1 & 2 Day Packages | Hunter Valley
Take a day off or an entire weekend to enjoy the pristine drive along country roads through stunning bush land. Your Hunter Valley region experience will introduce you to the horticulture processes and propagation of our native flora and a variety of wineries, a local cheese and chocolate producer, beautiful landscapes, delicious gourmet food and so much more.
Both Saturday and Sunday will start with a beautiful country drive, traveling north over the Hawkesbury River passing the houseboat territory of Brooklyn and Long Island where we will soon take a detour off the motorway and enjoy a bush immersion at a local nursery. You will be introduced to the horticultural processes and propagation of our native flora, followed by a delicious morning tea in the wild.
On Saturday we enjoy the ever changing landscape giving a sense of peace as we continue the scenic drive through Wollombi to begin a cultural immersion with our local guide before returning to a delicious country style lunch and farm gate experience.
On Sunday, it’s all about the wine and gourmet food as the day starts at one of the regions oldest wineries, Tyrrells. At Tyrrells you will be taken on an intimate journey of family history and behind the scenes where 19th century oak barrels are still in use today.
Saturday is all about the nature that will have you feeling at peace in the bush and give you a solid understanding of Australia’s ancient traditional culture and our world class fresh produce and agriculture.
Gain a deep understanding of Australia’s ancient past as your local guide connects you to country. The many stories told at various sacred sites uncover a peaceful culture that will ignite an inner peace. Discover the model of the 6 Ls that demonstrates the relevance of the wisdom of the Old People in our modern world. The model provides you with a different way of thinking about who you are, where you fit in and your obligations in life.
Lunch is served at a country restaurant where you may choose a dish made of fresh produce grown in the local Hunter region. After lunch we enjoy a farm-gate experience where we visit a local producer with a chance to stock up your pantry.
For those who are lucky to be staying the night, you will be dropped off at your accommodation to relax before your 2-course dinner. Wake up to breakfast before being picked up by your guide to enjoy your Sunday activities.
Sunday is all about the wine and gourmet food. After morning tea at Saddles, we visit our first and oldest winery for a tour and tasting. At our 2nd winery, you might discover that life is ‘flat without bubbles’ and have the chance to sneak into the chocolate shop/factory for a sweet treat.
Break up the wine tasting and enjoy a delicious selection of locally produced cheeses followed by wine tasting and delectable lunch that will have you devouring chefs farm to table variety of entree, mains and sides.
The 4th and final winery is beautifully elevated with stunning landscape views. This is the perfect photo opportunity and a wonderful summary of your Hunter Valley experience.
The Hunter Valley is a magnificent Australian bush-land escape only 2.5 hours from Sydney. Whether you choose to travel for the day or an entire weekend, we promise you will love it.
1 Day (Saturday and Sunday) 7:00am – 6:00pm
2 Day (Saturday 7:00am – Returns Sunday 6:00pm)
1 Day Inclusions
Pick up from city location, professional driver/tour guide, garden nursery and propagation experience, morning tea, Australian Cultural Immersion, 2 course lunch, farm gate experience .
2 Day Inclusions
Pick up from city location, professional driver/tour guide, Australian bush immersion experience, morning tea, 2 course lunch, 4 wine tastings, cheese tasting, chocolate tasting , 1 night accommodation, 2 course dinner with wine, and breakfast.
Not Included: Gratuities.
1-day Package Itinerary
0700 – Depart Sydney
0800 – Arrive native flora nursery, prorogation demonstration and morning tea
0930 – Depart nursery
1030 – Arrive Wollombi for Australian Cultural Immersion
1330 – Arrive back from Immersion
1400 – Lunch in country village
1500 – Depart lunch for fresh produce farm gate experience
1520 – Arrive farm gate experience
1700 – Depart farm gate for Sydney
1800 – Arrive Sydney
1-day Package Itinerary
0700 – Depart Sydney
0800 – Arrive Australian bush immersion and morning tea
0900 – Depart comfort stop
1030 – Arrive Tyrrells Winery for tour and tasting
1145 – Depart Tyrrells for 2nd winery
1200 – Arrive 2nd winery (PLUS sneaking chocolate stop)
1230 – Depart 2nd winery for cheese tasting and 3rd wine tasting
1245 – Arrive cheese and 3rd wine tasting
1310 – LUNCH
1410 – Depart lunch for 4th winery
1430 – Arrive 4th winery
1500 – Depart 4th winery
1515 – Arrive Hotel and relax in time for your 2 course dinner
2-day Package Itinerary
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Your 2 Day package includes both Saturday and Sunday itineraries combined as well as comfortable overnight accommodation in a beautiful country retreat.
After your Australian Bush Immersion on Saturday, enjoy a relaxing evening nestled away in a stunning bush land setting. Your evening includes a delicious 2 course dinner with wine.
Breakfast is served on Sunday before your guide arrives to whisk you away for your 2nd day of adventure which includes wine tasting and gourmet indulgence.
For the Hunter Valley 1 & 2 Day Packages, please note:
- Pick up and drop off of all guests will be from your hotel, or chosen city location.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes.