Hunter Valley walking tour itinerary
This seven-day guided tour will show one of the most charming parts of NSW's Hunter Valley: excellent accommodation, great walks, fine food and wine, good company, with an Italian twist!
Once you have settled into your accommodation, we’ll have an aperitivo before walking into the village for dinner next door at an excellent Italian restaurant (in a previous life, Bruno was head chef for both Lucio’s and Buon Ricordo in inner Sydney).
In 1826, re-offending convicts were sent bush and put to work on one of 19th century Australia’s greatest engineering feats: The Great North Road connecting Sydney with Newcastle. The first walk will take us through beautiful forest following a surviving stretch of the old road. 13 kms, 5 hrs, 100 mts. After a cut lunch, we’ll head back to our base, stopping for a cleansing ale at an historic watering-hole. Dinner will be a personalised menu at our accommodation.
Today we drive to the Pokolbin district, one of the finest wine-producing areas in Australia where we will visit two privately run vineyards that will open especially for our group. We will have a marvellous lunch in a family-run vineyard before heading back to base. A light dinner will be served at our accommodation this evening.
Today we drive into a pretty tributary valley. The walk picks up another section of the Great North Walk. After a steep climb, this beautiful, well-marked trail levels out to a large flat rock where we’ll have a fine picnic lunch. We then follow the easy trail along the ridge down into the neighbouring valley. 13 kms, 5 hrs, 380 mts ascent. Dinner will be a personalised menu at our accommodation.
This morning, we have an easy walk following a good track through forest up the side of an ancient volcano to a spectacular lookout over the Hunter Valley. 8 kms, 2.5 hours, 150 mts ascent. From here we walk through vineyards to an award-winning French restaurant (the best in the Hunter Valley). A light dinner will be served at our accommodation this evening.
Today we finish with a gentle walk on a beautiful, unsealed country road that winds through a neighbouring valley past farms and forest. 10 kms, 2.5 hrs, 50 mts. We will be met at the end of the walk and a local Aboriginal guide will accompany us into the Yengo National Park to visit a number of very significant rock engravings. After a cut lunch, we return to our base, where the afternoon is free. As a finale to our tour, we’ll have dinner back at Bruno’s.
This morning, we will transfer you back to Sydney.
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A seven-day gourmet escape to the Hunter Valley (NSW)
14 November to 20 November, 2021
2022 guided tour: 3/4/22 to 9/4/22
Tour Size10 people
Single supplement: $350
- 6 nights’ accommodation in 4-star accommodation (an historic guesthouse in village centre)
- All breakfasts, all lunches and dinners with wine included (see itinerary for details)
- All transfers listed in the itinerary (including pick up in central Sydney at the beginning of the tour and drop off at the finish)
- Private guided tour of one of Australia’s premier vineyards
- Private guided tours to Aboriginal sites in the national park
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Thanks so much for organising another superb walking tour trip - we could have been anywhere in the world! A magic part of the country. We can't wait for the next one!
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