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Hunter Gatherer’s – Full Day Tour

(1,000+ Reviews)

Imagine a perfectly planned day in the Hunter Valley, because you deserve that.

  • VIP wine tasting at 4 or 5 top wineries (small, boutique and large).
  • Relax in comfort in our luxury vans.
  • Knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide.
  • Cheese and wine matching experience ($25pp included value).
  • Tranquil vineyard walk (weather permitting).
  • Generous lunch overlooking the vines ($30pp included value).
  • Popular chocolate and wine matching experience ($15pp included value).
  • Fun and tasty brewery tour ($10pp included value).
  • See kangaroos and local wildlife.
  • Pickup and dropoff to your wine country accommodation.

Only $165 pp all inclusive

About

Pick-up: 9:30 to 10:00am.
Drop-off: 4:30 to 5:00pm

Times can vary depending on your location.
2 to 14 Guests.
Minimum requirements?

Our Hunter Gatherer’s tour is the most popular full day Hunter Valley wine tour in wine country. Join this tour and we take you for a private tasting to 4 or 5 of the Hunter Valley’s great wineries (small, boutique and big) to sample some delicious wines, we also highlight some of the produce made in our region.

We all know the Hunter is famous for its wines, but we also have a proud & thriving cottage industry that produces all sorts of other ingredients our local chefs love to use in their dishes. Olives & Olive oils, cheeses, organic poultry, snails, berries, herbs, jams & pickles & of course chocolates and much more are all produced right here in the Hunter Valley.

A typical itinerary for our day tour would include:

  • A visit to 4 or 5 wineries. Including a vineyard walk (weather permitting).
  • One of the great Hunter Valley wineries we visit is De Iuliis winery where we will conduct our famous cheese & wine experience ($25pp included value). We match 9 different cheeses with 9 different wines and each booking will receive a complimentary copy of our cheese & wine matching guide to take with them as a memento of your visit.
  • A generous lunch at a table set up amongst the vines, (weather permitting), including one glass of wine per person. The summer menu consists of a antipasto platter made up with locally produced cheeses, small goods, organic chicken, smoked trout, pickles, breads and olives. The winter menu starting July includes hearty winter soups (pea & ham, tomato & meatball, minestrone, and pumpkin) with sourdough bread and butter. ($30pp included value).
  • A brewery tour of the Hunter Valley’s own Hunter Beer Co. ($10pp included value)
  • A chocolate & wine matching experience ($15pp included value).
  • Our guides know the best locations to find you some kangaroos in the wild.

Transport for this Full Day Tour

You will be chauffeured in one of our comfortable luxury vans with maximum seating up to 14 guests. This small group setting provides fun interactions and easy access to boutique locations. We can accommodate private and larger groups on special request.

Pick-up and drop-off will be direct to your accommodation from the following locations only, (some locations incur extra pick-up fees):

Branxton Broke Cedar Creek Cessnock Congewai Greta Kurri Kurri Lochinvar Lovedale Maitland Mount View Newcastle Nulkaba Pokolbin Quorrobolong Rothbury Singleton Wollombi

Note: Due to the time restrictions of this tour no other locations are available for pick-ups. We do not pick-up from Sydney.

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Reviews for Hunter Gatherer’s

Highest Reviewed Tour Company in NSW

5 wineries, 1 brewery and a comfy bus

We did the full-day tour and it was incredible fun. A full day of too much wine, cheese, chocolate, food and beer. There were about 13 friendly people on our tour, all having a great time, complete with end of day sing-a-long.

It was the hottest day in recent memory, 41C, but the Two Fat Blokes bus was totally air-conditioned and extremely comfortable as was each venue we visited.

Huge thanks to BJ, our friendly, knowledgable and generous host. He ferried us to each location and looked after our clumsy selves (one lady on the tour left her phone at a previous venue and he didn’t hesitate to return to pick it up during our next tasting, and I left my iPad on the bus at the end of the day and BJ arranged to have it returned to me at my convenience. Super grateful!)

It really is a great wine tour service and we would do it again.

Our Happiest Day in the Hunter Valley – tons of laughter

Phil was our brilliant tour director who guided us around the Valley to many wineries and very soon our group of 12 warmed up as the wine flowed and a merry time was had by all. The 4 Scottish nurses were fantastic and had my wife and me in fits of laughter with their broad Scottish ascents and amazing humour. The matching of the Wine & cheese at the 2 Fat Blokes restaurant was a highlight among many others. Well planned and tastefully done by two clever blokes – no wonder they now have 9 vehicles. In particular Phil’s good humour added to the all round great day.

Great fun day!

BJ is the bomb! He’s so knowledgeable, friendly and funny. You’re sure to have a great day with this tour company, they take you to some great vineyards that are away from the big crowds. You’ll finish the day having sampled a huge selection of Hunter wines, cheeses, chocolates and beers. The bus is super comfy and spacious.

Perfect day in the Hunter with Bryan!

We booked this company based on the reviews and they didn’t let us down. There is a reason these guys are number one! Bryan picked us up nice and early to get cracking on our tour (9.12.16) from our hotel Pedens in Town for free. We then picked up one other couple. We were on the full day and they just on the half day and that was it! We knew they only take a max of 14 people so for it to be just 4 that was awesome. We are a young couple and they were much older but also lovely and we all got along well, especially after a few tastings. Bryan was so friendly and knowledgable he was actually the highlight of our day! Our other highlights as many on here say were the cheese and wine tasting at De Iluiis – Bryan recommended the Semillion and it really is the best in the world so we took a bottle of that and some delicious cheese too! My only regret is not buying more!! The lunch at Audrey Wilkinson was just the two of us by that point and they bought out a lovely little picnic for us and they even gave us a whole bottle of wine. Sitting up there was lovely! Bryan even took lots of couple photos of us being posey with the view! The afternoon was a slight drunken haze visiting several more vineyards particular favourite was Gundog Estate. I started the day being a wine fan and now I know so much more and even appreciate it more! Thanks so so much to Bryan and all the wonderful people in the Hunter. Remember to buy as much and you can fit in your car and you won’t regret it! Book now and have a lovely day!

Wine, cheese, chocolate and beer in stunning countryside

The Hunter Gatherer Tour. 5 wineries, all of them sell only to their club members or at their cellar door so their wines are not available anywhere else and all of which made some really amazing wines. The absolute stand out was the first of the day, a semillon at Mistletoe, but every one of the others had something special to offer. Mark, the driver and guide, is a winemaker himself and was a fund of really interesting stuff about wine, the Hunter Valley and everything that goes with that combination. Lunch was provided in a winery from which the views were absolutely breathtaking. At the wine and cheese pairing, Mark arranged for my son, who does not eat cheese, to have a platter of antipasta instead; he really took great trouble to make us all feel welcome. Pairing chocolate with wine is not to everyone’s taste, but individually the wines and the chocolates were excellent. And finally, the Potter Brewery and some really good and unusual beers. This is a superb way to get a taste of the Hunter Valley.

Really fun and interesting tour

Beautiful day out, stopping at 5 cellar doors and a brewery. It’s the second time we’ve done this tour and it was every bit as good as the first. Phil was an entertaining and knowledgeable guide.

Best Wine Tour in the Hunter

A great day in the beautiful Hunter Valley… BJ was a wonderful host .. Small group tour was perfect for our group of 3.. The cheese and wine matching was a lot of fun .. Only just beating the chocolate matching.. Relaxed tour visiting great wineries , they are open to suggestion you just have to ask prior , but trust that their expert knowledge will ensure you see and taste the true beauty of the Hunter.. With plenty of time to relax and enjoy the views .. Lunch was beautiful .. Plentiful and the service at Audrey Wilkinson was a highlight .. Plenty of laughs ..value for money you will not be disappointed… We did the full day tour .. My friends 1 st visit to the Hunter and she loved it ( even as a non wine lover)

Very professional, great food, wine, and company – Highly recommend

It was a fun filled day, with a small group of 12 making the tour intimate and personable. Mark was lots of fun and has a great knowledge of the Hunter Region and Wines. We did the full day Hunter/Gatherers tour and I highly recommend this, with plenty of wine tasting, food and sights especially the Two Fat Blokes own Deli, the cheese matching was a favourite. It’s great to rock up to a winery and know that you don’t have to fight the crowds and will have an intimate space to try the wines. A great way to explore the region for first timers or for people returning and wanting to discover new boutique wines.

DO IT!!

Thanks to our fun and knowledgeable driver Brian. The highlight was the cheese and wine matching. Thanks for a great day with some great company.

You have to do it!

We did the Hunter gather day tour $165pp, worth every penny. What an excellent day out. Large comfy vehicle, Phil was our host and he really knew his stuff about the area and wines. Loved the wine and cheese and the chocolate and wine tasting and lunch was great. Next time we are in the Hunter we’ll definitely be doing another tour with the Two Fat Blokes.

Hunter and Gatherers Tour

BJ picked us up on time then over the course of the day took us to 5 wine cellars. The day included wine tasting, wine matching with cheese and chocolate and a delightful lunch at a perfect spot (Audrey Wilkinson’s) where the views were spectacular. The tour concluded with a trip to the local beer brewery which was both informative, and a welcome break from all the wine!
This was a full days trip which was well worth the cost. The participants were all very friendly and made for an excellent day. Don’t look any further, this trip is fantastic.

A must do

BJ our tour guide and driver was such a great guy. There was 6 of us on the tour. Jessica at Mistletoe winery is a must to chat and visit. She was so knowledgable and explained how to taste and the quantity that we would drink on the tour. No push to buy on this tour, just a big emphasis on having fun tasting wine and cheese. Warning, book the full day tour cause you don’t want to get off. PS, I hate doing tours, but this was fantastic, you won’t be disappointed.

Honeymoon tour

We had such a great time today with BJ. Had a friendly group with us on the full day tour. BJ is definitely a great ambassador for your program. Had a few different tours, but Two Fat Blokes is our favourite. Will be back next year for our first anniversary!

Entertaining Full Day Wine/Food Tour

So much fun! Our tour guide, Julie knew the Hunter (and all the residents) like the back of her hand, very friendly and funny, she created a relaxed atmosphere. As a young couple (20 and 21 years old) with very, very little knowledge on wine at all, the tour was not one bit intimidating or boring, it was a lot of fun. Julie went to lengths to make the day comfortable and was flexible to our own preferences.

Awesome day out in the Hunter

We booked this tour to help our friend from the UK celebrate her birthday. It was a fantastic day from start to finish! Our tour guide Robyn was bright and bubbly, very knowledgable about all facets of the tour. She went out of her way to ensure that our day would be very memorable. All the wineries were in beautiful settings, with lovely staff and a very good array of wines and foods to taste. The grand finale for the day was when Robyn very kindly stopped the bus to allow our friends to take photos of a group of kangaroos in a paddock. That made an awesome day complete for us all.

Better than all the rest…

Highly recommend this company, and in particular BJ our guide, for an amazing day in the Hunter! I’ve been on wine tours in the hunter valley several times but none have compared to this one. The tour was a laugh a minute and really well organised. The wineries we were brought to were fantastic (and generous with their pours)! Cannot recommend them highly enough! Thanks for a great day BJ! 🙂

Amazing wine tour! We keep coming back!

This is the third time me and my husband have used two fat blokes tours and we are never disappointed! They are better than any other tour company we have used. We did a full day tour (Hunter Gatherer) as my husbands family were over visiting from the UK. The full day is fab, as you get a real variety of winery’s and they tend to avoid the big mainstream winery’s where you can just buy the wine from the bottle shops.
They also keep taking us to new winery’s which is great given we have been a few times. We went to some beautiful family run places and Two fat blokes clearly have a great relationship with them as we were well looked after. The full day tour includes wine and cheese tasting, chocolate and wine tasting and a lovely stop for lunch. You won’t get bored!
We have has Phil as our guide twice now, he is fabulous! Very well informed on his wines and knows a lot about the area. Above all, he extremely funny and made our tour that bit more enjoyable!
Thanks again for a wonder trip!

Great Day in the Hunter Valley

As someone who is generally the designated driver when we’re vineyard touring, handing over the reigns to Craig, our guide for the Hunter Gatherer day, was a relief and an unmitigated delight. He was thoroughly knowledgeable and funny t’boot. The variety of treats we experienced on the tour were brilliant – from wines to cheeses to chocolates to beers to olive oils to kangaroos… we really couldn’t have asked for more. We couldn’t recommend this highly enough… do it, seriously, you won’t regret it!

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