Our most recommended things to do in Cessnock

Hunter Valley: Hunter Valley Wildlife Park Entry Ticket

1. Hunter Valley: Hunter Valley Wildlife Park Entry Ticket

Experience Hunter Valley Wildlife Park which is home to a wide range of animals from Koalas, albino kangaroos, wombats, Tasmanian Devils, Peacocks, cheaters, lions, giraffes, alligators and much more. You can purchase a small amount of food from our team which will allow you to get up close and personal with our kangaroos while feeding them. You can also have the option to experience our giraffe feeding, where you will enjoy an up close and personal encounter with our giraffes while feeding them. Take the chance to explore the park at your own time and get the chance to learn more about the diverse collection when listening to one of our keeper talks or sit back and enjoy watching our animals.

Pokolbin: Hunter Valley Half-Day Tour with Cheese and Wine

2. Pokolbin: Hunter Valley Half-Day Tour with Cheese and Wine

Short on time in the Hunter Valley? Get on board for a morning tour of 3 boutique wineries on a half-day trip to try local wines and cheese. An ideal taste of what the Hunter Valley has to offer. Visit at least 3 unique wineries enjoying private tastings of their delicious wines. One of the wineries visited is Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Kitchen. Here you can indulge in their famous cheese and wine experience which matches 9 different kinds of cheese with 9 different wines. Keep your eyes on the horizon during your tour, the Hunter Valley is home to many Australian wildlife species, and there is a good chance to see kangaroos hopping amongst the vineyards. With fun and entertaining hosts who are passionate about wine, your half-day tour gives you a taste of the Hunter in a short amount of time.

Hunter Valley: Wine, Spirits, and Cheese Tour with Lunch

3. Hunter Valley: Wine, Spirits, and Cheese Tour with Lunch

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.

Hunter Valley: Self Guided Wine Tasting with Grazing Board

4. Hunter Valley: Self Guided Wine Tasting with Grazing Board

Head to the Wine House in the acclaimed Hunter Valley for an experience set apart from the rest. Be welcomed with a glass of sparkling before being led to the Icon Lounge, where you're free to browse their ultra-premium wine selection and use their world-class Enomatic tasting system at your leisure. As you indulge in your journey of wine exploration, savour a complimentary artisan grazing board of gourmet cheese, charcuterie and condiments. In-house wine experts will be on hand to answer all of your questions.

Hunter Valley: Wine, Cheese Chocolate & Wildlife Reserve

5. Hunter Valley: Wine, Cheese Chocolate & Wildlife Reserve

Depart Sydney for a day exploring the Hunter Valley! Your tour begins at a lovely wildlife sanctuary that has a strong conservation focus. With your own private Ranger, you will enter one of the koala habitat areas. Inside you will learn an observe this much loved species close up. It's then kangaroo time, as you walk amongst the 'roos' grazing in the open park area with some free time to explore the many other Australian animals that call the place home. These include Tasmanian Devils, Wallabies, Quokkas, Dingos, Platypus and many others. We then head to the Hunter Valley, Australia's oldest wine region! Here you will visit small boutique premium vineyards, tasting their world renown Shiraz & Semmillon (and many others lesser known). Learn about the history of Australian wine, and what makes the Hunter Valley wines so special. All tours are designed around each groups tastes and interests, matching you with the wines that will best suite your palate. The Hunter Valley is also known for it's amazing cuisine! From a vineyard lunch 'on-the-go' to long lunches with a view, the choice is yours. Kangarrific Tours will provide you with a variety of tasty options. You will also have the opportunity to taste, cheese, chocolate, beer, honey, olives, vodka and gin! There really is no end to the variety of food and beverage options available and we will help you navigate these options, allowing you to focus on what you favour. Our tours are also completely flexible. From start and finish times, to venues we visit. We can quickly adapt the tour to fine tune your preferences. Our luxury minibus comfortable seats 11 guests and is Air-conditioned, with reclining seats, USB charging ports, Free wifi and use of a cooling box. Please Note: The actual vineyards visited will be selected on the day of the tour. Those listed in the description are a sample option.

From Cessnock: Private Helicopter Flight & Dining Experience

6. From Cessnock: Private Helicopter Flight & Dining Experience

Enjoy lunch with an exhilarating twist on this helicopter ride over Hunter Valley. Enjoy amazing views as you fly over vineyards. First you will be picked up from Cessnock airport by your private helicopter and taken on a tour of the hunter valley from the sky, you will see some of the best views the hunter and wine region have to offer. Then be flown to your restaurant where you will have a beautiful 2 or 3-course lunch depending on the venue and a bottle of wine of your choice, once you have enjoyed your delicious meal and wine we will whisk you away to the end your day back at Cessnock airport.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 89 reviews

Great experience for us! We didn't know much about wines. It was a good chance for us to get some knowledge about wines and cheese! Nice and friendly tour guide, unforgettable experience!

Guide had his buddy fill in.. wasn’t a bad bloke, got lost a couple of times, but overall good time and wasn’t too rushed.

Some really good experiences here from more than one provider. Loved the cheese and wine but the most.

Well organised, three great wineries, great people and excellent value