Australia Wine & City Tours
Tailor a wine tour to Australia to suit your needs:
Australia offers an impressive selection of wine regions around the country’s periphery, all of them beckoning. We can guarantee one thing – whichever regions you choose, once you’ve visited them, you’ll yearn to experience the others. And we will happily welcome you back!
Consider the Sydney area – avant-garde cosmopolitan city, the Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and, not too far away – the Hunter Valley and Mudgee wine regions.
Or Melbourne – artsy, fresh and exciting, gateway to the Great Ocean Road and, not too far away – the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and the Macedon Ranges.
Adelaide – well-planned and charming with great food and crafts and, not too far away – the Barossa and Clare Valleys, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale, not forgetting Coonawarra, accessible by road or air.
Jump down to Tasmania with its quaint towns, convict history and great hiking. Not too far away from Launceston – Pipers River and the Tamar Valley; close to Hobart, the Derwent Valley and Coal River.
Fly out to Perth, a beautiful energetic city on the Indian Ocean and, not too far away – Margaret River and Pemberton. For the truly adventurous, the Great Southern Region, 400 km southeast of Perth on the wild Southern Ocean – only Antarctica is beyond. Not too far away are Albany, Denmark, Franklin River and Mount Barker.
Many of the tour hosts/drivers leading you on these adventures are wine lovers or experts whose knowledge of the wines and wine regions is both first-hand and anecdotal. They are happy to share their insights into the places you will see and the delights you will taste. They are also empowered to color outside the lines on occasion, when changes come up and to tailor the tour to your comfort and desires. Just ask!
A Wine Tours Australia & New Zealand itinerary may include private transfers, private or small group tours, wine tasting at selected wineries (including wineries you suggest), outdoor adventure activities, scheduled boat tours or rail services, meals on tours and accommodations ranging from first class and deluxe hotels to B&Bs and country inns. Special arrangements will be made for groups.
Accommodations come in all styles and price ranges. In proposing the right property to suit your needs, we often suggest Australian-owned properties for a little extra local flavor! We’ll explain the differences between various accommodation types, whether in an urban setting or in the wine regions. In some areas, self-catering lodgings may be available.
Seasonality – The best time to visit Australia is spring (September through November) or fall (March through May) for the best weather and the greatest availability. An exception would be if you wish to include Queensland for the Great Barrier Reef or the Northern Territory, in which case winter’s dry season may work best (June through August). If visiting New Zealand and Australia in spring, we suggest you stop in New Zealand first and Australia second. If traveling in the fall, then the reverse. The Antipodean summer (December through February/March) is peak season, with higher prices and tight availability due to the touristic impact of Christmas/New Year and their long summer school vacation.
The itinerary selections offered are simply suggestions. Use them singly, string them together or ask us to design a tour tailored for you! Whether you’re looking to dabble in wine or have an in-depth technical tour, we can turn your ideas into actual, do-able experiences, well-paced and logically combined for your time frame and budget.