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Tastes of the Hunter Half Day Tour
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Tastes of the Hunter Half Day Tour

By iHop Hunter Valley
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Ages 18-99, max of 11 per group
Duration: 3h
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  • Designated driver/guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Spirits Tasting
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Cheese Tasting
  • Chocolate Tasting
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Complimentary storage & cooler box for any purchases
What's not included
  • Additional bottles of wine or produce from cellar door tasting


Start:
    Pickup details
    • Pick-up from all Hotels and Accommodation located in Lovedale, Nulkaba, Cessnock, Rothbury and Pokolbin locations (only) commence at 9:15am for a 10:00am start (morning tour) OR 2:15pm for a 3:00pm start (afternoon tour). Provide your accommodation name/full address when booking. Your pick-up time will be advised the day prior (by 6:30pm) via text. Please note: we do not travel to Sydney or Newcastle.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 51329P9

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • 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 11 travellers

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

      How much is Tastes of the Hunter Half Day Tour?
      Tastes of the Hunter Half Day Tour price starts from AU$132.28. Discover and book Tastes of the Hunter Half Day Tour on Tripadvisor
      What is the Tastes of the Hunter Half Day Tour cancellation policy?
      Tastes of the Hunter Half Day Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Tastes of the Hunter Half Day Tour on Tripadvisor
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      On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Tastes of the Hunter Half Day Tour on Tripadvisor

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      • 3
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        Stop: 60 minutes
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      • 5
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      • You'll return to the starting point
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      • iHop Hunter Valley
        647
        Australia
        Joined in August 2015
      • V9296ZIcathyk
        0 contributions
        Afternoon wine tour delight
        Driver was super welcoming, accomodating and informative we had a wonderful afternoon tasting delicious wines and cheese!
        Written 21 February 2024
      • Victoriasamhow
        0 contributions
        10/10 Amazing!
        I booked the tour for me and my friends to celebrate Australia Day/my birthday and we had an amazing time! Our tour guide Flick was absolutely fabulous and went above and beyond to make the day special! Literally could not have had a better guide! Thank you Flick so SO much! (From the group of POMs)
        Written 11 February 2024
      • SLR-Travel1
        0 contributions
        Highly recommend, what a great day!
        Trip was brilliant, the tour guide was extremely accommodating and made our day very special. The experience of the hop on hop off bus is a fabulous way to visit the Hunter valley region.
        Written 8 February 2024
      • stephaniehG7004KV
        0 contributions
        i hop hooray!
        My husband and I did this for our anniversary. One day/night was not enough. We loved it! We weren’t sure what to expect joining a bus of randoms but it was quite intimate and Kristy (our driver) made sure everyone had a personal touch to the trip. She was very knowledgeable about all the winery’s on the stops, she was interested in everyone’s plans and so flexible with pick up’s and drop offs. Would love to do it again!
        Written 9 January 2024
      • 563evelynp
        0 contributions
        Fantastic experience with iHop Hunter Valley
        Tim was our bus driver for the hop on/hop off shuttle around Pokolbin. My husband and I had him as our driver a few months back and it was such a good experience we booked again. He was very knowledgeable and extremely punctual as well. We had such a great time driving around to the cellar doors and cheese shops. We will definitely book the iHop shuttle again next time we're in the Hunter.
        Written 4 January 2024
      • Chicarubia23
        0 contributions
        An easy, fun way to experience the best of the Hunter!
        We loved our tour with Ihop. The staff organising were friendly and helpful and our guide Graeme (who is NOT otherwise known as G spot) was really nice and helpful. These tours are pretty expensive but worth it as you don’t have to think about anything. Our group was lots of fun, the wines were great and it was just an all round great afternoon. We really liked the wineries and distillery we went to, and the vegan cheese plate and vegan chocs were delicious- I didn’t feel I missed out at all not having dairy. Graeme booked us a restaurant for that evening and dropped us there. He also looked after the bottles we bought. Thanks IHOP, we’ll be back!
        Written 29 December 2023
      • adriennezer
        0 contributions
        A lovely day in the Hunter
        We absolutely loved our hop on hop off tour with iHop. Tim was a wonderful guide that gave some great recommendations and advice. We loved the freedom to choose which wineries we wanted to visit. Can’t wait to come back to the Hunter and do it all again!
        Written 19 December 2023
      • JacquiF91
        0 contributions
        Fantastic and very professional !
        This was a great experience ! Our driver Tim could not have been more helpful !! Such a wonderful relaxing way to enjoy the Hunter Valley. Would HIGHLY recommend !!
        Written 11 December 2023
      • Passport680037
        0 contributions
        Great day out
        This was such a great alternative to an organised wine tour!! We were able to visit several fantastic wineries at our own pace. Our driver Kristy gave brilliant recommendations and even stored the wine we bought so we didn't have to carry it around all day! Highly recommend 👌
        Written 27 November 2023
      • 232lesad
        0 contributions
        Chocolate and wine pairing what an experience
        Had a great time sampling the wine 🍷 cheese and chocolate on the IHOP twilight tour. Felicity was great telling us about the area and activities to do .
        Written 18 November 2023
      • S8321PUgracew
        0 contributions
        Totally Relaxing Touring
        My Husband & I spent a few days in the Hunter Valley for our Wedding Anniversary and chose to use iHop to do some wine tasting. They picked us up from our accommodation and delivered us to our selected tops returning hourly to pick up and move to the next destination. They are so very friendly, organised (we had names on our purchases), we had an esky for cheese purchases etc. and they had lots of helpful knowledge about the area. We have used iHop before and have always had a great experience. Not having to worry about driving and wanting to taste, finding cellar doors and such made for a more relaxing trip. Thank you iHop and highly recommend them to everyone visiting the Hunter.
        Written 11 November 2023
      • RobbieA
        0 contributions
        Fantastic private tour with iHop.
        We booked a private tour for myself, my wife and my sister in law. Was an absolutely brilliant day out. Just the three of us taken to four separate cellar doors (Hart & Hunter, Vamp, Saddlers Creek and Wine House, with a leisurely lunch in the middle of the tour) and each one was really good. Interesting, informative staff and delicious wines everywhere. Pretty much had each cellar door to ourselves as well, as we went mid week and the only one slightly busy was Vamp. None of us know that much about wine (except that we like drinking it) and the guides in each place were totally down to earth, friendly and unpretentious. Our iHop guide Tim was great and even made a detour to find some kangaroos for us to look at as we hadn’t seen any wild ones on our trip so far. I would definitely recommend the tour - obviously dearer than doing a group tour or the hop on hop off self-guided one, but actually feel we got really good value for money and would absolutely do it again if we came back to Oz. 10/10!
        Written 3 November 2023
      • 364gisellf
        0 contributions
        The perfect start to day at Hunter Valley
        The tour was amazing. Our driver/ guide, Felicity was so knowledgeable, accommodating and just an awesome person. We were taken to great wineries and a distillery and had a fabulous day. Would absolutely book with them again for our next Hunter Valley visit.
        Written 28 October 2023
      • Hollie P
        0 contributions
        Great driver (Kristy) great recommendations along the way, easy service to navigate, products stored in great hands
        Kristy our driver was so informative, gave extra recommendations and drop some bonus tips on certain venues. Kristy was sooo good at creating the groups by each of their “group leaders” name and kept an unreal track of who bought what and handed over those purchases at the end, we knew our products and produced were in safe hands. The hourly hop off and on worked awesome for our day and gave us opportunity to stay or move on as we pleased Will one hundred percent be using ihop services every Hunter valley visit from now on
        Written 28 October 2023
      • SarahAW1995
        0 contributions
        Great service and driver Tim
        Great service and Tim our driver was very informative, friendly and efficient. Had a great day and would definitely use this service again! From Team Sarah
        Written 27 October 2023
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      Gary O
      Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
      May 2021
      We did the pairing tour. It was excellent. Rather than being on a bus and dropped off at a cellar door for a tasting, you have a highly interactive food/wine/whiskey experience at each stop. At Stomp the cheese and wine matching showed the passion and attention to detail of this winery. The food with our wine at Windan was superb. Whiskey and tapas at stop three, followed by chocolate and wine matching at Tulloch's.

      This is a great tour.
      Written 17 May 2021
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      Thank you for choosing us to look after you and for your kind words! Was such a pleasure looking after you eating and drinking our way around the Valley for the day and hope to see you again!
      Written 9 June 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      ryaldadowns
      Macksville, Australia11 contributions
      Feb 2023 • Couples
      Tim was an awesome guide, we had a great day drinking wine and eating lovely food. Bus was air conditioned, Tim even pre-cooled the bus at each stop ready for us leaving which was a thoughtful touch. Ridge View for lunch tasted lovely and the wine and chocolate matching at The Wine Lab with Nathan was fun and informative, we learnt a lot. A really fun day all round!
      Written 5 February 2023
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      Thank you for your kind words and for choosing us to look after you! Tim really enjoyed the day out with you all and hope to see you again!
      Written 5 February 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      SandraF
      Sydney, Australia4 contributions
      Sept 2022
      Really enjoyed the tour, Taste & Graze.
      We visited a boutique winery which was my favourite. Really great wines and cheese platter. We then visited a larger winery for more wine paired with a tasting plate which was delicious! Then came wine and chocolate tasting and our last stop was at a distillery where we were able to sample different spirits of our choice. The whole day was really fun and our tour guide and driver Kristy was really friendly and we never felt rushed. I recommend this tour as you can see The Hunter Valley without having to drive.
      Written 23 September 2022
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      Thank you for your feedback and for choosing us to look after you! Was so lovely looking after you and we look forward to seeing you again!
      Written 23 October 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Helen M
      2 contributions
      Sept 2023 • Family
      Tim was amazing he was full of interesting information and was very helpful. He even drove us back to our accommodation!! 100% would recommend this tour to anyone who wants a relaxed vibe with loads of information about the area
      Written 24 September 2023
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      Thank you so much for your lovely review and recommendation. Tim appreciates your kind words. It was our absolute pleasure to look after you on your visit to the Hunter Valley.
      Written 26 September 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      VBorham
      Sydney, Australia3 contributions
      This would be the best wine tasting experience any of us (7 guests) have had! It was so different to the normal self guided ones where we might ‘rock up’, taste a few wines and move onto another. We were picked up/ dropped off at our accommodation and taken to a variety of tastings that matched wines with cheese; with a degustation lunch; with chocolate and finally to a distillery for gin and vodka. The whole day was well organized; our guide Tim was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the local area. We had a fabulous time and would highly recommend this experience.
      Written 15 February 2022
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      Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and for choosing us to look after you! So pleased to hear you enjoyed the paired food and drink experience! We hope to see you again soon! Team iHop
      Written 9 March 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Natalie S
      Sydney, Australia1 contribution
      July 2023 • Couples
      Fantastic! From the booking, the company’s concern with making sure our needs were catered for (even ringing to check) was so appreciated. Our driver, Tim, was so knowledgeable and accommodating. The distillery was a great starting point but the final stop, Hunter Wine Lab was the winner of the day. Amazing wine (and beer) and incredible pairing with chocolate! And the sunset topped the day off.
      Written 21 July 2023
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      Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was our pleasure to look after you and Tim appreciates your kind words. How great that the winter sunset over the Hunter Valley topped off an enjoyable day for you!
      Written 25 July 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Louise S
      1 contribution
      June 2023
      Excellent tour and a little bit "different" than just driving between wine tasting venue's. Everyone had a terrific time. Driver just lovely. A mic to have her voice heard by those mid to back of the bus would have been good.
      Written 14 June 2023
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      Thank you so much for your lovely review and for choosing us to look after you on your "ladies retreat"! We hope to see you all back in the beautiful Hunter again soon!
      Written 14 June 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Janny
      Sydney, Australia1 contribution
      Jan 2021
      Highly recommend this day tour for an amazing food/wine matching experience. Tim was awesome in driving us and guiding us to some boutique wineries with wonderful wine and food matching. Definitely a VIP premium experience and well looked after by Tim and lovely winery staff.
      Written 25 January 2021
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      Thank you for your lovely review and for choosing us to look after you and our Taste n Graze Tour! The pleasure was all ours and we hope to see you again and again!
      Written 27 January 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      DiannaGleeso
      Newcastle, Australia93 contributions
      Don’t hesitate to book this tour. Excellent value for money. Could not believe the quality or the amount of places we went for our money.
      Tip
      Don’t have a big breakfast and don’t plan much for dinner.
      Starts with wine and cheese pairing. Then we move to a beautiful lunch with wine pairing.
      Then to some of the best tapas I have had. And I spent a month in Spain last year. If I had known I would of ordered probably the beer tasting here for a break on the wine.
      Followed by more wine tasting with handmade chocolates. This was the highlight with the best wine and the chocolates are amazing.
      Written 1 October 2020
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      We always like to ensure our guests are well fed and watered by the end of our tours! Thank you for your lovely feedback and great tips! Was a pleasure looking after you both and we look forward to the opportunity to look after you again!
      Written 19 October 2020
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      Kelly H
      Port Macquarie, Australia2 contributions
      June 2020
      We went on the Taste n Graze yesterday. Pete our driver was great and very informative. Food and wine pairing was amazing. This is the second tour with have done with IHOP and certainly will be doing another one when next we are in the Hunter Valley.
      Written 8 June 2020
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      Thank you Kelly for choosing us to look after you again, and on our re-opening weekend too! Pete is awesome and it was a pleasure. We look forward to hosting your Hunter Valley Tour again next time.
      Written 8 June 2020
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