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Stop At: Australian Reptile Park, Pacific Highway, Gosford, New South Wales 2251 Australia
Full of kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and many other favourites it's the perfect rest stop! Our visit includes our own ranger for a koala experience. Please note, guests are not able to hold a koala as it's illegal in NSW.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Hunter Valley, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
Our morning wine tasting! We will visit a small boutique producer of premium wines based on the groups tastes and interest. Will your vineyard will be a delightful surprise as we have so many amazing places to choose from!
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: FogHorn Brewhouse, 218 King St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300 Australia
The oldest micro brewery in the Hunter Valley producing some traditional and creative beer style for the avid beer lover. 10 beers on tap to try at any one time. A lovely stop to end your Hunter Valley journey. Tastings at own cost
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Hunter Belle Cheese Room & Cafe, 1616 Broke Rd De Iliuus Wines, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
Private Cheese tasting of some locally made delicious cheeses made by Hunter Belle.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Hunter Valley, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
Our afternoon wine tasting! Visiting another small boutique producer of premium wines to continue your wine journey that you began in the morning.
Duration: 1 hour
Pitt St at Barlow St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
Returns to original departure point
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Dress code is smart casual, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
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 11 travelers
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Posted By : dshirebills
Very enjoyable. Sam is very knowledgeable about the area and the wines. Great lunch at the Smelly Cheese Store, along with great tastings. Really enjoyed the Walkabout Wildlife Park petting the koala bear.
Posted By : Steve H
Overall a fantastic way to spend a day! The Wildlife Park was fun and petting a koala and kangaroo definitely a highlight. Sam kept the day moving and fun. The Hunter Valley is beautiful and the wineries so lovely and each unique. Again Sam is a great tour guide and made the day all around fantastic!
Posted By : Will G
Had a great time with a great group and a great guide in Sam. We had some setbacks mostly due to traffic and he rolled with the punches and created a lovely experience for us. My small tip: don't sit in the back if you get carsick easily. Otherwise a wonderful day with a wonderful guide!
Posted By : Denise C
Our trip with Sam was excellent. He made the day go smoothly and gave plenty of time at all the stops. We never felt rushed and enjoyed the wine and scenery. Getting up close to some wildlife was interesting and really enjoyed the chocolate and cheese stops. He knew his wines and got the feel for what the group liked. His sense of humour was infectious. An excellent day all round. Thanks Sam.
Posted By : dspage
Touring the Wildlife Park, Vineyards, Cheeseshop, Brewery and Chocolate Sho with Sam was such a pleasure. He was very knowledgeable and engaging and seemed to genuinely love his native country. I high;y recommend this tour!
Posted By : Kari H
I especially loved the encounters with the kangaroos at the Wildlife Reserve. Very knowledgeable guide.
Posted By : Eric M
This tour was awesome! Our guide Sam was great - very friendly and knowledgeable. He even customized the winery visits to the group's preferences. The wildlife park was a wonderful way to start - up close views of all the Aussie creatures you want to see! And it's just enough time to see the animals there before heading to the wineries. All of the wineries we visited were lovely - very welcoming staff and enjoyed the tastings! We had lunch at the cheese shop, which was delicious! The brewery was a nice stop as well. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Sydney!
Posted By : Stephen L
This was a really great tour. Our guide and driver , Sam, was informative and funny. He tailors the vineyard visits around the personal tastes of the guests on the tour so each tour is probably slightly different. It is a long day but on the way back Sam tried to drop everyone as close to where they were staying as possible. Sam provides cold water, sunscreen, flyspray and hand wipes if you dont have your own. The wildlife park visit was charming and a good stop on the way to the vineyards. The koala was lovely. It was nice going on a small group tour as we all chatted together and it felt like more of the personal touch at the vineyards. My favourite was Blueberry Hill which started with a sparkling rose.
Posted By : Katya
Sam was really nice and wanted us to have a fantastic trip. We started at the Walkabout Wildlife Park to pet the most amigable Kangaroos and Koala!!!! We fell in love with them and wanted to have a little more time with the animals which were adorable!!!
Then from there we made a stop at a chocolate factory which we could really avoid but that is when Sam gets in contact with the vineyards he chose for the specific group at the moment after asking us what is it that we personally like, plus its a bathroom stop as well.
After that stop we went to our first Vineyard which was Peterson but it was not what we expected. The guy at the winery just gave us the name of the wine but didn’t do anything additional To explain either the process or the personality of each wine.
The stop at Smelly Cheese was absolutely worth it! We didn’t know the Hunter Valley had such great cheeses and the explanation of them was wonderful as well. Then we had a really good lunch right there where they also had a Japanese restaurant in a beautiful place.
After that, we really liked our stop at the Ernest Hill vineyard where Jackie gave us one of the best wine tasting experiences and the wine is quite good! We ended up buying 4 bottles of wine.
The tour ended driving through a wonderful highway full of vegetation.
Sam was wonderful but there is room for improvement.
Posted By : Dot M
We enjoyed our day very much. The wildlife reserve allowed us to see native australian animals in a fairly natural habitat and the wine tastings were both enjoyable and informative. Sam did a great job both informing the group about the history of wine making in the valley and is clearly a supporter of the Wildlife Reserve. The group was a diverse one and two of the couples had very little understanding of english and relied on interpretation. I think all enjoyed it but it was difficult to know and Sam had to work hard to get a response to his input.