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Mudgee 2 Day Private Tour

All Weather Tour

1+ People

2 Day Duration

From:  AUD$490 (15+ people)

 

Highlights

• Private Mudgee tour from Sydney – just your group on the tour, no one else!
• Mudgee 2 Day Wine Tasting Tour with a professional guide
• Visit up to 5 boutique wineries across 2 days
• Taste up to 10 different wine tastings at each winery
• Overnight stay in Mudgee hotel
• Visit historic township of Gulgong
• Visit the Blue Mountains and the Three Sisters

MUDGEE 2 DAY WINE AND SIGHTSEEING TOUR FROM SYDNEY

Discover the country charm and award-winning wine growing region of one of NSW’s premier inland towns. Mudgee’s Aboriginal name means “nest in the hills” and this pristine country town nestles snugly between the surrounding rolling hillside.   Come on a 2-day adventure and visit 5 unique wineries, explore the historic township and just relax as you enjoy the picturesque scenery.

Itinerary and What to Expect

DAY 1 – SYDNEY TO MUDGEE

BLUE MOUNTAINS

Departing Sydney, you will travel over the rugged Blue Mountains on the Great Western Highway, with time to stop for some sightseeing and morning tea in one of the quaint mountain villages.  Continuing your journey to the other side of the Great Dividing Range, you will be regaled with tales of the early explorers and intrepid settlers who braved the unknown and headed deep into the heart of the continent.

WINE TASTING IN THE AWARD-WINNING MUDGEE WINE REGION

Arriving at Mudgee just in time for lunch and time to explore charming historic town. Afterwards it’s time to set off to your first winery of the region. Boasting 45 wineries, Mudgee is renowned for its Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. With warm summer days and cool evenings, at 450m Mudgee’s relatively higher elevation allows for a slower ripening period, which makes the area ideal for producing wines with great intensity of colour and flavour. You will visit 3 or 4 of the finest wineries of the area with up to 10 tastings at each.

EXPLORE MUDGEE BY NIGHT

After a relaxing afternoon wine tasting, you will be dropped at your accommodation to relax. The evening is at your leisure, and everything in Mudgee is within strolling distance so you can explore further into the night.

 

DAY 2 – MUDGEE AND GULGONG

GULGONG

Meet your guide at 0915 for the half hour drive north of Mudgee to the 19th-century gold rush town of Gulgong.  Step back in time and potter around the narrow-bent streets with its heritage listed town buildings, many with original verandahs and iron-lace balconies.  Take a snapshot of the 10-dollar hotel, famous as the pub appearing on the original Australian $10 note. Visit one of the 2 excellent museums in the town.

MUDGEE HONEY AND MEAD TASTING

Returning from Gulgong it’s time to visit to the excellent Honey Haven. You can taste the locally produced honey and see the incredible array of honey products and other goods in this unique experience. Try the oldest fermented drink known to mankind, Mead! Your honey expert will then guide you through 4 different Mead tastings, from a bright sparkling right through to the smooth liqueur.

MUDGEE CHEESE TASTING

Tickled with Mead and Honey, the only thing to do now is to follow up with some Cheese Tasting.  The High Valley Cheese Company expert leads you through the 9 hand crafted varieties of artisan cheese, which are all proudly made in the traditional manner at their boutique factory.  With tastes and textures ranging from the those with subtle flavours to those that are rich, bold and mind blowing, there is a fine cheese out there, calling your name!

MUDGEE WINE TASTING TOUR

After a morning of tantalising your taste buds, your Mudgee Wine Tasting tour continues with a visit to 2 last wineries. With a wine growing history that stretches back to 1858, Mudgee produces a particularly fine Chardonnay to complement its excellent reds. Enjoy a light lunch at one of the wineries.

BLUE MOUNTAINS

Thoroughly sated by the Mudgee experience, relax on the 2-hour drive to the Blue Mountains. A visit to the Three Sisters will see these famous girls basking in the afternoon glow.  A perfect time to get that perfect picture!  Refreshed and inspired by the beauty of the mountains, it’s time to bid farewell and the final leg of your 2 day adventure will see you back in Sydney by around 7pm.

 

What's Included

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch

Accommodation
1 night at 3/4 Star Hotel
Double/Twin Share
Single Supplement Available

Activities
Wine Tasting at 5 or 6 Wineries
Mead Tasting
Cheese Tasting

Tour Times

Mudgee has a minimum 2 night stay on weekends so this tour only operates Sunday – Thursdays

Day 1
7.30am   pick up from your central Sydney location
5.00pm  drop off at your Mudgee Hotel

Day 2
9.15am   pick up from your Mudgee hotel
7.00pm  drop off at your central Sydney location

Other Info

Do you cater for solo travellers?

Yes, indeed! We will accept Han Solo, Solomon Islanders, Solo Mio, Napoleon Solo, Guitar or Piano solos as well as King Solomon, but definitely no Kylo Rens! Or Wookies! Our accommodation is based on Double/Twin Share, so any member of the group who is travelling solo, must pay the single supplement.

 

What happens if I make a booking and then can’t travel due to COVID?

If we are unable to operate due to unexpected Government/Health-imposed COVID travel restrictions, our cancellation penalties will be waived and full refunds will be provided, on the proviso that all suppliers of Runaway Tours also waive all of their cancellation fees.  Any cancellation fees charged by suppliers on the itinerary, which are outside of the control of Runaway Tours, will be withheld from any refunds due to the client. We also encourage our guests to take out their own personal travel insurance.

 

What COVID safety measures are you taking for our trip?

We require that all passengers are double vaccinated to ensure the safety of other passengers and our guides. Passengers will be required to show their vax certificates before boarding.
The health and safety of both our guests and our guides is always our highest priority. We have a COVID Safe Plan in place with NSW Health and are registered as a certified COVID Safe Tour Operator. Our driver/guides are fully vaccinated with both jabs and will not operate tours if they are unwell or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. Our vehicles are regularly cleaned using disinfectants.

 

Are accommodation, tasting fees and meals included in the price?

Yes, overnight accommodation, wine and cheese tasting fees and 2 meals are included.

 

Are there any extra fees on top of the listed price?

No, we do not charge any extra fees or fuel surcharges. The advertised price is the price you pay including GST. Please bring extra funds for any personal purchases along the journey, just in case you decide to buy a country estate or vineyard along the way…

MUDGEE WINE TOURS – Book Below

If a member of your group requires a single room, select your group size, then select the Single Supplement.

Includes 

  • Professional Guide
  • Expert Commentary
  • Bottled Water
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop off
  • Flexible Itinerary

Excludes

  • Some Meals and Drinks
  • Tips
  • Food & Drink

Images are courtesy of Mudgee Region Tourism

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