We help you to explore the ever expanding vineyard areas of our
wonderful and exciting Hunter Valley region.
The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s best known wine regions. The region has played a pivotal role in the history of Australian wine as one of the first wine regions planted in the early 19th century.
There are more than 150 wineries dotted over the rolling green hills of the region, and collectively they’ve accumulated 180 years of experience in growing and fermenting grapes to make our favourite reds and whites
Our boutique wine tasting tours are suited to wine enthusiasts of all ages and knowledge. You will get that personalised feeling of being welcomed and treated as our special guest.
If your favourite wine is a drop of crisp semillon or you want to finally know what tannins are, it’s time to go on a wine tour, and with Hunter Valley Tours you can do it..
Hunter Valley Tours is a small tour service specialising in uniquely personalised tours in the Hunter Valley. Hunter Valley Tours belief is focusing on your time in the Hunter Valley and making the tour about you.
Julie and her small team of tour guides give you the very best service and make touring the Hunter Valley a pleasure. Together they are small family, well presented, professional, polite, and energetic.
Hunter Valley Tours operates accessible tours for those with mobility requirements, restrictions or use mobility aides such as a scooter or wheelchair.
The Hunter Valley Tours team makes spending time in the Hunter Valley a pleasure.
Looking for accessible tour options in the Hunter Valley?
Hunter valley Tours has a luxury mini bus with a hydraulic lifter and an automatic slide out step and rails for ease of entrance and disembarking. Our seating pattern is spacious with room to place your items in a storage area away from your seat, reducing your space.
Our luxury mini bus is a late model 12 seat Mercedes-Benz Sprinter fitted with a hydraulic lifter for your safety and comfort of use. With a driver, you can seat 11 persons, nine (9) and one (1) person in a wheelchair or seat five (5) with two (2) persons with wheelchairs.
Hunter Valley Tours invest the time and attention to ensure all venues we visit are accessible for all.
Hunter Valley Tours team are trained with current training in risk management, manual handling and transporting people with wheelchairs use to ensure safety, dignity and comfort is maintained at all times.
Update as of Fri 22/5/20:
This morning, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that ‘NSW will be taking an important, critical big step from June 1 – pubs, cafes, restaurants and the like will be able to have up to 50 patrons’.
The Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association (HVWTA) gained further clarification from the NSW ministers of Tourism and Health, cellar doors can re-open to sell food and drinks immediately with the following Public Health order in place
A cellar door can open to the public to sell food and drinks with restrictions:
If there is wine being sold (incl. a tasting), then food must also be provided.
You can’t have 10 people milling at the bar doing a tasting and snacking on cheese.
You can have 10 people max at a table, doing a tasting and snacking on cheese. Nobody standing, mingling or walking around.
At Hunter Valley Tours, we care for our people and customers. Our priority is the safety of passengers and employees, especially those on the front-line.
As an operator in a regulated tourism industry, we will continue to coordinate closely with government authorities and HVWTA and take action around COVID-19 in line with their recommendation and regulation.
Hunter Valley Tours has started to take limited wine tasting tours as of FRIDAY JUNE 5, 2020. Our aim is to be able to demonstrate that as an industry, we can operate in a safe and hygienic way to ensure the safety of our community, staff and guests.
It is important to note, you may be sharing space with people you do not know. It will not always be possible to keep 1.5 metres apart at all times on a public tour bus. For example, passengers may have to be close with each other or others because of the nature of the vehicle or venue. Practice good hand hygiene. If possible, use hand sanitiser before and after catching the bus, each time the bus stops and before entering and after exiting tourist venues.
Spread out on board as much as you can. Members of the same household and family groups can sit together.
Avoid touching surfaces inside the bus whenever you can.
Please comply with any requests from your bus driver.
For your peace of mind, we have also introduced a number of measures:
Regular wiping down of surfaces in the tour bus and access to hand sanitiser. We ask you to bring along your own appropriate face mask if you wish to wear a mask, we also ask that you have the covid-19 safe app in operation during the tour.
Please review HVWTA Cellar Door Best Practice Guidelines – May 2020 these cover best practice of operating your Cellar Door to comply with social distances and public hygiene requirements and what to do in case of an outbreak
Guidelines for social distancing https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/covid-19-information-workplaces/industry-information/public-transport/physical-distancing
“Thanks for a great day out where our expectations were exceeded. Our tour guide, Julie, was kind generous and extremely knowledgeable about the Hunter Valley and wineries. We were a diverse group coming together to have a fun day out. Would highly recommend this tour of boutique wineries. Particularly grateful to Julie and the warmth of our co-conspirators for making our day. Cheers to Paul at Binet Wines and Jade at Irongate vineyard. Also loved Hunter Distillery-try Cooperwave Gin -amazing.”
“Our family of 10 had an amazing day with Colin. Very hospitable to our requests, informative on different winery’s in the area, places to eat and allowed us to go at our own place. A really great family day. Thank you Colin!”
“Wow in this modern era who would believe a business with a heart. Due to a serious diagnosis the day before our tour we were 2 people short on our booking. Although they didnt have to they did not charge us. So kind. As for our driver Chris what a gem nothing was too much trouble we probably should have tipped him so much more. Julie’s itinerary was AMAZING UNIQUE and flexible. Value for money is an understatement. Would l recommend 200%. What fun thankyou so much. Not enough superlatives to do this company justice. Believe me l am a very tough regular reviewer and could not fault our day.”
“Julie designed a wonderful tour for my family ranging in age from 52-88 years. She made sure all the venues were accessible and took us to a great range of vineyards, chocolate, cheese, olive tastings as well as a fantastic gin and vodka distillery. Julie shared lots of local knowledge and fun facts and her attention to detail was second to none.”
“We traveled from Adelaide met up with our son and his girlfriend who had done a wine tour with Julie before . Julie did not disappoint as she went out of her way to make everybody’s day special . Julie organized for the 4 of us to finish the day at stomp winery which was the highlight of our weekend in the hunter valley. Thankyou Julie ,if you want a great day out book now”
“Hubby and i did a full day wine tour for our wedding anniversary and his birthday. With Julie as our tour guide we visited 5 boutique wineries plus the distillery with cheese and chocolate to match. Full of knowledge and very friendly we had a great day.Went back to our hotel pleasantly intoxicated and full of good good food Highly recommended”
“The tour was not rushed which was what we requested since we had our mom with a bad knee with us. We also loved that we went to organic wines to accomodate my vegan daughter. The wineries that we went to and the lunch at Baume were just perfect for our group. Thanks to julie for arranging the tour and driving us around.”
“Julie was absolutely fantastic and we had a wonderful day arriving back at our hotel with our wines, cheeses, olives and chocolates.”
“My friends and I had a wonderful day on our wineries tour, and were so impressed with Julie’s care and professionalism during the day. She is also great company and it was wonderful hearing how she started her business after realising there weren’t any wheelchair accessible vehicles being operated in the Hunter Valley. Our vehicle was spotless, and our day went very smoothly. A fantastic experience and highly recommended!”
“We loved all the wineries Brett took us to. Happy to recommend good places around Hunter to eat and see. We really enjoyed the wine tasting experience! Thank you.”