- Get driving directions from Sydney Airport, Newcastle Airport
- Please note there is an error in Google Maps. The turn off from Wine Country Drive should read "McDonalds Road" and not Deasys Road which does not exist.
Hunter Valley Boutique Wine ToursFor a personal, comprehensive yet informal wine tour experience, choose fully accredited and wine qualified owner Brian Metcalfe. Each Tour includes a wine tutorial and true VIP treatment. Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours are the true small group specialist.
Tour options include full and half day tours including local gourmet delights.
“Trio of Cellar Doors” tour is a half day tour available on request with your choice of either cheese, olive or chocolate sampling included. From $65 per person
"Boutique Wine & Gourmet Food Trail Tour" consists of five cellar doors offering a variety of wine styles from sparkling wines to fortifieds and everything in between. From $99 per person
New “Wine Indulgence Tour” featuring a seasonally changing, regionally focussed four course degustation lunch. From $189 per person
Reservations essential. Ask our team when making your hotel booking.
Experience the Hunter Valley’s leading helicopter company, offering affordable tours seven days a week with a convenient door to door hotel pick up service.
Arrive via helicopter in less time than it takes to leave the city and experience the iconic Hunter Valley on board a range of tours and flights available during your stay at Chateau Élan:
- Scenic Flights from $70 per person
- Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Twilight Dinner Tours
- All Airport Connections
- Corporate and Concert Transfers
- Weddings and Proposal Packages
- Custom Charters our specialty
Transfers one way from Sydney - From $1,800 up to 3 passengers
Transfers one way from Williamtown - From $870 up to 3 passengers
Hunter Valley scenic flights - From $275 up to 3 passengers
Bubbly Breakfast Heli Tour - $275 per person
Cellar Door and Lunch Tour - $330 per person
Balloon Aloft is celebrating 30 years of flying over the beautiful Hunter Valley. Friendly staff, exceptional service, modern equipment and a true local knowledge will ensure your balloon experience will be one to remember.
Our sunrise flights depart daily and take in spectacular views of the Pokolbin, Lovedale and Rothbury wine regions. Group flights plus exclusive VIP flights for two people are also available. All flights finish with a gourmet champagne breakfast at Peterson’s Champagne House.
To Book your flight phone 02 4998 2500 and ask for reservations
Grapemobile Bicycle HireWhile you are visiting the vineyards you might like to get a bit of fresh country air into your lungs and get a bit of exercise while exploring the area at your own pace.The best way to do this is on a bike.
Grapemobile Bike Hire is located at the Pokolbin Brothers Vineyard in Palmers Lane. They have a range of different styles of bikes to suit all ages, including tandems.
Phone 02 4998 7660 or visit www.pokolbinbrothers.com.au
Hunter Valley Classic Carriages
Horse drawn carriage tours pick up hotel guests from Chateau Elan at The Vintage.
Clip-clop your way along the tree-lined back roads of Pokolbin in our unique western themed Cobb & Co. Stage Coach or Old Style Covered Wagon.Your day includes visiting a selection of wineries, ranging from the smaller boutique style to the larger more commercial wineries.
Full Day - $95.00 per person all-inclusive (Carriages hold up to 12 guests)
Your day is inclusive of a gourmet picnic or restaurant lunch.
Half Day - $50.00 pp. (10:30am - 1:30pm or 1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Please ask our reservations team for more details.
Hunter Valley HorseridingRide the Unique and beautiful Molly Morgan Range, experiencing the spectacular views of the Hunter Valley Wine Country and Lower Hunter and as far North as Barrington Tops, the northern boundary of the Upper Hunter.
Riding is available every day for the inexperienced (the beginner) and the experienced rider.
~ Trail Rides - You ride with a dedicated, qualified guide who gives you assistance and guidance along the way.
~ Rides - for a special occasion, pleasure ride, or personalised tuition.
~ Sunset Rides - As the wildlife awakens and begin to feed, ride with the Kangaroos and Wallabies in the light of the beautiful sunsets.
~ Pony Rides
Phone 02 4930 7111 or visit www.huntervalleyhorseriding.com.au
Hunter Valley Private Tours by Wendt on Tours
Your hosts, Margaret and Glenn Wendt, having established their tour services in 1999, offer tour experiences which will delight, satisfy and meet all your expectations.
Experience options: full day and half day wine tasting experiences, focused on boutique cellar doors available as private or personalised tours. Private tours of the internationally acclaimed thoroughbred horse studs in the Upper Hunter, a luxury yacht on the blue waters of Port Stephens or riding in a 4WD land cruiser in the sand dunes of Stockton Beach at Port Stevens.
All tours are in the comfort of a Mercedes Benz Viano and Vito tour vehicles, accommodating up to seven guests per vehicle.
Phone 02 4998 6757 or visit www.huntervalleyprivatetours.com.au
Small Winemakers CentreOpen 10am to 5pm 7 Days. The Small Winemakers centre is the 'must visit' Cellar Door in the Hunter Valley !
They have six of the finest winemakers from the Hunter with over 30 wines on tasting and a range that spans from traditional Semillon and Shiraz to Sangiovese, Viognier, Barbera and Tempranillo. Add to that Sparkling and Port wines and you will be spoilt for choice!
Six winemakers - Andrew Thomas, Suzanne Little, David Hook, Ian LIttle, Andrew Margan and Keith Tulloch have between then amassed more than 60 trophies and hundreds of medals. Small Winemakers Centre is a showcase for their talents and Chateau Elan at The Vintage features these wine makers in the mini bars and in-room wine cellars.
426 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin
Phone 02 4998 7668
Vinyard Shuttle Service
Relax and enjoy the best the Hunter Valley has to offer in air-conditioned comfort with our daily guided tours. Visit wineries of your choice or leave it to us to show the highlights. A stop off for lunch is included but comes an extra expense on the day.
Weekday tours from $50 per person
Weekend tours from $55 per person
Restaurant return transfers from $15 per person
Bookings available via Chateau Elan reception.