New South Wales holiday

New South Wales

From Sydney's icons to beaches, wine & wildlife

Our classic tailor-made trips

Whether it's your first visit or you're a seasoned Aussie enthusiast visiting family and friends, our itineraries pack in the very best of New South Wales' icons.

Sydney, Beaches & The Blue Mountains from £3,045pp inc. flights

Sydney, Beaches & The Blue Mountains

Discover Sydney and its surrounds, from pristine beaches to striking mountains
Sydney, Beaches & The Blue Mountains from £1,690pp inc. flights

Australia’s East Coast: Sydney to Byron Bay with free Sydney experience

Be charmed by Sydney before discovering the stunning beaches, coastal towns & lush hinterland of New South Wales
New South Wales: The Ultimate Australian Road Trip travel guide

New South Wales: The Ultimate Australian Road Trip

Sydney, Beaches & The Blue Mountains from £2,170pp inc. flights

Highlights of New South Wales

This road trip visits Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley & more

Our new short breaks

With iconic Sydney remaining ever popular, we've put together a selection of breaks that are around two hours away from the city – ideal for an add-on to any Sydney break, whether you're on a road trip or visiting family and friends. 

Mountains and Beaches in Style 7 days from £4,260pp

Mountains and Beaches in Style

Stay at three of New South Wales' most exclusive luxury lodges
Mountains and Beaches in Style 3-day mini break from £270pp

Hunter Valley by Train

A three-day sojourn in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region
Sydney Insider: City Sights 4-day mini break from £540pp

Sydney Insider: City Sights

A short break showcasing the highlights of Sydney – like a local
Mountains and Beaches in Style Travel Guide

New South Wales: Short breaks out of Sydney

A guide to our top 5 short breaks from Sydney – from £270pp
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New South Wales: The Ultimate Australian Road Trip

In New South Wales, stunning Sydney, glittering beaches and a truly incredible natural world are all linked by spectacular roads, with coastal drives and rainforest roads leading you among rolling vineyards and gorgeous beaches alike. New South Wales is blessed with over 1,300 miles of coastline and we have put together a guide for the best region to visit on a road trip, with a map below.


Blessed with one of the most recognisable waterfronts, you’ll know Australia’s largest city for the sweeping curves of its twin icons – the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. But, look beyond its poster child good looks and you’ll find plenty of substance. The cobblestone lanes of the historic district, The Rocks, feature heritage cottages and storied pubs, while the Victorian terraces of Paddington are given over to a chic café culture and boutique markets. However, this being Australia, there’s no escaping the sun, with Bondi’s white sands, coastal walks and famous surf among the highlights.

The Blue Mountains

Moving out of Sydney, you’ll quickly find yourself winding up into the green-dappled peaks of the Blue Mountains. A World Heritage-listed Area, cascading waterfalls hide among eucalypt forests and sandstone cliffs look out over great swathes of bushland. Take it all in on meandering hiking trails that lead through Aboriginal tribal lands, to stunning cave formations. It’s all the picturesque frame to a delightful collection of lodge retreats.

Hunter Valley

After the Blue Mountains, the state’s scenery calms into endlessly undulating green curves terraced into pretty rows of vineyards. This is Australia’s oldest wine region – the Hunter Valley. Taste your way through its 150 wineries, often producing Shiraz, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The region is also undergoing something of a foodie renaissance, with farm-to-table restaurants showcasing the best in local produce. Don’t miss out on the artisan cheeses, hand-made chocolates and bakery delicacies.

Port Stephens

Turning back to the coast, you’ll arrive at the ‘Dolphin Capital of Australia’. Home to resident bottlenoses, Port Stephens is one of the world’s best places to spot these playful animals. Embark on a scenic cruise or, for something truly unique, there’s even the opportunity to swim with the pod. It’s all watched over by a collection of national parks, host to giant sand dunes and rainforest walks. And, for some relaxation, there’s over two-dozen beaches to choose from.

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Our featured hotels

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Contemporary Lodge
Emirates One&Only resort is a world-class conversation-based luxury resort in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
Pretty Beach House, Bouddi Peninsula

Pretty Beach House, Bouddi Peninsula

Contemporary Hotel
Effortlessly combining rustic beach chic with luxury living, Pretty Beach House offers fine dining and pampering in an inimitable location.
Pretty Beach House, Bouddi Peninsula
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