A 3-hour walking tour of Newcastle visiting some of it’s hidden gems and enjoying craft beers matched with delicious food.
Hop Hunter | Hunter Valley
Beers & Cider picking up in the Hunter Valley!
When: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Where: Hunter Valley – select hotels in Pokolbin, Lovedale and Rothbury (see list below)
Start: pick ups are between 10:15am and 10:45am (approximately). If you are running late, give us a call but please, please be on time. Your guide will love you for it!
End: Drop off is at your pick up location at approximately 4:30pm.
*Sydney & Newcastle departure options at the bottom of the page .
- Adult (18+)
HUNTER VALLEY BREWERY TOUR
The Hop Hunter Tour takes you on a day exploring three great craft breweries in the Hunter Valley and includes transportation, lunch, and plenty of fresh craft beer and cider!
Discover some of Australia’s best craft brewers with the help of your expert local guide as you sample the variety of brews and beverages created right here in the Hunter Valley.
If you’re looking to try some of the local wine as well, our Grains & Grapes tour is for you.
If wine, gin, cheese and chocolate is more your style, then take a look at our Taste Of The Hunter tour.
HUNTER HOTEL PICK UP LOCATIONS:
ABERDARE: Travellers Rest Motel Hunter Valley
ABERMAIN: Abermain Hotel
CESSNOCK: Aussie Rest Motel, BIG4 Hunter Valley, Cessnock Motel, Cessnock Vintage Motor Inn, Cumberland Motor Inn, Cumberland Motor Inn, Hotel Cessnock, Hunter Valley Motel, Hunter Valley YHA, Pedens Hotel, Potters Hotel & Brewery (The Mighty Hunter), Vine Valley Inn, Wine Country Motor Inn
LOVEDALE: Adina Vineyard, Cottages on Lovedale, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Lovedale Cottages, Vineyard Hill Resort
POKOLBIN: Belford Cottages, Beltana Villas, Berenbell Vineyard Retreat, Cam-Way Estate, Casa La Vina Villas Pokolbin, Casuarina Motel Suites, Chateau Elan, Chez Vous Villas Pokobin, Cypress Lakes Resort, Déjà Vu Estate, Den Mar Estate, Elfin Hill Country Accomodation, Estate Tuscany, Grange On Hermitage, Grapevines Boutique Accommodation, Harrigan’s, Hermitage Lodge, Hunter Valley Resort, Krinklewood Cottage & Train Carriages, La Vigna Estate Pokolbin, McCaffrey’s Estate, Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens, Misty Glen Cottage, Peppers Convent, Peppers Guest House, Pokolbin Village, Silverpoint Accommodation, Spicers Vineyard Estate, Splinters Guest house, The Convent Hunter Valley, Thistle Hill Guest house, Twin Trees Country Cottages, Villa Bella Vista, Villa Chambourcin, Villa Christian, Villa Cypress, Voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, Willow Tree Estate, Windarra Lodge, Wine Country Villas, Woolshed Hill Estate
ROTHBURY: Grand Mecure- The Vintage, H Boutique Hunter Valley, Hunter Country Lodge, Hunter Hideaway Cottages, Hunter Valley Bed & Breakfast, Madigan Vineyard Cottages and Homestead, Rothbury Escape Guesthouse
*If you are in a rental or unlisted property within Lovedale, Pokolbin or Rothbury we can most likely pick you up, but please advise us when booking.
*Pick ups can be provided outside of these locations but charges may apply
WHERE YOU MAY GO
Located at Potter’s Resort, surrounded by the old brick remnants of the pottery kilns, Hunter Beer Co is the oldest operating brewery in the Hunter Valley. The brewery produces a range of world-renowned, award winning beers, and a visit here is an experience no beer lover should miss. Hunter Beer Co produces several signature beers, such as their German-Style Kolsch, and their crowd favorite; the Slaked Magpie Vanilla Porter.
Located within the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, the 12 + award-winning Sydney Brewery Hunter Valley is a must see. Showcasing up to seven craft beers at any one time, there is always something to satisfy the beer connoisseur and the beer curious. The brewery also has its own bottling line, meaning take away beers from Lovedale are some of the freshest in the region
Already famous for its wines and providing a spectacular venue for world-class concerts within the vineyards, in 2014 Hope Estate made a foray into the world of beer brewing. Hosting major performers such as Bruce Springsteen, the inspiration behind their beers stems from their passion to create the perfectly matched craft beer and concert experience. With up to 12 different beers on tap, Hope Brewhouse has a variety of award-winning beers to be sampled while taking in the beautiful Hunter Valley scenery.
IronBark Hill Brewhouse is located at the iconic Peter Drayton Wines. The brewery has eight rotating taps, with both beer and cider on offer.
SOMETIMES THINGS CHANGE – Because our Hunter Valley brewery tours are truly behind the scenes experiences sometimes our plans need to change to accommodate brewery operations. And sometimes we just know about beer goings on around town that are worth checking out, so we may change some parts of our tours. Whilst these changes are rare, we do reserve the right to make them. If you do have a MUST-SEE beer spot, please let us know when making your booking and we’ll do all we can to make it happen.