thriving food scene. Don’t worry about renting a car or choosing a designated driver, and receive personalized attention in a small group. Plus, you'll sample up to 20 wine varieties.
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Ages 13-99, max of 14 per group
Duration: 11h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Tour the Hunter Valley with a guide and don’t worry about driving
  • Visit well-loved wineries and buy bottles direct from producers
  • Taste local wines and cheese and enjoy a café lunch
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation from central Sydney

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Cheese tasting
  • Cafe lunch with hot and cold options
  • Pickup and drop off from designated meeting points or contact the operator to request a hotel pick up (many central hotels)
  • Entry/Admission - Hunter Valley
What's not included
  • not applicable

Depart central Sydney for a 2-hour journey through the Ku-ring-guy Chase National Park to the Hunter Valley. Don’t worry about driving or missing any of the most loved local wineries on this tour.  On arrival, your guide introduces you to distinguished, regional food and wine producers and fills you in on the local foodie scene. Experience tastings at wineries including: Iron Gate Estate, Tempus Two Wines, and McGuigan Wines, with the option to buy bottles direct from producers. Taste 20 wine varieties throughout the day, sample cheese from local producers and enjoy a café lunch before returning to Sydney in the evening.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • **Please contact Activity Tours to confirm or change your pick up time and location.** Pickup will be between 7am and 7:45am. We will confirm your tour, pick up time and location the day before your tour by text message or the Viator messaging system. Please make sure you are waiting outside the Hotel 5-10min prior to scheduled pick up. *7:00am-Mercure Central 818-820 George St, Little Regent St Entrance / *7:10am-Rydges World Square, 389 Pitt St / *7:20am-Hilton Hotel, 255 Pitt St / *7:35am-Four Seasons Hotel (96-98 Harrington St, rear entrance) / *7:45am-Radisson Blu Plaza, 27 O Connell St
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Mercure Sydney, 818/820 George St, Chippendale NSW 2000, Australia
    • Rydges World Square Hotel, 389 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    • Secure Parking - Hilton Sydney Car Park, 259 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    • 96 Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
    • Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Sydney, 27 O'Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5558HVV

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • Most travelers can participate
      • Pick-ups are from designated meeting points.
      • Small-group tour with a maximum 14 participants
      • Must be 18 years or older to taste wines
      • Not suitable for children under 18 years of age
      • Return to Sydney is around 6-6:30pm (depending on traffic)
      • 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 14 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      Mandy L
      Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2022 • Couples
      Gorgeous weather for our winery & cheese tour (not forgetting chocolate!) 7 in our small group, which included 3 Australians & an English guy. They made the tour so fun!

      Jim our driver cum guide is excellent - experienced, helpful & extremely knowledgeable about the Hunter Valley area, and Sydney in general. We visited 3 wineries & a cheese shop. Lovely lunch at a local country club - what an unexpected surprise! Such a worthy tour. Highly recommended!
      Written May 15, 2022
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Thank you for such wonderful feedback on the Hunter Valley tour and your guide Jim - he will be very pleased that you enjoyed the day so much. We hope to see you again!
      Written July 10, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Pilisa R.
      Sedona, AZ68 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      If you enjoy wine, you will enjoy this all day experience! We were picked up from various hotels around the city and driven in a large, comfortable van up to Hunter Valley. We had 2 tastings in the morning, then ate a lovely lunch at a golf club with wonderful views. After lunch, we had a cheese tasting, then our last wine tasting of the day. We were able to take a short cut going home through the Harbor tunnels and were dropped off back where we stared.

      Our tour guide was very personable, knowledgeable, and made sure we were taken care of throughout the day. My understanding is that the tastings rotate through the various wineries based on which ones we were able to be the only ones in the winery at the time we'd arrive, so it made for a more intimate experience. I highly recommend this experience!
      Written September 7, 2023
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      Mila B
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2022 • Friends
      This tour was delightful, we would 1000% recommend it and make sure to ask for Steve! He is an incredible guide, has amazing positive energy, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of Australian geology, history, and wine. The tour includes tastings at 3 different wineries, a delicious cheese tasting, and lunch. Great value! Would highly recommend going if you’re visiting and enjoy wine
      Written March 14, 2022
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      Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed the Hunter Valley wine and cheese tasting tour with Steve. We were recently recognised in the NSW tourism awards and this is due to our fantastic guides like Steve. We hope to see you again!
      Written March 15, 2022
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      Gaurav S
      Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous tour. Steve is the rock star. Without his engaging stories and friendly attitude the trip wouldn't be that much fun.
      The wine tasting is in spectacular locations. With a wide and creative selection of wines.

      As a suggestion, the cheese tasting could be a wine pairing option. I did miss some palette cleansing at the vineyards and missed wine at the cheese shop.

      The lunch stop was perfectly timed and the food was good.

      Chocolate pairing was ok. Not a fan of sweet white chocolates with any wine combos. Too much sugar masks the taste of wine.
      Written September 5, 2022
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      Thanks for sharing your excellent feedback on the wine and cheese tasting tour. Steve's experience and love of the Hunter Valley really shines through and helps to make the whole day more enjoyable. Cheers!
      Written September 7, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Ruthlols
      Holyhead, UK18 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2022
      Steve our guide was very informative and the people at the vineyards and the cheese factory were all knowledgeable and able to pass on the information in simple terms which made it a pleasant day. The order of the day was we visited two vineyards followed by cheese tasting then lunch followed by the final vineyard. It would have been better to have the cheese tasting after the first vineyard as we felt having the cheese tasting then lunch so close together that we were not ready for lunch. Otherwise, a very enjoyable day tasting 25 different wines where we all slept on the bus on the way home. Thank you Steve again very enjoyable experience.
      Written January 10, 2023
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      Thanks you for your constructive feedback. We're pleased that you had an enjoyable day tasting wines and local cheese in the Hunter Valley. We are looking at whether we can reorder when we conduct the cheese tasting during the day. One thing we can be sure of is that you will have a wide range of delicious wines to sample and local chese to try! With thanks Brad
      Written January 19, 2023
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      Julian
      Tiverton, UK1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The tour with Ben at the helm was fantastic. He put a group of strangers at complete ease and his knowledge and comments were greatly appreciated. There is no doubt that his GE is second to none. Many thanks Ben 👍🏻
      Written February 20, 2024
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      neilCheltenham
      cheltenham15 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2023
      A fun day on a small group tour to the Hunter Valley. We went to three small vineyards, where we tasted 5-6 wines at each one. The hosts at each vineyard talked us through the wines. We tasted some really good wines and bought a couple which we enjoyed in our hotel in Sydney. Lunch and a free drink were provided at a golf club – although the food was a bit average. The day also included an enjoyable cheese tasting at a cheese factory. Our driver and guide, Jim, was very helpful and offered a fun and informative commentary. He was very enthusiastic and told us about the region and about Sydney.
      Written March 7, 2023
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      Thank you for your positive feedback and walk through of the day in the Hunter Valley. Jim is one of our most experienced guides and loves to add his own flavour to the day so we're really glad that you enjoyed it. Cheers!
      Written March 7, 2023
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      HayDegha0917
      Los Angeles, CA17 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2022
      The trip was definitely fine--competent driver, good use of time, good winery picks. The real issue is with the wine valley itself. The wines are just so...blah, and this has to do with the climate in Hunter Valley, which essentially cooks the grapes to the point that there is not a lot you can do with them. So, if you have a day to waste, go. The cheese tasting was definitely interesting. But, otherwise, save the money for the club?
      Written December 25, 2022
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      Thank you for sharing your view on Hunter Valley wines. We're sorry that the unique local wines were not to your personal taste, but very pleased that you enjoyed the overall tour experience, cheese tasting, and your tour guide. Maybe next time you visit we can show you around the Blue Mountains instead!
      Written January 1, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Kaitlyn K
      Hoover, Alabama, United States10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Couples
      We had a great day with Jeff and our group. All the wineries we visited were great and there were dietary accommodations for the lunch and cheese tastings. We also got to see some wild kangaroos along the way! Would recommend for anyone interested in visiting wineries without having to worry about the logistics of getting to hunter valley and in between the various wineries!
      Written August 22, 2023
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      Graeme
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Couples
      Thoroughly enjoyed our day out among the 120 wineries out by Cessnock - we visited 3 wineries and learnt loads about the different wines offered and their differences and processes. Very educational and have to say I especially enjoyed the first winery: Saddler's Creek!!! Also got to go the Hunter Valley Cheese Factory and sampled some delicious cheeses (Hunterzola 😋). Rafael, our guide, was very friendly and helpful and kept us well-informed about our itinerary, throughout the day. Thank you!
      Written September 1, 2023
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