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Hunter Valley Wine, Gin, Cheese & Chocolate Tour from Newcastle
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Hunter Valley Wine, Gin, Cheese & Chocolate Tour from Newcastle

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Ages 18-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 7–8 hours
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  • Pick up and drop off on the outskirts of Newcastle
  • Behind the scenes wine production tour of a local winery
  • Local Gin & Vodka Tasting
  • Knowledgeable, engaging and entertaining guides
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Boutique wineries
  • Relaxed one course lunch with wine or beer
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • Ampol Cameron Park, Shop 2/119 Stenhouse Dr, Cameron Park NSW 2285, Australia
    Please meet at the entry
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6912P14

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Closed toe shoes required for production tour
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers

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

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    • You'll start at
      Ampol Cameron Park
      Shop 2/119 Stenhouse Dr, Cameron Park NSW 2285, Australia
      Please meet at the entry
      See address & details
    • 1
      Hunter Valley
      Stop: 8 hours
      We visit a number of wineries and dsitilleries on our tours. The Hunter Valley has some of Australia's best wine, food, cheese, chocolate and spirits and we’ll try them all on this tour as we visit 3 wineries and a distillery. Each stop includes a guided tasting by a local supplier with behind the scenes tours at select locations.
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Dave's Travel & Events
      98
      Australia
      Joined in April 2014
    • 980TonyC
      0 contributions
      Great day out well worth it!
      Wonderful day out our coach driver/ tour guide Brendan was very friendly, helpful (we got our dates mixed up and Brendan kindly sorted it out for us…thank you so much) and informative. The wineries were all a little different in what they offered and it was really nice to go to some of the less commercial establishments. Had a wonderful day and got to know some wonderful travellers. Great day had by all. Thank you so much!
      Written 14 January 2024
    • Good_foodrox
      0 contributions
      Did not work for me.
      I was not impressed with the van used . It was super uncomfortable . Very bumpy and bone crunchingly rough and packed . The tour itself was ok but not amazing . There was no real tour guide as we were just driven to the spots . The vineyards visited did not excite . Wines not great . Lunch was dismal as only pizzas offered . Not enough given as I’m not comfortable with ppl handling my food and with the pizzas just being left on the table there were a lot of handling so i went hungry . No option offered if u didn’t want more wine with lunch .no soft drinks or juices offered .or even coffee. Check in with tour wasnt friendly either . Might’ve been better , cheaper , more choices if u hired a car and drove urself . Saw many cool places that we didn’t go to but I understand that only the vineyards the tour company has a deal with we’re the ones visited . Greet area to visit but do it on ur own . Unfair to pack ppl into a very tight van coz u got more bookings than expected .,the ones in the bigger bus had a better space I guess . Im being generous with the 3 stars.
      Written 2 January 2024
    • madeleinemQ708WH
      0 contributions
      Fabulous tour with an awesome guide
      We had the most fabulous day trip visiting beautiful wineries, tasting local produce and learning about how the wine is made. Our guide Colin was fantastic! He was very professional but also very personable and considerate. He made sure the day ran smoothly and we didn't have to worry about anything. The individual wineries we visited were amazing and the hosts were so accommodating and entertaining. A thoroughly enjoyable and very unique experience. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Hunter Valley.
      Written 17 December 2023
    • Virginia B
      0 contributions
      Long drive for good wines
      We took the Hunter Valley Wine, Cheese, Chocolate and Gin tour from Sydney. It was a 3 hour drive to the Hunter Valley, with one rest stop, during which our van driver (there were 10 of us total) played a horrid radio show. Once we got to the wineries, it was terrific. Our host at each winery was very personable and knowledgeable. The wines were very nice and it was fun to compare them. Disappointing that you can’t get them outside of Hunter. We stopped first at Oakvale, then for a pizza lunch (with wine) at Bimbadgen, followed by wine and cheese at McCafferty Estates and wine and chocolate at Hunter Valley Labs. Final stop was Small Mouth Distillery where we tried sparkling gins, vodkas and liqueurs. Our return trip was shorter and my nap protected me against the horrid radio show. Well worth going.
      Written 7 December 2023
    • macarenamK5918QO
      0 contributions
      Amazing tour from Sydney to Hunter Valley!
      Amazing tour! I really recommend this tour to anyone in Sydney who wants to spend a day in the hunter valley without the stress of driving themselves. It was very well organized. Collin was the best!
      Written 11 November 2023
    • C7807OVcherylt
      0 contributions
      Great wine tasting at hour wineries and a distillery.
      We had a wonderful time on the tour of the Hunter Valley wineries. Our guide Becks did a great job and took us to some great places. A lot of fun, about ten people and sampled some lovely wine and chocolate. Thank you Becks for a great time
      Written 19 October 2023
    • Tanyah H
      0 contributions
      Great day out to Hunter Valley
      Really enjoyed the Hunter Valley tour- three great wineries, an (interesting gin/vodka distillery), lovely lunch, and chocolate plus cheese tasting. Collin was a great driver and guide, and the group was appropriately sized and a fun bunch. Would highly recommend as a day trip from Sydney if you have the time.
      Written 17 October 2023
    • daveR5483WW
      0 contributions
      Great trip to the Hunter Valley!
      We had a great trip to the Hunter Valley wineries! Our guide, Col, was super friendly and accommodating. We went to several great wineries and had a fantastic wood-fired pizza lunch at a beautiful winery. Col was on the lookout for kangaroos for us, and stopped so we could get some great pics! Highly recommend this tour.
      Written 27 September 2023
    • Paul412
      0 contributions
      Long, but enjoyable day
      Interesting, informative, educational and very tasty. It was a long day, but our driver/guide, Becs, did a grand job It's a good way of seeing a lot of scenery as most of the route goes through a national park and the valley itself is lovely. The vineyards were great with some enthusiastic staff making sure we enjoyed our time at each of them with no hard sell at all. Very tasty wood fired pizza for lunch meant we were well prepared for the next round of tasting. All in all a very good day
      Written 12 September 2023
    • SCTourguide
      0 contributions
      Fun and tasty tour of the Hunter!
      My wife and I had a great day out visiting local wineries, pairing cheese and chocolate, an awesome lunch and a fun distillery to finish! Super friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, easy to book and all the venues were really well chosen and had great staff on hand to talk you through the tastings. Highlight was the chocolate and wine pairing! Highly recommend this tour for a fun and easy way to explore the Hunter Valley!
      Written 11 September 2023
    • I5593ETbretts
      0 contributions
      Great day out!
      Great day out. Our driver Greg was fantastic, always engaged and having a laugh, answered all our questions to the best of his knowledge and made everyone feel welcome. The tour had everything we wanted, wine, Gin, Vodka, Cheese and Chocolate. I even had a beer that wasn't part of the tasting at Hunter Wine Lab to try before I bought. All the places hosts we visited were excellent. Lunch was very tasty wood fired pizza's. We stayed in the Valley and ended up going back in the next day after our tour and purchased something from every place we visited. Thanks Greg and Dave's Travels for a great day. Couldn't recommend more highly.
      Written 11 September 2023
    • Julia D
      0 contributions
      Fun for that will get you drunk
      We absolutely loved our experience as we had really good wine, delicious cheeses & chocolates as well as a good lunch. Especially the wine & chocolate pairing was interesting and I think the highlight of our tour. Thank you so much Brandon/Dave for this awesome experience - highly recommend it
      Written 5 September 2023
    • ktm90210
      0 contributions
      Must do in Sydney
      We enjoyed this winery tour, each winery had an impressive decor and guide who informed us of the process of wine production. Lunch included, woodfired pizzas, salad and bottles of fizz to help yourself too - all delicious. The bus ride is about two hours but you stop halfway for a toilet break. The only that down of the tour was our guide Jackson - he didn’t provide a huge amount of information, and spent a lot of the time on his phone.
      Written 20 August 2023
    • chevb2017
      0 contributions
      Hunter Tasting A++
      Great day experiencing hunter tasting - Marco was marvellous. Hospitality hosts at McCaffries and wine Hub were great experiences. Linch at Bimbadgen was generous.
      Written 19 August 2023
    • daniellemT2129ZM
      0 contributions
      Fantastic fun day out
      We had a fantastic day on Dave's- Hunter Valley Small Group Wine, Gin, Cheese & Chocolate Tour from Hunter Valley. Our guide Jason was fun and helpful, we went to some fantastic places and the overall vibe of the group was fantastic.
      Written 31 July 2023
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    Rod H
    1 contribution
    June 2022
    We had a great time on our tour on saturday 25th June. Had a great host Todd and a fun group. Mccaffreys boutique winery was a standout and the wine was good too.Good food for lunch and plenty of it at Baringbah Winery . Big day didnt get back to Newcastle till 630. Stayed in and drank some of the wine.!
    Written 28 June 2022
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    Thanks for booking us ladies and thanks even more for the 5 stars. Todd had a blast taking you around and we will pass on the 5 stars to him! Regards, Gregg
    Written 3 July 2022
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    Yachi C
    Taipei, Taiwan8 contributions
    Sept 2023 • Solo
    Enjoyed the Hunter Valley experience a lot. Thanks to Andr who's been a friendly and caring guide and it's lovely to go with easy going fellow tour goers. Wine, cheese and chocolate are divine, the Gin is more interesting and exploratory than practical. Overall a quite satisfying experience.
    Written 1 October 2023
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    Thanks for the 5 stars! Cheers, Cat
    Written 26 December 2023
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    Jean P
    1 contribution
    Dec 2023 • Friends
    What a wonderful day! Spectacular scenery, great company and the wineries we visited were fabulous. Thoroughly loved the experience and hats off to Col from Dave’s who was a brilliant host 🩵
    Written 13 January 2024
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    Kayoonn H
    1 contribution
    Sept 2023 • Friends
    All I want to do is included in this tour! Awesome experience with super kind guide and friendly member.
    This might be a bit pricier than the other tour, but my expectation was fully met!!!!
    Written 13 September 2023
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    Thanks for the 5 stars! Cheers, Cat
    Written 26 December 2023
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    Ilona C
    Melbourne, Australia15 contributions
    Sept 2022
    It was certainly a fun tour, great weather lots of Kangaroos, Kookaburras and parrots.
    Nice scenery great driver and guide, everywhere we went nice welcome and were really good organised.
    Written 30 September 2022
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    Thanks for the review Ilona, glad you enjoyed your day. Regards, Gregg
    Written 18 October 2022
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    Sharni
    Newcastle, Australia1 contribution
    Mar 2022 • Couples
    Had an absolutely amazing day in the Hunter Valley thanks to Dave’s tours and our wonderful Driver Todd. Cannot speak more highly of Todd and the day he made so perfect for us!! Everything was taken care of, and the whole day was so easy, relaxing and enjoyable!! I can’t wait to make another excuse to book my next day out and do another tour with you guys!! 10/10!!!
    Written 10 March 2022
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    You don't need an excuse to book...we're a reason! Glad you had a great day and we'll pass on the kudos to Todd. Regards, Gregg
    Written 4 April 2022
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