2-Day Hunter Valley and Port Stephens Small-Group Eco-Tour

  • Destination: Hunter Valley

From the Sydney Opera House to the Sydney Harbour, local and foreign tourists will definitely not run out of attractions and destinations to choose from. However, there’s more to Sydney than these innovative structures. While you’re in this pristine city in the Land Down Under, make sure you do not miss-out the opportunity to marvel […]

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From the Sydney Opera House to the Sydney Harbour, local and foreign tourists will definitely not run out of attractions and destinations to choose from. However, there’s more to Sydney than these innovative structures. While you’re in this pristine city in the Land Down Under, make sure you do not miss-out the opportunity to marvel at its natural resources. Taking an overnight eco tour to the Hunter Valley wine region and the coastal Port Stephens will surely be an experience you will never regret.

This overnight eco tour will bring you to a close encounter with kangaroos and koalas, a visit to boutique wineries, an exciting ride across sand dunes in a 4WD and a dolphin-watching cruise. Best for small groups up to a maximum of 14 people, this eco tour also features personalized attention by a knowledgeable and accommodating tour guide.

In a nutshell, here are the top reasons why you and your family and friends should embark on this exciting and informative eco tour:

  • You get to see native wildlife like koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and birds at the American Reptile Park.
  • You get to experience adrenaline boost while riding a 4WD across Stockton Sand Dunes.
  • You get to take a dolphin watching cruise across Port Stephens Harbour.
  • You get to take sample tasting at the finest boutique wineries.
  • You get to spend the night at one of the finest hotels in Hunter Valley.
  • You get to bring up to 13 family members or close friends with you in this eco tour

 

What you will get from your eco-tour

 

Activity #1:

Your tour operator will arrange pick-up from your hotel so no need to worry on how to get to your destination. Your first stop will be at the Australian Reptile Park where you can get up-close and personal with the Australian wildlife. Afterwards, you get to sip a relaxing morning tea before leaving the wildlife park.

 

Activity #2:

From the wildlife park, you will be taken to the Hunter Valley located within the Great Dividing Range. Selected boutique wineries will be opening their doors for you to taste their wide selection of boutique wines. You will also drop by local cheese shops to give you a bite of cheese and olive oil. You will also be treated to gourmet lunch at a fine and popular winery resort. Your meal will even be made more delectable with tastings of red and white wines.

After lunch, you will be escorted to your accommodation, a 4-star resort hotel at Pokolbin, Hunter Valley region. You can spend the rest of your afternoon and evening in whatever way you want.

 

Activity #3:

After taking your sumptuous breakfast at your hotel, you can expect a luxury vehicle to pick you up and drive you to Port Stephens. From Port Stephens, you will be riding a 4WD that will take you to an exciting and adrenaline-pumping ride across the Stockton Sand Dunes.

 

Activity #4:

You will then get to relax onboard a dolphin-watching cruise across the Port Stephens Harbour. After watching bottlenose dolphins, you get to enjoy a gratifying buffet lunch onboard the Moonshadow boat. At around 12 noon, you will be back at the docking point. From the docking point, you will be escorted back to Hunter Valley where you will take your return trip to Sydney. You are expected to be back at your Sydney hotel at around 6 PM..

Note: Eco-tours are packaged to have as little carbon footprint as possible. They are also intended to promote appreciation for the natural resources and geographical significance of the locality.

 

 

 

SCHEDULE

The tour is available anytime. However, since there are peak seasons or peak months, interested guests are advised to check the availability of the tour for their preferred schedule before making the necessary travel arrangements.

Departure point. Guests will be picked up from their Sydney hotel.

Departure time. Departure from Sydney is at 7:00 AM. Guests are expected to be picked-up from their hotel earlier. Kindly contact your tour operator for your exact pick-up time.

Tour duration. The tour lasts for two days.

Return point. Guests will also be escorted back to their Sydney hotel or to their original departure point.

Tour inclusions:

 

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance to Australian Reptile Park
  • Morning tea at Australian Reptile Park
  • Entrance at national parks
  • Lunch during Day 1 and breakfast and lunch for Day 2
  • Wine tastings
  • Use of 4WD for a Stockton Sand Dunes ride
  • Dolphin-spotting cruise in Port Stephens
  • Overnight stay at a Hunter Valley hotel

 

Exclusions:

 

  • Food and drinks, aside from the meals included based on itinerary
  • Gratuities

 

Additional reminders:

 

  • Booking, in itself, does not guarantee you a slot. Always make sure you receive the confirmation.
  • Guests are allowed a maximum of 1 carry-on bag only. For those with big luggage, please be advised to leave them at your Sydney city hotel.
  • Your tour operator may assign a different guide per day of the tour. Nevertheless, you are still assured of the consistent personalized attention and quality of service.
  • You will be required to present your printed or electronic voucher upon pick-up from your Sydney city hotel.
  • Should you have clarifications prior to the tour, you may get in touch with your contact operator whose contact details are reflected in your voucher.

 

 

 

 

 

PRICING

 

Pricing may vary according to your intended date of travel. Thus, it is always advisable to book early or choose the off-peak dates to take advantage of lower rates. Fees for children and infants are also computed separately.

Package

Adult

(Ages 13-99)

Child

(Ages 3-12)

Infant

(Ages 0-2)

Price per individual

1 adult

$1,140.50

Not applicable

$142.32

Price per individual

 

1 adult and 1 child

$1,140.50

$338.73

$142.32

Price per individual

 

1 adult and 2 children

$1,140.50

$338.73

$142.32

Price per individual

 

2 adults

$725.86

Not applicable

$142.32

Price per individual

 

2 adults and 1 child

$725.86

$338.73

$142.32

Price per individual

 

3 adults

$653.75

Not applicable

$142.32

 

To get the total price, you can simply indicate the number of travelers per category will be included in the eco-tour. Again, the eco-tour can accommodate a maximum of 14 people.

To proceed with your booking, kindly indicate the date and number of travelers, and click ‘Add to Cart’.

 

HOTEL PICK-UP

 

Choosing your Sydney city hotel will be part of your booking. We will give you a list of hotels you can choose from. Upon confirmation of your booking, a voucher will be forwarded to you. Should you wish to update or change your Sydney hotel, you can get in touch with your assigned contact operator with contact details indicated in your voucher.

If your preferred hotel is not part of the list, you can choose the ‘alternative hotel’ option. Your contact operator can also facilitate alternate pick-up arrangements based on your preferred hotel.

 

For those who have not yet finalized their hotel selection upon booking, arrangements for pick-up should be communicated properly and directly to the contact operator. Make sure you inform your contact operator of your final accommodation details prior to your tour.

The pick-up feature is also open even for those who do not require pick-up such as those who are from Sydney and those who are staying with friends or relatives. Should this be the case, your contact operator will coordinate with you for a convenient and accessible pick-up or departure point.

Likewise, your tour operator does not hold liability over your booking at your Sydney hotel. Any concerns or queries should be directed to the hotel staff.

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