Frequently asked questions
How long can I stay at each hop?
The Hopper is on a one hour loop, which means it will pick up and drop off each hour to each location. You can stay for an hour or as many hours as you choose, it is up to you. The Hopper will leave each location at the set time, so make sure you are waiting in the set down location when it stops by.
Do I need to book lunch?
We strongly suggest that you book your lunch time slot in prior to arriving in Mudgee. The wineries are very busy on Saturdays and a reservation will be required. Use the planner on our website to plan out your day.
Do I need to wear special footwear?
At some of the hops there will be walking required if you wish to visit all of the venues in that hop. We suggest you wear good walking shoes, and bring a hat and sunscreen. We supply water on board.
How do I keep my produce cold which I buy along the hopper route?
We supply an esky on board the Hopper with a colour coded system on all items placed in it. At the end of the day when we drop you back to your accommodation, it is easy to identify which produce is yours. We keep it cool for you all day.
I want to buy wine and beer but dont want to carry it. Where can I leave it?
We provide boxes and esky's in the bus to store your purchases. Your bags get your name on them so you can be rest assured we know what belongs to whom! We drop all of your purchases at the end with you when your tour is finished.
Where do I get on the bus?
You need to meet the bus at any of the venues on the Route. At the end of the day we will take you back to your accommodation with your purchases as long as it is within a 5 kilometre radius of the Route.
Do you have an APP?
Yes we do. Search Mudgee Hopper either on Google Play or the Apple App Store. The app shows you the Routes, Timetables, a Planner and more
Can I bring my children on the Mudgee Hopper?
Our buses have seatbelts, and children over the age of 8 years can wear these. We don't cater for children under the age of 8.
Do you have special pricing for children or seniors?
Each seat on the bus is $69 for a full day pass regardless of who books the seat. We have kept our pricing as low as we can to make it affordable for everyone.
Can I pay on the day with cash or card and not book online?
Of course you can! We take payment on the day, you just need to call us on 0450 654 260 to reserve your seat.
I just want to do 1 stop. Is this allowed?
You can pick the Hopper up at Hop 1 in town at The Mudgee Brewery at the set times, and then have a one or two way transfer. A one way transfer to any stop is $12pp and a two way transfer is $20pp.
Do I need to book in a tasting at the venues?
YES!!!! Please make sure your day is fully booked in at the venues prior to your tour. Due to social distancing restrictions all the venues must be booked prior. We accept no responsibility if you can not get into the venue for a tasting.