Sweep past the patchwork farmland and vineyards corrugating the landscape of Australia’s oldest commercial wine-making region. Dotted with charming villages and over 50 wineries, the Hunter Valley produces award-winning varietals including: Semillon, Shiraz, chardonnay, gewürztraminer, cabernet sauvignon, and earthy pinot noirs.|
Nestled among the hills in the lower valley, is historic Wollombi. Take a stroll in this rural valley and perhaps visit Wollombi Tavern for their famous and unique concoction called, Dr. Jurd’s Jungle Juice (free tasting included). Wollombi provides a quaint rest stop before spending time at McWilliams Mt Pleasant for a guided tour, wine tasting and sumptuous two course lunch. Continue to Oakvale Wines for a further tasting and then onto world renowned Lindemans.
A quick class on basic wine tasting is complemented by a cheese plate accompanying a sampling of various Lindeman’s wines—including a remarkable sparkling red and rich tawny. Afterward, head over to the Valley Gardens Village, where you can enjoy time at leisure for additional wine tasting or explore the specialty shops offering everything from wine, cheeses, and chocolates, to art, crafts, and unique gifts.
- Roundtrip transfer from select downtown Sydney hotels
- Guided, narrated tour
- Winery tour at McWilliams and tasting at three wineries
- Lunch at McWilliams Mount Pleasant Estate
Departure time and location:
8:00 AM, from the Star City Coach Terminal; hotel pick-up is available for select downtown Sydney hotels beginning at 7 AM
Time listed reflects the actual tour start time. Hotel pick-up times may vary by location, and will be communicated upon reservation confirmation.
Return time and location:
Approximately 6:15 PM, to the Star City Coach Terminal; hotel drop-off is available to select downtown Sydney hotels
Important booking tip:
Many tour companies depart fron the Star City Coach Terminal. To find your coach, go behind the outdoor staircase into the bus bay and find the Gray Line customer service desk to check in where a representative will direct you to your departure point or guide. Please note: a fuel levy may be charged when world oil prices exceeed the allowance in the fare.
This was a great way to sample (and purchase!) many different wines from the region as well as a fantastic opportunity to spend a day in the scenic countryside of New South Wales. Our small group made it easy to get to know our very personable guide and other tour guests. It was a truly memorable daytrip out of Sydney.
I Did It!A staff review by Jeff
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|Please note: due to the rising costs of fuel, a fuel levy will be charged per booked adult, collectable upon pick-up/departure.|
Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.