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Hunter Valley Wine and Wildlife Reserve Tour from Sydney

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Overview
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.
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You'll start at
Pitt St at Barlow St
Haymarket NSW 2000, AustraliaIn front of the Service NSW Building on Pitt St. You will see a bus stop right near the Barlow St corner (and that's where we will pick you up). Search for Barlow St in Google maps as it's a small street not far from Central Station. It will then be easy to find Pitt St from there. The bus leave at 7.40am (not 7.20am shown above). We suggest you arrive early in case you are delayed or get lost. Please ring us before 7.40am (+61431894471) if you are delayed as if you are not at the pickup location when the bus arrives, we will begin the tour without you. We will have no idea if you are coming at all and the others guests will be our priority.
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  • 1
    Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Hunter Valley Chocolate Company
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 3
    Hunter Valley
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 4
    Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 5
    Hunter Valley
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 6
    Hunter Beer Co
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
Pitt St at Barlow St
Haymarket NSW 2000, AustraliaIn front of the Service NSW Building on Pitt St. You will see a bus stop right near the Barlow St corner (and that's where we will pick you up). Search for Barlow St in Google maps as it's a small street not far from Central Station. It will then be easy to find Pitt St from there. The bus leave at 7.40am (not 7.20am shown above). We suggest you arrive early in case you are delayed or get lost. Please ring us before 7.40am (+61431894471) if you are delayed as if you are not at the pickup location when the bus arrives, we will begin the tour without you. We will have no idea if you are coming at all and the others guests will be our priority.
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Highlights
  • 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
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Book directly with Kangarrific Tours for better tour packages
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
Exclusions
  • All inclusive packages available from Kangarrific Tours website only
  • Wildlife Park Entry (A$65-75pp) pay at wildlife park entrance
  • Great lunch package available from Kangarrific Tours website only
  • Wine Tasting Fee $10pp
  • Entry/Admission - Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
  • Entry/Admission - Hunter Beer Co
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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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clairewP2333ZD wrote a review 12 Feb
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We had an amazing time on this tour! We were able to get up close and pet a koala and many kangaroos. Then off to the tastings! Sam was an excellent guide and made us all feel comfortable, while giving us a lot of different personalized information. He even had songs for each
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Date of experience: February 2020
Amely F wrote a review 9 Feb
11 contributions6 helpful votes
It was a great experience that put together everything I like to do. Amazing start hanging out with kangaroos and koala and the tasting wines! Our guide Sam was hilarious!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Pioneer476020 wrote a review 9 Feb
1 contribution
Sam was a great tour guide. We enjoyed our tour despite the weather. Lovely wineries and the chocolate and cheese tasting were a plus!
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harmaye wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions
This was a really nice tour. Very informative yet casual. Sam is so knowledgable and made the experience fun. He was genuinely interested in everyone on his tour and adapted the trip (and tastes) to suit the group. Would definitely recommend and will go back. Thank you Sam!
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jsbaird wrote a review Jan 2020
13 contributions1 helpful vote
We just returned from this tour and it was amazing! Our tour guide/van driver Sam, was the BEST! Arriving at the animal park early, before so many others was great. The open setting has to be seen to be believed. We pet a koala, kangaroos, and even an emu! The rest of the park
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Date of experience: January 2020
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clairewP2333ZD
Hamburg, New York
30
What an experience!!
We had an amazing time on this tour! We were able to get up close and pet a koala and many kangaroos. Then off to
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Amely F
96
Love it love it!
It was a great experience that put together everything I like to do. Amazing start hanging out with kangaroos and
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Pioneer476020
10
Great visit
Sam was a great tour guide. We enjoyed our tour despite the weather. Lovely wineries and the chocolate and cheese
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harmaye
Sydney, Australia
40
Thank you Sam!
This was a really nice tour. Very informative yet casual. Sam is so knowledgable and made the experience fun. He
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jbartsch
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
20
Hunter Valley
Fantastic! If you’re lucky enough to get Sam as your driver/host, you will love the experience. Wine tasting,
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jsbaird
Thousand Oaks, California
111
Fantastic full day!
We just returned from this tour and it was amazing! Our tour guide/van driver Sam, was the BEST! Arriving at the
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Päivi
62
Great way to visit Hunter Valley
Great tour visiting a couple of wineries, a chocolate factory and a brewery in Hunter Valley. Having the chance to
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AnyTime AnyWhere Travel
32
Cuddly Animals, Chocolate, Wine & Beer.. what's not to like?
This tour was absolutely worth every penny. The guide was wonderful and we enjoyed the sites. Our group
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Tvb04
Burlington, Canada
32
Great day trip
Sam was an amazing tour guide. Great day trip to a great wine region that knows how to produce wines in some tough
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kim888882015
Boston, Massachusetts
88
Perfect Day!
We were on the fence about booking a tour that took us outside of Sydney, since there is already so much to see
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