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Planning a trip to the Hunter Valley? You’ve come to the right place to find insider tips and discover what the locals know that will make your trip easier and more memorable. Check out our tour deals, tips for groups, our guide to local festivals events and more!

Gartelmann Wines Lovedale

Lovedale Wine Tours

The name Lovedale says it all! With fruity wines, stunning views, cheeses, local artisan chocolates (that look too good to eat) and an annual festival that has put the area on the map (the Lovedale Long Lunch) it is easy to see why you can create the perfect wine tour in Lovedale without having to journey anywhere else. Discover why spending the entire day in Lovedale is a day well spent.

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Pokolbin Wine Tours

Pokolbin Wine Tours

Pokolbin is the suburb in the center of Hunter Valley wine country. There is so much to do here you can make your whole Hunter experience focus just on venues in Pokolbin and not even leave the area if you wish to. If you decide to focus your Hunter experience on Pokolbin, read on to discover the wines, craft beers, spirits, ciders and food experiences that are not to be missed on a Pokolbin wine tour.

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Cool Things to Do in the Hunter for the Active Traveller

The Hunter Valley For the Active Traveller

Tired of Wine Tasting? 

If you have non-drinkers to cater for or you simply want to try something different, there is much more to the Hunter than just wine. Check out hot air ballooning, cooking classes, horse riding and more…

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Small Mouth Vodkas Pokolbin

Hunter Valley Distilleries: Where to taste the best spirits

Whether you are looking for a high octane alcohol hit to get the party started or a sweet delight to brighten your day, the Hunter Valley has spirits and liqueurs to tempt even the most dedicated wine drinker. Not sure which Hunter spirits are right for you? Check out this guide.

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Lovedale Wandin Valley Estate

Wine in Focus: The Best Moscato in the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley may be known for its Semillon and Shiraz but if these aren’t your cup of tea and you’re looking for a refreshing, zesty Moscato then check out these suggestions.

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Dinner Options in the Hunter Valley

Where To Go For Dinner in the Hunter Valley

Whether you’re joining us on an afternoon/evening private tour or you are keen to explore the region’s best on your own after a tour, the Hunter holds lots of delicious dinner options. Check out these suggestions for after dark delights in the Hunter.

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Best Hunter Valley Escapes

Best Hunter Valley Boutique Accommodation

Pokolbin, Lovedale and Rothbury may be the centre of Wine Country but they are not where all of the action happens! If you’re looking for a true country experience where serenity and wildlife encounters come with the territory, discover these Hunter Valley locations that are off the beaten track.

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How to Make Your Hunter Valley Wine Cocktails

Adventurous Cocktails With Hunter Valley Wines

So you’ve purchased a range of delicious wines on your Hunter Valley tour and you’re wondering how best to enjoy them? Take a look at these suggestions for creative ways to combine Hunter wines with distillery spirits to really excite your taste buds.

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Vegan and Organic Options in the Hunter Valley

Vegan Wines and Restaurants in the Hunter Valley

If you have vegan friends in your group they don’t have to miss out on the fun of tasting Hunter wines and sampling local Hunter Valley foods. These suggestions for venues you can visit on a custom private Hunter Valley tour, will help you to cater for the vegans in your group.

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Hens Party Hunter Valley

Planning a hen’s party wine tour?

How to design a private tour that even the bridezillas in your group will love!

If you are planning a hen’s party wine tour in the Hunter Valley, these tips will help you find the best deals and options to impress everyone in your group

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Wine Tasting at Pigg's Peake Pokolbin

Want to know the tips insiders use to get more from a wine tasting experience?

Insider tips to make the cellar doors love you and give your group the VIP experience.

Want to know how you can get your hands on additional tasting portions, premium wines and even taste from the barrel or tank? Suzanne has seen literally thousands of wine tasting presentations and here she shares her tips for how to get your sommelier to love your group.

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Wine Tasting FAQs Hunter Valley

Wine Tasting FAQs

Curious as to how wine tasting works in the Hunter Valley? Are there fees? Are the cellar doors friendly? We answer all your questions here.

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Ernest Hill Wines Nulkaba

Best Hunter Valley Tour Prices On A Budget

Want Hunter Valley tour discounts and tips to help you save money? Get the best tour prices when you are on a budget without compromising on quality so the only hangover you have is from the wines rather than the damage to your wallet!

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Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Tours

Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Tours

The Hunter is about much more than just wine! If you are more of a beer drinker and you think you are going to be stuck on a tour for wine lovers then think again. With craft beer tasting paddles, brewery tours and presentations there are lots of ways to keep the beer drinkers in your party happy as well as the wine connoisseurs. Who said you can’t please everybody?!

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Great Hunter Tour Deals - Capercaillie Wines

Great Hunter Tour Deals for 2 – 40 guests

There are so many tour operators, so many types of tours and so many ways to have an awesome weekend or even a whole week in the Hunter – so how can you choose? This guide will answer your questions and help you get the best deal for your group.

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Hunter Valley Accommodation

How to Find Great Accommodation in the Hunter Valley

There are so many fantastic places you can stay in the Hunter Valley – so how do you choose? Whether you are looking for budget accommodation, a great value cottage getaway for a group or a romantic luxury resort for a couple, this Hunter Valley accommodation guide has you covered. Save time and check out this guide to the region’s best places to unwind.

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