Reviews

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.

Di W – Tripadvisor
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!

William S – Tripadvisor
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…

Jocelyn K – Tripadvisor
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.

whatsnexttips – Tripadvisor
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

Carter Family – Tripadvisor
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

ElizabethT1566 – Tripadvisor
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.

230robbiec – Tripadvisor
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.

Destination795043 – Tripadvisor
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!

Michelle T – Tripadvisor

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.

Alica Nestar – Facebook

Loved the half day tour, look forward to doing another in the near future. Julie is lovely and very knowledgeable of the area. Happy to recommend her to anyone!

Amy Okulicz – Facebook

Absolutely fantastic. Julie has a vast amount of knowledge about the area and made our tour very fun.

Kyle J Rinder – Facebook

Thank you for an absolutely amazing day. We had the best day. Highly recommend doing one of these tours. We are locals and will definitely be taking our friends.

Kirrilly Kramarenko – Facebook

A well organised tour with a friendly tour guide, Julie was easy to communicate with from the start. We said what we wanted to do and she delivered!

Natalie Burke – Facebook

Julie is friendly and professional and ensures the loveliest day out. Great value for money and she’s so passionate about the area. Can’t wait to come back

Rachael Jacobs – Facebook

Amazing service – Julie went out of her way to fit in with our needs as a family. Great fun!

Carrie Washington – Facebook
Highly recommend

Thanks again Julie for a great tour. It was our first time in the hunter and the winery’s that Julie took us to we’re perfect. Highly recommend these guys, pricing is great and the experience is awesome. Thanks again and we will be back soon

Brooke Ohmsen – Facebook

such beautiful and caring service to our family who are new to the wheelchair experience. thankyou. You have made our day so much more special.

Kirsty Fahy – Facebook

Such a beautiful experience! Thank you for such a personal yet professional tour! Julie was fantastic! We learned so much and will come back for sure! What a pleasure to be part of the hunter valley tour family. Thank you!

Maria Matys – Facebook

Thankyou to the fabulous Julie who took us on an amazing wine tasting experience, you were the most helpful with my wife Sandra with your accessibility options and taking us to Hunters Dream has now seen us drinking more wine than ever before, Hunters dream trend is now our firm favourite and have already ordered several times

Melanie Richardson – Facebook

We had an amazing day with Brett! He was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He is very flexible with time and considerate too. He took us for kangaroo watching at the end of the day cos we have some spare time. We highly recommended his services! Thanks Brett!

Silvia Ho – Facebook

julie was very professional & personal with everyone on the tour. throughly enjoyed the experience.

Penny Nielsen – Facebook

Fabulous day organised by Brett. We had a great day with everything taken care of. Even bottles of water and fridge space for purchases. Thank you once again Brett for making our day the best ever.

Joanne Hunt – Facebook
would highly recommend to others

Had an awesome day with Julie. Everywhere we visited were very welcoming and Julie was a great host throughout the day and full of great info at each stop. We will definitely be back again next time we are back in the hunter and would highly recommend to others!

Mike Field – Facebook

Huge thanks for a fabulous tour today for my mum Brenda who is here on holiday. She had the very best of days and can’t stop talking about how interesting every stop was. Brett was an absolute gentleman and had planned everything to perfection, the bus was comfortable and clean and the routes taken gave ‘spectacular’ views. The guides at each venue were extremely knowledgable and welcoming. Thank you so very much Brett, you will be a very hard act to follow!

KimandKevin Thorpe – Facebook
I would definitely recommend taking a wine tour with Hunter Valley Tours.

Julie is amazing. Her uniqueness makes this tour what it is. She learns what she can about her quests so she can personalize their experience along with the whole group. Her sense of humor was awesome.

Amy Chambers – Facebook
would highly recommend this tour.

Had a wonderful day. John went out of his way to respond to a request to visit a particular winery. All very well organized, informative, and great to have door to door pick up.

Jacinta Leahy – Facebook
highly recommended

Absolutely gorgeous day with Julie highly recommended she went above & beyond to make our day special ✨ Grape 🍇 times to be had 🍷 💋 with this company xx

Simonne Atkins – Facebook

Hi Brett, Thank you so much for being our tour guide on Saturday. My friends and family loved it. We really enjoyed all the wineries that you recommended. You did an amazing job to keep the group entertained and informed about the local wineries.

Lauren Short – Facebook
I highly recommend

I highly recommend and commend Julia on the fantastic job she does! Visiting Australia cannot be complete without a full day tours. Julie is professional and knowledgeable and a lot of fun. Don’t miss this tour. Thanks so much Julie. Till next time. Marilyn

Marilyn Godfrey – Facebook
Highly Recommend!

Definitely would highly recommend Hunter Valley Tours for your next Hunter trip. Julie was such an awesome tour guide and we had a jam-packed day of wine, cheese, chocolate and spirit tasting! Thank you for introducing us to so many great wineries! Cannot wait for our next tour

Lauren O’Neill – Facebook
Very fun, professional and helpful tour guide!

We had Kylie as our guide for our big group on NYE and we couldn’t have had a better ending to our 2019.

Lauren Paterson – Facebook
Thanks Brett. I highly recommend others to book with you in the future.

A group of us booked a tour last minute and Brett came out within half an hour to take us around the Hunter Valley. Really clean bus with unlimited water bottles. Great knowledge of the area and wine. Accommodated the tour to our requests.

Waylon Drego – Facebook
Would thoroughly recommend this tour

Fabulous day with Julie. Unique boutique wineries and an amazing lunch.

Sharon Knight – Facebook
10/10 service that I would highly recommend!!

Thank you to Brett and Julie for an unforgettable wine trip in the Hunter! We went on a half day tour before the Bruce Springsteen Concert, and had such an amazing time! Julie was very knowledgeable on the region and took us to wineries that were perfect for our rowdy group.

Gillian White – Facebook
Highly recommended.

We had a delightful day with Julie. We had some amazing wines & even Better food! Plenty of laughs in a beautiful location! Thanks Julie!

Pamela Sellings – Facebook
Highly recommended.

We had an awesome time on our winery tour and absolutely loved the selection of wineries we went to. Have some new all time favourites to add to my list now. Julie was lots of fun and thank you to Brett for recommending Billaboureen.  I think we cleaned them out!  Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Hunter! Thanks guys.

Jane Vercoe – Facebook
Highly recommended.

Such a fun day! It was an amazing experience! We explored a range of different wineries and distilleries – would recommend for anyone looking for a unique winery experience ☺️

Camilla Potoczny – Facebook
Highly recommended.

We had a great time with our host Julie as she took us to awesome winery’s, vodka, chocolate and smelly cheese shops. She went out of her way to take us shopping in Cessnock after our tour and then brought us back to Pokolbin. Thank you for the best day.

Therese Rainsford – Facebook
Highly recommended.

Kylie took our group on a tour on NYE, it was amazing and she was a fantastic guide. Thanks so much Kylie!

Georgia Ramage – Facebook
Highly recommended.

My first wine tasting experience was amazing because of Brett. We felt no pressure to hurry during each stop and he really showed the gems of hunter valley. As our tour included wine tasting, cheeze tasting, chocolates, vodkas and breweries, the vans fridge came in handy on top of Bretts all around service. I definitely recommend Hunter Valley tours. Thank you Brett for an amazing day.

Joby Mayol – Facebook
Highly recommended.

Absolutely wonderful experience. Julie is such a lovely person and very accommodating to our needs. Will definitely be booking with Julie again. 10/10

Leonie Chadwick – Facebook
Highly recommended.

I booked transfers and a wine tour through Brett after finding his details online. I can honestly say he was a pleasure to deal with, very reasonably priced and extremely accommodating. We had Julie pick us up and take us to dinner on Friday night and collect us later in the night then took us on such a lovely half day wine tour on Saturday then provided transfers too and from hope estate for ‘hope rocks the hunter’. We were a pretty rowdy bunch and Julie really just went along for the ride playing great music, providing lots of fun…

Kye Francis – Facebook
Highly recommended.

100% recommended. My mum, her partner and I did the 5 star full day tour with Julie from Hunter Valley Wine Tours (hvtours.com.au). It was awesome! Competitive rates, delicious lunch included and we visited 5 awesome boutique wineries and the Hunter Distillery. Pick up and drop off from our accomodation, Julie was incredibly professional and knowledgeable. We noticed many other tours were crammed into wineries while we felt we basically had a full private tour to boutique spots rather than the large and loud commercial joints. Great for couples, friends, a birthday party or to just treat yourself! Highly recommended.

Sukka Fish – Facebook
We would highly recommend Hunter Valley Tours!

Julie was fantastic and her tour wonderful! Excellent value with a nice selection of boutique vineyards, a distillery, local cheese, chocolates and olives. Julie was very professional and knowledgeable.

Beverly Reid – Facebook