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Taste local wines and enjoy the relaxing ambience of the lovely Hunter Valley region from Sydney. You’ll see Australian animals up close at a wildlife park, visit boutique wineries and stay overnight at a Hunter Valley resort on this small-group tour, limited to 14 people so you can enjoy a more intimate and personalized experience with your guide.

Itinerary:Day 1: Sydney – Australian Reptile Park – Hunter Valley (L)After pickup from your Sydney hotel, you’ll be taken to the first stop of your two-day tour, the Australian Reptile Park, where you’ll see not only reptiles, but also other wildlife like kangaroos, wallabies and a variety of birds. Enjoy morning tea at the park before continuing your tour to the Hunter Valley via the freeway.First stop is to Briar Ridge Vineyard, a 5 star winery nestled in the Mount View region of the Hunter Valley, to sample exquisite wines in your own private area.Next, continue onto Leogate Estate, the perfect place to enjoy their award winning wines. Here you will enjoy a selection of cheeses to accompany the wine tasting, followed by a tour of the onsite winery to learn of the wine making process.At the completion of your tour, enjoy a gourmet 2-course lunch of a selection of platters, a dessert of your choice accompanied by a glass of wine.Later in the afternoon, you'll be dropped at your choice of accommodation in the Hunter Valley wine town of Pokolbin, and have the remainder of the afternoon and evening to enjoy at your leisure.Accommodation: Spicers Guest House (previously Peppers Guest House) or Hunter Resort in PokolbinDay 2: Hunter Valley – Sydney (B, L)After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll have time at your leisure to explore the Hunter Valley region. Visit vineyards for more wine tastings, join in the activities at the Hunter Valley Wine School, take a hot-air balloon ride over the Hunter Valley wineries, or be driven in a horse and carriage around the vineyards (all at own expense). In the afternoon, you’ll be collected for the return trip to Sydney. Before leaving the Hunter Valley.

Itinerary

Day 1: Sydney – Australian Reptile Park – Hunter Valley (L)

After pickup from your Sydney hotel, you’ll be taken to the first stop of your two-day tour, the Australian Reptile Park, where you’ll see not only reptiles, but also other wildlife like kangaroos, wallabies and a variety of birds. Enjoy morning tea at the park before continuing your tour to the Hunter Valley via the freeway. First stop is to Briar Ridge Vineyard, a 5 star winery nestled in the Mount View region of the Hunter Valley, to sample exquisite wines in your own private area. Next, continue onto Leogate Estate, the perfect place to enjoy their award winning wines. Here you will enjoy a selection of cheeses to accompany the wine tasting, followed by a tour of the onsite winery to learn of the wine making process. At the completion of your tour, enjoy a gourmet 2-course lunch of a selection of platters, a dessert of your choice accompanied by a glass of wine. Later in the afternoon, you'll be dropped at your choice of accommodation in the Hunter Valley wine town of Pokolbin, and have the remainder of the afternoon and evening to enjoy at your leisure. Accommodation: Spicers Guest House (previously Peppers Guest House) or Hunter Resort in Pokolbin

Day 2: Hunter Valley – Sydney (B, L)

After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll have time at your leisure to explore the Hunter Valley region. Visit vineyards for more wine tastings, join in the activities at the Hunter Valley Wine School, take a hot-air balloon ride over the Hunter Valley wineries, or be driven in a horse and carriage around the vineyards (all at own expense). In the afternoon, you’ll be collected for the return trip to Sydney. Before leaving the Hunter Valley.