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Hunter Valley tours, experiences and deals

Get to experience all that Hunter Valley has to offer both on the ground and above, particularly on a day trip from Sydney.

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Although Hunter Valley is known as one of Australia’s top wine regions, there is much more to do here than taste the world-famous wines. In this region it’s all about treating yourself whether it be to a gourmet lunch and trying new cheeses and chocolate, to beer tastings and scenic helicopter or hot air balloon flights.

If you crave a bit more adventure the region also offers rally driving.

In Hunter Valley there's a little something for everyone and for all kinds of tastes. When spending a weekend in the area from Sydney you can enjoy a few of these activities below.

Top 5 things to do in Hunter Valley

(or skip down to where we compare all the tour options with prices)

1. Explore the wineries

Since Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s major wine regions, it makes sense that you should stop in for a day or weekend of wine tasting at the open cellar doors.

Some of Australia’s top brands are grown here and varieties include Sémillon and Shiraz.

Big brands, family-run and boutique wineries are in the area to suit your needs and wants.

Top winery tours from Sydney:

Hunter Valley wine, cheese and chocolate tour
Hunter Valley wine, cheese and chocolate tour

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2. Ride in a hot air balloon

A trip up and above in a hot air balloon is a treat for the eyes across this stunning wine region.

The rolling green hills and nearby lakes provide a beautiful backdrop for a morning hot air balloon ride that brings you up with the sunrise.

Afterwards you’ll be treated to a gourmet breakfast which you can enjoy with even more incredible vineyard views.

Top hot air balloon ride experiences in the Hunter Valley:


3. Experience the thrill of rally driving

It’s your choice to hop in the hot seat and let a professional drive you around the course at full speed or to jump behind the wheel yourself and feel the rush.

Rally driving experiences in Hunter Valley range from beginners to advanced drivers – so all can experience the thrill of riding in a rally car.

Top rally driving experiences in the Hunter Valley:


4. Take a scenic helicopter flight

Spoil yourself with a scenic helicopter flight to soak up spectacular views across the region.

Whether you choose to take a private flight for two or for a group of friends, you can find yourself sipping on a champagne breakfast with even more amazing views or having a luxury picnic lunch before flying back.

The choice is yours.

Top helicopter flight tours from Sydney:

Hunter Valley scenic flight and gourmet breakfast
Hunter Valley scenic flight and gourmet breakfast

RedBalloon

Hunter Valley wine country helicopter flight
Hunter Valley wine country helicopter flight

Viator

Hunter Valley helicopter flight with picnic and wine
Hunter Valley helicopter flight with picnic and wine

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5. Taste the beers

Hunter Valley isn’t just for the wine lovers, it's possible to find great craft beer too.

Get yourself on a beer tour so you can try the many tipples of the area and have them paired with food for the ultimate beer-and-foodie experience.

If beer isn’t your thing, you can also visit award-winning breweries to try their ciders instead.

Top beer tours in the Hunter Valley:

Hunter Valley craft beer tour with lunch and tastings
Hunter Valley craft beer tour with lunch and tastings

RedBalloon


Hunter Valley tours from Sydney compared:

Type of tourDurationIncludes transport from Sydney?Where to book and starting price
WineryFull dayYes
Hot air balloon1 hourNo
Rally driving30 minutes - 2 hoursNo
Helicopter flights3-6 hoursYes and no (only 1 offers Sydney hotel pick up)
Beer tours and tastings3.5-7 hoursNo

Hunter Valley experience and activity deals

RedBalloon RedBalloon
Exclusive

Up to 20% off experiences for 2 + Extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates for experiences like tours, zoo and wildlife interactions, hot air balloon flights, skydiving and more. Destinations include Sydney, Hunter Valley, Melbourne, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $100 required. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Up to 10% off winery tours + Extra $10 off with code

Available on select dates until March 2021 when you spend a minimum of $100. Destinations include Hunter Valley, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Hobart and Launceston. Applicable to new Klook members. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 30% off flying experiences

Valid on select dates and for experiences like hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flight, skydiving, flying lessons and more. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Great Ocean Road, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Hunter Valley: Up to 26% off sunrise hot air balloon flight

Available until 8 March 2021 for a 1-hour flight. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 58% off Hunter Valley stay with wine tasting experience

Available for travel until 22 December 2020 at Hunter Valley Resort for 2. T&Cs apply.

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Skydive Australia Skydive Australia

Australia skydive from $219 + free $20 merchandise voucher

Available on jumps from 7,500 ft to 15,000 ft. Destinations include Sydney, Hunter Valley, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon
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Up to 7% off flying experiences + Extra 10% off with code

Available on select travel dates in Hunter Valley, Sydney, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Newcastle and more. Activities include Hot air balloon flight, skydiving, helicopter flights and more. Minimum spend of $100 applies. T&Cs apply.

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Viator Viator

Australia hot air balloon experience from $259

Available on select 2020 dates in Hunter Valley, Alice Springs, Byron Bay, Cairns, Melbourne and more.

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Wotif Wotif

Things to do in Hunter Valley from $30

Available on select dates and activities like hop on, hop off winery tour, scenic flight experience, hot air balloon flight and more.

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Experience Oz Experience Oz

Up to $30 off things to do in Hunter Valley

Activities include hot air balloon experience, wine tours, helicopter flight experience, rally driving and more.

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Expedia.com.au Expedia.com.au

Things to do in Hunter Valley from $30

Available on select dates and activities like hop on, hop off winery tour, scenic flight experience, hot air balloon flight and more.

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Popular Tourist Attractions & Experiences coupon codes

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19 Aug 2020 Extra $10 off site-wide with code FDR****
19 Aug 2020 Extra 10% off Australia activities with code RBF****
9 Sep 2020 Up to 20% off experiences for 2 + Extra 10% off with code RBF****
9 Sep 2020 Up to 60% off Australia activities + Extra 10% off with code RBF****
8 Sep 2020 Up to 10% off winery tours + Extra $10 off with code KLK****

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