Luxury Hunter Valley Wildlife & Wine Tasting Tour from Sydney

Haymarket, Australia
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From USD 85.39

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Free cancellation
Up to 3 days in advance.
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get the most out of your day in Hunter Valley by combining two of its features—wine and wildlife—in a single itinerary. With a guide in the lead and transportation all arranged in advance, learn about the famous wine-producing region and its animal inhabitants through stops at a local wildlife park for morning tea and several area boutique wineries.
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention and an intimate atmosphere
  • Guide provides engaging commentary on the Hunter Valley's wine and wildlife
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Professional Commentary
  • Experience! Kangarrific Tours has been operating since 2009
  • Luxury minibus
  • Wildlife Park Fee, Insurance & Taxes (A$70pp payable on the bus)
  • Wine Tasting Fees - Guests must be 18+ in age $10pp
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 497 Pitt St
    497 Pitt St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia

    Search for Barlow St in Google maps as it's a small street not far from Central Station. The bus leaves at 7.40am (not 8am shown above). If you are not there, the bus will leave without you (no refunds) so please be on time. Ring us before 7.40am +61431894471 if you are lost.

Start time

08:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We can store one (1) wheelchair each tour so please contact us before booking. Guides can assist however may be limited in their ability to lift guests who need full support.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The additional AUS$70 Wildlife Park Fee is to be paid directly to your tour guide on the day of the tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 3 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 3 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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Traveller Tips

My small tip: don't sit in the back if you get carsick easily.
586 reviews
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A Great Day in the Hunter Valley wine Region
Duane_R, Feb 2023
A great way to spend a day outside of Sydney, tasting wines, cheese tasting, chocolate sampling and viewing a unique wildlife preserve. We had a good lunch at the Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort golf course and saw a lot of roos on the course. Tour guide was told us al a lot about the Hunter Valley Wine region and wines in general.
Hunter Valley
dshirebills, Feb 2020
Very enjoyable. Sam is very knowledgeable about the area and the wines. Great lunch at the Smelly Cheese Store, along with great tastings. Really enjoyed the Walkabout Wildlife Park petting the koala bear.
Wonderful tour but can be improved
krovira2801, Jan 2020
Sam was really nice and wanted us to have a fantastic trip. We started at the Walkabout Wildlife Park to pet the most amigable Kangaroos and Koala!!!! We fell in love with them and wanted to have a little more time with the animals which were adorable!!! Then from there we made a stop at a chocolate factory which we could really avoid but that is when Sam gets in contact with the vineyards he chose for the specific group at the moment after asking us what is it that we personally like, plus its a bathroom stop as well. After that stop we went to our first Vineyard which was Peterson but it was not what we expected. The guy at the winery just gave us the name of the wine but didn’t do anything additional To explain either the process or the personality of each wine. The stop at Smelly Cheese was absolutely worth it! We didn’t know the Hunter Valley had such great cheeses and the explanation of them was wonderful as well. Then we had a really good lunch right there where they also had a Japanese restaurant in a beautiful place. After that, we really liked our stop at the Ernest Hill vineyard where Jackie gave us one of the best wine tasting experiences and the wine is quite good! We ended up buying 4 bottles of wine. The tour ended driving through a wonderful highway full of vegetation. Sam was wonderful but there is room for improvement.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Hi there, thanks joining the tour and for the lovely review! Please get in touch though and let us know what you thought could have been improved...the review sounded like it was 5 stars!
Best Day Ever!
eleanorbartsch, Jan 2020
Do this tour! I mean... the day starts out with petting and taking selfies with koalas and kangaroos—can’t go wrong. We had the best time. The day was packed with lots of activities but that’s how we like to travel. Even so it still felt relaxing. Sam was an awesome guide: he kept us on track but was really easygoing and super informative! The wineries were picturesque. Definitely recommend!
A Fantastic Day
Carol H, Nov 2019
Overall a fantastic way to spend a day! The Wildlife Park was fun and petting a koala and kangaroo definitely a highlight. Sam kept the day moving and fun. The Hunter Valley is beautiful and the wineries so lovely and each unique. Again Sam is a great tour guide and made the day all around fantastic!
Sam is a gem!
William G, Nov 2019
Had a great time with a great group and a great guide in Sam. We had some setbacks mostly due to traffic and he rolled with the punches and created a lovely experience for us. My small tip: don't sit in the back if you get carsick easily. Otherwise a wonderful day with a wonderful guide!
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Hi Will, thanks for taking the time to review. It was great to have you both along. Sorry mate, didn't realise you were getting car sick. For anyone who does we carry car sick tablets onboard which we are happy to share. For next time!
Spring in the Hunter Valley
Dot_M, Oct 2019
We enjoyed our day very much. The wildlife reserve allowed us to see native australian animals in a fairly natural habitat and the wine tastings were both enjoyable and informative. Sam did a great job both informing the group about the history of wine making in the valley and is clearly a supporter of the Wildlife Reserve. The group was a diverse one and two of the couples had very little understanding of english and relied on interpretation. I think all enjoyed it but it was difficult to know and Sam had to work hard to get a response to his input.
Hunter Valley wine and wildlife
Denise_C, Jan 2019
Our trip with Sam was excellent. He made the day go smoothly and gave plenty of time at all the stops. We never felt rushed and enjoyed the wine and scenery. Getting up close to some wildlife was interesting and really enjoyed the chocolate and cheese stops. He knew his wines and got the feel for what the group liked. His sense of humour was infectious. An excellent day all round. Thanks Sam.
Fun Tour with a Fantastic Guide!
Donna_P, Aug 2018
Touring the Wildlife Park, Vineyards, Cheeseshop, Brewery and Chocolate Sho with Sam was such a pleasure. He was very knowledgeable and engaging and seemed to genuinely love his native country. I high;y recommend this tour!
Fun Time
Kari_H, July 2018
I especially loved the encounters with the kangaroos at the Wildlife Reserve. Very knowledgeable guide.
This tour was awesome! Our guide Sam...
Eric M, Apr 2018
This tour was awesome! Our guide Sam was great - very friendly and knowledgeable. He even customized the winery visits to the group's preferences. The wildlife park was a wonderful way to start - up close views of all the Aussie creatures you want to see! And it's just enough time to see the animals there before heading to the wineries. All of the wineries we visited were lovely - very welcoming staff and enjoyed the tastings! We had lunch at the cheese shop, which was delicious! The brewery was a nice stop as well. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Sydney!
This was a really great tour. Our...
Stephen L, Jan 2018
This was a really great tour. Our guide and driver , Sam, was informative and funny. He tailors the vineyard visits around the personal tastes of the guests on the tour so each tour is probably slightly different. It is a long day but on the way back Sam tried to drop everyone as close to where they were staying as possible. Sam provides cold water, sunscreen, flyspray and hand wipes if you dont have your own. The wildlife park visit was charming and a good stop on the way to the vineyards. The koala was lovely. It was nice going on a small group tour as we all chatted together and it felt like more of the personal touch at the vineyards. My favourite was Blueberry Hill which started with a sparkling rose.