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Hunter Valley Wine Tours and Wine Country Adventures for the whole Family in Pokolbin, New South Wales, Australia
At Hunter Valley Classic Carriages, we are passionate about offering unforgettable wine tours through the enchanting Hunter Valley wine country, all while upholding our unwavering commitment to sustainability, ethical business practices, and the utmost care for our equine companions. Our mission goes beyond providing exceptional experiences; it extends to ensuring the well-being and enjoyment of our magnificent horses throughout every journey.
We take immense pride in being the first business in our industry to embrace a 100% commitment to horse comfort and welfare. Our horses are not merely means of transportation but partners in creating magical memories. To contribute to the preservation of Clydesdale heritage and regenerate their numbers, we have established a dedicated Clydesdale breeding program. By carefully breeding and nurturing these majestic creatures, we aim to foster their population growth and continue their legacy for generations to come. With every tour, you can revel in the knowledge that your experience supports the preservation of these remarkable horses and their rightful place in the history of the beautiful Hunter Valley wine county and vineyard agriculture. Join us and embark on an ethically conscious adventure, where harmony between nature, wine, and equine well-being is at the heart of everything we do.
Located in the picturesque Hunter Valley Wine Country as one of the first wine tour experiences in the Hunter Valley with a history spanning several decades Hunter Valley Classic Carriages is the largest and most trusted provider of private carriage charters, wedding transport and specialist wine tours. We are also located in the Historical Township of Morpeth NSW with our incredible Cobb and Co Stagecoach Experience. With a focus on safety and a team with over 70 years combined experience and comprehensive ongoing training we provide both safe and enjoyable wine tours and experiences for the whole family. Offering one of the largest collections of Carriages in the industry we offer Victoria's, Landaus, Broughams, Vis a Vis, Wild West American Chuck Wagons, Wagonettes, Cobb and Co Stagecoach's and more Hunter Valley Classic Carriages is a Carriage and Wine Tour specialist with a quality selection of Classic Carriages.
With incredible vistas of the iconic Brokenback Range part of the Great Dividing Range, Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley Wine Country offers activities for the whole family while showcasing one of the most iconic and world-renowned tourist destinations in Australia. We provide scenic all-inclusive wine tours, adventures, hands on experiences and Hunter Valley Wine Tours with exclusive couple's charters, private small and large group options, and family activities, that meander through the trails and vineyards of Pokolbin. Our all-inclusive packages leave nothing left for you to do but turn up and include gourmet picnics in the vines, modern Australian restaurants, boutique and iconic wine, cheese and chocolate tasting experiences, chilled sparkling wine and a cheese platter. See the Australian Wine Country with an industry leader and experience the difference with quality experiential and bespoke Hunter Valley Wine Tours.
Quick Booking Links
Ready to Book? Explore our website or use our Quick Booking Links below to our Most Popular Products. You've come to the right place, we are the industry leader. Our all-inclusive Hunter Valley Wine Tours and Experiences include affordable Mini Carriage experiences from just 1 hour if you're trying to fit more into your holiday or options available for 2, 3, 5 hours if your wanting to see more of the valley with just one easy booking and let us do the rest. If you're not sure what your group would enjoy call our friendly staff today for more information on other available tours and experiences and bespoke options.
Christmas Gift Cards
Give the gift of timeless elegance and unforgettable memories this holiday season with Hunter Valley Classic Carriages' Christmas gift cards. Delight your loved ones with a unique experience, as they embark on a charming horse-drawn carriage ride through the picturesque landscapes of the Hunter Valley. Our gift cards offer the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and create cherished moments, surrounded by the beauty of the countryside. Whether it's a romantic outing for two or a family adventure, our Christmas gift cards are the perfect way to spread joy and make this holiday season truly magical.
Half Day Exclusive Couples Wine Tours
From $495 per person
Experience the epitome of luxury with our exclusive half-day couples wine tour by Hunter Valley Classic Carriages. Indulge in a romantic journey through the breathtaking vineyards aboard one of our meticulously restored carriages from the Edwardian or Victorian era. Savor the finest wines at boutique wineries, accompanied by the opulence of chilled sparkling wine provided on board. Treat your palate to delectable cheese and chocolate tastings, adding an extra touch of indulgence to your experience. Immerse yourselves in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Hunter Valley as you create unforgettable memories on this intimate and exclusive carriage tour designed especially for couples.
Half Day Exclusive Group Wine Tours
From $395 per person
Experience the ultimate luxury with our exclusive half-day group wine tour by Hunter Valley Classic Carriages. Indulge in a remarkable journey through the picturesque vineyards aboard one of our lavish carriages from the Edwardian or Victorian era. Discover the finest wines at boutique wineries, surrounded by the elegance and comfort of our exclusive carriages. Sip on chilled sparkling wine provided on board as you glide through the scenic routes, taking in the breathtaking landscapes. Delight in delectable cheese and chocolate tastings, adding a touch of opulence to your experience. Immerse yourselves in the beauty of the Hunter Valley as a group, creating cherished memories on this exclusive and luxurious carriage tour designed to cater to your every need.
Half Day Group Wild West Wine Wagon Tours
From $210 per person
Embark on an immersive and experiential adventure with our group wine tours aboard the Wild West Wine Wagon. Step into the Old West and experience the charm and excitement of a themed wagon ride through the picturesque vineyards. Indulge in delightful wine, cheese, and chocolate tastings as you journey through the scenic landscapes, accompanied by our entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides. Discover the fascinating stories and secrets of the region while enjoying a fun-filled experience suitable for the whole family. Get ready to create lasting memories on the Wild West Wine Wagon group wine tours—an adventure that combines education, entertainment, and pure enjoyment in true Wild West style.
1 Hour Mini Wine Tour
From $155 per person
Experience the best of our wine tours in a compact and convenient way with our mini 1-hour wine tours. Designed for those seeking a taste of adventure without investing a lot of time, these tours allow you to make the most of your holiday itinerary. Hop aboard a horse and carriage and embark on a scenic journey to a boutique winery, where an exclusive wine tasting experience awaits. Savor the flavors of handcrafted wines while soaking in the charming ambiance of the vineyard. Afterward, enjoy a leisurely carriage ride back to the collection point, savoring the memories of this delightful experience. With our mini wine tours, you can fit more into your holiday and still savor the essence of the Hunter Valley wine region.
Behind the Scenes Working Clydesdale Experience
From $55 per person
Welcome to the extraordinary world of our Behind the Scenes Working Clydesdale Experience. Immerse yourself in a captivating journey where you'll meet and greet our magnificent Clydesdale team. Get up close and personal with these majestic creatures as you learn about their history in the Hunter Valley wine country. Our Clydesdale and Australian draft horse keepers will share their expertise on what Clydesdales eat, how they are trained, and all aspects of their working horse life. Feed and interact with the Clydesdales and seize the opportunity for a memorable photo. This immersive experience is suitable for all ages, offering a unique glimpse into the remarkable world of Clydesdales and creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
Half Day 4X4 Wine Country Tours
From $165 per person
Embark on an unforgettable half-day 4x4 wine country tour and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Pokolbin region. Prepare for a sensory journey as you traverse picturesque vistas in our comfortable 4x4 vehicle. Indulge in exquisite wine tastings at boutique wineries, discovering the diverse flavors and craftsmanship of the region's finest wines. Treat your taste buds to delectable cheese and chocolate pairings, perfectly complementing the wine experience. Along the way, our knowledgeable guide will share fascinating insights into the area's history and winemaking process. Get ready to explore the breathtaking landscapes of Pokolbin and create lasting memories on this extraordinary wine country adventure.
Half Day Bus Wine Tour
From $130 per person
Join us on an incredible half-day bus wine tour that accommodates larger groups, perfect for friends, families, or corporate outings. Sit back and relax in our comfortable bus as we take you on a journey through the stunning Pokolbin region. Enjoy picturesque views of the countryside as we visit renowned wineries for delightful wine tastings. Treat your palate to a delectable selection of cheese and chocolate pairings, enhancing your wine experience. Our experienced guide will provide fascinating insights into the winemaking process and the history of the area. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply exploring with a group of friends, our half-day bus wine tour promises an unforgettable adventure through the beautiful wine country of Pokolbin.
Morpeth Cobb and Co Stagecoach Experience
Step back in time with the Morpeth Cobb and Co Stagecoach Experience, where you can relive the charm and excitement of travel by a historic Cobb and Co stagecoach. Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of Morpeth, NSW, as you journey through its historical streets. Feel the thrill of the horse-drawn stagecoach as it carries you through the town, offering a unique perspective on this quaint and picturesque destination. Marvel at the beautifully preserved architecture and immerse yourself in the rich history that surrounds you. This one-of-a-kind experience allows you to connect with the past and create unforgettable memories as you explore Morpeth in true vintage style. Get ready to embark on a journey like no other with the Morpeth Cobb and Co Stagecoach Experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the activity weather dependant?
Yes, we monitor weather conditions in order to meet our commitment to safety for our passengers and our equine team. Although cancellation is rare, from time to time it is necessary for us to cancel activity. In this circumstance you will be provided the opportunity to re-book with us within a period of 3 years. Please see terms and conditions of purchase.
What can I expect on the day?
Our tours and experiences range from 1 to 5 hours. Once you reserve your tour or experience with us you will receive an email with instructions on where to meet your tour guide or experience coordinator which will be one of several customer collections points depending on what you book. You should arrive to the customer collection point assigned for you approximately 10 minutes prior to your tour or experience. After a safety briefing from your guide you will board your carriage or begin your selected tour of experience. As an outdoor activity you should wear weather appropriate clothing including hats or sunscreen. At the completion of your tour or experience you will be returned to the customer collection point.
Where is the business located?
Due to the nature of our business, we have several customer collection points throughout the valley similar to a bus stop or coach stop. You will need to book with us prior to your anticipated experience, when you book you will be provided with your allocated customer collection point where you will be collected by your tour guide or experience coordinator.
Is transportation to and from the tour or experience included?
No, you will need to arrange a transfer to our customer collection point.
Are there any age restrictions to participate in our tours and activities?
There are no age restrictions to participating in our tours and experiences and we provide family friendly activities and routes designed to appeal to all ages. However, in Australia it is illegal for people under the age of 18 to consume alcohol and they will not be able to participate in wine tasting or the consumption of alcohol.
Are there any health restrictions that limit participation?
We recommend any persons with existing heath conditions consult their doctor for guidance on activities they are able to participate in. We can advise that our activities involve horses and animals and may present a risk to those with severe allergies. Our tours and experiences also involve riding on horse carriages on and offload terrains. While all care is taken the journey can be bumpy in parts similar to driving over a pothole with your car. We offer several carriage types and tours that can accommodate a range of physical challenges or disabilities. If your tour or experience involves food please advise us in advance of any food allergies. Speak with a member of our team prior to booking your experience.
Do we offer accessible tourism experiences?
Yes, we are an inclusive tourism business and can cater for individuals with disabilities. While we are still working on producing a more complete range of experiences, we invite you to reach out to our team and we will do our best to accommodate your specific needs.
What is the cancellation policy?
We provide refunds in line with the Australia Consumer Law. Outside of the ACL we review each request on a case by case basis and may provide a voucher that will remain valid for 3 years.
What should I wear?
While our carriages offer some weather protection, this is a predominantly outdoor activity and you should dress in weather appropriate clothing. For experiences involving equine encounters you will need to wear sensible enclosed footwear.
Do our horses enjoy their work?
We take great care in selecting only horses that have an interest and enthusiasm for the work. We are industry leaders in animal welfare and have a 100% commitment to the comfort and enjoyment experienced by our equine team. This means we carefully curate our routes to minimize workloads and keep the work easy and enjoyable. Moreover, we reduce repetitive work time frames. Due to our 100% commitment your tour with us may cost a little more than our competitors, though this small cost difference means you can rest assured you can enjoy our activities knowing you are supporting a business with unmatched equine care and help us as industry leaders to improve practices by example.
Why Choose Us? Explore Wine Country with Hunter Valley Classic Carriages
Why choose us? In 1975 we offered the first Horse Drawn Wine Tours in Australia and the Hunter Valley opening our doors nearby what is now Hunter Valley Gardens. We have experienced staff and a commitment to animal welfare that drives our vision to maintain a little bit of history and providing authentic experiences while ensuring the comfort and enjoyment for our equine team who enjoy a balanced lifestyle and specially curated tour routes for comfortable and enjoyable work. We provide high quality tours and family friendly experiences and as the original and the best the industry has to offer we have used our wealth of industry knowledge to create bespoke experiences that you and your family and friends will never forget.
Behind the Scenes Working Clydesdale Experience
Welcome to our featured product this month the Behind the Scenes Working Clydesdale Experience! Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Clydesdales and Australian draft horses in the picturesque Hunter Valley wine country. Join our esteemed Clydesdale team for an unforgettable journey where you'll meet and greet these magnificent creatures up-close. Be captivated as one of our knowledgeable Clydesdale and Australian draft horse keepers shares the rich history of Clydesdales in the region. Discover their unique diet, witness their impressive training techniques, and gain insights into every aspect of Clydesdale life as a working horse. Participants of all ages are invited to feed these gentle giants and capture precious moments with them through an exclusive photo opportunity. Unleash your inner equestrian enthusiast and embark on this remarkable experience today!
Duration: 45 Minutes (approx.)
Contact us to explore your next adventure!
Opposite Hunter Valley Gardens on Broke Road, Pokolbin, NSW, 2322 (Attendance By Appointment or Booking Only)
Australian Covid Requirements - Updated November 2023
'In Australia most Covid restrictions have been eased, however, some formal and informal practices and expectations remain in order to manage waves and protect the vulnerable. NSW government health recommendations and social etiquette suggest maintaining social distancing, isolation while infectious and wearing masks in some social or medical settings to help protect the vulnerable. Many businesses in Australia also ask that visits to their location be postponed if you test positive for Covid and are infectious, for this reason we ask any patron testing positive for Covid to reschedule their tour or experience. In line with the recommendations of NSW Health we also ask any persons recently recovered and testing negative to wear a mask on our tour if its within 5 days of your first negative test. Tours may need to be altered ad-hoc to accommodate changing requirements including capacity restrictions, indoor tastings and dining experiences to suit evolving Covid-19 restrictions as they are implemented without warning. For more information on updated or changing COVID recommendations from NSW Health follow the below link to the 'NSW Government COVID-19 guidance and support for people in NSW'.
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Office Hours: Thurs - Monday: 9am - 6pm
Normal Trade: Thurs - Sun: 10am - 4:30pm
Day Light Saving: Thurs - Sun: 9am - 5pm
Extended Seasonal Operating Hours: Seven Days: 10am - 4:30pm
Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day
Closed for Routine Maintenance 2 Weeks Bi-Annually*
Weekends 10am - 2pm (Check Website)