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Sample the Hunter Half Day Tour
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Sample the Hunter Half Day Tour

By iHop Hunter Valley
Recommended by 96% of travellers
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Ages 18-100, max of 11 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Designated driver/guide
  • Wine Tasting
  • Spirits Tasting
  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
  • "Mystery Wine Tasting" with cheese & charcuterie platter
  • Bottled Water
  • Complimentary storage & cooler box for any purchases
  • Entry/Admission - Hunter Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Hunter Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Hunter Valley
What's not included
  • Additional bottles or produce from tastings


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    Pickup details
    • Pick-up from all Hotels and Accommodation located in Lovedale, Nulkaba, Cessnock, Rothbury and Pokolbin locations (only) commence at approx 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: 51329P12

      • 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 Sample the Hunter Half Day Tour?
      Sample the Hunter Half Day Tour price starts from AU$127.08. Discover and book Sample the Hunter Half Day Tour on Tripadvisor
      What is the Sample the Hunter Half Day Tour cancellation policy?
      Sample 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 Sample the Hunter Half Day Tour on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides Sample the Hunter Half Day Tour?
      Sample the Hunter Half Day Tour is hosted by iHop Hunter Valley. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact iHop Hunter Valley on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Sample the Hunter Half Day Tour on Tripadvisor
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      On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Sample the Hunter Half Day Tour on Tripadvisor

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      • 5
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      • You'll return to the starting point
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      • iHop Hunter Valley
        656
        Australia
        Joined in August 2015
      • Bourkegirl
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The only way to do a Wine Tour
        We came together for a reunion after 12 years and wanted to do a wine tour in the Hunter Valley. I’ve done a few before and found them good but some of the stops were too long or too rushed or not where I wanted to go. This was the first time I had done an iHop tour and it was so amazing it will be the only way I travel so around the Hunter Valley in the future. The booking process was so simple and we were able to look at the stops and venues online before the day so we could plan a little of which places we wanted to go. Our driver Kristy was so friendly and had everyone on the bus engaging with each other, she was so helpful with recommendations and I formation as well. We loved the freedom and simplicity of being able to get on and off the bus where we wanted to and stay for as long as we wanted working with the planned timetable. Kristy was extremely punctual as well so we were never waiting long or running late either. The price was amazing, we had a transfer pick up so the whole day cost each of us $85. There is no way you can do that cheaper in my opinion. I will be recommending this service to everyone I know and will be the only way I do wine tours in the Hunter Valley from now on.
        Written 29 March 2024
      • Sandra P
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A tour with Christie
        Christie was our tour guide for the day. She allowed us to plan our day and suggested ideas and locations to suit our requirements. She dropped us off and gave us time to enjoy the location before returning at a suitable time. Always punctual, we managed to fit in wine tasting, beer tasting, cheese and wine/beer tasting, a gin factory with lunch somewhere in the middle. Christie successfully went out of her way to look for some wild kangaroos. Excellent experience 👏
        Written 21 March 2024
      • gnam2018
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect way to do wine tastings
        My husband and I did a half day trip on Sunday. It was absolutely perfect. We were picked up at our first stop and we were able to enjoy 2 more wine tastings and lunch knowing we had reliable transport. Staff are awesome- very friendly and super helpful. Highly recommended- such an easy, economical and reliable way to enjoy a day in Pokolbin
        Written 17 March 2024
      • 879lachlanp
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Full tummies and fried livers!
        We had such a good time doing this. We found that it was such a great way to do our own thing and take our time where we wanted to whilst being able to see so many different places in 1 day. Graeme was a great host and was able to help us with our choices on where to go because there isn't enough time to see them all and our poor livers wouldn't cope. Would recommend to anyone looking to take a full day seeing a variety of places.
        Written 2 March 2024
      • brettm855
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommended
        Fantastic service and a fantastic day in the Hunter! The iHop service was spot on time and made for a great day where we didn’t have to worry about transport to our venues. Tim was friendly and very informative. Highly recommended.
        Written 1 March 2024
      • E9075SJcolinw
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I Hop a must
        Great company, helpful, knowledgeable and a very safe driver. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tim and his company they were brilliant.
        Written 26 February 2024
      • Navigator18033270571
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A great way to get to taste the best the Hunter has
        The iHop was fantastic. The driver was very friendly and really helpful. The bus turned up on time and we didn't miss any of our booked tastings. Just a great day all round.
        Written 25 February 2024
      • SLR-Travel1
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
      • BethV524
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great trip!
        Great tour. Great wine, cheese, chocolate, people, and dogs - what's not to like?! Our driver Tim was amazing!
        Written 13 December 2023
      • susioYorkshireLass
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good wine, driver and hosts very friendly, door to door service means no driving so everyone can enjoy the wine
        So easy to be picked up at our door. Good variety for tastings with spirits, wines, cheese and chocolate. Friendly driver, friendly and knowledgeable hosts at vineyards. Great afternoon very much enjoyed by all 4 of our party
        Written 12 December 2023
      • 875sharyns
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Girls weekend taste of the Hunter
        Girls weekend away. I would highly recommend this tour. We had a wonderful time with Tim our driver and tour guide. Felt very special at each venue we attended. Distillery, wineries, cheese platter, chocolate pairing. Thank you i Hop.
        Written 29 November 2023
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      Sandy E
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2021 • Couples
      Our iHop driver was Robyn who made the trip fun with information along the way to our destinations. Robyn rocks!!!

      The first stop was Tulloch Wines and our host was Maddy who was fun, interactive and very explanatory. We enjoyed a mystery wine tasting along with cheese and crackers.
      We really enjoyed the atmosphere of this place and several purchases were made!

      We were well on our way to being loud and tipsy by the time we got to our second stop at McLeish Wines. Our host seemed a little irritated by our level of fun noise and our personal interaction with her felt less than desirable.
      Overall this was the place we least liked.

      Our final stop was Iron Bark for last Wine’s and beer tasting with lunch.
      Lunch was pizza, chips and salad and was very delicious.

      This place was very busy, relaxed and an enjoyable space.

      Thoroughly enjoyed our tour (we are not wine people) and would recommend this for sure!
      Written 17 April 2021
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      Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and for choosing us to look after you! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and took the opportunity to taste some beautiful Hunter wines while visiting! We look forward to seeing you again soon :-)
      Written 29 April 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      PasqualeMartucci
      Sydney, Australia29 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best way to go around the wineries. Felicity was our driver for the day and she was absolutely amazing. She was always on time, well organised and we also had great conversations. She also took care of all the purchases we made throughout the day and gave us cold water bottles to stay hydrated. Both my girlfriend and I loved our time with iHop and will definitely book with them again next time we’ll be around. Thank you guys.

      Written 4 April 2021
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      Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and for choosing us to look after you! Felicity is an amazing guide and driver and loves what she does! We hope to see you back again soon :-)
      Written 29 April 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Lee-Anne D
      Sydney, Australia21 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Myself and 2 friends did the half day with lunch tour with the lovely Felicity this weekend and I’m so glad we booked with this group. We did a wonderful half day in the air conditioned bus and stopped at a family run boutique winery, a distillery and a brewery. At all of these stops we got a pre organised seat and tasting, no waiting. Felicity was friendly and had lots of tips and info about the area and where to go and what to see, and she complimented us on our dresses!!
      For anyone looking to fill a half day, try some wines and other drinks that the Hunter has to offer, without having to drive yourself, I’d have no hesitation in recommending these guys.
      Written 30 October 2022
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      So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour with iHop Hunter Valley. Thanks for the review!
      Written 7 November 2022
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      Ros A
      West Wyalong, Australia6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      July 2023 • Couples
      My friends and I had a fabulous morning touring the Hunter Valley. Our driver, Tim, picked us up from our accommodation before ferrying us to 2 wineries and a distillery. He was friendly and informative, and did everything to help make our morning memorable. He took care of any purchases for us and labelled them with our names for collection at the end of the tour. We chose to be dropped off at an Irish pub where we had a booking for lunch. We would highly recommend Tim and his team for anyone wanting to explore the Hunter.
      Written 19 July 2023
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      Thank you for your lovely review and your kind words. It was our pleasure to look after you and we appreciate you taking the time to put together such a thorough recommendation! We hope to see you back again the Hunter Valley soon.
      Written 24 July 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Chaise467
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2022
      Such a lovely day visiting local wine/ spirit and beer venues for tastings. The tour guide was very knowledgeable on the local area. Was interesting learning the history of the hunter and venues on our first visit. Lunch was amazing as well! Pick up and drop off from our accomodation was a bonus.
      Written 27 September 2022
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      Thank you for your feedback and for choosing us to look after you! Is a great tour that covers all tastes and so glad you enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
      Written 23 October 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Naomi Placho
      Sydney, New South Wales, Australia2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2023
      The best wine tour we have ever been on, Felicity was AMAZING, extremely accommodating and very knowledgeable. Made us laugh all day, cant wait to go again.

      Highly recommend Felicity and iHop
      Written 12 February 2023
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      Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation. Flick is definitely an amazing tour guide and we are so pleased you had a great tour. We look forward to seeing you back again!
      Written 13 February 2023
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      K8y180
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      June 2022
      Having an experienced tour guide in Felicity/Flick, look after our bookings for the tastings and lunch was great! We could just relax and enjoy the tour.
      Flick was an amazing guide who shared her knowledge of the region in a fun and interesting way. She ensured we were looked after at each venue and assisted us with our purchases and our plans. We had a lovely day and will definitely book again soon!
      Written 19 June 2022
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      We agree she is an absolute Gem! Thank you for choosing us to look after you! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Appreciate your lovely feedback :-)
      Written 11 July 2022
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      Amber S
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2022
      We had a great day for our 1st ever Wine tasting Tour. 2 of our friends were running late and it was no problem for Kristy who offered to pick them up after she dropped us off at the 1st destination. Great pick for the wine tasting we had fun and Sam was a hoot. Off to the distillery - was ok and then lunch at another vineyard was delicious.
      Kristy was bubbly and gave us alot of information and nothing was too much for her. She even stopped off and took group photos on the way home. Will use again when we next visit.
      Written 27 September 2022
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      Thank you for your feedback and for choosing us to look after you on your 1st ever wine tour - such an honour! We look forward to seeing you again for your next adventure!
      Written 23 October 2022
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      Victoria
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Friends
      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
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      Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you had such a great time! It was our absolute pleasure to look after you and Flick really appreciates your kind words.
      Written 13 February 2024
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      Mark H
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2020
      The visit to Tulloch winery was fantastic... such fun and we will definitely go back every visit to the Valley. The whole trip was great though... the other 2 wineries were brilliant as well.. it was a great trio to be honest. Our driver, Peter, was super cool as well. The half day was a perfect amount of time as well... Highly recommend this tour.
      Written 19 October 2020
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      Thank you so for the opportunity to look after you and for your valued feedback! So pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour and company of Pete as your driver and guide! Look forward to seeing you again!
      Written 2 November 2020
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