Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

*** Limited seats remaining on Central Pokolbin Service – 18/08/2018. Please call to verify availability from your location before booking ***

Customise your own Hunter Valley Wine Tour (or our expert guides on-board love to help) aboard Hunter Valley’s only Hop-On Hop-Off Bus choosing from a variety of stops and over 40 venues to visit – exploring at your own pace! Offering a choice of two timetables; explore Central Pokolbin and/or the Lovedale-Palmers Lane region. Our “iGuide” and Timetable (download below) provides tips and information with helping you plan your perfect day out!

Tour Inclusions:

  • Unlimited access to the bus throughout the duration of the service.
  • Local experienced driver and guide onboard to assist with trip planning and venue recommendations.
  • Complimentary return transfers to join the tour when booking a full day pass from accommodation in Pokolbin, Lovedale, Cessnock and Rothbury.

Tour Features:

  • Flexibility to join the service/finish back at any stop listed on the timetable.
  • Service operates on a continuous loop.
  • Flexibility to pick and choose which stops and venues to visit in your time.
  • Stay for one stop or for as many stops as you like!
  • Offering a personalised service with recommending the best suited stops as per your personal tastes and preferences.
  • Download before your trip, or will be provided on arrival an “iGuide” which details map, timetable and information on each stop and venues; as well as some informative facts about the local area.
  • Complimentary storage and cooler boxes on-board for purchases throughout the day (you are allocated to same bus for the duration of the tour).
  • Book a full day pass, half day pass, return pass or one-way transfer.
  • Suited to all ages and family friendly.

Location: Tours run throughout the Pokolbin and Lovedale Region which is located 183km’s (approx 2 hours drive) North of Sydney CBD and 50 minute’s drive West from Newcastle CBD. Driving is the most convenient transport option with getting to the Hunter Valley or for Interstate visitors the nearest airport is located in Newcastle/Williamstown click here for further information or to plan your trip using public transport refer to: online trip planner. Transfers to join the service are available from; Cessnock, Lovedale, Rothbury and Pokolbin. Note: we do not travel to Sydney or Newcastle.

Pricing:
Adult: Full Day Pass: $55
(unlimited stops) / Half Day Pass: $35 (valid 3 hours incl travel time, by boarding at any stop) / Adult One Way Transfer: $12 (transfer to any one stop) / Adult Return Hop: $20 (transfer to any one stop and return back to boarding point). Children aged 13+ years are at an adult ticket price.

Child: (4-12 years): Full Day Pass: $25
(unlimited stops) / Half Day Pass: $18 (valid 3 hours incl travel time, by boarding at any stop) / Child One Way Transfer: $6 (transfer to any one stop) / Child Return Hop $10 (transfer to any one stop and return back to boarding point). Children under the age of 4 years are complimentary.

Operating Days: Central Pokolbin operates Thursday – Monday, 10:00am – 5:00pm and Boutique Lovedale operates on Saturdays, 10:30am – 4:30pm.  Accommodation Transfers (valid with a Full Day Pass only) are before and after the service operates only (from: Lovedale, Pokolbin, Cessnock and Rothbury). Your pick-up time will be confirmed via text or email on receipt of your booking.

How to Book: Click here to Book or subject to seating availability walk-on bookings are welcome and payment can be made to the driver on arrival (cash, Eftpos, Visa or Mastercard). It is highly recommended to pre-book in advance on a weekend and during peak times as the service can book out.

iHop by Day Terms & Conditions

  • Bookings are recommended to secure your seats (essential on Saturdays, Sundays and during peak periods). Book via the bookings page or over the phone. Payment is required at the time of booking by Visa or Mastercard.
  • Maximum group size of 7 adults travelling together applies to all bookings.
  • Walk-on bookings are welcome subject to seating availability (groups of 4 or more required to book) – payment on the bus accepted by Cash, eftpos, Visa or Mastercard.
  • Once your booking is confirmed/seats reserved, no refunds or discounts are given for non-attendees or change of mind. Transfers to another suitable day or a credit may be given with prior approval by management if notice given.
  • Allow additional travel time during peak periods and events.
  • Some cellar doors may charge a tasting fee (generally $5 – redeemable upon purchase per person).
  • Comfortable footwear is recommended as some walking is required between cellar doors.
  • Only bottled water can be consumed on the bus at all times.
  • iHop Hunter Valley endorses RSA (responsible service of alcohol) and behaviour on and off the bus at all times and reserves the right to refuse ongoing service due to reasonable non-compliance.