New Year, New Tours!

iHop Hunter Valley tours are one of the best ways to experience all the beauty the Hunter Valley has to offer and…they just got better!

iHop Hunter Valley is now pleased to introduce two new timetables and a Twilight Tour “Cheese & Wine Lovers Twilight Dinner Tour. The Central Pokolbin and Lovedale & North Pokolbin timetables have new venues and even more stops than ever before which includes: Hunters Dream, Hart & Hunter, Bimbadgen Winery, First Creek Wines, Thirsty Palette and Ballabourneen Wines. These exciting new venues are now available to explore when booking your next tour aboard Hunter Valley’s only Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours!

Discover our new venues:

Hunters Dream: Is located on 60 working acres of mature vines, olive grove, lavender farm and oriental display garden. It is a fantastic stop to rejuvenate with a premium wine tasting with seasonal estate grown products and produce on offer for tasting and purchasing.

Hart & Hunter: “Hand-picked, hand-crafted and proudly Hunter Valley.” Producing vineyard classics such as Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz for tasting at their boutique retro feeling cellar door.

Bimbadgen Winery: Is an open plan winemaking facility with viewing platforms across the winery operations. The cellar door will provide an informative wine tasting or a relaxing experience in the courtyard cafe. Esca Bimbadgen restaurant is also located onsite for a fine dining experience with beautiful views out across the valley.

First Creek Wines: Is a family owned and operated winery led by a family of winemakers where you can experience the wine making production onsite through the viewing window of their cellar door. Enjoy a relaxed tasting from a great range of wines with the option to order a local cheese plate to nibble on throughout the tasting.

Thirsty Palette: Is a family owned and operated cellar door and art studio with stunning views out across the Brokenback Ranges. Enjoy personalised service direct from the owners, sampling a range of wines produced from hand picked grapes that have been sourced from vines just meters away from the cellar door.

Ballabourneen Wines: Offers a signature range of boutique wines for tasting that focuses on varieties the Hunter Valley is most famous for; Semillon, Chardonnay, Verdelho and Shiraz. It is a fantastic spot to sit back and relax with a cheese plate paired with a glass of wine.

AND, we’ve added a new cellar door to our popular ‘Taste of the Hunter After Dark’ Tour

The Taste of the Hunter After Dark Tour commences around 6:00pm visiting 3 of the regions winery, brewery and dining venues. Start your evening at a boutique run cellar door for a guided wine tasting with local cheese plates. This tour includes a tasting paddle of Hunter craft beers and/or ciders which are paired with some delicious bites along with an insight into the beer making process at a local boutique run brewhouse. Followed by a relaxed dinner at a Tapas Bar & Restaurant where a selection of delicious gourmet wood fired pizzas and sides will be served, along with a beverage from the selected drinks list. The Taste of the Hunter Valley After Dark Tour is available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at the price of $120 per person and runs for around 3 hours.

Book now or read more about the Taste of the Hunter After Dark Tour here

Wine and Cheese Lovers Twilight Dinner Tour

We are excited to introduce our new Wine and Cheese Lovers Twilight Dinner Tour which commences around 5:00pm – a great option for guests to join a tour after having checked in to their wine country accommodation! As the name suggests this tour is all about tasting beautiful Hunter Valley wines, local cheeses and dining at award-winning local restaurants as the sun starts to set across the valley. We have hand selected boutique cellar doors that offer a unique and informative wine tasting experience with a ‘behind the scenes’ insight into a working family run winery, matched cheese and wine tasting, followed with a 2-course dinner (main and dessert) with each course offering a matched beverage of choice.

This new tour is available Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at the price of $149 per person and runs for around 4 hours. For a limited time, we are offering $10 off per person. Redeem this special offer using voucher code: “TwilightTour10off”

Read more about what our new Wine and Cheese Lovers Twilight Tour here