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New South Wales, Australia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Took my Irish relatives on a tour of Coolmore/Darley/Arrowfield and Vinery horse studs. One must go with the accredited tour guide 'Hunter valley horse stud tours' thats because of Security and Insurance issues. Some stallions are insured for up to $300 million. It was the...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2015

Everything is over commercialised and the cellar doors are too focused on hitting their KPI's than explaining what you want to know about wine, histories and techniques.

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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Everyone needs to take the time to visit the wonderful Hunter Valley only a 2 hours drive from Sydney. THe amazing variety of wonderful wineries providing wine tasting allows visitors to experience the great taste and variety of the wines on offer. sadly many now...More

Thank 54Aussie
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Every visitor should venture to the Hunter Valley. Its an amazing spot and the locals are so friendly. We stayed at Chateau Elan and it is 5 star accommodation. You are greeted by the lovely Keith who is very passionate about his job and hotel....More

Thank Tracey T
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This made for a lovely weekend away from Sydney. Traveling with three small children, we were somewhat selective about the wineries we visited but all the cellar doors were very welcoming to the kids (and the adults enjoyed some spectacular wine). We coupled the trip...More

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

An interesting 2 1/2 hour drive from Sydney. Not being familiar with how to leave Sydney meant a long peak hour drive north. (We came back on the toll roads and it was much faster!! ) The roads were mostly highways so quick and efficient....More

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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time tasting great Mcguigan Collection being a member of the club is a treat. Any purchases is reduced by 20% of the marked price. They do have a nice collection of cheese as well.

Thank Ram2511
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Had a beautiful time here for my sisters wedding. We stayed for three nights and the wedding was on a Monday. I’ve never been to a wedding at a winery before and it was beautiful.

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We took a private day trip tour to Hunter Valley with Mike from "Go Beyond Tours". Mike is very accomodating as we planned the trip to our needs and required timing, which still takes roughly 8-10hours. The trip began with a stop at the Reptile...More

Thank shfauziyahsm
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Could you go to the Hunter Valley and not visit a winery. Our experience is to say yes. There are plenty of other attractions and places of interest in and around the area. We found during our recent trip that we didn't have time to...More

1  Thank Jim F
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Nice nature with lots of places to visit, at least around Cessnock which is somewhat a bigger town. Lots and lots of wineries around which provide testing but the right way to do Hunters Valley is to take a tour.

Thank dgjohansson
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Drove 2 hours from Sydney into hunter valley and stayed there for 2 nights. As our accommodation had a nice BBQ area, we spent the first day having a BBQ and sat by the bonfire at night. The next day we spent it driving along...More

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Valerio R
July 27, 2015|
Response from bigpond1252 |
Hi, you could have a nice lunch in the Hunter but anything else? No, not really. Most people come here stay for at least two nights. Check out Lilies Luxury Retreat (sorry but can't leave web addresses in this forum) for a... More