Tours that make you smile
- Expectations Exceeded
“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.”
- Great half day Family wine tour
“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!”
- Way above expectations!!!!!
“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.”
- Fantastic half day tour with family.
“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.”
- PERFECT DAY
“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”
- Fantastic tour and company
“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”
- Five star full day No frills guided wine tour
“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.”
- 10 out of 10
“Julie was absolutely fantastic and we had a wonderful day arriving back at our hotel with our wines, cheeses, olives and chocolates.”
- A perfect day!
“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.”
Full Day Tours
Full Day Guided
– Tastings at 4 premium cellar doors
– Tasting at a distillery
– Stop at cheese & chocolate shops
– Delicious sit-down lunch
– Tasting fees & lunch included
Private – PLAN YOUR OWN group tour (SAVE 50%)
– Ideal for groups 8+
– You choose the venues
– You can make the bookings
– We supply a van and driver
– From 10 to 22 people
Private – PLAN YOUR OWN small group tour
– Ideal for groups under 7
– Option for you to choose venues
– Option for us to choose
– Your own bus for up to 7 hours
– Just you and your group
Fixed Price $650
Executive Luxury Limousine
– Corporate Transport
– up to 7 hours or part of
Up to 12 passengers
– Driver included (no self-drives)
– Hunter Valley (Pokolbin Vineyards) region
– Soft leather recliner seats with foot rest and tray for your convenience
Half Day Tours
– 2 to 3 cellar doors
– No lunch included
– Tastings at distillery or cheese and chocolates optional
– 2 to 3 cellar doors
– No lunch included
– Tastings at distillery or cheese and chocolates optional
Lunch venues for tours
4 Pines Brewing Co is here to share our love for beer and welcome in a new community of beer lovers amongst the vines. 12 taps of our quality beers and panoramic views of the Pokolbin valley, our venue is ready for any occasion, celebration or catch up with mates.
The Deck Cafe
The cafe is situated on the deck overlooking the dam in young forest bushland. It is an experience to remember with local chefs and staff cooking and serving cafe favourites with a Hunter Valley fine-dining twist.
La Casalinga Cafe
La Casalinga, Made with Love – Our little cafe is now open! Delicious Sicilian home cooking. Using traditional recipes passed down by my grandmother and mother to bake cakes, biscotti and other yummy treats.
The team have been busy bringing the 174 year strong Winery & Vineyard back to its former glory after extensive refurbishment to the Cellar Door, Restaurant, Function, Still House & Winery areas.
Taste of the Country Cafe
Experience a Taste of the Country in this award winning café and retail outlet located in the heart of Hunter Valley Gardens Village. This popular café is like walking into an old fashioned, country kitchen.
Why Travel With Hunter Valley Tours
When you do travel, please wear a face mask when required, this is to protect your health and that of others when using a rideshare service, try to social distance as much as you can, carry your own goods and avoid travelling if you are unwell. If you are feeling unwell stay at home or get tested if you have any symptoms.
Yes, you will notice things will be different. We need to remember we are all in this together and are learning each day as this pandemic evolves and changes our way of life.
The wine tasting environment (Tourism) may be different from what you have experienced but we ask you to show patience, respect and curtesy to all cellar door and restaurant staff along with your fellow wine tasting travellers.
You may be asked several times throughout your day with Hunter Valley Tours if you are Covid vaccinated. We will try to reduce this from happening as much as we can, be patient and respectful if this does happen.
Fully vaccinated travellers will be able to prove their vaccination status via the vaccine certificate which is now available on your myGov account https://my.gov.au to make travelling easier.
We operate Monday to Sunday (7 days). We pick up from most Hunter Valley accommodation locations, Maitland, Singleton, Newcastle, the Central Coast on any day of the week (Mon-Sun).
If your pickup location doesn’t appear on the accommodation list, please write the name of your accommodation in ‘other’ box. If you are unsure, please contact us directly, we’ll let you know if we can pick up from your location.
You get pickup from your Hunter Valley accommodation usually from 9am. This time may change depending on how many fellow wine lovers there are on your tour and where their pickups are. The Hunter has many accommodations spread out over a large area. Your first wine tasting is usually at 10am
Yes, we welcome everyone. Please write any needs in the box provided and contact us, in advance as not all locations we visit have the required facilities or access, and we want to provide you an inclusive service and give you as much enjoyment as we can, for your tour with us.
A full day wine tasting tour – 8 hours on average. Your first tasting commences at 10am. Cellar doors close at 5pm.
A half day wine tasting tour – 3.5 to 4 hours on average.
Pickup and return from your chosen pickup spot may change these times
Tasting fees vary from $5 to $25 per person
Yes, dietary requirements options are available at most of the lunch venues we visit however we cannot guarantee it. Please let us know of any dietary needs on your booking.
Yes, we can. We have an agreement with a Sydney based tour service to accommodate passengers. Please contact us directly to discuss your needs further and get your special HV Tours discount code to use. Conditions apply.
Yes, we will try our best to fit you on a tour bus! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how many people you would like to book for, the tour date you are after and your contact details, including your mobile phone number.
We have strong connections with other tour services and can recommend other tour services to use if we cannot accommodate you on our tour bus and or your date cannot be changed.
Passengers are not allowed to consume alcohol on public transport such as a bus, train, taxi or ferry. This includes being in possession of an open container of alcohol.
Yes, please email us at email@example.com. This must be done a minimum of 7 days before your original tour date. Make sure you read the details regarding bookings, cancellations, and other terms, please visit our T & C’s.
Our drivers may be able to wait a maximum of 10 minutes but only if time permits, however, this is not guaranteed (it is up to the driver’s discretion on the day). “Holding up” the bus and making others wait is obviously not fair and affects everyone else on the tour. Our tours must run as close to time as possible as the cellar doors require us to arrive within 10 minutes of our booked tasting time or they may not serve the group.
No, not for shared wine tasting tours. All passengers must be adults of legal drinking age (18 years of age and over).
Yes, for all private wine tasting tours. These tours can be adjusted to cater to children (anyone under 18 years of age) only by prior arrangement. You must contact us to let us know if anyone under 18 years of age will be on the tour.
Car seats for children are required by NSW Transport laws. Children aged six months up to four years must use a rear-facing or forward-facing child car seat with an inbuilt harness. Children aged four years up to seven years must use a forward-facing child car seat with an inbuilt harness or a booster seat with an adult lap-sash seatbelt or child safety harness.
Our tours will operate in all kinds of weather – rain, hail or shine! You’re mainly indoors in the warmth and comfort of a winery in the cooler months. In the warmer months, you may have the opportunity to have your wine tasting provided outdoors in the fresh air.
Got a large group?
For tour groups of 24 people or more with Damien’s Party Bus contact us for more information.