Hunter Valley Wine Tours
Hunter Valley is a region in New South Wales which stretches from 120km to 310km north of Sydney. It is estimated that over 600000 people live there. Tourism is one of the major industries in the area. About 2.5 million people visit Hunter Valley each year. The major attraction is the Pokolbin area with numerous wines, restaurants, shops and accommodation. Other parts of the Hunter Valley are also renown for excellent wines. There are few ways to get to the Hunter Valley:
- A small or a large group Hunter Valley wine tours
- Car hire or transfer service
- Private exclusive Hunter Valley wine tours
- Helicopter Hunter Valley wine tours
Hunter Valley Wine Tours with Groups
Most car hiring companies offer vehicles to suite family or a small group of friends. Thus, you can hire a sedan, kombi or station wagon. If you're staying more than a few weeks, it may be cheaper to buy a car. Make sure you spend some time shopping around for the car so that you get a great deal and then compare car insurance prices online in order to save as much money as possible for your holiday. Prices for Hunter Valley wine tour vary and are subject to the choice of the car and duration of the trip. Some operators like Aussie Wine Tours also offer chauffer and the tour guide.
You can book Hunter Valley wine tour for a large group which uses bus. Another option is to book tour for a small group which travels by minibus or a van. The small group Hunter Valley wine tours are great way to experience the area in a secluded atmosphere. Most operators visit country guided boutique wineries.
There is plenty of time to taste the best wines of the region and possibly the country. Often, tours end up in Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop. The Cheese shop is a home for gelato, chocolate and fudge. Prices for Hunter Valley wine tour vary between $60-$80 per person.
The Hunter Valley wine tours for large groups use large coaches rather than mini vans. However, the prices are not much lower than for the smaller groups. You can expect $10-$20 saving on the large group Hunter Valley wine tour.
Hunter Valley Wine Tours with a Hired Car
This is a great way to visit wineries which are not on the list of the tour operators.
By hiring a car you decide where and when to go.
Hunter Valley wine tours with a hired car is a perfect option for small group of friends to visit the wineries of your own choice.
Most car hiring companies offer vehicles to suite family or a small group of friends. Thus, you can hire a sedan, kombi or station wagon. Prices for Hunter Valley wine tour vary and are subject to the choice of the car and duration of the trip. Some operators like Aussie Wine Tours also offer chauffer and the tour guide.
Exclusive and Private Hunter Valley Wine Tours
Exclusive and private Hunter Valley wine tours are often incorporated into a car hire.
This is definitely a more intimate way to visit wineries of the region.
Some companies offer limousines other convertible Cadillac.
In most cases an experienced chauffeur is included into the package.
There are operators which will follow your itinerary, others will have a predefined route. Exclusive and private Hunter Valley wine tours is not a cheap way to travel around the Hunter Valley but definitely the most fun. Prices for exclusive and private Hunter Valley wine tours average between $500-$600 per person per day.
Hunter Valley Wine Tours with Helicopters
Hunter Valley wine tours with helicopters are great way to appreciate the Hunter Valley from above.
Tourists using helicopter tours have a unique ability to cover large areas of this spectacular landscape in few minutes.
You still have the chance to visit great wineries, experience picnic escapes and visit restaurants.
However, flying itself will bring plenty of joy to the clients.
Prices for Hunter Valley wine tours with helicopters vary depending on the length of the tour. 15 minutes scenic flight will cost you about $120 per person. Longer trips (2-3 hours) with some stop overs can easily exceed $300 per person. Be aware that Hunter Valley wine tours with helicopters are suitable for 2 people.
Where to Book Hunter Valley Wine Tours?
The best way to book Hunter Valley wine tours is by internet. Many travel companies get additional discounts if you book the tour through their websites. In addition, you can plan the trip in advance using online calendars and the pricing info.