No, our buses are designed for smaller groups and have limited storage space.
Travelers can contact their hotel to make arrangements or there are lockers available at Central train station. Arrangements will need to be made well before the pick up time.
The availability of the smaller family-owned and boutique wineries that we visit can vary due to seasonal changes. Tasting opportunities will be provided at a selection of the following favourite wineries on each tour, with other surprises thrown in on occasions.
Due to time and travel limitations, we cannot visit all of the wineries
listed, but you will always be able to savour a wide variety of great
Hunter Valley wines in friendly, personal surroundings.
Alternate wineries can be arranged subject to availability when you are
requesting your own private charter.
There is no formal lunch package included with the tour. A variety of lunch options are available for purchase in local cafe / restaurants. Alternatively bring along your own picnic lunch to enjoy in a picturesque mountains village.
Temperatures in the Blue Mountains can be as much as 10 degrees celsius less than the centre of Sydney. There are several opportunities to walk and ride down to the bottom of the valley below the spectacular cliffs in the Blue Mountains where it can be quite cool, even in the summer months.
It is recommended that a warm top and jacket are worn, as well as comfortable enclosed walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen.
If you do not see an available tour listed for the day you would like to travel, it may mean that the tour is already booked to capacity for that particular day, or that we do not have a tour scheduled for that day.
Please contact us and let us know which date you would like to travel and we'll let you know if a tour is available.
A discounted adult tour rate of $99 per person applies when you submit your booking through our direct online booking system. The standard adult rate of $109 applies to bookings made by telephone through our 24 x 7 booking centre and through other booking agencies.
If you choose to book both our Blue Mountains day tour and our Hunter Valley day tour, you will receive a $5 discount on the second tour for each person. The $5 discount will be applied to the cost of the second tour on the day of the tour.
While it may be possible to register on the day of a tour, many tours are fully booked well in advance so we can not guarantee that spaces will be available. To ensure your seats on the tour its best to book your tour as far in advance as possible, seats fill up quickly and spaces are limited.
Unfortunately not, because it takes up to 2 hours to be allowed to leave the ship and our regular tour needs to depart the Sydney CBD before then. Docking can be at Circular Quay or Darling Harbour.
We can do a Private Charter picking up at a later time. We pick up at Circular Quay (outside McDonalds) or we can go to Darling Harbour wharf for pickup, as there are usually road closures around the wharves.
The pick up run through the city in the mornings is very busy, so the best pick up option for the North Sydney area is at 7:50am at the All Season Menzies Hotel, 14 Carrington St (directly above WYNYARD Station in the Sydney CBD).
We can drop you at a place in either the Hunter Valley (Pokolbin/Cessnock) or Blue Mountains (Katoomba) which does not take us away from our regular tour route. You will need to make your own way to your accommodation. We cannot provide return transport for you the next day.
Unfortunately we are not equipped to cater for these needs and we are unable to carry wheelchairs or walking frames on the bus as this poses a projectile hazard in case of an accident. Our drivers are also not permitted to assist with heavy lifting, due to Occupational Health and Safety policies.
Absolutely! Our booking page is protected by high grade SSL (secure socket layer) encryption which encrypts information transmitted between your computer and our server such that it can not be intercepted and viewed by any other party.
All of the information you submit during the booking process is secure during transmission and saved securely in an encrypted format in our database. None of the information you provide is every transmitted in an unsafe manner, nor will we ever sell, rent or share your information with anyone for any reason.
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We need credit card details to confirm your booking but no payment is put on the card. You can pay on the day of your tour by cash or credit card to the tour guide. $2 per person surcharge on Diners and Amex. You can cancel or change the booking up to 24 hours before departure (except private charters). If you feel uncomfortable sending your details over the internet, then please fill out everything on the booking form, print it and fax it to us on ( 612 ) 96387880.
Terms and Conditions:
Prices stated are in Australian Dollars ( $AUD ) include GST, and may be subject to change. No refund on tours cancelled less than 24 hours before departure. Minimum passenger numbers may apply. We retain the right to cancel tours, vary itineraries, amend fares and days of operation. No refunds for bad weather. At times it may be necessary to provide alternative transport or use the services of other tour operators. 100% cancellation fee applies on any tour cancelled by the passenger less than 24 hours before departure. Whilst all care is taken, no responsibility is accepted for lost belongings or delays. Hotel pick ups for registered guests only.
Book our Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley Tours and Save $5 per Person on the 2nd tour.