Central Pokolbin, Hunter Valley Hop-On and Hop-Off Bus
2 to 7 hours
Customize your 2 to 7-hour Hunter Valley wine tour experience with a hop-on hop-off bus by choosing from a timetable of 16 stops to visit over 40 attractions. Venues include breweries, cellar doors, chocolate shops, cheese shops, organic vodka distillery, cafes, restaurants, pubs, shopping villages, Hunter Valley Gardens and more, all at your own pace. Simply join your bus by boarding at any of the 16 stops or book complimentary transfers from your accommodation in Pokolbin, Lovedale and Cessnock (transfers occur before the service starts and at the end of the tour). Maximum travelling group size of 7 adults applies to all bookings.Customize your own Hunter Valley wine tour experience by choosing the bus stops and destinations you want to visit. The timetable offers a range of 14 stops and over 40 attractions consisting of breweries, cellar doors (wine and sparkling wine tastings), chocolate shops, cheese shops, organic vodka distillery, cafes, restaurants, pubs, shopping villages, Hunter Valley Gardens and more. Get the most out of your day hopping on and off as many times as you like. Simply join your tour by boarding the bus at any stop or book complimentary transfers (pickups occur before 10am and returns after 5pm) from your accommodation in Pokolbin, Lovedale and Cessnock.
Boutique Lovedale, Hunter Valley Hop-on and Hop-off Bus
2 to 6 hours
Customize your 2 to 6-hour Hunter Valley wine tour experience with a hop-on hop-off bus by choosing from a timetable of 14 stops to visit and over 30 attractions. Venues include brewery, cellar doors, smokehouse, olives and olive produce, cafes, restaurants and more, all at your own pace. Simply join your bus by boarding at any of the 14 stops or book complimentary transfers from your accommodation in Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury & Cessnock (transfers occur before the service starts and at the end of the tour). Maximum travelling group size of 7 Adults applies to all bookings.Customize your own Hunter Valley wine tour experience by choosing the bus stops and destinations you want to visit. The timetable offers a range of 13 stops and over 20 attractions consisting of a brewery, cellar doors (wine and sparkling wine tasting), cheese plates, chocolate, smokehouse, olives and olive produce, cafes, restaurants and more. Get the most out of your day hopping on and off as many times as you like. Simply join your tour by boarding the bus at any stop or book complimentary transfers (pickups occur before 10:30am and returns after 4:30pm) from your accommodation in Pokolbin, Lovedale and Cessnock.
Bimbadgen Vineyard: Picnic Painting And Wine Tasting Tour
2 to 3 hours
Unplug for 2 or 3 hours and enjoy a full experience at Bimbadgen Winery. Each experience involves: • Combined tasting and tour experience with an insight into Bimbadgen history, events and wine making process • Gourmet picnic hamper with a bottle of Bimbadgen wine to take and enjoy in the vineyard and reconnect with nature • Painting kit to paint the stunning scenery and create a lasting keepsake of your experienceCombine wine tasting and tour experience with an insight into Bimbadgen history, events and wine making process. Collect your gourmet picnic hamper from ESCA's cuisine including a bottle of wine and find a spot in the vineyards for lunch and views over the Hunter Valley. Unplug for the day and reconnect with nature as you paint the stunning scenery and create a lasting keepsake of your experience.Each experience contains a picnic for 2 people including a bottle of your choice from our Hunter Valley or Sparkling wine ranges, a mix of premium cheese, antipasto, deli meats and bread + a painting kit. Cutlery, plates, painting kits and blanket are provided in your basket. Beers and other beverages are also available to purchase.
Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard: Private Picnic with Wine Class Tasting
Enjoy a self-guided tour of the onsite museum at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard and learn about the history of the vines, followed by a master class with premium tasting from the in-house wine expert. Collect your gourmet picnic hamper and enjoy the best views in the Hunter Valley. This 2-hour experience has the following departure times to choose from: 10:30am, noon, 1:30pm, & 3pm.Enjoy a self-guided tour at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard of our onsite museum and learn about the history of the area and our vineyard. We are celebrating 150 years of winemaking. To follow enjoy a master class and premium tasting from our in-house wine expert.Collect your bottle of handpicked wine along with a gourmet picnic hamper, and select a scenic location within the 270-acre property. Enjoy the picturesque view and immerse yourself among the vines, where you will feel as though you have the whole vineyard to yourself. Enjoy the best views in Hunter Valley, and let the world (and kangaroos) pass you by!Your hamper will include two cheese varieties with house-made crackers, two assorted deli style rolls, two bakery dessert items, two bottles of 'Soda Press' soft drink, and your choice of wine. Please note that any dietary requirements need to be noted at the time of booking as we are unable to change orders after arrival.
Hunter Valley Wine Tour from the Hunter with Wine Craft Beer Cheese Chocolate
Come on board and discover why the Hunter Region is one of the most highly awarded wine regions in Australia. Taste the crisp Verdelhos, fruity Semillons and reds this region is famous for as well as palate refreshing craft beers, creamy cheeses and locally made chocolates in this full day tour with fresh local gourmet produce for lunch.Relax and enjoy the friendly small group atmosphere and great music aboard on our public shared tour on a 20 seat minibus (air-conditioning and sound system) as you make new friends and learn about the rich wine making history of this picturesque region.Enjoy being picked up from your Hunter Valley accommodation between 8.30am and 9.45am (in Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury, Nulkaba, Broke, Cessnock, or Maitland) in comfort and style as you relax with air conditioning and great music. Discover why the Hunter Valley is one of the most highly awarded wine regions in Australia as you learn about the traditions and uniqueness of wine making in this location. You'll taste 5-8 wines at each of the 3 cellar doors we visit (approx. 45 min. tasting at each winery with 15-20 mins for optional purchasing afterwards) with informative and friendly professionals who are ready to greet you and make your tasting experience one to remember.No visit to the Hunter is complete without savoring the creamy cheeses the Hunter is known for at The Smelly Cheese Shop and indulging in some wicked delights at the Hunter Valley Chocolate Shop.In addition to being known for its wines the Hunter Valley also produces some amazing and refreshing craft beers. Cleanse your palate with a selection of up to 12 locally made beers with funky names such as Dogbolter black ale, Fat Yak, Redback, Ruby Tuesday and Dirty Granny Cider just to name a few.An Italian inspired menu including pastas, salads, gourmet pizzas with generous toppings (vegetarian and gluten-free options may be available), and gourmet burgers for lunch are the perfect complement to a del
12-Minute Small-Group Hunter Valley Scenic Helicopter Flight
View Hunter Valley's famous estates and vineyards from the sky. Fly along the awesome Brokenback Range with a 12-minute guided flight. Flight includes all landing and facility fees and headsets to hear your guide. Small-group helicopter experience is limited to three people.Enjoy a fun, affordable, and unique way to view the Hunter Valley. This tour has been crafted to give you an incredible birds-eye view of the entire area, with an insightful and witty commentary from your pilot. Your pilot will fly you around and give you an informative commentary of the Hunter Valley from a local’s perspective. Learn about all of the best wineries and restaurants to visit during your stay. Your pilot will point out all of the best places to visit and activities that are available. At the end of your flight, you will be provided a helpful tourist brochure with a map of the Hunter Valley, which will open up the full potential of the Pokolbin/Hunter area and allow you to explore with added confidence.
Taste of The Hunter after Dark Tour
Journey through Australia’s oldest wine region and thriving micro-brewery scene on a progressive dining and tasting adventure! Discover the beautiful Hunter Valley after dark, as you are guided to 3 of the region’s sort after wineries, dining and brewery destinations!ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: iHop Hunter Valley, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 AustraliaStop 1). Commence with a guided wine tasting with local cheeses at an award-winning cellar door.Stop 2). Progress on for a tasting paddle of Hunter craft beers and or ciders; paired with delicious bites, along with an insight into the beer making process at a local boutique run brewhouse.Stop 3). Settle in to a Tapas Bar & Restaurant where you will enjoy a shared selection of delicious gourmet wood fired pizza's and sides, matched with a beverage from the selected drinks list.Complimentary transfers from your local accommodation in Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury and Cessnock location at approx 5:30pm (enquire for other locations).Duration: 3 hours
Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours - Hunter Pick up
Enjoy a Hunter Valley wine-tasting day trip specializing in small, personal wine tours in this New South Wales wine region. You will be picked up from your accommodation (Pokolbin, Cessnock, Lower Rothbury area) in a luxury Mercedes-Benz bus, stopping at four Hunter Valley wineries/cellar doors, including a cheese and wine pairing at Hermitage Cellars, the Olive House for all products "olive", chocolate sampling at Cocoa Nib or the Chocolate Barn. A light cafe lunch is available at Matilda Bay Brewhouse - see our tour menu or choose from their extensive blackboard menu!9:10-10:00am – We will pick you up from your local accommodation in the Hunter Valley area (Cessnock, central Pokolbin and lower Lovedale – subject to location) or you are welcome to meet us at the Hunter Valley Gardens Village in Pokolbin for a convenient central pick up.10:00am-4:00pm – Visit a selection of 4 wineries/cellar doors in the Hunter Valley and enjoy a private group tasting to sample and taste many red and white varieties. Take the opportunity to purchase some of the best wine in Australia directly at the cellar door at great cellar door prices • For an additional $25 per person enjoy an optional cafe lunch at the Hunter Valley Resort’s Matilda Bay Brewhouse Cafe • Enjoy a wine and cheese pairing of 4 wines and 4 cheeses. • Visit one of the Hunter chocolate shop outlets and sample some of their tempting complimentary range of chocolate products.4:00-4:30pm – We will drop you back to your local Hunter accommodation – we assure you that you will be feeling very satisfied after a fabulous day in the Hunter!
Hunter Valley Wine Tour with Cheese Chocolate Distillery and Lunch
Spend a day tasting some of Australia’s best wine, cheese, and chocolate in the Hunter Valley on this small-group, full-day tour from Pokolbin, Cessnock, or Lovedale. Your guide will take you on three wine tastings at select boutique wineries in the area. Enjoy a gourmet one course lunch with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink at a local Hunter Valley restaurant. Plus sample cheeses, chocolate, fudge and vodka during stops at local shops and factories. Relax and listen to upbeat music on board your comfortable coach, and learn all about the region from your knowledgeable driver-guide.Get picked up from your accommodation in either Pokolbin, Cessnock, or Lovedale between 9:30am and 10:45am and begin your tour of Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s most celebrated wine producing regions. Travel by coach with your guide and small group while you watch the rolling hills and stunning vineyards of the region pass you by. Visit boutique Hunter Valley wineries and taste white and red wine varieties, whilst learning about the wine making process. Enjoy a gourmet lunch with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink whilst taking in the spectacular views at a local Hunter Valley restaurant. Stop at a local cheese shop, chocolate and fudge factory, as well as The Hunter Distillery for a vodka tasting experience, before being dropped back at your original departure point after an entertaining and informative day out. (Tour concludes at around 4pm to 4:30pm.) Tours run on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Wine tastings, lunch, food samples, guide and transport are all included.
Wine and Cheese Lovers Progressive Dinner
Wine and dine the beautiful Hunter Valley at sunset on a gourmet tasting adventure! Enjoy an evening of premium wine tasting with matched local cheeses, 2-course a la carte dinner visiting 3 of the regions boutique cellar doors and dining venues!ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: iHop Hunter Valley, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 AustraliaStop 1). Commence with a guided wine tasting at a boutique run cellar door.Stop 2). Progress onto a cellar door where you will get a “behind the scenes” insight into a working family run winery. You will learn the art of cheese and wine matching indulging in local cheeses and matched wines along with additional tastings from one of the largest boutique wine lists in the Hunter!Stop 3). Dinner follows at an award-winning restaurant where you will enjoy breads on arrival, choice of mains and desserts with a choice of matched beverages from the selected drinks list.Complimentary transfers from your local accommodation in Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury and Cessnock area at approx 4:15pm (enquire for other locations).Duration: 4 hours
Progressive Hunter Valley Premium Taste and Dine Long Lunch
Uncover the art of Food and Drink Pairing as you progressively Taste and Dine your way around the scenic Hunter Region, indulging in 4 selected tasting experiences each at a different venue, that celebrates beautiful local produce paired with premium Hunter Valley wines and aged spirits on a tasting adventure with a difference!ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: iHop Hunter Valley, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 AustraliaStop 1). Arrive at a boutique run winery and cellar door where you will learn the art of cheese and wine matching, as you are guided through a selected range of local cheeses each matched with wines, along with additional wine tastings on offer from the extensive wine list. Stop 2). We then progress on to a winery restaurant for their signature “Chef’s Tasting Plate” which comprises of tasting portions of various dishes created with seasonal local produce all served on the one plate, with each dish paired with premium wines and then finishing at the cellar door for a guided wine tasting.Stop 3). Discover the adventurous and complex world of Whisky and Food Pairing, tasting three distinct whisky or rum flavour profiles that have each been specifically matched to two savoury and one dessert taster sized dishes. Nb: your preference in the "Special Requirements" Field, otherwise Whisky will be selected.Stop 4). Time to end on a “sweet note” indulging in a selection of beautifully crafted local artisan chocolates that have each been paired with its very own premium wine! Enjoy further tastings from the extensive family owned and run cellar door wine list, that has been passionately crafting wines here in the Hunter for over 120 years! Stop 5). Great photo opportunities along the way at scenic vantage points and opportunity to purchase local cheeses and small goods from one of the gourmet cheese shops and providore, which you can store in the on-board cooler box.C
Hunter Valley Gatherer's Full-Day Food and Wine Tour
Imagine a perfectly planned day in the Hunter Valley. On this small-group tour with no more than 14 participants, you will taste wines at 4 or 5 top wineries (small, boutique and large), travel in comfort in a luxury van, be entertained by your knowledgeable guide, enjoy a cheese and wine matching experience and a chocolate and wine matching experience, take a tranquil vineyard walk (weather permitting), stop for a generous antipasto lunch overlooking the vines, join a fun and tasty brewery tour and see kangaroos and local wildlife. Pickup and drop-off from your Hunter Valley accommodation is also included.Experience the best of the Hunter Valley on a Hunter Gatherer’s full day food and wine tour. Your knowledgeable insider guide will take you for a private tasting at 4 or 5 of the Hunter Valley’s great wineries (small, boutique and big) to sample some delicious wines, and also highlight some of the produce made in our region.The Hunter Valley is famous for its wines, but also has a proud and thriving cottage industry that produces all sorts of other ingredients that local chefs love to use in their dishes. Olives and olive oils, cheeses, organic poultry, snails, berries, herbs, jams and pickles, and of course chocolates and much more are all produced lcoally in the Hunter Valley.A typical itinerary for our day tour would include: • A visit to 4 or 5 wineries. including a vineyard walk (weather permitting). • One of the wineries visited is De Iuliis winery where your guide will conduct their famous cheese and wine experience. 9 different cheeses will be matched with 9 different wines and each booking will receive a complimentary copy of a cheese and wine matching guide to take with them as a memento of your visit • Lunch at a table set up amongst the vines (weather permitting) consisting of a generous antipasto platter made up with locally produced cheeses, smallgoods, organic chicken, smoked trout, pickles, breads and olives. Including 1 gla
Hunter Valley Sweet Spot Scenic Flight
90 to 120 minutes
Take a scenic flight to the Hunter’s Sweet Spot! Enjoy the sweeping views of vineyards and olive groves as your pilot shows you some of the local treasures of our Wine Region. After a scenic view of the Hunter, enjoy a tasting plate at one of the Hunter’s most famous and premier locations!Have a bit of a sweet tooth? Or want to spoil someone who does? Let us fly you and/or your special someone from our Cessnock Airport location for the VIP scenic transfer of a life-time. The destination, the Hunter Valley’s one and only sweet spot! Flying over some of the big venues such as Roche Estate, the Hunter Valley Gardens and Hope Estate, our pilot will be able to point out some of the more well-known locations as well as some of the hidden gems. The flight takes you to the prestigious Sabor in the Hunter Dessert Bar, where over 50 desserts are made on site daily. While there, you will be treated to one of their famous tasting plates and be able to see for yourself what all the fuss is about!
Hunter Valley Helicopter Tour with a Bubbly Breakfast
2 to 3 hours
Let us help you to start your day with a morning scenic flight over the prestigious Hunter Valley Wine Region. You will get the opportunity to enjoy a Bubbly Breakfast while taking in the beautiful views of Peterson House's vines. Return to Cessnock Airport via helicopter after breakfast.Let us help start your day with a spectacular scenic transfer over the prestigious Hunter Valley Wine Region to an amazing Bubbly Breakfast. The morning sun will showcase the natural beauty of the Hunter Valley, the local vineyards and the Brokenback Range. Enjoy the amazing scenic flight with a detailed commentary from your experienced local pilot en route to one of the most renowned local venues. You will get the opportunity to enjoy a Bubbly Breakfast on the Verandah at Restaurant Cuvée while taking in the beautiful views of Peterson House's vines. This experience will make you wish you could start every day like this!Once at Restaurant Cuvee, take your time with breakfast, and enjoy some of products available including a Wine Tasting or the chocolate shop - all located onsite (own cost). Your pilot will be able to organize a suitable time for your return flight to Cessnock Airport so that you can enjoy your time with out the rush.
Hunter Valley Helicopter and Degustation Tour
120 to 150 minutes
Looking for the ultimate wine tasting and lunch experience? Look no further! Experience the fun of one of our signature awe-inspiring helicopter scenic flights, coupled with a Degustation at one of the Hunter Valley's best know Cellar Door's.Do you enjoy a good wine tasting? How about an amazing lunch cooked by award winning chefs? Well - why not have both! Join us on one of our signature scenic flights from our Cessnock Airport location over the patchwork of vineyards and olive groves that makes up the Hunter Valley Wine Region. Once your senses have been excited by the incredible view, and the commentary from our professional, yet fun pilots, let the team at Hungerford Hill Wines excite your senses even further with their famous Degustation. Perfectly cooked and prepared food, matched with a selection of wines for you to sit back and enjoy.
Hot Air Ballooning Over The Hunter Valley Including Breakfast
Highlights • Experience the bliss of hot air ballooning • Spectacular views and photo opportunities • Experienced pilots with expert local knowledgeExperience the exhilaration of a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the Hunter Valley followed by an a la carte breakfast. Peaceful yet exhilarating, the flight lasts for approximately one hour. The perfect hot air ballooning experience set high above the Hunter Valley!What's Included? • 1 hour hot air ballooning over the beautiful Hunter Valley • A la carte breakfast for each person at a local winery • A glass of sparkling wine for each personLocated just two hours north of Sydney and forty-five minutes from Newcastle, the Hunter Valley - Australia’s premier vineyard region - offers the perfect backdrop for the flight of a lifetime. Hop aboard a daily sunrise balloon flight over the spectacular vineyards of the Hunter Valley. Share the magic of an hour long balloon flight with fellow balloonists, and then celebrate your exciting adventure over a gourmet a la carte breakfast and champagne celebration. Experience the Hunter Valley from a perspective like no other.
Helicopter Tour of Hunter Valley in New South Wales with Lunch
2 to 3 hours
Experience this 2-3 hour tour with a scenic helicopter flight over the Hunter Valley wine region enroute to lunch. Along the way, you will see a patchwork of vines, vineyards, the Hunter Valley Gardens, rolling green hills, and Brokenback range. The view is amazing. Upon landing you have the option of a wine tasting before or after a three course lunch including wine. After lunch you will return to the Cessnock Airport.This tour is all about taking it easy and enjoying the wine region. You will fly over some of the famous sights of the wine region as your experienced local pilot gives you a commentary about the local area, as well as pointing out some of the hidden gems.
Coast and Vineyard Flight from the Hunter Valley
This is the scenic helicopter flight of a life time! Covering the Hunter Valley, City of Newcastle and the amazing Lake Macquarie. Enjoy all of this from our helicopter while being given a friendly and knowledgable commentary by our amazing pilots.Departing from the Hunter Valley, enjoy the sights from your VIP seat aboard our helicopter. Your local and friendly pilot will give you a commentary of the local landscape as you depart from the Pokolbin and Lovedale Wine Regions, out over the picturesque city of Newcastle and down it's magnificent coastline. Your pilot will navigate the helicopter along the coast so you can get an amazing view of the famous ANZAC Memorial Walk, Bar Beach, Blacksmith Beach and Redhead bluff. Look out below for the aquatic life that may be playing in the water as you fly overhead. Depending on the time of year and conditions, you may see Dolphins, Whales, schools of fish and even the occasional Shark! Enjoy the sights of Lake Macquarie, the Watagan State Forrest and the Lower Hunter Valley on your return from the coast.