Southern Highland Sydney Day Tours
Southern Highlands Winery Day Tours – $149.00
The Southern Highlands is the lesser known winery region to the more famous Hunter Valley, however the Southern Highlands has much to offer from gorgeous mountain roads that lead to ocean lookouts through to heritage buildings, gardens and of course wineries – a definite good choice from a long list of Sydney Day Tours!
Along the way to the Southern Highlands, you will being to notice the scenery change from the hustle of the Sydney suburbs especially if it’s a colder, rainy day and cloud and fog and immerse the road a head and the region in general is perfect for all special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries through to weddings and wedding receptions.
THE DAY TOUR ITINERARIES
Our Scenic Southern Highlands Winery Tour
- The day tour departs Central Station at 8:30am and we head straight down the freeway to beautiful Berrima arriving around 10:00am, this historic town was established in the 1830’s now a popular destination for tourist’s and travellers, here you can spend time in the multitude of boutiques, fine food, lolly and specialty jam and condiment shops or the multitude of cafes catering to the ever changing palette
- From here we depart at 10:45am and head to our first vineyard arriving around 11:00am a perfect time for ones first drink of the day, The first vineyard we visit has an excellent reputation for quality wines at reasonable pricing, here our host will give a grand tour of the wine making facility and whilst tasting take your guests through the procedures they go through to end up with the quality of what’s in the bottle. This takes around an hour so we are heading to lunch around 12:15.
- For lunch we head off to indulge in a sumptuous lunch here you have time to visit the local cheese shop for a tasting of local cheeses, relax and take in this beautiful town, home of our great cricketing legend Sir Don Bradman. After this relaxing stop we head to our second winery aiming to be there around 14.00 pm. Here we can enjoy quality wines of this cool climate region at relatively affordable prices, this area in now boasting some international award winning wines, which is exceptional for the relative short time the region has been developed into a wine growing region. The afternoon is for relaxing and enjoying.
- Our final vineyard not necessary in order is Joadja winery where it all began. Joadja is the founding vineyard of the Southern Highlands and Kim our host was the first to enter the region in the early eighties, he was instrumental in helping to set up a multitude of vineyards in the region. Kim also owns a huge wood fired pizza oven, and occasionally we enjoy pizzas and freshly baked olive bread depending on the weather here we have a wine presentation and tasting. This is a gorgeous winery and perfect for relaxing over a few wines, we stay here for at least an hour before;
- Heading straight down the freeway back to Sydney arriving between 18:00 and 18.30
This tour has it all remarkable wines and vineyards, gorgeous countryside, breathtaking scenery from the magnificent mountains down to the Ocean which when coupled together truly make an unforgettable day. See a gallery of photos from one of our day tours.
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Wineries of the Southern Highlands
Wineries of the Southern Highlands boasting over 60 wineries, each winery had its own charm and characteristics just like the people who run them. Some of the wineries there are:
- Centennial Vineyard
- Eling Forest Cellar Door and Cafe
- Howards Lane Vineyard
- Joadja Winery
- Marist Brothers
- Mt Ashby Estate
- Southern Highlands Wines
- St Maur Estate
- Sutton Forest Estate Wines
- Tertini Wines
- Sally’s Corner Wines
- Cherry Tree Hill Wines to name a few
Southern Highlands Winery Day Tour Pickup Point
To locate the pickup point, proceed up to the Country Link Platform of Central Station and then locate the No. 1 Country Link Platform which will the platform furthermost from the Hungry Jacks. Next to that platform, you will notice a large entry/exit.
On the outside of that entry/exit you will see a taxi cab rank and at the front that taxi cab rank, there is a loading zone where you will see the tour bus waiting.
Please refer to where the words “Railway Square” are mentioned on the map below as the loading zone is underneath the wording as seen on the map.
*Please note that due to harvesting, natural events, unexpected closure of any wineries and flooding to some areas of the Southern Highlands and/or Hunter Valley, the above mentioned tour itineraries are subject to change without notice.