Private Hunter Valley Day Trip From Sydney - Wine, Chocolate And Cheese Tasting

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    07:45 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You will be picked up from your Sydney Hotel or other central location within 5km of the city centre. We can also meet you as you arrive at Sydney International or Domest.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore Australia's oldest wine region, the beautiful Hunter Valley, on a small group private day trip from Sydney. Sample some of the region's best wines, cheeses and chocolates and learn about wine making from the passionate and inspiring local wine makers. Soak up the beautiful scenery of lush hills and spectacular views as you indulge in a delicious gourmet lunch at a local Hunter Valley restaurant or cafe.


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Small-group tour

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Your guide will meet you at 7.45 am at your hotel and you will head north to explore Australias oldest wine region, on your very own private Hunter Valley tour.

Travel over the Sydney harbour bridge, locally know as the Coast Hanger as you head north out of the city. You can relax and admire the views as you pass through the stunning scenery of the Hawkesbury region. Take in the lovely water views as you cross over the the Brooklyn Bridge and pass by the town of Brooklyn. This region is famous for its Sydney Rock Oysters.

You will make a whistle stop morning tea break along the way, for that essential cup of coffee and refreshment break.


We arrive at your first boutique winery around 10.30 am. The winery staff will dazzle you with the finer points of the art of wine appreciation. You will learn how to look, smell, sip and identify the amazing tastes and differences of each wine and grape style.

All of the small exclusive wineries you visit, grow their own grapes, and the wines you try are produced on site. Many of the wines you will sample are medal award winners, and the vignerons are naturally proud to show off their produce.

Visit your second stunning winery and sample up to 10 different wines. The Hunter Valley is famous for its Shiraz and Semillon grape varieties so you will be sure to sample these two specialties. Between the sipping and spitting, make sure to keep an eye on the vineyards, for the odd wild kangaroo. They are well known for relaxing in the heat of the day among the vines.


As all wine connoisseurs know, if there is one thing that complements wine to perfection, it must be fromage. The Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop is a famous local institution packed to the brim with cheeses of every variety, as well as a wide selection of gourmet delights. You will try a selection of locally made cheeses and learn the finer points of cheese from a dedicated cheese expert.


Choose from a selection of classic caf dishes as you settle in for a lunch. Perhaps enjoy a bottle of that special wine that youve just bought direct from the Wine Cellar Door while you enjoy your meal. Take a stroll around the delightful Hunter Valley Village and taste the locally made chocolates at the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company.


After lunch it is time to visit the third winery of the day. Each of the charming boutique wineries you visit are very different and specially chosen to give you an intimate experience, away from the large commercial wineries. Take the chance to wander among the vines, so that you can and be sure to get that perfect photo!

Sit back and relax on your journey back to Sydney. Your guide will have you back at your hotel before 6pm.


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private and personal tour

Wine tasting

Cheese and chocolate tasting


Live commentary on board


Food and drinks, unless specified


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Minimum drinking age is 18

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Nov-2022

    Glenn was very friendly and knowledgable. He made extra efforts to tailor the tour to my own specific interests. It was a fantastic experience for me overall. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 22-Nov-2019

    We booked online with Runaway Tours and wouldn't change a thing. We were picked up at the cruise terminal in Sydney by our guide Jen, spent the day with her touring the Hunter and were dropped at the airport on time for a late evening flight home. Jen was very knowledgeable, a safe driver and good fun.

  • 16-Sep-2019

    From the inquiries, the booking and the final trip, Runaway Tour is always friendly and professional. We also had Roger, as our tour guide who speaks Mandarin for my family. My family had a great time and loved the time with Roger. I will definitely recommend anybody who needs tour guide in Sydney. I will definitely use services from Runaway Tour again!

  • 22-Jan-2019

    I was very impressed that Runaway Tour was consistently responsive to all of my inquiries right from begining to after I made booking with them. Mandy and Steve had been very helpful all along. Jim managed our schedule very well during the day of tour. We were able to enjoy our wine tasting as well as other activities in a relaxing pace. I am more than happy to recommend Runaway Tour to all my friends who will be visiting Sydney in future.