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  • Hunter Valley: Uncork the Hunter Full-Day Wine Tour

    1. Hunter Valley: Uncork the Hunter Full-Day Wine Tour

    Uncork unexpected and unique experiences on a tour of Australia's Hunter Valley. Your 7-hour tour includes multiple wine tastings, a cheese and wine masterclass, a mystery wine experience, chocolate and wine pairings, a generous lunch, a glass of wine, and a tour of a working brewery.

    Go off the beaten track with your small group and find great Hunter wines that exist beyond the shelves of a bottle shop. Don’t expect to go on the path well-traveled—it’s too busy there, and there’s no room for surprises.   Speaking of surprises, did the mystery wine experience catch your eye? Your tour includes a unique wine encounter that is not available to your average walk-in wine-taster.

    The mystery wine experience is designed to build your wine knowledge while getting you involved, having a few laughs, and teaching you what makes Hunter Valley wine unique.   Your b...

    Great fun and extremely informative tour - our tour guide Julz was amazing - we will definitely be back to try another tour with her hopefully as our guide

  • Sydney: Harbour Dinner Cruise with 3 or 6-Course Menu

    2. Sydney: Harbour Dinner Cruise with 3 or 6-Course Menu

    Experience a first-class dining experience aboard one of Sydney's premier vessels, the MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman II, as you sail around a dazzling night sky or a mesmerizing Sydney Harbour during sunset (summer). Enjoy the enchanting backdrop of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge and savor the scrumptious choices of the 3-course a la carte meal Contemporary Australian menu and 5-star service. Once you have indulged in the fantasic cuisine on offer, enjoy the wonderful tunes provided by the live band and singer onboard from your seat or out on the dance floor! The Captains Dinner is truly the perfect choice for celebrating a special occasion or a night out for dinner in the city.

    Lovely meal with great views and very attentive waitress. Website shows meal choices which could be subject to change. However on arrival at the table it was a set menu with no choice so slightly disappointing. Fortunately after explaining I couldn’t eat the dessert I was offered an alternative. Great window table, professional and swift service.

  • Sydney: Unlimited Skyfeast at Sydney Tower with Window Table

    3. Sydney: Unlimited Skyfeast at Sydney Tower with Window Table

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy a choice of over 30 freshly-prepared dishes from a range of cuisines at Sydney Tower's famous rotating restaurant. Enjoy the spectacular 360-degree views of the city that make Sydney Tower Buffet a unique dining experience for locals and visitors alike. The restaurant slowly rotates, allowing you to see the city from all sides while you eat.  Choose from a huge range of menu items, including the following: • A variety of dips, cheeses and condiments • A selection of hot and cold seafood • A large selection of salads, e.g. Greek salad, seafood salad, Asian salad, watermelon salad, and many more Sample menu: Seafood  Sydney rock oysters, fresh lemon (gf, df) Tiger prawns, cocktail sauce (gf, df) Black mussels, harissa & capsicum (gf, df) Antipasto Shaved plain mortadella (gf, df) Grilled zucchini, lemon olive oil (v, gf, df) Eggplant caponata (v, gf, df) H...

    Enjoyed my special occasion with partner. Wish we could take our left overs home, looked amazing. We would have liked to not have brought home dishes we could not finish, pity! Shame about the wastage, but we will love to come again.

  • Byron Bay: Kayak with Dolphins Tour

    4. Byron Bay: Kayak with Dolphins Tour

    Take in some of the best sights the East Coast has to offer. Learn about local history and indigenous history, the lighthouse, dolphins, whales, and turtles. See the most Easterly Point of the Australian mainland on a guided tour in a two-person, sit-on-top-style sea kayak. Enjoy paddling your sea kayak through the surf and later ride some of Australia’s most famous waves in Byron Bay. Get up close and personal with friendly bottlenose dolphins and discover how inquisitive they can be.

    Spot sea turtles and marvel at the size of the majestic humpback whales as they migrate through beautiful Byron Bay. There is a 90% chance of seeing dolphins on this tour and if you don’t see them you can come again another time for free.

    Didn't see any dolphins. But saw a whale breach out of water a few times! SO COOL It was super cool to be out so far in the ocean. Very exhilarating. I honestly couldn't stop smiling and laughing the whole time. The lads that took us out were funny, nice and very helpful in any situation. Look after us very well. Definitely be back for our free trip.. WOOOOOO

  • Blue Mountains: Small Group, All-Inclusive Tour

    5. Blue Mountains: Small Group, All-Inclusive Tour

    Head west from Sydney to the Blue Mountains on this small group full-day tour away from the large tour groups. Walk to a cliff lookout for panoramic views of the Jamison Valley, with its rust and pink sandstone cliffs and subtropical rainforest. Arrive to the Blue Mountains and escape the crowds. Visit Scenic World, and ride the Scenic Railway, Skyway and Cableway. Your tickets are already bought for you so there is no waiting in line and you can head straight to the rides! Your guide even comes on the rides with you. Enjoy a guided rainforest board walk and hear all the commentary about this natural ecosystem. Following this, take time to walk down the road to Echo Point and admire beautiful views of the Three Sister's lookout. Spend 20 minutes to wander around, take photos and take in the stunning scenery. Enjoy a chef prepared lunch at the a historic hotel - a wonderful and warm b...

    It was great but our email gave us incorrect pick up details! When we found our pick up point things looked up

  • Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Breakfast or Lunch

    6. Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Breakfast or Lunch

    Make your way to Circular Quay to board your whale-watching vessel. Numbers are restricted on this whale-watching cruise, allowing for ample elbow room in the cabin and on the outside decks of your boat. You have the choice of two options on this cruise which will allow you to enjoy the whales with ultimate comfort and a delicious meal! Every day the cruise with lunch is available and on the weekends whales with brekky is an option! Seeing these giant mammals of the sea has the ability to change your whole view on life. The gracefulness, the peacefulness, the playfulness, the curiosity, the showmanship and the awesome power of a humpback whale is something everyone should witness in their lifetime. Whale watching is an exhilarating adventure - seeing these incredible creatures frolicking and swimming in the ocean is an awe-inspiring treat that you will remember forever! Breaching, tail...

    I went with my wife and 4 kids (ages 3-12) and we had a great day. The food was great but you had to get in early before they shut service. The whale spotter/guide and captain were clearly experienced, giving lots of detail and finding us some humpbacks during the afternoon. There was lots of info about Sydney and its surrounds during the trips through the harbour too.

  • From Pokolbin: Picnic among the vines

    7. From Pokolbin: Picnic among the vines

    Experience the Audrey Wilkinson Cellar Door,  located in a prime position at the foothills of the Brokenback Mountain Ranges with spectacular views of the Hunter Valley. From the cellar door you will be guided to the on-site museum with plenty of history to see and learn. You will be guided by an experienced host through a wine Master-Class before enjoying a premium tasting of the showcase wines, which the winemakers consider to be classic varietals. Once you have completed your tasting and hopefully picked a favorite wine, you can collect your packed picnic lunch and a bottle of wine and head to one of the scenic spots on site.  Sit among the vines and enjoy the stunning views, pick a sunny spot on the lawn over looking the surrounding regions or set up at one of our undercover tables on the verandah. The experience truly is your own, enjoy it as a couple or with a group of friends.

    Oh wow did we enjoy our day, had a group of 6 go, it was perfect weather, the picnic lunch was fantastic and wow that view! we could of sat there all day. Learning about the place and wine tasting was great also, took home two bottles. I highly recommend this tour, value for money!

  • Brunswick River: Morning Eco Rainforest River Cruise

    8. Brunswick River: Morning Eco Rainforest River Cruise

    Start the tour by boarding the cruise ship at the wharf at the Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour. Then, set off on your river cruise which travels upstream for about 8 km. During the cruise, view beautiful rainforest scenery, amazing birds, wildlife, and marine life. Be entertained by the commentary of local knowledgeable guides as you learn about the fascinating history and environment of this tranquil, pristine area in Byron shire. Enjoy a delicious morning tea including local plunger coffee, selection of teas, hot chocolate, juice, delicious gourmet cakes and biscuits. Finally, return to the harbor feeling relaxed and with a wealth of local and environmental knowledge.

    Brunswick is renowned for 'Simple Pleasures" and nothing beats the beauty and tranquillity of a cruise from The Brunswick upstream taking in all it has to offer culminating in an uninterrupted view of Mt Chincogan the crowning glory of the Brunswick valley. Wildlife abounds from the tiny sacred Kingfisher to the White - breasted sea eagle . The coffee and cake was delightfully served to us from our congenial hosts.

  • Byron Bay: Full-Day Brewery and Distillery Tour with Lunch

    9. Byron Bay: Full-Day Brewery and Distillery Tour with Lunch

    Enjoy a day of drinking in the Byron area during a brewery and distillery tour as you learn about the processes of production from the masters themselves. Make the most of the day by visiting 3 local breweries and 1 distillery. The tour includes transportation so you can drink safely and comfortably without worrying about how you will get home. All tastings at each brewery and distillery are included so you won’t get thirsty. Also enjoy lunch at one of the breweries and a sweet tour of the coast and some of the luscious hinterland that surrounds Byron. Visit breweries Stone and Wood, Byron Bay brewery and Seven Mile brewery in Ballina and Lord Byron Distillery or Cape Byron distillery. A background on each place will be given by the breweries and distillers so you can receive an inside look at the processes on how the magic is made . A large array of drinks are included at each venue an...

    My husband and I really enjoyed the experience. Good value for money! Great company and some amazing breweries/ distilleries.

  • Hunter Valley: Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Tasting Tour

    10. Hunter Valley: Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Tasting Tour

    Taste some of the finest wines produced in Australia on an amazing tasting tour of the Hunter Valley. Sample the best of the region's produce including cheeses, chocolates and other culinary treats. Quench your thirst with a local beer and sample distilled spirits and liqueurs.

    Travel in a small group with a great music playlist for a relaxed style and pace. Get inside knowledge about the boutique wineries and other producers of this extraordinary region. Take part in 3 fun and educational wine tastings to sample both red and white varietals with local gurus.

    Enjoy some free time to unwind over lunch with a glass of wine or more. Try organic vodka, schnapps, gin and liqueurs served in test tubes along the way. Choose from different flavors, such as mango, chocolate mint, or chili if you are feeling brave.

    The day was an absolute awesome day with the other 4 people we had on the tour with us, but the driver Tom, I would never recommend again, he wasn’’t very sociable, drive like a lunatic reaching speeds of 104 km/h in 80 km/h zones and was very pushy with what we had to do. In fact if I knew I was going to have him as a driver again, I would consider cancelling the trip.

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What people are saying about New South Wales

2 fat blokes were awesome . If you get a chance to choose guides you should choose Bill. His knowledge of the area and his quirky anecdotes made our day. They will take you to the path less travelled and show you a great variety of vineyards. My wife and I Are in our 40s and we thoroughly enjoyed the day. I am not a wine drinker but are now converted . Thanks Bill and the team.

Didn't see any dolphins. But saw a whale breach out of water a few times! SO COOL It was super cool to be out so far in the ocean. Very exhilarating. I honestly couldn't stop smiling and laughing the whole time. The lads that took us out were funny, nice and very helpful in any situation. Look after us very well. Definitely be back for our free trip.. WOOOOOO

Absolutely fantastic experience. Everything was amazing from the Steve., the guide, to every place we visited. We went there for a birthday celebration and it was absolutely amazing! Looking to book a tour again soon!

Great fun and extremely informative tour - our tour guide Julz was amazing - we will definitely be back to try another tour with her hopefully as our guide

Wonderful day out with 3 boutique wine tastings and cheese and chocolate shopping. Highly recommended!!