Hunter Valley Wineries Escape
$139child ? Prices above are for departures between 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017
As this Aussie Adventure departs at 7.45am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Day 1: Sydney – Hunter Valley
With over 100 wineries set amongst picturesque landscape, the Hunter Valley region offers great food and amazing wines. Start the day at Drayton’s winery and try their famous white port. Embrace the ambiance of Hunter Valley Resort and take a guided walk down the rolling hills and through the vines. There is a brewery on-site and you will have the opportunity to taste beer or cellar door wine. Enjoy a tasty wood-fired pizza lunch over a glass of wine or beer as you chat to new friends. We then visit one more winery where you can taste more fine wines and even buy a few bottles to take home. Our small group allows us to visit boutique wineries for an intimate tasting experience. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the Hunter Valley Village. Don’t miss the delights in the chocolate shop. Tonight you’ll stay at the Hunter Valley YHA. The hostel is in a country setting between Cessnock and the wineries, with a pool, outdoor BBQ, kitchen and lounge room. Why not rent a bike to explore further on your second day?
Hotel: Hunter Valley YHA (Budget), Dormitory, Shared facilities.
Included Meals: Lunch
Day 2: Hunter Valley Free Time – Sydney
You have a free day to explore on your own. Why not visit the beautiful Hunter Valley Gardens. Spanning over 24 hectares and with eight kilometres of carefully constructed pathways, you can explore each magical themed garden at your leisure and marvel at the number of plant species on glorious display (own expense). Alternatively, drop into a café for a bite to eat in the Hunter Valley Gardens Village. This afternoon rejoin your coach and Driver Guide for your return to Sydney, where your Aussie Adventure concludes.
2 Day Aussie Adventure
Tue, Wed, Sat from 7.45am, Sydney or earlier from selected Sydney pickup locations.
Day 2, 6:30pm approximately, Sydney
2 night stay is available on request
Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
Find out more
- Wood-fired pizza Lunch (1)
- Wine tastings
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
- Water bottle
- Jacket in the cooler months
- Minimum child age is 11 years
- Low level fitness required
Tour + 1 night accommodation (O141)
Free hotel pick-ups
Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.
In Sydney, you will be picked up by your specific touring vehicle an commence your day tour without the need to go to a centralised departure point to swap vehicles.
Please use the tool below to find the nearest pickup location from your hotel and advise your chosen pickup with your booking. Alternatively, please ask at time of booking.
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