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Hunter Valley
Food and Wine Tour

Our tour provides a unique opportunity for guests to taste locally made wines matched with a regional Australian menu prepared on location by their very own tour guide and chef. What better way to explore the Hunter Valley?
Book direct for the guaranteed lowest price and a $10 voucher to use at wineries on the day.
All prices are in Australian dollars.
drinking wine amongst the vinyard in the hunter valley

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5.0
Based on 723 Reviews
Scott W
December 29, 2023

If you are looking for a fantastic trip to the Hunter Valley filled with excellent food and wine, this is the trip for you! Our trip included a visit to the fish market, a park where we had breakfast and rolled sushi and three small wineries. We even saw wild kangaroos! Jimmy is a terrific chef and an excellent guide. You will be in great hands with him! I cannot speak more highly of this tour; it is one of the best food and wines tours I’ve done.

FunBoyOne
November 27, 2023

We enjoyed an excellent Hunter Valley wine and food tour with Jimmy, our tour guide, driver and very accomplished chef. It started with an 0630 pick up from our hotel, followed by others which meant we reached the first stop, Sydney fish market, around 0725. Jimmy explained how it worked and then went off to source some very fresh seafood that we would consume later. Many of us used the opportunity to stock up on some nice coffee as Jimmy’s van doesn’t (yet) have a coffee as part of his innovative cooking set up. 50 minutes later it was time for a brief walk around a lake whilst Jimmy cooked breakfast for us before teaching us how to roll sushi, which we would eat later at one of the wineries. It’s then an hour or so to the Hunter Valley where we visited three small boutique wineries, many of which you cannot buy on the High street. Jimmy provides an excellent meal - fresh oyster, asparagus with Parmesan and truffle oil, waygu beef sliders, crème brûlée blowtorched in front of us. Then it’s a two hour drive back to Sydney - a long day but very worth it. Jimmy provides an informative but unintrusive commentary on Sydney, wildlife etc on the way. A very enjoyable day and would recommend it.

Stevedob100
September 20, 2023

This was the best day trip we had in our 2 week stay in Australia. Jimmy's attention to detail is very high and he organised a wonderful day out. The food he prepared and served was delicious and complimented the wines very well. The 3 vineyards we went to were all excellent and the wines and information they gave us about them was first class. Thoroughly recommend this trip

Jeff W
September 19, 2023

We had an unbelievable day - Jimmy really goes over the top in curating an experience that is fun and engaging. We learned so much about the Hunter Valley region, and also really enjoyed the stop at the Sydney Fish Market, where Jimmy talked a lot about the different kinds of food we'd be enjoying (loved learning about how to choose a good mud crab!), as well as the stop along the Hawkesbury River for an amazing breakfast. Jimmy takes care of everything, so all you have to do is enjoy the day! Highly recommended, would absolutely do this again.

Sydney's best Hunter Valley tour

The Hunter Valley is famous for its wineries and variety of cuisines cooked from fresh local produce. Our tour will take you on a journey from the vine to the glass as you enjoy delicious, Australian-made wines coupled with menus designed to complement every drop

Happy Tourists With Tour Guide At The Hunter Valley
Kangaroos Amongst the Vinyards at the Hunter Halley

Tour experience

We have a motto when it comes to our food and wine tour, “our wine is our canvas, and our food is our paint”. Let us help you appreciate the art of perfectly matched wine and food at the region's most renowned wineries.
Ages: Adults, Children (4+)
Duration: Full Day
Language: English
Departs: Sydney CBD

Tour highlights

Our mission is to make your day, not just an outing, but an expedition, exploring vineyards, and experiencing first-class cooking in idyllic surrounds.
See the Sydney Fish Markets and visit Hunter Valley boutique wineries.
Try Aussie delicacies like barramundi, kangaroo, and locally made treats.
Includes breakfast, lunch, wine tastings, and other chef-prepared foods.
Hassle-free round-trip transportation from select Sydney hotels.
Kangaroo Skewers Cooked On At The Hunter Valley
Stuffed Mushrooms Cooked On Location In The Hunter Valley

The Food

As fellow food and wine lovers, we know that food and wine connoisseurs and Hunter Valley debutantes alike have different needs.

If you have any special dietary requirements, we will do our utmost to accommodate them.

Wine Tasting In The Hunter Valley

The Wine

We are very proud to be in the Hunter Valley food and wine tour business. We are committed to learning everything we can about the region so we can build our expertise in our trade.

We love taking our customers to our favourite locations to explore and experience what we have come to learn to be world-class wine.

Hunter Valley Vineyards

The Vineyards

We have hand picked 3 vineyards for you to visit so you can take your time enjoying the food and wine on offer at a relaxed pace. There is plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful scenery as we journey from location to location, and you will love the 3 vineyards we have chosen for you.
Jimmy Henry Hunter Valley Chef

Your Guide

Your guide is not just any old guide – he is your cook as well, and is a qualified chef! We do this to make sure that the food you get to eat matches your tour and the wines you are tasting to perfection.

Getting there...

Food and wine tours are nothing without the perfect surroundings in which to indulge. Nestled inland from Newcastle, the Hunter Valley is a mere 2-hour drive from Sydney and is home to wineries, luscious farmland, art galleries, golf courses and native wildlife.

Pickup is available from most city hotels and some central locations in and around the city. Please feel free to ask us about our pickup locations when you book your tour.

Book here for more pick-up locations.
Map The To Hunter Valley From Sydney
Pouring Hunter Valley Wine Into A Wine Glass

What makes our Hunter Valley tour the best?

We aren’t the only business offering food and wine tours in the Hunter Valley. We are the only business however that focuses all of its energy on creating an experience for our clients and customers. We offer what other tours do not – your personal guide will cook your food on location and match it with the wines of the day, so you can spend more time enjoying your surroundings and not stuck in a restaurant ordering from a standard menu.

And what’s more – we bring the kitchen with us! We have a kitchenette built into our bus so that we can cook delicious, fresh food for you in any location.

Small sized group tour

One of the best things about our tours is that we try to limit our group sizes. We do this so that you can get to know the Hunter Valley intimately without the distraction of dozens of other people. We can accommodate groups of larger than 16 for private tours, please contact us to discuss this option if you are thinking of joining us on a tour with a group of friends or family.

Anyone can put you on a bus and drive you around our striking region, but we have spent years putting together a formula to make sure you never forget your Hunter Valley food and wine tour.

Whether you are a first timer travelling from out of town to experience what the region has to offer, or a seasoned veteran of the wineries of the Hunter, our vision is to make your Hunter Valley food and wine tour unforgettable.

Today's menu

Sushi rolling class
Kangaroo skewers
Wattleseed crème brûlée
Antipasto with chorizo & artichoke stuffed with field mushrooms
Barramundi skewers
Hunter Valley Chef Holding Food Platter

Experience the Hunter Valley, the way it was meant to be

Recommended by 100% of travellers
Book direct for the guaranteed lowest price and a
$10 voucher to use at wineries on the day.
All prices are in Australian dollars.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any cancellations for rainy days or bushfires?

Rainy

The tours still go ahead in rainy conditions, bring an umbrella and enjoy your day! Don’t worry if you forget, we keep a spare umbrella and raincoat on board.

Bushfires

Our passenger safety is a huge priority, if a zone has been declared catastrophic then yes we will cancel otherwise we have alternate routes that we can take to ensure you still enjoy your day.

Can I book last minute?

Yes bookings can be made the day before the tour (subject to availability) anytime prior to 9pm either online or by phone. If you haven’t booked by 9pm to 7pm (night before the tour) you may phone the morning of the tour between 5.00am – 6.30am to enquire about availability. If we have space we will pick you up before 7.00am.

Are we supposed to tip the guide?

Tipping in Australia is not compulsory, however if you would like to thank your guide for a great day it would be most appreciated.

Are you an accredited tour operator?

Yes our accreditation number is 40079. Our vehicles are equipped with seat belts. Our guides hold both a current Transport for NSW Bus Driver Authority and a Food Handler’s Certificate.

Are there vegetarian options?

Yes, we are very happy to cater for most dietary requirements and food allergies however they must be clearly advised at the time of booking either by phone, contact page or online booking form.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

Due to limited space onboard the vehicle we may not be able to accommodate a wheelchair. Best to phone or use our contact page to ask if it is possible on your preferred day.

Where do you pick-up from?

We pick up from most city hotels in central Sydney as well as Central Station or Circular Quay for people catching the train or ferry into Sydney. View All Pickup Locations

Book through our official website for more pick-up locations.

We do not pick up from areas outside of the Sydney CBD.

How do I book?

Simply click on the book now button on the corresponding tour page to check availability and fill in the fields to reserve your seat (or phone +61 416 139 567). You will need your credit card details to secure your seat. Please note payments will be processed on the day of departure and you will have the option to pay with cash or by credit card.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Yes, tours may be cancelled or altered up to 72 hours prior to the departure time without incurring a fee. Cancellations or amendments within 72 – 24 hours of the departure time will incur a 50% cancellation fee and cancellations within 24 hours of the departure time will incur a 100% charge – fees will be charged to your credit card.

View our cancellation policy

What days do you operate your Hunter Valley tours?

Our Hunter Valley Tours operate every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

We are happy to operate on other days upon request for groups of 6 or more and Private Charters such as Hen’s Days, Christmas Parties, Corporate Bookings or Special Occasions.