Newcastle, Australia
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  • Hunter Valley: Uncork the Hunter Full-Day Wine Tour

    1. Hunter Valley: Uncork the Hunter Full-Day Wine Tour

    Uncork unexpected and unique experiences on a tour of Australia's Hunter Valley. Your 7-hour tour includes multiple wine tastings, a cheese and wine masterclass, a mystery wine experience, chocolate and wine pairings, a generous lunch, a glass of wine, and a tour of a working brewery.

    Go off the beaten track with your small group and find great Hunter wines that exist beyond the shelves of a bottle shop. Don’t expect to go on the path well-traveled—it’s too busy there, and there’s no room for surprises.   Speaking of surprises, did the mystery wine experience catch your eye? Your tour includes a unique wine encounter that is not available to your average walk-in wine-taster.

    The mystery wine experience is designed to build your wine knowledge while getting you involved, having a few laughs, and teaching you what makes Hunter Valley wine unique.   Your b...

    Great fun and extremely informative tour - our tour guide Julz was amazing - we will definitely be back to try another tour with her hopefully as our guide

  • Cheeses of the World Masterclass

    2. Cheeses of the World Masterclass

    Tour your taste buds around the globe with a mouth-watering hour spent tasting 9 world-famous cheeses and small goods, matched with 9 outstanding Hunter Valley wines and a whole lot of laughs with your fun guide. Learn how to select any cheese to match certain varieties of wine. Find out why a Hunter Valley Semillon can be a match made in heaven when served with one cheese but a disaster when matched with another. Cheese lovers have been raving about this experience for years - it is a great way to do a wine tasting with a difference and will become the highlight of your trip.

    Great fun July was entertaining, informative and created a fabulous day of fun,wine and cheeses

  • Encounter Humpback Whales Along the Newcastle Coast!

    3. Encounter Humpback Whales Along the Newcastle Coast!

    Humpback Whale numbers have been increasing at a rate of over 10% each year, with more than 35,000 individuals passing the coast in 2017. Adult Humpback Whales grow to 14 – 18 metres in length and can weigh up to 50 tonnes. While Humpback calves are born at 2 tonnes - now that's a big baby! Humpback Whales are some of the most inquisitive and interactive species out of all marine mammals. These spectacular whales make exceptionally long journeys from the Antarctic to the warm safe waters south of the equator each year. This tour provides you with the best experience possible. Come and witness these amazing animals up close on a brand-new adventure boat, Atmos! Tours Depart from Harbour Square Boat Dock, along the Honeysuckle Foreshore.These whale watching practices have been designed in line with the Australian National Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching 2017 and the Biodiversit...

  • From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Brewery Tour with Lunch

    4. From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Brewery Tour with Lunch

    The Hunter Valley Brewery Tour takes you on a day exploring three great craft breweries in the Hunter Valley. The tour includes transportation, lunch, and plenty of fresh craft beer and cider. Hope Estate: Already famous for its wines and providing a spectacular venue for world-class concerts within the vineyards,  in 2014 Hope Estate made a foray into the world of beer brewing. Hosting major performers such as Bruce Springsteen, the inspiration behind their beers stems from their passion to create the perfectly matched craft beer and concert experience.  With up to 12 different beers on tap, Hope Brewhouse has a variety of award-winning beers to be sampled while taking in the beautiful Hunter Valley scenery. Lovedale Brewery: Located within the Hunter Valley Crowne Plaza, the 12 + award-winning Lovedale Brewery is a must-see. Showcasing up to 7 craft beers at any one time, there is al...

  • Newcastle: Hunter Valley Wine, Gin, Cheese & Chocolate Tour

    5. Newcastle: Hunter Valley Wine, Gin, Cheese & Chocolate Tour

    Try some of Australia's best wine, food, cheese, chocolate, beers and spirits on this tour of the Hunter Valley. After pickup from Newcastle, you'll visit 3 local boutique wineries and a distillery, with a guided tasting at each stop. At some venues, chocolates and local cheeses will be brought to match the wine, and keep your tastebuds exploring the flavours of Australia's first wine region. In addition to all the beautiful wines and handcrafted produce, you will also enjoy a relaxed one-course lunch with a wine, beer or cider to wash it down. You'll have ample opportunity to take in the valley’s charm. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to Newcastle.

    We had the best Hunter Valley wine tour experience. First pick up from New Castle. We were supposed to be with other participants but they could not make it due to covid. And ending up having a private tour of our own for 4 people. The tour guide Dave (Greg) was very knowledgeable and very funny. We were lucky to have him. He is a top bloke. He also does beers tours !! might do that as well. Overall we enjoyed the whole day with wines chocolate and the distillery and beautiful lunch. I’d give it a Five star ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Newcastle: Harbor and Coast 2.5-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

    6. Newcastle: Harbor and Coast 2.5-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

    Experience the breathtaking coastal scenery of Newcastle on a 2.5-hour eco cruise. See pods of dolphins, seabirds, turtles and more. Enjoy 360-degree views as you cruise in a custom-built rigid inflatable. Be captivated by the marine life and beautiful landscape of coal seams, volcanic rocks, and sedimentary cliffs, including important Aboriginal sites. Travel down the Hunter Coast, passing Caves Beach and Catherine Hill Bay. See unique views of Newcastle Harbor, World War Two coastal forts, and world-renowned surfing beaches. Pass ANZAC Memorial Walk, the Bogey Hole, Glenrock Lagoon, Redhead Shark Watchtower and hidden gems Moon Island, Pinney's Headland and Shark Bay. 

  • From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Beer & Wine Small Group Tour

    7. From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Beer & Wine Small Group Tour

    Travel from Newcastle and go on guided tours of popular breweries and award-winning wineries in Hunter Valley. Enjoy beer and wine tastings, a full lunch, and the comfort of traveling in a small group. Begin your full-day tour with a convenient pickup from central Sydney and admire the picturesque surroundings as you drive in Hunter Valley, Australia’s first wine region. Go on guided tours inside the production houses, see behind the scenes, and learn how beer and wine are made. Get to know the local producers and discover the taste of a region famous for its beautiful wines, hand-crafted beers, and refreshing ciders. Take a break from all the sightseeing and take in the Valley’s charm with a relaxing lunch with a wine, craft beer, or cider.

  • From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Wine, Cheese and Chocolate

    8. From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Wine, Cheese and Chocolate

    Visit boutique wineries guided by local experts and learn about the winemaking process while tasting over 15 different wines. Indulge in local produce and sample gourmet cheeses, chocolate and fudge. Find your favorite wines and buy some to take home. Visit the Vodka Distillery, the first 100% organic distillery in Australia. As a result of the initial success of the Distillery’s famous award winning Valli Vodkas, winning Gold in the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Silver at the London International Wine and Spirit Competition, it was expanded to a state of the art distillery in the Hunter Valley. Relax over lunch with a glass of wine and meet your new friends. Passionate and Hunter Valley loving guides will entertain you all day with their great stories and interesting facts. Listen to fun playlists and meet new friends on this highly rated tour.

  • Newcastle Hidden Gems + Pub Walk with Tastings

    9. Newcastle Hidden Gems + Pub Walk with Tastings

    The Newcastle small bar scene is thriving and now is your time to discover it! Explore the character and unique atmosphere that each of Newcastle’s small bars have to offer. This pub walk is a 3 hour trip that is not to missed in Newcastle. The tour takes you to all of Newcastle’s hidden gems from small bars to breweries. More than a pub crawl, think of our day trips as a progressive lunch with healthy dose of local history. The tour involves learning about the history of beer, how beer is made, different beer styles and how to match beer and food. We blend this with the history of our city, told to you by your very own local guide. When it comes to things to do in Newcastle, this tour is not to be missed. You get priority seating, custom menus, priority service, meet and greet with the owner, brewery tours, tasting notes and so much more.  

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What people are saying about Newcastle, Australia

2 fat blokes were awesome . If you get a chance to choose guides you should choose Bill. His knowledge of the area and his quirky anecdotes made our day. They will take you to the path less travelled and show you a great variety of vineyards. My wife and I Are in our 40s and we thoroughly enjoyed the day. I am not a wine drinker but are now converted . Thanks Bill and the team.

Fabulous tour, prompt pickup, COVID safe, 6 venues prepared for our group. Very informative guide JJ and venue host very knowledgeable. Excellent lunch box under the pepper trees at Tinklers winery. Final visit of the day to Foghorn brewery very good brews. Looking forward to coming back to the Hunter Valley.

Two fat blokes were our activity. Their tour guide of Julz was amazing. Her wit, knowledge and overall professionalism are to be commended. I'd recommend their company to anyone.

Great fun and extremely informative tour - our tour guide Julz was amazing - we will definitely be back to try another tour with her hopefully as our guide

It was a lovely day, the wines are great, and the wine pairings excellent.