iHop Hunter Valley

Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours

Offering a unique range of day and night tours to suit all budgets and tastes from Hunter Valley’s only; Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours, Taste ‘n’ Graze Pairing Tour, Beyond the Vines Half Day Tour, Twilight and Night Tours and more!

Their tours have been designed to showcase the best the Hunter Valley Region has to offer, from internationally renowned and boutique wineries, micro breweries, casual through to fine dining venues, cheese shops, chocolatiers, and shopping villages. Their tours cover the most popular locations in the Hunter Valley as well as the lesser known hidden gems!

They look forward to welcoming you on board!

Facilities

Air Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours Basic Caters for limited mobility Evening Extended Family Friendly Food & Wine Food and Wine Tours Full Day Half Day or Less International Land - Motorised Nightlife Tours Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Sightseeing Tours Visitor Information Centre

Services

$59

Customise your own Hunter Valley wine tour experience choosing the stops and destinations you want to visit, all at your own pace! Offering a choice of two timetables; Central Pokolbin Loop operates Thursday – Monday and the Lovedale and North Pokolbin Loop operates on Saturdays. Explore a range of over 50 attractions consisting of breweries, cellar doors, chocolate shops, cheese shops, smokehouse, organic distillery, cafes, restaurants, pubs, shopping villages, Hunter Valley Gardens and more!

Get the most out of your day hopping on and off as many times as you like with a unlimited Day Hopper Pass! Simply join the tour by boarding the bus at any stop, or book complimentary return transfers from your accommodation in Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury and Cessnock to join the tour. Exploring beautiful Hunter Region has never been more affordable, flexible and enjoyable than aboard iHop Hunter Valley! Refer to iHop website for map, timetable and information guide.

Family Friendly

$149

Explore the Hunter on a progressive tasting and dining adventure visiting three different locations for wine, cheese and beautiful dining!

Complimentary pick-up/return transfers from your local accommodation (Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury and Cessnock at approximately 4:30pm.

Commence with a guided wine tasting at a boutique run cellar door.

Progress onto a working family run winery for exclusive after hours access and “behind the scenes” insight where you will learn the art of cheese and wine matching, along with additional wine tastings!

Dinner follows at an award winning restaurant for a two-course Al-a-Carte Main and Dessert, with a choice of matched beverages from the selected drinks list.

$120

Savour the Hunter after Dark with this wine and beer lovers progressive tasting and dinner tour!

Complimentary pick-up/return transfers from your local accommodation (Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury and Cessnock) at approximately 5:30pm.

Commence your evening with a guided wine tasting and cheese plate at an award-winning cellar door.

Visit a boutique run local brewery for tasting and food matching experience; of beer tasting paddles/or ciders with bites of food.

Then settle in to a local Tapas Bar and Restaurant where you will enjoy a selection of shared gourmet wood fired pizzas, salads and sides, matched with a beverage of choice.

$119

Explore the highlights of the Hunter Valley with a joint Hop-On Hop-Off Day Hopper Pass and Helicopter Flight.

Your Air Adventure!

Your designated pilot will whisk you off on a “snapshot” flight to remember around beautiful Hunter Region. Then when you are ready, simply join or re-join the bus to continue exploring from on the ground; choosing from a variety of stops and over 40 attractions to visit – at your own pace!

Duration: six minute flight and unlimited Day Hopper Pass valid for day of travel.

$159

Uncover the art of Food and Drink Pairing as you progressively Taste and Dine your way around the scenic Hunter Region, indulging in a selected range of tasting experiences that celebrates beautiful local produce!

The first stop for the day you will learn the art of cheese and wine matching, as you are guided through a selected range of local cheeses each matched with wines, along with additional tastings.

Then progress on to a winery restaurant for their signature ‘Chef’s Tasting Plate’ where each dish is paired with premium wines, finished with tastings at the cellar door.

Explore the adventurous world of Whisky and Food Pairing, tasting three distinct whisky flavour profiles that have each been specifically matched to three taster sized dishes.

Finally end on a ‘sweet note’ with selection of local artisan chocolates that have each been paired with its very own premium wine at a cellar door that has been crafting wines in the Hunter for over 120 years!

Great photo opportunities along the way at scenic vantage points and opportunity to purchase local cheeses and small goods from one of the gourmet cheese shops, which you can store onboard the bus.

Now that’s a long lunch!

$95

This is the perfect tour for those wanting to visit a trio of different venues on an extended Half Day Tour. Your journey will have you tasting a variety of premium Hunter Valley wines, enjoying a range of local produce and a behind the scenes winery tour with a twist!

Complimentary transfers from Lovedale, Pokolbin, Cessnock and Rothbury.

Commencing at a winery dating back 90 years that boasts stunning views! Starting with a behind the scenes guided winery and vineyard tour that takes you back to where it all began! Then its time to taste a select range of their signature wines in the cellar door.

Time to get blind and have some fun at the next stop of the day where they will be seated for a Mystery Wine Tasting, along with an antipasto plate of local cheeses and produce to nibble on throughout the tasting.

The final stop of the day visits a picturesque winery and olive grove where they will enjoy tasting a select range of their boutique wines and platter of estate grown olives, olive produce and condiments.

Great photo opportunities along the way and plenty of storage on-board for any purchases made throughout the day.

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