Hop-On Hop-Off Bus – Central Pokolbin

Customise your own Hunter Valley Wine Tour around Central Pokolbin, aboard the regions only Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Service. Operating to an hourly timetable with 14 stops to choose from and over 40 different venues to explore at your own pace!

  • To get started refer to the map below to determine your boarding location and then select your ticket option to proceed with booking. Book online by 6:00pm for the following day if booking transfers and up until 7:00am on the day if boarding at a stop on the timetable. Walk-On bookings are welcome after this time (if the service is operating due to prior bookings), subject to seating availability (phone ahead to book).

  • Next download the ‘iGuide”, which details the operating timetable, map of stops and further information on all the venues to assist with planning your perfect day out!

Key Features

  • Service operates on a continuous hourly loop
  • Option to book a return transfer when booking a Full Day Pass (From; Cessnock, Lovedale, Nulkaba, Rothbury & Pokolbin)
  • Family friendly – suited to all ages
  • Flexibility to pick and choose which stops and venues to visit in your time
  • Same local experienced Driver/Guide on-board looking after you
  • Stay at one stop for 1 hour or for as many hours as you like!
  • Complimentary storage and cooler boxes on-board for any purchases (with same bus/driver for the duration of the tour).

Download Timetable

Operating Days

Wednesday to Monday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Maximum Capacity

Group size of 7 adults travelling together applies to all bookings. For Groups of 7+ OR wanting to visit venues not accessible on the Central Pokolbin loop, we recommend our On-Demand Shuttle Bus or Private Bus Hire options.

Step 1 - Confirm your Boarding Location

Confirm if you are staying nearby to a stop or if transfers are required, referencing the map of all the stops below (transfers are only valid with a Full Day Pass and occur before the service starts at 10:00am, if staying more than a 500 metre walk to any stop).

Step 2 - Choose your ticket option

Option #1 – Book by 6pm for following day

Adult Full-Day Pass from $80
Child Full-Day Pass from $42

With Accommodation Transfers

Book a return transfer from your accommodation located in Lovedale, Rothbury, Pokolbin, Cessnock or Nulkaba (if staying more than 500 meter walk from a stop). All pick-ups occur prior to the service starting from Hop 1 at 10:00am and return transfers after 5:00pm) A Full-Day Pass (approx. 7 hours duration) allows you to visit up to x6 hourly stops + travel time

Option #2 – Book by 7am for the same day

Adult Full-Day Pass $75
Child Full-Day Pass $39

Hop-On / Finish back at a Nearby Stop

Join the bus and finish back at any stop on the timetable, closest to your accommodation. A Full-Day Pass (approx. 6-hour duration) allows you to visit up to x5 hourly stops + travel time back to your boarding location

Option #3 – Book by 7am for the same day

Adult Half-Day Pass $52.50
Child Half-Day Pass $25

Hop-On / Finish back at a Nearby Stop (4-Hour Duration)

Join the bus and finish back at any stop on the timetable, closest to your accommodation. A Half-Day Pass (approx. 4-hour duration) allows you to visit up to x3 hourly stops + travel time back to your boarding location

Timetable: Wednesday to Monday: 10:00am – 5:00pm