The Hunter Valley is a wine region to the north of Sydney where you’ll find rolling hills and countryside bliss, the perfect place to relax and taste the spoils of the land. Take full advantage by exploring multiple locations on a Hunter Valley wine tour. Learn about the winemaking process and the history of the vineyards, and of course pick your favourite wines to take home. The region boasts many gorgeous retreats and plenty of opportunties to try some deliscious fresh produce to pair with your favourite drop.
What to see and do:
The hunter valley has more cellar doors than any other wine region in Australia. The area is famous for it’s Semillon and Shiraz, but offers plenty of varieties to choose from. Pick a unique vehicle like a classic mustang or old fashioned carriage and opt for a personalized tour, or take one of the shuttle options. For a truly amazing experience, take a private helicopter charter for a scenic flight between the vineyards. Visit Brokenwood Wines for a bespoke Food and Wine tasting masterclass and a behind the scenes tour.
Hunter Valley Gardens
These award-winning botanic gardens in Pokolbin will make for a great day outdoors exploring the native flora.
Experience the expansive plains of the vineyards on horseback for an exciting new perspective on this beautiful region. The lack of vehicle noise will make for a serene experience where you feel at one with your natural surroundings.
Hot Air Ballooning
Soar over the vineyards and watch a breathtaking sunrise from a hot air balloon. This popular Hunter Valley experience will surely create memories that last a lifetime.
How to get there:
Fly into the nearby Newcastle airport or drive just a few hours north from Sydney.
Best time to go:
December to February is harvest time, the most vibrant time of the year in the Hunter Valley. Autumn and spring also offer pleasant weather and a quiet atmosphere in which to visit the vineyards.