Welcome to Skippy Down Under Tours’ FAQ section, where you’ll find everything you need to know about our Hunter Valley Wine Tours and Hunter Valley Winery Tours. We are happy to help you create the perfect itinerary for your small group, private tour from the Central Coast.
Q: How much does a planned tour with a customised itinerary cost?
A: Our pricing for a planned tour with a customised itinerary starts from $150 per person (minimum of five people on a private tour) for pick up from the Hunter Pokolbin region. For groups of four on a private tour, it is $200 per person. For pick up from the Central Coast or Newcastle (minimum of 6 people on a private tour), it is $180 per person. Please contact us for pricing for groups of less than 6 people. All rates include wine tasting fees. Deposit and booking conditions apply.
Q: What are the lunch options for the tour?
A: We offer lunch at Twine Restaurant for $40 per person, which includes choices from the Coaches Menu plus a glass of wine or beer. Alternatively, you can select from the full Twine Restaurant menu at your own cost, or opt to have lunch at a venue of your choice at your own cost.
Q: What is the Sunset Tour?
A: Our Sunset Tour is a fun-filled evening tour that lets you enjoy drinks, dinner, and Hunter Valley views. The private sunset tour begins at 2 pm following pick up from your door by our luxury transfer vehicles. Visit two boutique wineries followed by a stopover at a Vodka Distillery to try some amazing locally made gins, vodka, and liquors. Next, stopover for a cocktail or a beer paddle at 4 Pines Brewhouse. Capture gorgeous sunset pics in the vineyards as you take in the scenic sunset views of the Hunter Valley. The tour concludes with a two-course meal at one of our selected local restaurants before being dropped back to your accommodation.
Q: How much does the Sunset Tour cost?
A: The Sunset Tour starts at $650 for couples. For groups of 3 or more with pickup in Pokolbin and surrounding areas, it is $220 per person. For pickup in the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie, or Newcastle areas, it is $250 per person. Note our tours are not open for individual bookings, you must book the entire tour. Prices include all tasting fees and your two-course dinner at a selected restaurant.
Q: What is the Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Lovers tour?
A: The Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Lovers tour is a luxurious day out that includes paired wine, cheese and chocolate tastings and multiple cellar door experiences. Travel in luxury on one of our private tours with pickup at your front door. Visit a selected cellar door for a delicious premium wine and paired chocolate tasting. Enjoy a private wine, cheese and chocolate experience at a selected cellar door specialising in cheese and chocolate & wine pairing. Choose a restaurant venue of your choice (lunch at own cost). We then explore two further wineries (or a Vodka Distillery and winery depending on your preferences). Your day will conclude at 5 pm.
Q: How much does the Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Lovers tour cost?
A: The tour starts at $750 for couples, which includes all tastings and cheese and chocolate pairings, travelling in a luxurious LDV, with local pickup in Pokolbin or surrounding areas. For pickup from the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie or Newcastle Region, it is $800 per couple. For groups (minimum 5 people per group booking), it is $170 per person for pickup in Pokolbin and surrounding areas, or $200 per person
Q: What is the minimum number of people required for a private tour with Skippy Down Under Tours?
A: The minimum number of people required for a private tour with Skippy Down Under Tours varies depending on the tour. For the Custom Hunter Valley Group Wine Tour, the minimum is 5 people. For the Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Lovers tour, the minimum is also 5 people. For the Wine, Lunch & Dessert Bar Value Tour, the minimum is also 5 people. The Sunset Tour requires a minimum of 2 people.
Q: Are Skippy Down Under Tours open for individual bookings?
A: No, Skippy Down Under Tours are not open for individual bookings. All tours must be booked as a private tour with the minimum number of people required for each tour.
Q: What is included in the pricing for a tour with Skippy Down Under Tours?
A: The pricing for a tour with Skippy Down Under Tours includes all wine tasting fees, as well as any additional activities or meals specified in the tour itinerary. Please note that some tours require additional fees for lunch or other meals, as indicated in the tour description.
Q: How can I book a tour with Skippy Down Under Tours?
A: To book a tour with Skippy Down Under Tours, you can contact them directly through their website or by phone. Please be sure to specify which tour you are interested in and the number of people in your group.
Q: Can I customize my tour with Skippy Down Under Tours?
A: Yes, Skippy Down Under Tours offers custom tours that can be tailored to your specific needs and preferences. You can plan your own day or let them know what you are looking to experience and they will put together the perfect itinerary for you.
Q: Do I need to pay a deposit to book a tour with Skippy Down Under Tours?
A: Yes, a deposit is required to secure your booking with Skippy Down Under Tours. The amount of the deposit varies depending on the tour, so please contact them directly for more information.
Q: What is the cancellation policy for Skippy Down Under Tours?
A: The cancellation policy for Skippy Down Under Tours varies depending on the tour and the circumstances of the cancellation. Please refer to the specific tour description or contact them directly for more information.