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New South Wales: Sydney, the Hunter Valley & the Blue Mountains

Introduction

New South Wales is home to Australia's global city, Sydney, and attracts most first-time visitors to the country, but it's out of the city where the state really shines. Within several hours of Sydney you can find the dramatic cliffs and forests of the Blue Mountains, the coastal bays, inlets and lakes of the Central Coast and the romantic vineyards of the Hunter Valley.

The North Coast region is an area of outstanding natural beauty where laidback Aussie surf culture and Australia's natural lifestyle is waiting to be discovered. The world-famous Byron Bay and any number of cosy coastal communities should be on any itinerary.


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Highlights of New South Wales

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,310 pp

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New South Wales offers a plethora of attractions. Explore them all on this self-drive that visits Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Killcare.

Sydney to Byron Bay in style

18-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,470 pp

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Enjoy a luxury road trip from Sydney to Byron Bay, pausing at the mist-shrouded Blue Mountains, dolphin-rich Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley’s world-famous vineyards.

Australia’s East Coast: Sydney to Byron Bay

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,610 pp

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Be charmed by Sydney before discovering the stunning beaches, coastal towns and lush hinterland of New South Wales' East Coast as you wind your way north.

Australia by Rail

13-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £3,365 pp

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Travel across Australia’s vast outback as you journey coast-to-coast from Perth to Sydney on this luxury rail journey aboard the Indian Pacific.

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Top itineraries in New South Wales: Sydney, the Hunter Valley & the Blue Mountains

Highlights of New South Wales

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,310 pp

Special
offer

Flight offer – Save up to £95 pp
Book by: 05 July 2018

New South Wales offers a plethora of attractions. Explore them all on this self-drive that visits Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Killcare.

Sydney to Byron Bay in style

18-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,470 pp

Special
offer

Flight offer – Save up to £95 pp
Book by: 05 July 2018

Enjoy a luxury road trip from Sydney to Byron Bay, pausing at the mist-shrouded Blue Mountains, dolphin-rich Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley’s world-famous vineyards.

Australia’s East Coast: Sydney to Byron Bay

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,610 pp

Special
offer

Flight offer – Save up to £90 pp
Book by: 05 July 2018

Be charmed by Sydney before discovering the stunning beaches, coastal towns and lush hinterland of New South Wales' East Coast as you wind your way north.

Sydney, Beaches & The Blue Mountains

15-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,285 pp incl. flights

Take to the open road as you explore the Idyllic New South Wales coast and the spectacular Blue Mountains, between luxury stays in central Sydney and ultra-trendy Double Bay.

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Top places to stay in New South Wales: Sydney, the Hunter Valley & the Blue Mountains

Shangri-La, Sydney

Contemporary hotel

Shangri-La, Sydney offers fine facilities and finer dining set back from Sydney harbour. Its location gives it superb access to both the waterfront and the city centre.

The Nelson Resort, Port Stephens

Small & intimate hotel

The Nelson is a modern, intimate hotel that gives guests the perfect opportunity to experience coastal New South Wales and its stunning beaches and landscape.

Ovolo 1888, Darling Harbour

Contemporary hotel

Ovolo 1888 is one of Sydney’s most unique hotels. The modern rooms are stylishly decorated in bold colours that belie the hotel’s friendly, boutique atmosphere.

Peppers Convent, Hunter Valley

Small & intimate hotel

A true sensory experience, Peppers Convent combines fine wine and fine dining in beautiful surroundings. There’s something idyllic about this heritage hotel and its part of the Australian countryside.

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Where to go in New South Wales: Sydney, the Hunter Valley & the Blue Mountains

Sydney

Sydney is blessed with the one of the world’s most iconic harbours. But, look beyond its historic Rocks District, city icons and foodie scene and you’ll find the Australian outdoors obsession in harbourfront parklands, mountain day trips and countless inviting beaches.

The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains is a stunning wilderness area of dramatic cliffs, sandstone plateaus and deep canyons, around an hour west of Sydney.

Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest and most famous wine region. Visitors can enjoy relaxed cellar door wine tours, superb world-class cuisine and stylish boutique hideaways, as well as luxury day spas and even championship golf courses.

North Coast

The relaxed North Coast region is a combination of hidden surf breaks, subtropical forests and expansive farmlands. The offshore area around Coffs Harbour is home to some of Australia's best scuba diving and many cosy communities dot the coast.

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When to go to New South Wales: Sydney, the Hunter Valley & the Blue Mountains

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Fine weather year-round makes New South Wales an excellent place to visit whatever the season. Autumn, from March to May, is a time of fine days and mild nights. Sydney averages a pleasant 25ºc during summer, from December to February, and though there’s a chance of rain between September and November, it usually clears quickly.

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