The best Aussie wine experiences for anyone who loves a tipple

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Australia has more than 60 wine regions across the country and is home to some of the oldest vineyards in the world.

Now travel is back, it's time to head out and admire the vines, sip on the latest releases and enjoy the scenery on the way.

Glass of rose on a table in sunlight, blurred greenery in the background
Taste your way around Australia with these winery tours. Photo: Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor's 'wine experiences' list gives advice on what to eat, drink and see while you're on the road.

Here are the top 5 tours across the country:

1. Margaret River Wine Adventure, Western Australia

For people who 'don't do' tours, this experience ranked as the number 2 Top Experience in Australia in this year’s Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best awards.

During the tour you'll travel by luxury 4WD, take a canoe trip on the Margaret River, visit a picturesque beach and see an ancient waterhole where you learn about Aboriginal traditions.

You'll stop for lunch and wine tastings at renowned local winery, Fraser Gallop Estate, before heading to the Cape Track for a walk and exhilarating off-road ride.

From $193 per person.

A couple smiling and wearing life vests while canoeing down a sun drenched Margaret River
Wine experiences with a difference: canoe down Margaret River before stopping for lunch at a winery for under $200 pp. Photo: Tripadvisor

2. McLaren Vale Wine Tour by bike, Adelaide, South Australia

See McLaren Vale by bike on this guided tour.

You'll ride through the picturesque Kuitpo Forest to two wineries for tastings and enjoy a lunch of local produce to sustain you, from just $159 per person.

A couple cycling through the picturesque McLaren Vale wine region in South Australia, bush, fields and rolling hills under a blue sky
Cycle through McLaren Vale and see the sights before doing some wine tasting. Photo: Tripadvisor

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3. Day Trip with Chef-Led Hunter Valley Gourmet Food and Wine, Sydney, New South Wales

This food and wine tour is led by a professional chef.

You'll discover what's new in culinary culture in Sydney before heading to the Hunter Valley where you'll be able to taste a whole variety of the tastiest drops the Hunter region has to offer, all from just $208 per person.

A quaint house and vineyard in the hunter valley on a sunny day, bush in background
Enjoy a day trip led by a chef through Sydney and the Hunter Valley experiencing gourmet food and wine. Photo: Tripadvisor

4. Mount Tamborine Wine Tasting Tour, Brisbane, Queensland 

Just north of the Gold Coast, Mount Tamborine's hinterlands are home to some of Queensland’s most popular boutique wineries.

During this tour you'll visit five different wineries, taste a variety of local wines and enjoy a two-course lunch at a winery restaurant from just $175 per person.

A winery featuring a black sign boasting their 5 Star James Halliday rating
Visit 5 different wineries during the Mount Tamborine Wine Tasting Tour. Photo: Tripadvisor

5. Yarra Valley Wine & Food Day Tour, Melbourne, Victoria

This tour won the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best awards, and also ranks in the top 10 Best Wine, Beer & Spirits Experiences in the World.

You'll visit the region's best wineries for guided tasting sessions, as well enjoy as a gourmet lunch with a view and then a cheese tasting at De Bortoli Winery.

The whole tour lasts 10 hours and you'll have seen and tasted the best of the best by the time you get home all for just $230 per person.

A couple wining and dining in restaurant with a picturesque view over Victoria's Yarra Valley. Grass, trees, mountains and sky stretch uninterrupted into the distance.
Enjoy lunch with a view on the Yarra Valley Wine & Food Day Tour. Credit: Tripadvisor

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