Visit the best wineries in Hunter on a guided visit.
There are many wine tours to choose from in the Hunter Valley. You can book a full or half-day tour through Dave’s Tours. Other options include All Around the Vines Wine D Road Tours and Cheers Bus. Take a hop-off-bus tour at your own pace. iHop Hunter Valley offers this service. Try something new with Hunter Trikes or Hunter Valley Classic Carriages. Or, take a ride in a 1966 Mustang convertible with Central Coast Mustang.
Margan offers a unique opportunity to experience the magic of farm-to-plate.
Margan is a hatted restaurant, cellar, and vineyard located just outside of Broke. It combines sustainability and sophistication. Join the Ultimate Margan Experience to explore the organic garden, taste the wines in the barrels, and enjoy a five-course meal. Try the Grape, Garden & Graze Experience, where you can taste wines as you walk through the vineyard and then relax with a grazing plate and a glass.
View the world from a new perspective with a balloon.
It’s magical to float gently above Australia’s famous vineyards. The Hunter Valley looks like a patchwork of lakes, mountains, and winding roads from the basket. Balloon Aloft and Beyond ballooning launches every morning at sunrise to take advantage of cool, calm weather conditions. They fly over breathtaking scenery before landing for a champagne brunch at a local winery.
Two Fat Blokes will help you to lose your beer belly.
The Hunter Valley is best known for wine, but it also has an exploding craft beer scene. The guides of Two Fat Blokes will take you on a tour of local breweries where you can sample their products and get a glimpse behind the scenes. After a long day of exploring, relax in a stylish solar-powered tent in Pokolbin.
Enjoy a drink and cycle to the cellars.
Explore the vineyards by bike, pedaling between restaurants and cellar doors on the quiet roads of the Hunter Valley. Grapemobile has a base in Pokolbin and offers electric bikes, cruisers, mountain bikes, tandems, and kid’s bicycles. You can arrange gourmet picnic baskets or lunch stops. Sutton Estate Electric Bike Hire offers another option. It is located right on the Around Hermitage Food and Wine Trail.
Enjoy the ultimate wine tour.
To experience the Hunter Valley in its most exclusive way, take a helicopter wine tour between vineyards with Aero Logistics and Hunter Valley Helicopters. The helicopter will pick you up near your accommodation, and many top wineries allow you to land right next to the vines. Plan a progressive lunch by flying from restaurant to restaurant for each course.
Discover the Hunter on horseback.
Hunter Valley Horses will take you on a ride through untouched bushland or let you walk among rows of vines. Wake up early to enjoy a sunrise ride and watch the Brokenback Ranges come alive. All levels of riders can enjoy group or private rides. Children over ten years old can ride the main rides, or they can take a pony near the stables.
Feel the need for Speed.
Take a seat on a warbird from the past and let one of the RAAF or Ace Aerobatic Pilots of Aerohunter take you over the vines. The Top Gun experience will be yours as you turn, duck, and weave in the air.
The Hunter Icons
Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia offers a unique Icons Of The Hunter Tour that includes three of the Hunter Valley’s most famous families. Enjoy an amazing experience at each of the three vineyards, Tyrrell’s Brokenwood and Audrey Wilkinson. These experiences range from VIP wine flights to cheese pairings and tastings directly from the barrel.
Learn a new cooking skill in a gourmet class.
A cooking class will allow you to experience the fresh, local produce of the Hunter Region. You can learn to make authentic Spanish paella, prepare pizza and pasta at Estate Tuscany, or create a traditional Italian cucina at Our Italian Table. Make Big Kids Candy at Hunter Resort or take a workshop on cheesemaking at Hunter Valley Cheese Company.