Best Vehicles for Winery Tours
Did you know that Australia is one of the worlds most popular producers of wine? From its prime temperatures in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria to its innovative designs, it's a pioneer in the industry to this day. What’s more, is that some of the most visually stunning locations are right here in Australia’s wine regions. It sounds like a match made in heaven if you ask us - pristine locations, sweeping views and world-class wine. Find the perfect rental car with VroomVroomVroom and delve into these magical regions for an unforgettable Aussie experience.
Hunter Valley - New South Wales
The Hunter Valley has to be the most popular wine region in all of Australia. By 1823, vineyards were already in the works and since then, the area has developed into a leader of premium wine, tallying up to 150 wineries.
Recommended car: Because the trip from Sydney to the Hunter Valley is a few hours, book a full-size SUV for comfort and enough space for your luggage.
Useful tips: Summer is harvest time for the vineyards in the Hunter Valley and is the most popular time for tourists. Avoid the crowds and visit around March to May.
- The great thing about the Hunter Valley is the flexibility of the location. Do you want to relax, wine, and dine all day long? Go for it!
- Do you prefer riding a hot air balloon, horseback riding, cycling, winery hopping, or exploring the nearby national parks? Your days can be jam-packed if that's your style.
- Locals recommend Audrey Wilkinson Winery for jaw-dropping views and even better wine. Bimbadgen Winery which is home to century-old fig trees is also a must check out.
Getting there: Fly into Sydney airport and drive to the Hunter Valley. It will take you around 3 and a half hours. Take A3 and Pacific Hwy/A1 to M1 in Wahroonga. Take Woodberry Rd, Seaham Rd, Clarence Town Rd and Chichester Dam Rd to Wangat Rd in Upper Karuah River.
The Barossa Valley - South Australia
From the likes of Penfolds and Jacobs Creek, the Barossa Valley is home to 80 cellar doors and is known for its opulence and charm. From heritage listed buildings to endless scenery, the Barossa Valley knows how to look after their visitors.
Recommended car: The drive from Adelaide to the Barossa Valley is just over an hour. Book a luxury car and treat yourself to a stunning drive and gorgeous stay.
Useful tips: The Adelaide Hills are a great place to explore in your rental car. Make sure to check them out on your way through.
- Enjoy behind-the-scenes tours and wine tastings at most wineries in the area. Not only will you be able to enjoy the wine itself, but you can learn about the art of creation.
- With the whole family? Whistler Wines is the perfect place to explore. Try grape stomping and spend the day with loved ones in this awesome location.
- Every Saturday is the Barossa Farmer’s Markets. Stock up on mouth-watering cheeses and fresh fruit and veg.
Getting there: Take A2, National Highway A1, National Highway M20 and National Highway A20 to Gomersal Rd. Follow Gomersal Rd to Barossa Valley Way/B19 in Tanunda.
Yarra Valley - Victoria
Just under an hour away from Melbourne's CBD is the Yarra Valley. Similar to the city (without the crowds), the Yarra Valley is filled with culture and culinary delights, not to mention the star of the show, the world-class wine.
Recommended car: Rent a convertible and enjoy the drive to the Yarra Valley as well as in and around the area.
Useful tips: Plan your trip itinerary before you head to the Yarra Valley, locations aren’t as close by compared to other valley's, where a plan will help your stay remain hassle-free.
- Explore the amazing gardens at The Melba Estate. With 7 acres of land to cover, this place is seriously impressive.
- Go canoeing and kayaking on the Yarra River and check out Currawong Bush Park if you're looking to discover stunning nature while on your holiday.
- The TarraWarra Estate is another must on your Yarra Valley venture. The cellar door is not only underground but set in the side of a hill and the restaurant on-premise uses ingredients from their garden. Sounds like bliss to us!
Getting there: Follow M3 to Ringwood Bypass/State Route 62. Take the exit for Ringwood Bypass from M3.