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Hop Hunting in the Vales: Guided Exploratory Tour of 3 Craft Breweries in Hunter Valley with a Pub Lunch

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    • Adult (18+)
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Key Highlights

  • Discover some of the finest Aussie brews at three craft breweries amidst the gorgeous Hunter Valley
  • Head behind the scenes to explore their operations and range of brews
  • Sample an assortment of fresh brews and ciders at each establishment
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch perfectly paired with your beers
  • Relish the experience of sipping on your favourite brews while feasting your eyes on spectacular views
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Overview

    If you think Hunter Valley is overflowing with only wines, think again! This guided tour will take you behind-the-scenes of three the best Craft breweries in the region, presenting you with incredible tastings of fresh crafts and ciders. Discover some of the finest Aussie brews on this tour along with your local guide who probably loves his beer even more than you. 

    Wondering where our trail will take you? Here’s a preview to our fantastic line-up!

    Hunter Beer Co.

    The oldest operating brewery in the Hunter Valley, this famous brewery is known for producing a range of internationally-acclaimed, award winning beers - a must visit for beer lovers and connoisseurs alike. Don’t forget to check out two of their crowd favourites - the German-Style Kolsch and the Slaked Magpie Vanilla Porter.

    Sydney Brewery Hunter Valley

    With over 12 awards in its kitty, Sydney Brewery showcases upto 7 craft beers at a time with something always lined up for a wide array of beer drinkers - the curious, aficionado, or even the connoisseur. It has its own bottling line, giving you the perfect chance to bring back some of the freshest beers from Lovedale.

    Hope Estate

    With an insanely popular range of wines and a spectacular venue for international concerts amidst the vines, having already hosted Bruce Springsteen, Hope Estate recently ventured into the world of brewing with inspiration from their passion to create the perfectly matched craft beer and concert experience. With up to 12 different beers on tap, you can surrender yourself to some transcendental time savouring some delicious brews while feasting your eyes on the breathtaking scenery.

    Ironbark Hill Brewhouse

    Located at the iconic Peter Drayton Wines, this brewhouse has a brilliant range of eight rotating taps, with both beer and cider on offer.

    About the Supplier: One of our favourite associates (we mean, come on, who doesn’t like beer?) in offering unique experiences is Dave’s Travel Group who offer exclusively-crafted brewery tours and other culinary trails. With a simple philosophy which is “all about showing you local as we love it all; food, drinks, history, and culture”, they are known for bringing people together to taste and experience the craftsmanship of local Aussie producers - whether  it’s on a behind the scenes brewery tour or a walk back in time through our pub culture on a pub walk or even a coffee and dessert trail.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    6 hours

    Start time

    Newcastle: 10:30am // Hunter Valley: 11:15am

    Don’t forget to be on time. Your guide will love you for it!

    Meeting Point


    Make your way to 81 Maitland Rd, Islington NSW 2296 (Car Park next door to Peaberry's Coffee)

    Hunter Valley

    Make your way to The Garden Cellars -Hunter Valley Gardens, 20-21 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Tours & tasting at 3 local breweries (A little tipsy but a whole lotta terrific!)

    • Lunch, snacks & water (A taste of Aussie awesomeness!)

    • Transport in A/C Bus (Your ride’s on us!)


    • Hotel Pickup & Drop Off (We bet you’ll be out and about!)

  • Please note

    Voucher Information:  No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

    This activity is for adults only.Those under the age of 18 years will have to sit this one out, we’re afraid.