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Small Group Tour: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting & Gardens From Sydney

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Key Highlights

  • See the early Australian townships of Cessnock and the lower Hunter Valley
  • Visit McWilliams Mount Pleasant Estate for a guided tour and tasting
  • Visit world-renowned Lindemans for a private wine tasting and cheese platter
  • Wander throughout 12 glorious themed gardens
  • Spectacular photo-opportunities
  • Two-course lunch included
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday


    Approx. 11 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    You will be picked up from the front entrance of your hotel in Sydney.
    (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
    Alternative pick-up point: Wheat Road, Streetside behind Sydney Aquarium, Darling Harbour.
    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the departure.

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped off at your hotel in Sydney

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Discover the fine wines, lush countryside and lovely gardens of the Hunter Valley on this delightful day-trip from Sydney.

    The green and fertile Valley is home to some 80 wineries ranging from famous labels to very small boutique winemakers. With over 7000 acres under the vine, the Valley produces wine styles such as Semillon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon and Earthy Pinot Noirs.

    Learn about early European settlement of the area at historic Wollombi and Cessnock and see quaint old homesteads set amid forested hills.

    Visit two famous wineries – McWilliams Mount Pleasant and Lindemans Estate – and try out the delicious products.

    Travel through rolling hills to the gorgeous Hunter Valley Gardens. Amid 25 magnificent acres, you can view the topiary of the Formal Garden, enjoy the serenity of the Oriental Garden, sniff the fragrances in the Rose Garden, admire the waterfall in the Sunken Garden, meet fairytale characters in the Storybook Garden and much more.


    Leave the city and escape to the tranquil countryside on the Hunter Valley Wine Tasting & Gardens From Sydney full-day tour.

    At the start of the tour you will be picked up from your hotel in Central Sydney or can join the tour at the designated meeting point

    This excursion takes you to the oldest commercial wine-producing area in Australia – the Hunter Valley. The route leads you out of Sydney over the Harbour Bridge. You’ll cross the Hawkesbury River, renowned for its superb oysters.

    Leaving Wollombi, you will tour Cessnock and the Lower Hunter Valley to see the historic townships of the area before making a stop at McWilliams Mount Pleasant Estate for a guided tour and wine tasting. You’ll also a cafe style lunch with soft drink (vegetarian meals available on request).

    The next stop is world-renowned Lindemans Estate where you can enjoy a private wine tasting and cheese platter. You will enjoy one more wine tasting at another place.

    You’ll then travel through the rolling countryside of the Hunter Valley, passing many famous wineries on the way. The tour stops at the magnificent Hunter Valley Gardens. Extending over 25 acres you’ll find 12 beautiful themed gardens – Chinese Moongate Garden, Formal Garden, Indian Mosaic Garden, Italian Garden, Oriental Garden, Storybook Garden and Sunken Garden, to name but a few.

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at your hotel in Sydney.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in a coach
    • Three wine tastings
    • Winery tour
    • Cafe style lunch with soft drink
    • Entrance to Hunter Valley Gardens
    • Free WiFi on coach


    • Alcoholic beverages
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    It is imperative that you wait at the front entrance of your hotel for the pickup. You may wait in the large covered areas at the entrance or at the kerbside but you should have a clear view of where the coaches may pull up.

    If you require a vegetarian lunch please request this at time of booking.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have