Where to go in New South Wales: Sydney, the Hunter Valley & Blue Mountains
List of regions
Sydney is blessed with the world’s most iconic harbour. 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 is a stunning wilderness area of dramatic cliffs, sandstone plateaus and deep canyons, around an hour west of Sydney.
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.
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.
The New South Wales South Coast is made up of national parks, southern surf beaches, lakes, historic towns and small fishing villages. The coastal towns of Metung, Merimbula and Huskisson are the best known for overnight stays.
Lord Howe Island is a World Heritage-listed paradise located on the world’s southernmost coral reef, less than two hours’ flight from Sydney or Brisbane. Snorkel and dive in crystal clear temperate waters teeming with fish, colourful coral and green turtles or trek to the top of Mount Gower and bus…
Norfolk Island is a remote speck in the Tasman Sea, a place to which convicts were once sent and where descendants of Bounty mutineers settled. Forests of pine trees cover much of Norfolk Island, an even more distant outpost than Lord Howe Island, said to have the cleanest air anywhere on the plane…