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Hunter Valley- Organic Wine & Koala Time

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 66 reviews.Manly, Australia

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Experience hosted by Sean + Tom, Ryan, Emily & Molly

11 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

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What's that? You want Koala? And wine!?!

Join me - Tom - on a day tour of the Hunter Valley! Learn about organic wine. Meet some of Australia's native animals. And relax at a wildlife park to meet and greet a Koala!!! (in order to comply with Airbnb Animal Guidelines guests won't be able to pet the animals or take selfies with them).

Free Organic Wine All Day!

On the Tour -

We'll start our day at Manly Ferry Wharf for a short introduction with a free coffee to start the day.

We will jump in my car and begin the day trip, driving straight for my favourite wildlife park for some Koala time! Then we head to the Hunter Valley for some organic wine! This only takes an hour from the park, so sit back and relax in the car while shooting me as many questions as you can think of.

You will meet some passionate vineyard owners and managers along the way and we’ll delve into some of the best wines the valley has to offer, including the 4 varietals which the region is famous for. We'll visit a total of three organic Vineyards and a few surprises if we can squeeze them in ;)
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If your dates aren't available, please message us straight away! Click the "message" or "contact host" button above. We may have a solution for you <3

What's that? You want Koala? And wine!?!

Join me - Tom - on a day tour of the Hunter Valley! Learn about organic wine. Meet some of Australia's native animals. And relax at a wildlife park to meet and greet a Koala!!…

What's included

  • Food
    Packets of chips
  • Drinks
    Bottles of water
  • Tickets
    All wine tastings are paid for, at our expense.
  • Transportation
    If more than 3 guests, an 8-seater Hire Car will be arranged and paid for.
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Tue, Jul 14
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
$186 per person
$186 per person
Wed, Jul 15
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
$186 per person
$186 per person
Thu, Jul 16
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
$186 per person
$186 per person

Meet your host, Sean + Tom, Ryan, Emily & Molly

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 66 Reviews
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Hello! I'm Tom!

This particular Experience is always hosted by me :)

If your dates aren't available, please message me straight away! Also please contact me directly for booking details during Covid19 :)

Click "Contact Host" to message me, or call 1800-CHEESE to discuss the small changes we've had to make. We have slightly different rules we need to adhere to.

I love sharing my passion for Australian wine and cheese. I am especially passionate about organic wine and a healthy lifestyle.

I've been hosting Hunter Valley Wine Tours for a year now and love meeting new people, tasting wine and showing my favourite wine region to the world.

Can't wait to meet you :)
Hello! I'm Tom!

This particular Experience is always hosted by me :)

If your dates aren't available, please message me straight away! Also please contact me directly for booking details during Covid19 :)

Click "Contact Host" to message me, or call 1800-CHEESE to discuss the small changes we've had to make. We have slightly different rules we need to adhere to.

I love sharing my passion for Australian wine and cheese. I am especially passionate abo…
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Where you'll be

You will visit the Hunter Valley and its best organic vineyards. Enjoy the delicious organic grown wine of Tamburlaine Organic Wine, Ascella Organic Wines, and Macquariedale Organic Wines.
We'll also stop off at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park in the morning! With your choice of an organic lunch at Olivers Real Food.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 66 reviews.

Ethan
March 2020
This experience was absolutely wonderful. Tom was responsive, respectful and knowledgable about everything we asked about. He made sure we felt safe and well taken care of, making the experience seamlessly perfect. Thanks so much, Tom!
Emily
March 2020
Such a great intro into Australian wine! We couldn’t have done this ourselves; the wineries we went to exceeded expectations. Plus, we were floored at being able to get up and close and learn more about Aussie animals from the wildlife experts. Def recommend for an easy day trip if you’re looking to get out of the city and learn about wine in Australia!
Such a great intro into Australian wine! We couldn’t have done this ourselves; the wineries we went to exceeded expectations. Plus, we were floored at being able to get up and clos…
Alex
March 2020
This was an incredible day! Tom was great. He met us exactly where he instructed us to meet, he was punctual, and bought us some coffees as promised. We then departed to the animal sanctuary where we had the most magical experience with Australian animals. We were up close and personal with kangaroos and koalas, even rubbing their bellies and petting them head to toe. We had previously been to the Melbourne Zoo and paid for a private animal encounter, and this was MUCH better! We then hit 3 separate wineries and Tom provided us with a beautiful cheese plate which we happily devoured after a long day of drinking wine lol. Tom was courteous, professional, and kind. My partner and I actually ended up as the only two on the tour, so we got to know Tom really well. I would recommend Tom and this experience to anyone looking to get an intimate knowledge of Hunter valley wines or get a once in a lifetime experience with the elusive Australian animals. 10/10!
This was an incredible day! Tom was great. He met us exactly where he instructed us to meet, he was punctual, and bought us some coffees as promised. We then departed to the animal…
Lori
February 2020
We had such an incredible day with Tom. I wouldn’t have wanted to do this tour with anyone else. He was extremely knowledgeable about all that we saw : the koalas, the locations, the wines. He also taught us a lot about Aussie life and had wonderful and funny stories to tell. He was such a delight. He was sure to personalize our experience specifically to us and what would make our day the best experience of our trip. I would highly recommend Tom to anyone wishing to have an exceptional day in wine country 🍷
We had such an incredible day with Tom. I wouldn’t have wanted to do this tour with anyone else. He was extremely knowledgeable about all that we saw : the koalas, the locations,…
Allie
February 2020
Tom was an incredible guide. We had the BEST day with him, I wish I could hire him to be my mate for the whole time I’m in Sydney and pal around with me. We started our day with going to visit the Koalas and kangaroos. It. Was. Awesome. We had a luxurious and delightful amount of time with the Koalas in our private visit. Manny the koala was quite sleepy and adorable. Plus we got to chill with kangaroos and be terrified of how creepy emus are in real life. Our winery experience was perfectly curated by Tom to our preferences and he told us facts about wine and Australian culture and koalas and all kinds of stuff in a fun and conversational way. He’s an awesome guy and we really enjoyed his company for the day. Safe driver, funny American accent impression doer, tolerant question answerer, Brooklyn 99 and Becker fan, wine and koala expert, and general good human. Thank you, Tom.
Tom was an incredible guide. We had the BEST day with him, I wish I could hire him to be my mate for the whole time I’m in Sydney and pal around with me. We started our day with go…
Rebecca
February 2020
Tom was an absolute delight. He’s a gregarious man who loves to share his interesting knowledge w others. He answered all my weird questions about Australia, culture, slang, koalas, American TV, etc. Highlights: kangaroo harems, wine varietals, tequila, utes, The Chad, and bubbly! He truly does cater the day to what suits your group. He also reminded us to take photos and took incredible photos for us. Especially important after starting the wine starts. Would absolutely pal around w him more if given the opportunity. Wish he could show me around every city. Perfect day! Perfect company!
Tom was an absolute delight. He’s a gregarious man who loves to share his interesting knowledge w others. He answered all my weird questions about Australia, culture, slang, koalas…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Please bring comfortable clothes. A rain jacket or umbrella if necessary. It's a big day! Plenty of photo opportunities! Bring camera. Closed footwear. Wallet. You'll need to buy your own lunch :)

What to bring

Wallet

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