Enjoy spectacular scenery in one of Australia’s premier wine growing districts
Our Hunter Valley Private Tour offers a remarkable wine and food experience in Australia’s oldest wine region.
- You may choose the wineries we visit, or you can leave it up to us.
- Experience award-winning wineries and acclaimed restaurants
- Discover local food and market delicacies
It’s your day, your way – so you can choose to spend the full day in the Hunter Valley or if you’re departing from Sydney begin your adventure with at the Hawkesbury River town of Brooklyn for breakfast, or the Scenic Drive via Wollombi. See more information here. Hunter Valley Scenic Drive Private Charter.
Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour
Once we reach the wine growing region of the Hunter Valley, we have a wealth of options – including a large selection of both vintners and producers of olives, cheeses, and other delicacies.
The Hunter Valley produces excellent Semillon and Shiraz as well as some fine Chardonnay and Verdelho.
We’ll visit some award-winning vineyards in the in the Mount View area , which overlooks most of the wine growing region. Then we head to Pokolbin some of the well known vineyards, to name a few such as Pepper Tree Winery, McGuigan Wines, Hungerford Hill, Audrey Wilkinson, Tyrells, Thomas Wines, or Brokenwood. You may choose the wineries we visit, or you can leave it up to us.
We can also visit the Smelly Cheese shop, Hunter Valley Chocolates, The Distillery, Local Markets, or the Hunter Valley gardens.
Lunchtime favourites include: Café Enzo, The Hunter Valley Resort, Muse, Hungerford Hill, or The Twine.
In late afternoon, wild kangaroos are sometimes spotted in the fields and paddocks as we make our way back.
See our more Hunter Valley images on our gallery page
Wine, Cheese and Chocolate tasting at boutique wineries. A private tour in a luxury vehicle. Opportunity to visit wineries you know.
Hunter Valley Private Tour booking details
Wine Tasting Experience
Pick-up and drop off from all From Sydney or the Hunter Valley
- Tour guide driver of a private vehicle
- Wine tasting visits to at least three cellar doors
- All transportation and related expenses (fuel, parking, tolls, etc)
- Bottled drinking water and picnic accessories (as requested)
- We have a limited supply of warm jackets, raincoats and umbrellas – should they become necessary.
Our Charter tours pick-up and drop off from all Sydney hotels, private addresses and Sydney Airport. We also pick-up and drop of at your desired location in the Hunter Valley region.
Suggested Items to Take
- Comfortable Shoes and Clothing
- Be prepared for the day becoming warmer, cooler, or wetter
- In summer, a hat and sunscreen are recommended
- An appetite for good wine and food
- Wine tasting fees are not included. Our recommended venues charge $5-10 per person and this is refunded should wine be purchased.
- Any Private Expenses – including meals, drinks, or entry fees for attractions
Fees for Sydney departure
|Group Size||Price AUD|
|1-5 Guests||AUD $950|
|6-10 Guests||AUD $1050|
|11-15 Guests||AUD $1150|
Fees for Hunter Valley Departure
|Group Size||Price AUD|
|1-5 Guests||AUD $700|
|6-10 Guests||AUD $800|
|11-15 Guests||AUD $900|
Book online or contact us first for more information. A select a date and select your group size. You will be diverted to our booking system hosted by Fareharbor.
Any booking cancelled within 7-days of tour date will be charged 20% of the total tour fee; any cancellation less than 48-hours before scheduled pick up will be charged in full. We will work with you to reschedule your tour rather than cancel, if possible.
Bookings made on behalf of our guests such as wine tasting or lunch may not be refundable and will depend on policies of the individual venues.
Cancelations due to Covid-19 reasons apply to the same conditions above.
Bookings may be made online or call or email us .
Flexible Hunter Valley Private Tour Itinerary
Suggested Pick up time: 7 am to 9 am. 9-11 hours. This an example of an itinerary, however, all itineraries are flexible to suit you and may be adjusted on the day.
Depart Sydney or the Hunter Valley
The Morning – Mount View or Broke Fordwich and Pokolbin – wine tasting
The town of Pokolbin is at the centre of the wine growing region of the Hunter Valley.
So we focus our tours on wineries near Pokolbin. One of the two spots we recommend outside Pokolbin are Mount View and Broke Fordwich where we recommend to spend either the morning or afternoon in one of these areas.
Mount View offers panoramic scenery from Mount View Road. Afterwards, we can visit Carillion Wines or Bria Ridge Wines, and then dine at Bistro Molines.
Is there a selection of wineries you are keen to visit? We’ll plot the route and make sure to hit them all. It’s very much your day, your way.
However, if you’d prefer to leave the decisions to us – we’ll show you our favourites. If some varieties are more your style than others, just let us know, and we’ll introduce you to the right vintners.
We can visit a few cellar doors before lunch – perhaps hitting a Cheese Shop along the way, just for some balance.
Lunch -Boutique Restaurants and Fine Dining
When you are ready for lunch, the Hunter Valley supplies a wealth of options. Favourites include Margan Restaurant, Bistro Molines, Café Enzo, The Cellar Door, and Twine Restaurant. A quick option may be gourmet woodfired pizza and salads prepared while you taste the Brokenwood wines.
The afternoon -Wineries and chocolate shop
With our remaining time we’ll fit in more wineries and, perhaps, round out our day with locally made chocolates. Or for those without a sweet tooth – perhaps some olives are more your speed.
When the wineries and most specialty shops close at 5 pm, it’s time to sit back, relax, and keep your eye out for wild kangaroos in the paddocks and vineyards as we make our way back your pick-up place.
See more images on our Hunter Valley Gallery Page
Child seats and booster seats are available if requested in advance.
For tour activities not operated by Sydney Adventure Tours such as the wine tasting experience at the wineries, or other activities are the responsibility of that activity provider and we do not take responsibility for any injury or loss arising in any manner.
Any booking cancelled within 7-days of tour date will be charged 20% of the total tour fee; any cancellation less than 48-hours before scheduled pick up will be charged in full. However, we will work with you to reschedule your tour rather than cancel, if possible.