Winery Day

Back Roads to the Hunter Valley

Four Wheel Drive Tour

This tour is designed to give you an experience of the Australian bush. We travel up from the Northern Beaches into the beautiful tall eucalyptus forests of the Galston Gorge and on to historic Wiseman’s Ferry on the Hawkesbury River. Along the river were some of the earliest farms in Australia. It was here that the early colonists finally found more fertile soil.

We drive onto the river punt, cross the famous Hawkesbury River, and continue north to St Albans for morning tea. Here we spend some time in one of the earliest hotels in Australia, The Settler’s Arms, and sample a typical Australian morning tea.

After morning tea, the dirt track winds its way through farming land and bushland joining up with one of the oldest roads in Australia. I can tell you stories of the early convict gangs sentenced to work on the road and show you one of the campsites along the route.

We arrive in Wollombi for lunch - your choice, order a sandwich from me, or choose a pub lunch or a gourmet restaurant meal.

In the afternoon I plan to take you to some local boutique vineyards where you can sample some of the world famous Hunter Valley Wines.

Please note: route may vary due to bushfires or floods

Max tour group – four people


Why Us

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Formed on the northern beaches of Sydney, this company offers small boutique tours in a private car. The tour is designed to be a very personal experience.

Local Guide
Born and raised on the Northern Beaches of Sydney we can offer you local knowledge and do things other tourists would never discover.

Qualified Guide
I formed the company as a result of my love of the ocean and beaches, my local knowledge of the area, and my Bachelor of Science (Australian Plants) and also my background in education.

Come and be looked after by us: no tourists, empty beaches, places only locals know about. Relax and enjoy the ferry ride out to us- what a great way to start a tour – on the most beautiful harbour in the world. Why go to a restaurant for lunch when you can have a picnic in the park!

We can take a small family group.

 

J Rui
(Owner, Operator)


Cost

 

Hunter Valley Back Roads to the Wineries

Description
Eucalypt forests, dirt tracks, pristine bushland, historic hotels, boutique wineries, country farms, not a tourist bus anywhere!

Price
$165 (per person) - Morning tea and lunch included.

Extra Costs
Gourmet or pub lunch, wine, entry to wildlife park, snacks, morning tea.
City Hotel pick up: $25 per person for each pick up or drop off (maximum of $50 per group).

 

Payable in cash on the day, through Paypal, or with your hotel.
Alternatively you can book through your travel agent (Website Travel, Viator)

Pick Up Location

We will pick you up from any address on the northside or outside "Hello Manly" Manly Tourist Office - corner of East and West Esplanade, outside Manly Wharf.

Catch a morning ferry across the harbour - what a wonderful way to start the day!

See map below

Look at our awesome pick up point!

Manly Sea Life Sanctuary in Manly Wharf, Sydney, NSW, Australia Seagulls and Pine Trees in Manly Wharf, Sydney, NSW, Australia Little Manly Beach and Hugo's Restaurant in Manly Wharf, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Tour starts at 9.00 am. This is flexible – we may change this to earlier in winter.
A walking guide can be arranged to pick you up at your city hotel and help you catch the Manly Ferry.
Find the guide with the blue T-shirt and/or the blue bottle, outside the Manly Tourist Office near the bike rack.

We will drop you off at Manly Wharf at 5.00 pm

OTHER THINGS TO DO IN SYDNEY

Besides The Sydney Opera House

The most popular destination is the Sydney Opera House, its stunning architecture and its fantastic aspect makes it a world favourite. Here is how you can book a tour of The Sydney Opera House.

Events in Sydney

Click here for different events on in Sydney this year

 

Sydney’s Chinatown is one of the biggest and best! Great atmosphere, great restaurants.
http://www.chinatownmarkets.com.au

There are awesome cultural events at Darling Harbour- go to the website below to see what’s on in Darling Harbour. There is always a big event for New Year, Christmas and Australia Day.
http://www.darlingharbour.com

Go to a local market and get some great clothes or craft, Surry Hills market is a great place and so close to the city.
http://shnc.org/markets

Have a look at the Sydney and NSW events calendar – it ends June 2015 but it will give you some more ideas!
http://www.destinationnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/sydney-and-nsw-events-calendar-2015-1.pdf

Something more local – what’s on in Sydney this month – some really great ideas that will give you a real and authentic experience of Sydney.
https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Why not take your own walking tour – follow the lanes of old Sydney. Make sure you bring your camera.
Click here for some great maps

Book a whale watching tour if it’s the right season. The whales move up the coast from Antarctica in May-June to give birth in the warmer waters of Queensland. They return with the calves in August. They swim right past Sydney, close to the cliffs of the Northern Beaches; sometimes into Sydney Harbour.
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/animals/ whalewatchinginnsw.htm

We go to North Head in the tour, why not catch a ferry out to Watson’s Bay and walk up to South Head, maybe dine out at our famous seafood restaurants?
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/Sydney-Harbour-National-Park

If you are interested in the Australian animals and plants we see on this tour, visit the Australian Museum before or after the tour.
http://australianmuseum.net.au

Many visitors to Sydney like to eat out at our restaurants. Catch a ferry from Palm Beach across to Patonga and for a pub lunch of fish and chips.
http://www.palmbeachrivercruises.com.au

If you are fit and have more time, take yourself on a day walk along one of the many coastal walks in the guide below.
http://www.walkingcoastalsydney.com.au/home.html

Contact Us

All Enquiries: 0420 769 221
+61 2 99814309
Email: jrui@iinet.net.au
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Operating Hours

Tuesdays to Saturdays - 9am to 5pm
(we can be flexible)

Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day and the winter months of July and August.

Tours may change route due to bushfire, flood or crowds on public holidays.

Group bookings (max of 12) on request.

Winery Day Route

Hunter Valley Tour Route

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