Hunter Valley Wine and Wildlife Reserve Tour from Sydney

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  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
  • Location: Haymarket, Australia
  • Product code: 43666P1
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, 1 Darkinjung Rd Corner of Peats Ridge Road, Calga, New South Wales 2250 Australia

Begin with your Private Ranger who will guide you through the koala habitat and learn about one of Australia's most loved animals, followed by free time to enjoy morning tea (tea, coffee and biscuits) surrounded by roaming kangaroos, wallabies and emu's. If you're lucky you might even spot a wombat or Tasmanian Devil! It's a lovely way to break up the journey on the way to the Hunter Valley.

More about Walkabout Wildlife Park:

Walkabout Park protects over 100 types of bird, such the Superb Lyrebird, the Laughing Kookaburra and the uncommon Rock Warbler. There are more than 40 types of reptiles and frogs, from the Diamond Python to the Giant Goanna and the Eastern Froglet. It is hard for us to know exactly how many animals inhabit the sanctuary as many, especially birds, reptiles and some frogs, can come and go as they please on our 80 acre property.

However, we do have approximately 20 Eastern Grey Kangaroos, 20 Swamp Wallabies, 6 Emus, 20 Tamar Wallabies, 35 Red-Necked Pademelons, 16 Parma Wallabies, 40 Rufous Bettongs and many Bandicoots, along with the many other more secretive critters like Eastern Pygmy Possums and Sugar Gliders that we don't have an exact number for, living free in the sanctuary. We have lots of very special creatures, such as Zoe the Eastern Grey Kangaroo and Tegan the Wallaroo, who make an unusual couple as they hang out together in the underbrush.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Hunter Valley Chocolate Company, 2320 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia

As we arrive in the Hunter Valley, we have a rest stop here to sample their base Belgium chocolates as well as some fudges.

Duration: 20 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: Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop, 2188 Broke Rd Shop 3, Pokolbin Village, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia

Private Cheese tasting of some locally made delicious cheeses.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Roche Estate, Corner Broke & McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia

We have free time for lunch. There are picnic areas for guests bringing their own lunch or a selection of restaurants to suit a large variety of tastes and budgets. All with a superb view!

Duration: 1 hour

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

Stop At: Hunter Beer Co, Wine Country Drive Potters Hotel & Brewery, Nulkaba, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325 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.

Duration: 40 minutes


Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Wine tasting
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Transportation by an air-conditioned minibus
  • Entry/Admission - Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
  • Entry/Admission - Hunter Valley Chocolate Company
  • Entry/Admission - Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop
  • Entry/Admission - Roche Estate
  • Entry/Admission - Hunter Beer Co

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Schedule Details

Departure Dates:

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Departure Point:

Pitt St at Barlow St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia

Departure time

7:20 AM

Duration

10 hours(approx.)

Return details

Returns to original departure point

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Additional Information

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

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 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

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.


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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!


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Posted On : 2018-08-12


Posted By : Kari H

I especially loved the encounters with the kangaroos at the Wildlife Reserve. Very knowledgeable guide.


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Posted On : 2018-07-15


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!


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Posted On : 2018-04-09


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.


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Posted On : 2018-01-01