A day of indulgence awaits in the Hunter Valley awaits on this ultimate Hunter Valley Highlights Tour. Spend the day focusing on the boutique wineries of the Hunter Valley while finding time to try some other local delights.  

What's Included: 

  • Pick up and drop off from Sydney, Newcastle, The Central Coast or Hunter Valley
  • Full day private tour in your own private vehicle with professional and friendly guide
  • Cellar door tastings at some of the Hunter Valley's best wineries
  • Option to include vodka and schnapps tasting at The Hunter Distillery or a brewery visit to sample some of the Hunters very best craft beers (beer tasting payable directly)
  • Visit the Smelly Cheese Shop and sample some of the Hunter Valley's best soft cheeses
  • If chocolate is your thing we can stop in at the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company and try the chocolate
  • Our full day tours include a stop for Lunch. You are welcome to bring your own, we can arrange a picnic or you can select from one of cafe, pub, or restaurant options that are popular with our groups. The choice is yours....if you already have somewhere in mind we are happy to work this into the itinerary for the day.  


A sample Itinerary of our Hunter Valley Highlights Private Tour

9:45am Pick Up from your local Hunter Valley accommodation

10:00am Cellar Door Tasting at one of The Hunter Valley's best boutique wineries

11:00am Cellar Door Tasting at Winery # 2. We will try our best to accommodate specific requests, subject to availability at the winery at time of booking. Additional tasting fees may be payable depending on the selection. We will let you know!

12 Noon: Cheese Tasting at The Smelly Cheese Shop

12:30pm Lunch at the Venue of your choice

2:00pm Cellar Door Tasting at Winery # 3

3:00pm Enjoy a Vodka and Schnapps Tasting at The Hunter Distillery, visit a local brewery to sample local craft beers or enjoy another cellar door tasting.   

4:00pm Indulge in some chocolate at The Hunter Valley Chocolate Company

4:30 pm Depart the Hunter Valley and return to your accommodation

Highlights & Inclusions

Great boutique wineries

The Hunter Valley is home to many superb boutique wineries. On this Hunter Valley tour we will make sure you get to visit a selection of the best in the region. Upon arriving at each of the wineries the passionate staff will take you through a tasting of their amazing wines. Most of the boutique wineries we visit on this Hunter Valley wine tour only allow tastings and purchases of their wines by visiting the cellar door in the Hunter Valley.

On this private Hunter Valley tour choose the wineries from a selection of our recommendations or let us know where you would like to go and we will arrange the rest. 

Local Cheese & Chocolate Tastings

Hunter Valley tours are not just about the wine. The area is home to some other great local produce and a day in the hunter valley is not complete without trying some local cheeses. On this tour we will visit either the Hunter Valley Cheese Company, Binoirie Diary or the Smelly Cheese Shop. With the Chocolate it’s all about visiting the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company and trying some of their great chocolates and fudges. We also have suitable storage on the bus to keep any items cool on the journey home.

Local brewery or distillery

The Hunter Valley is home to a number of breweries that all hit the spot at the end of a hard day wine tasting. Our personal favourite is the Hunter Beer Co at Potters Brewery. Work your way through the many craft beers available for tasting.

The Hunter Valley Vodka Distillery is a certified organic distillery right in the heart of the Hunter Valley. It is home to great Vodka, Liquor's and Schnapps and is always a popular stop before heading home. 

Travel Through the Ku-ring –gai National Park

If you are doing this Hunter Valley wine tour with a pick up and drop off in Sydney you will travel through the beautiful Ku – ring –gai National on the way up to the Hunter Valley. The park is on the north fringe of Sydney and is the countries second oldest national park. The area is home to untouched eucalyptus forests, beautiful sandstone escarpments as well as the tranquil Hawkesbury River.


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Lunch Option 1.JPG

Price range $10-20 per person

  • Gourmet sandwiches and wraps
  • Amazing burgers and fries
  • Fresh tasty salads 


Price range $20-$35 per person

  • Steak, grilled fish 
  • Gourmet pizzas 
  • Pies and Pasta 


Price range $35+ per person

  • A la carte menu options 
  • Degustation 
  • Food & wine matching 

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Reviewed 16th January 2017 “Book with this tour company if you are visiting the Hunter Valley”

I cannot speak highly enough of this tour company. This is the second time we have booked with them and I was so impressed the first time I booked again. Both times James has been extremely helpful, reliable and flexible in customizing a wine tour to suit our needs. Sarsha was just lovely and went out of her way to take care of everything to ensure our day ran smoothly. I don't usually take time to write trip advisor reviews but this company has deserved one, book with them and you won't be disappointed :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago “Great tour - excellent service”

James made our experience an unforgettable one. Organising the trip with him was made easy with his years of experience running tours in the Hunter Valley. He tailored the tour to our wishes and his recommendations. Great guy and overall great tour!

Reviewed 14th November 2016 “Amazing Time”

Our group of 12 arranged this day tour to the Hunter Valley with James. A wonderful time was had by all. The bus is really comfortable and James is a great host. He has incredible knowledge of the Hunter but also allows us to have input into what we see and do. Would highly recommend Cloud 9 when you next require a professional but fun tour to the Hunter/Southern Highlands/Blue Mountains or wherever else takes your fancy.

Reviewed 12 September 2016 “Amazing trip, very friendly flexible and professional team”

Fantastic Experience.
I organised a trip for my work colleagues and found James so easy to deal with. It is one of the few, if not only tours which allows for your own preference of wineries to visit. They took care of everything and I had as much (or as little) input as I would like. James was also very flexible when we had to reschedule due to many of the team being unwell on our first booking. 

Sarsha was our guide on the day and her enthusiasm and expertise made the day enjoyable and informative. Things were not overly structured and Sarsha did last minute call arounds and got us a quick booking at a busy winery for us. 

Our team had an incredible day; "I will remember this for a lifetime"! 

Thank you so much to James and Sarsha for helping us have such a beautiful day.


Reviewed 12th May 2016 "A Perfect Day"

This is my second time using cloud 9 tours in the hunter, last time we had a hens weekend, this time for my birthday with a group of 11 friends, I could not recommend them enough! On this tour we selected some wineries ourselves that we wanted to revisit and asked them to recommend the rest and it was perfect!!...

I'd also like to say a special thank you to Sasha our beautiful tour guide who was amazing and made our day flow smoothly so we didn't miss out on any wine time and weren't in a rush to get to the next winery which made the day stress free and full of laughter!


Reviewed 7th May 2016 "Fantastic Trip to the Hunter Valley" 

Really fantastic trip through the Hunter Valley with Sasha; she absolutely helped name the trip what it was. Really laid back, a lot of knowledge about the area, kept us on track without being stressed. Would highly recommend. 10 out of 10 would visit again.