4 Day Hunter Valley, Mudgee & Orange Wine Along Tour
- 4 days
- 7:25 am
- Tour Details
- What to Expect
- Additional Information
The Ultimate Road-Trip! Self-drive in convoy or travel in our lead vehicle on this 3 day Tag-Along tour. Once we get to our destination, leave your vehicle at the hotel and relax in our bus so you can enjoy the wine!
From the Hunter Valley to Mudgee to Orange, see the best of the wine regions with a group of like-minded travellers, independently but not alone,
You will stay in 4-star accommodation, enjoy outstanding Australian wine paired with wonderful locally produced food. Meet the producers, hear their stories and enjoy country hospitality.
- Visit the Hunter Valley
- Visit De luliis
- Visit the Hunter Valley Resort
- Visit the Hunter Distillery
- Visit Glandore Estate Wines
- Visit Mudgee
- Visit Lowe Wines
- Visit Huntington Estate
- Visit Robert Stein
- Visit Orange
- See the Swinging Bridge
- Visit Nashdale Lane
- Visit Pioneer Brewing
- Visit Bathurst
- 3 nights in 4-star accommodation
- Daily lunches
- All tasting fees, permits & entry fees, including national parks
- Lead vehicle
- Tour manager
- Virtual Pre-Departure Session
- Carbon offsets
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What to Expect
What to Expect
Day 1: Hunter Valley
Travellers without their own car are picked up in the city by our lead vehicle at 7.30am, before we then meet our self-drive travellers.With watches set, road names/handles assigned, and destination rendezvous agreed, we drive north on the M1 for an easy and picturesque drive north. Over the Hawkesbury River, through national parks and dramatic sandstone cuttings, then veering north west at Freemans Waterhole to Cessnock and Pokolbin. We arrive at our 4-star accommodation mid-morning, leave our cars, with everyone jumping onboard our lead vehicle for a day in the Hunter Valley.
- Exclusive Cheese and Wine tasting at The Hunter Valley Resort
- Lunch at The Hunter Valley Resort
- Premium Wine Tasting and production your at de luliis
- Premium Organic wine tasting at The Hunter Distillery
- Premium wine and chocolate pairing Glandore Estate Wines
- 4* accommodation The Mercure
- Dinner at own expense: enjoy local spots or join the optional group booking at Harrigans Pub
Day 2: Hunter Valley to Mudgee
A la carte breakfast is included before our convoy begins the drive from Pokolbin to Mudgee. This is a beautiful journey along quiet back country roads passing picturesque farms, traversing low mountain ranges, native forests and national parks. A brief refreshment stop at a quiet village general store before arriving at our 4-star Mudgee accommodation at midday. Cars parked, it’s all aboard the lead vehicle for an afternoon visiting three leading wineries that showcase the very best of Mudgee’s increasingly popular cellar door scene.
- Breakfast at The Mercure
- Premium Wine Tasting at Lowe Wines
- Lunch at Lowe Wines
- Premium Wine Tasting at Huntington Estate
- Premium Wine Tasting at Robert Stein
- 4* accommodation at The Parklands Resort
- Dinner at own expense: optional group booking is made at The Oriental Hotel
Day 3: Orange
A la carte breakfast is included before our convoy of explorers then head north to Gulgong, a 19th-century gold rush town, now famous for its craftspeople and preserved heritage. A brief stop for coffee, then west through more open farming countryside to Wellington and onto Orange. Once again we park up our vehicles to board the lead vehicle for an exceptional afternoon of premium wine, food and beer.
- Premium Wine Tasting at The Swinging Bridge
- Lunch at The Swinging Bridge
- Vine to Wine experience and local produce tasting at Nashdale Lane
- Craft beer tasting at Pioneer Brewing
- 4* accommodation at The Mercure
- Dinner at own expense: enjoy local spots or join the optional group booking at Mr Lim
Day 4: Orange
A sleep in is merited, allowing our travellers time also to check out one of Orange’s many great cafes for breakfast. For those travellers not returning to Sydney, we bid adieu, and our lead vehicle and accompanying travellers travel east to Bathurst for a slight change of tempo with a drive around the world famous Mt Panorama Race Track! At the top we stop for exceptional views over the town and surrounding district.
What to bring: We recommend you bring a bottle of water, camera, hat, sunscreen, a jacket in cooler months and money to buy any extras such as a bottle of that delicious Shiraz you tasted or a bag of chocolates from the chocolate shop to eat on the journey home.
What to wear: There is no need to wear your best threads unless you want to dress to impress! We suggest you dress comfortably for the season you are visiting. There is no dress code but please respect the establishments you are visiting and dress appropriately like you would for any other licensed venue.
Conditions: Children are welcome. Please consider in the itinerary is suitable for under 18s. We include active experiences on some itineraries and children can learn a great deal about the environment, flora and fauna, as well as a bit of history. All children are given a travel pack for the trip. Our tours will operate in all kinds of weather rain, hail or shine! You're mainly indoors in the warmth and comfort of a winery in the cooler months. In the warmer months, you may have the opportunity to have your wine tasting provided outdoors in the fresh air. Customers travelling in the lead vehicle will be picked up at one central location in the city. Travellers in their own car will meet the lead vehicle at a designated location where there are easy parking and amenities. Any visits to cellar doors, breweries or distilleries are done only after reaching our destination for that night's accommodation. On arrival, all private vehicles are safely parked, and you then jump in the lead vehicle driven by our tour guide who becomes your designated driver! It's mandatory that you have roadside assistance membership for the vehicle you're driving. Our Tour Guide is not a mechanic and we cannot make everyone wait for the broken-down car to be fixed or towed away. But that's OK because we can take some of the people travelling in that vehicle in our own lead vehicle and of course you'll know where we'll be later in the itinerary so you can catch up. In a worst-case scenario where your car is not fixable, then we can help organise another vehicle for you. It's mandatory when joining the tag-along tour that you download our selected Radio over Cellular app that enables every vehicle to have group chats or one to one / vehicle to vehicle. By using this two-way' technology, we ensure we can communicate clearly, stay together and reduce any potential delays. Of course, we can also facilitate car karaoke competitions! Not permitted: Persons under the age of 18 years are not permitted to travel without prior written consent from Zepher Tours.