Hunter Valley Locations

Welcome to the Hunter Valley

The beautiful Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine growing region and one of Australia’s Premier Wine and Food Destinations. The Hunter region is famous for stunning wines, delicious produce and experiences to suit anybody, from outdoor adventure seekers to those searching for peaceful relaxation.

About the Hunter Valley

Tree-hugged country lanes criss-cross the sun-drenched Hunter Valley landscape. Framed by mountains and the ocean, the Hunter Valley in New South Wales is a location unlike many others. Relaxation and indulgence await travellers wanting to explore one of Australia’s premier wine and food regions.  The Hunter Valley boasts an abundance of award-winning farms, cheesemakers, restaurants, breweries, chocolatiers and wineries, all of which you can experience on an iHop Hunter Valley Tour.

The Hunter Valley will be able to cater to your every whim and want. Wine, olives, beer, spirits, cheese, chocolate, fresh produce, world-class dining, gardens, experiences and relaxing spas are all found in the Hunter Valley. 

With the abundance of wineries dotted across the fertile valley, you will drive past vine upon vine of Shiraz and Semillon, mixed in with scatterings of Chardonnay, Verdelho, Cabernet Sauvignon and other varieties. Almost all of our 150+ wineries have a cellar door that is open to the public offering wine tastings. 

The friendly cellar door hosts and Hunter locals are all more than happy to have a chat about anything and help you make the most of your visit. Everyone who works in ‘the Valley’ is proud of our reputation as being welcoming to all people, wine experts and novices alike.  

There is so much choice to suit all budgets and tastes. You can visit the Hunter Valley Zoo home to, lions, monkeys and a petting zoo to get up close and personal with emus, kangaroos, goats, sheep and deers. You can explore the world famous Hunter Valley Gardens on your iHop Hunter Tour at Hop 6 (Central Pokolbin Loop) or take a helicopter flight with one of our ‘Fly ‘n’ Hop’ tour packages.

For foodies, the Hunter Region offers fine dining that rivals some of the best in the world. Classic Australian pub grub and casual dining are available almost anywhere in the Hunter. Perhaps you could pick up a picnic pack from one of the many delicatessens in the area and find a peaceful spot to enjoy the serenity. You will be able to find these on you iHop Hunter Valley Hop On, Hop Off Tour that will also take you past olive groves, cheese factories, chocolatiers and dessert venues that will satisfy any taste or appetite. 

Explore the Hunter Valley your way with iHop Hunter Valley. We have been guiding tourists and locals around the Hunter Valley for numerous years and received accolades for our services. You can choose from our Hop on, Hop off self-guided tours or our popular fully guided night tours and Taste ‘n’ Graze the Hunter tours. We look forward to showing you the best of the stunning Hunter Valley.

Hunter Valley 
Restaurants & Food

With fresh local producers to supply them, it is no surprise that the Hunter Valley boasts some of the finest restaurants in New South Wales. While enjoying some of the best wines available anywhere in the world you will be able to enjoy moreish cheeses, olives, chocolates and fresh local produce from restaurants, delis and markets. 

iHop Hunter Valley has created a fully guided progressive dinner tour and Taste ‘n’ Graze the Hunter tour that will cater to your inner foodie. Hunter Valley Hop on, Hop off tour, offers a selection of restaurants, cafes, delis and food lover’s havens you can explore from one of our many stops throughout the Pokolbin and Lovedale loops.

Hunter Valley 
Wineries & Wine

With rich soils and temperate climate of the Hunter, you will find the perfect wine for every palette at one of our 150+ Hunter Valley Wineries. The Hunter Winegrowing Region is renowned for Shiraz, Semillon and Chardonnay but that is not all you will find on your iHop Hunter Valley tour. 

You will find many varieties of wine available at Hunter Valley cellar doors. If white is your flavour you will find Verdelho, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc and Moscato available at almost all wineries. If red wine is more up your alley you will come across some amazing, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and other varieties to taste and take home with you. 

 

Hunter Valley Pubs,
Beer & Distilleries

Many travellers (and even the occasional local) are constantly surprised by what the Hunter Valley offers beyond wine. The Hunter Valley is home to many craft breweries and distilleries that produce some amazing beers and spirits. If you are a beer lover, try the many breweries and tasting paddles. For those who prefer spirits, you can taste the huge range of Schnapps, Vodkas and Rums at the Hunter Distillery on the iHop Hop on, Hop off Tour.

For traditional ‘Aussie’ pub grub, these can be found at all breweries in the Hunter Valley aboard an iHop Hunter Valley Tour.

iHop Hunter Valley Tours

Explore the Hunter Valley with a tour from iHop Hunter Valley, the Hunter Valley’s Hop on, Hop off tour specialist. We have tours to suit everyone wanting to get a little more out of their visit to the hunter valley. Your friendly guides, have a wealth of local knowledge having lived in the region for many years and previously as tourists themselves.

As a Hunter Valley based operator, iHop Hunter Valley has been able to build a network of wineries, restaurants, cafes and other suppliers to be able to cater for every need of our guests. We can point out things you might otherwise miss on your tour and share the little secrets only the locals will know. 

See some of our great value tour packages below including our popular hop on, hop off tour, where you can explore the Hunter Valley your way. Leave the car at home (or at the hotel) and we will hop you from one Hunter Valley location to another along our two services. For those wanting a more guided experience, we offer our Taste ‘n’ Graze the Hunter tour and Night Tours to help you get the most out of your visit to the Hunter Valley.

Getting to the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is located 2 hours (approx) north of Sydney and is accessible by car, bus, train or air. The nearest public airport is Newcastle/Williamtown Airport around 45 minutes drive from the Hunter Valley. Newcastle Airport is serviced by Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Rex and Aeropelican and offers direct flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, the Gold Coast and other regional centres. 

Travelling by train is a little more difficult as you need to make several track changes and transfer to a bus for the final leg of your journey. We recommend planning your trip if using public transport at: www.transportnsw.info. Driving or flying is the easiest way to get to the Hunter Valley. Driving or flying is the easiest way to get to the Hunter Valley. 

Once you are here, leave your car at your accommodation and use iHop Hunter Valley to get you around with our iHop Hop on, Hop Off tour

iHop Hunter Valley Map