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  • Australian Reptile Park

Australian Reptile Park

Kangarrific Tours is very excited to announce our new partnership with the Australian Reptile Park on the Central Coast! We took our first guests there today and they have a fantastic experience so we look forward to bringing many more guests there in the future.The Australian Reptile Park, which you may know from the TV series  ‘Bondi Vet‘,  has been operating on the Central Coast for over 60 years and has not only 50 different reptiles on display but a huge collection of mammals and birds too. From koala’s, to kangaroos, Tassie devils, emu’s cassowaries and my favourite, the platypus! Oh, and for those wanting to see a quokka…guess what, they have them too! As well as many others.

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  • Probus Group Tours

Probus Sydney Tours

Kangarrific Tours has always have a wonderful relationship with our local retired community. Over the years we have provided a range of Probus tours. From the Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and even Canberra (yes, a fairly long day!). And as our local tourism market opens despite Covid 19 restrictions, we look forward to more fun days out!

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Hello 2021! A Fresh Start?

Well we are off to a fresh start and there is plenty of optimism surrounding this new year. Now I’m a pretty optimistic guy but also a realist and a huge turn around does seem unlikely. I think we need another 12 months to get out of this mess. Will this year be a lot better? It certainly couldn’t be any worse than last year! Oh how I miss our trips to the Hunter Valley! It seems we’re now close to an internationally available vaccine, and at least in Australia, our Covid 19 numbers and relatively low. 

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  • Goodbye 2020

Goodbye 2020 – it’s been emotional

What a year for us all! In a way it’s a little odd that it is coming to an end. It’s been such a heavy year for many, and to think it will soon be over there can be a mixture of relief and nostalgia. A year certainly all of us will never forget. Goodbye 2020!

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  • Mulled Wine

Christmas Mulled Wine

Well it tis the season! Oh Christmas, how we love you! There is so much about Christmas I love, with too many to list in one blog. Ok, I’ll sneak one in here… the smell of a real Christmas Tree (I’m sitting a couple of metres away from one now)! But if there is one wine related Christmas tradition, at least for us, then it’s Christmas mulled wine! Everything from making it, smelling it, drinking it and sharing it!

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  • Activities For Kids

Hunter Valley Activities For Kids

It’s been long established as a destination for adults rich in wine traditions and exotic gourmet foods. But is it a place specifically for the grown ups to indulge their taste buds?  Are there activities for kids? Yes, there’s quite a lot to do in The Hunter Valley that kids, big & small, can really enjoy so let’s go through a few.

 

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  • Tasting Fee

Hunter Valley Tasting Fees

A tasting fee has been a widely discussed and often controversial topic for many years in the Hunter Valley. There are a few places around the world where tasting fees are common (the US for one) however traditionally in The Hunter Valley as well as many historical wine regions around the world such as Europe,  a tasting fees are not common. Now however, especially due to number restrictions due to Covid-19, Hunter Valley Wine Tours usually include a tasting fee.

 

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  • Hunter Valley Tour
  • Tourist Drive 33
  • Tourist Drive 33

Driving From Sydney To The Hunter Valley – Tours Drive 33

The drive from Sydney to The Hunter Valley, if you take Tourist Drive 33, is a beautiful one. Not long after you get onto the M1, you soon find yourself driving on a motorway that literally cuts through the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The motorway is bordered by huge sandstone cut walls that lead in and out of lush bushland.

 

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  • How to sell wine
  • How to sell wine
  • How to sell wine

How to sell wine at a cellar door

How to sell wine? After working in The Hunter Valley for more than10 years, I’ve now watched 100’s of wine tasting presentations and so it may come as no surprise to hear that some are better than others. There are absolutely brilliant wine presenters and beautiful cellar doors in the Hunter Valley and from a tour guides perspective, it’s a pleasure taking groups to see them knowing they will be looked after.

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