Small-Group Hunter Valley Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour from Sydney

Small-Group Hunter Valley Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour from Sydney

11 hours Sydney, Australia

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Tantalize your taste buds on a small-group Hunter Valley wine- and cheese-tasting tour from Sydney. On this guided wine-tasting tour, taste up to 20 different wine varieties, sample cheese from a local cheese shop, and meet local wine lovers to discuss what makes the region and it's wines so unique.
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Pass By: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales 2060 Australia

Cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge as you leave the city behind and head north to Australia's oldest wine making region.

Stop At: Hunter Valley, New South Wales Australia

Enjoy a selection of wines from local Hunter Valley cellar doors. We typically visit three wineries, giving us the time and space to enjoy each glass without being rushed.

Duration: 5 hours

Pass By: Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2004 Australia

Enjoy the scenery as we travel through the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase

Pass By: Hawkesbury River, Point Rd, Mooney Mooney, New South Wales 2083 Australia

Cross over the Hawkesbery River and the Mooney Mooney Bridge


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Cheese tasting
  • Cafe lunch with hot and cold options
  • Pickup and drop off from designated meeting points or contact the operator to request a hotel pick up (many central hotels)
  • Entry/Admission - Hunter Valley


  • not applicable

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please wait outside your selected pickup location 10 minutes before the time listed below. Do not go to a different location unless you have contacted us directly and received confirmation of a different pickup location and time. Please contact us directly if you have any questions.
7:00am - Holiday Inn Potts Point - 203 Victoria St
7:15am - Mercure Central 818-820 George St, Little Regent St Entrance
7:20am - Rydges World Square, 389 Pitt St
7:30am - Novotel Darling Harbour, 100 Murray St
7:35am - Grace Hotel, 77 York St
7:40am - Sir Stamford Hotel 93 Macquarie St
7:50am - Amora Jamison 11 Jamison St

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pick-ups are from designated meeting points. Some additional central hotel pick-up may be possible by request
  • Small-group tour with a maximum 20 participants
  • Must be 18 years or older to taste wines
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 20 travelers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Registered COVID Safe Business and recognised as COVID Ready with Australian Tourism Export Council.


94 Reviews

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Hearthe May 2021

Great day. Only four women on trip so great company The guide Jim was excellent. The 3 wineries were great and the lunch was very good

chakratanu December 2019

We started from CBD. The driver cum guide was awesome. We loved his commentary. He shared all the information in advance before we reach the Wineries. It was a quite comfortable tour. We covered 3 Wineries and 1 Cheese and Chocolate testing area. Lunch was awesome. Before leaving the Hunter Valley, our guide surprisingly brought us to the Kangaroo lookout place. Highly recommend this tour.

David H November 2019

Had time in Sydney to finally take a wine tour in Hunter Valley! We live close to the Napa Valley and wanted an opportunity to try some Australian Wines. It was a great tour! Booked online. Very concise instructions on where to meet and the bus arrived on time. Knowledgeable guide. 3 wineries on the tour and we were very pleased with the with all of them. Great wines with super nice people at the wineries. I highly recommend this perfect day!

Emily L July 2018

I cannot recommend this tour enough! Activity Tour's manager, Tish, and our guide, Jim, were both phenomenal. I've never been on such an interactive and wonderful tour. Tish and Jim were so accommodating to our whole group and answered every question with such kindness. The wines tasted were beyond me and I ended up having to make more luggage space for the ones I loved most! The wineries were selected with great taste and the people showcasing their wines were absolutely amazing. 15/10 would tour again.

Carol A May 2018

We saw Kangaroos!! It was a small group and the guide was very knowledgeable. Enjoyed the day very much and the wine was great!!

Ann J April 2018

Fun day and good wine

marcus.vettise April 2018

Excellent tour, tour guide and choice of wineries. Great value for money and a fun day which provided great insight in to the Hunter Valley and boutique wine operation.

Noel G April 2018

Great day. Good wines, decent lunch in a nice setting, a little cheese and a little chocolate plus the opportunity to purchase if you liked any of that. O pressure at all though. Pretty scenery, a few kangaroos along the way as well. Our driver/guide was excellent, the van was comfortable and the number in the group was also. All in, well worthwhile.

Laverne A April 2018

This was an excellent tour, as the group was small enough about 16 people. Our driver was the guide and he did a great job. The wineries we visited gave excellent presentations and the wines were great, and they provided a nice selection of their collection. The lunch was great, too as I had the fish. The cheese and chocolate tasting was okay.

Kanata K March 2018

This is a great tour with a wide variety of selections of wine and a very interesting guide.
If the weather is sunny, it gets perfect with the scenery of Hunter Valley and if you are lucky, you might be able to see wild kangaroos.

jphallett7 March 2018

This tour was absolutely fantastic - i went on it as my wife loves wine, and returned even more enthusiastic about wine!
Steve, the Australian tour guide/driver, was brilliant - constantly thinking of the customer and is a real people-person. We had a lovely group of 8 of us from across the world England, Canada, USA, Singapore and that was great to discuss wines from across the globe. The air-conditioned minibus was of a high standard and a comfortable journey.
We visited 3 wineries and tasted a good 25 or so wines from the Hunter Valley. It was easy to purchase a bottle as they all had card machines - and, the wines were all very reasonably priced for small boutique wineries. Lunch was included and was again, a very high standard. We stopped for a good length of time so was given an opportunity to visit some shops where there was some chocolate and cheese samples available.
I cannot recommend this tour enough, it really was a brilliant experience

Kaitlin S February 2018

Our tour guide, Ben, was friendly and knowledgeable. He brought us to three amazing wineries and then to see kangaroos at the end! Would highly recommend.

Philip B October 2017

Great wines and the the driver was fantastic. highly recommend iron gate wines

Ping Ying H October 2017

Our guide for the day is Steve, and he made the tour even more amazing and fun than it would have been.

Anna-Liina H August 2017

Nice wineries

Andrea J August 2017

This tour was a lot of fun and Jim was a great guide. He kept us informed and entertained while on the road and even stopped to let us take photos when some wild kangaroos popped up alongside the road. It's tough to review the wine as that's so subjective but the wineries were in beautiful locations and the staff at each location were wonderful. The place we stopped for lunch was in a cute shopping center and the food was cafe-style sandwiches. The lunch was fine but if I went again I might try a different location like a few of our fellow tour mates did for something a little less basic. Ultimately I'm recommending this tour because of a great tour guide, the lovely wineries and stunning landscapes.

statler.willand August 2017

This tour was absolutely incredible. From the moment we were picked up, our expert guide Nigel hit us with the humour! He picked the finest stops that didn't disappoint one bit. I didn't know that he was an expert kangaroo locator, but wow, he found us quite the smattering of them throughout the vineyard. Honestly, Nigel really made the trip, never have I had a tour guide with such passion and personality. He went above and beyond in his service and I'm glad I was able to meet such a soul. I've lived in Sydney for just a few short months, and my new buddy Nigel gave me his number in case I need any suggestions or just want to get a cup of coffee with him if I'm ever up in the Blue Mountains. I will have to take him up on this offer for sure. My mates from America were lucky enough to experience this tour with me as well, and it was the highlight of their stay in Australia. Would recommend this tour to anyone that visits Australia, professional and world-class tour guide and location. Wine, cheese, beer, vodka, champagne, kangaroos, and chocolate. 10/10

Garrett H May 2017

This all-day adventure was one of the highlights of our honeymoon in Australia. Our guide/driver Jim was incredibly knowledgeable, not just about the wineries we visited and wines we sampled, but also about the geography and history of the regions through which we traveled. He really made the experience much more enjoyable, particularly on the drive out from Sydney almost 2 hours.

We visited four vineyards and tried and purchased a variety of different wines. Our group was about 9 people, including a mix of Australians and internationals.

My only advice to fellow travelers would be to bring snacks for the morning ride, and possibly a book or magazine to read on the way back if you get bored riding in cars.

Amrith kaur k March 2017

Good experience, but tiring since it consumes a whole day!

Danielle Q February 2017

Great trip to the Hunter Valley!
The tour guide Steve was great - really knowledgeable and funny. He made the trip!
Visited 3 excellent wineries and had plenty to taste in each one. Nice lunch stop off, with a chance to do another wine tasting.

For the price - the trip was great! Would recommend!

lindayoung04 February 2017

Despite the wet start which rather spoiled the scenery en route this was a superb day. The 'experts' at the vineyards were very informative and though you may think a vineyard is a vineyard no two were the same. The lunch provided was more than adequate and my husband's gluten free diet was readily catered for, advance notice having been given. It was good being in a small group too.

Ariane Arabel A January 2017

The trip was great! We were in a small group and it was very nice. Good wines we had. The guide/driver even advised us about a winery near where we had lunch. It took us 3 mins to walk up to it and they had good light cabsav. :

Marion S September 2016

Hunter Valley wines are something to write home about! When our driver came to pick up, he informed us that we were only ones on the bus and they still conducted the tour, however the bus driver was informed that two others would join us, a newly married couple in their late 40's. The three wineries served us about 8 different wines, at least 4 red and 4 whites sometimes more! I was glad I was not driving. Lunch was included, although no wine was served, we were able to bring our own bottle to enjoy and we did. The driver was informative, knowledgeable and very upbeat. He made the tour come alive. The cheeses were great. If you have the time go on this tour!! You will really enjoy it.

Phang W September 2016

Friendly and knowledgable tour guide. Small group and exclusive. Highly recommended.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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