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Highlights of New South Wales

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,370 pp incl. flights


Short description

Explore the best of New South Wales, from Sydney to the Blue Mountains and beyond


  • Discover Australia's most exciting city with a two-night stay in Sydney
  • Be dwarfed by the majestic Blue Mountains
  • Sip on world class wines whilst spotting kangaroos in Hunter Valley
  • Get up close with Port Stephen's most popular residents, its dolphins
  • Enjoy the serenity of Killcare's beautiful Putty Beach

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Sydney
  • 2 Nights Blue Mountains
  • 2 Nights Hunter Valley
  • 1 Night Port Stephens
  • 2 Nights Killcare
  • 1 Night Sydney


Recommended for:
Beach | City | Food & wine | History & culture | Natural world | Self-drive

This fortnight-long itinerary takes in the best of New South Wales' many highlights. Starting in Sydney you'll have the chance to explore this wonderful city and its iconic landmarks including the famous Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Head inland to the majestic Blue Mountains where you'll discover unspoilt wilderness hiking trails, towering cliffs and beautiful valleys in this World Heritage listed area before making your way to the Hunter Valley, one of Australia's most famous wine regions. Then, finish off on the coast as you visit Port Stephens' wild dolphins before heading to Killcare to relax on the golden sands of Putty Beach or explore the region's network of walking trails.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
Depart UK

Begin your holiday with included airport lounge access before boarding your flight to Sydney, arriving on day three.

Days 3-4

Arrive in Sydney, transfer to your hotel and check in for a two-night stay at the Four Seasons Hotel, one of the finest in the city. Spend the next day exploring one of Australia's most exciting cities. Recommended tours include dining in style aboard a cruise of Sydney Harbour, taking a tour the famous Opera House and enjoying some of the best views in the city on an exciting Harbour Bridge climb. Speak to your Australia travel specialist for more information and further suggestions.

Stay: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 5-6
Blue Mountains

Collect your hire car and drive to Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort in the heart of the World Heritage mountain region. Use the day to explore local villages and striking landscapes, from the Jenolan Caves to the Blue Mountain Gardens. Our alternative to Lilianfels is the exceptional Spicers Sangoma. Upgrade to enjoy the likes of spa treatments, all-inclusive fine dining and a host of optional experiences, from nature walks to rock climbing and wildlife and wilderness drives.

Stay: Lilianfels Resort & Spa, Blue Mountains (Superior) or Spicers Sangoma Retreat, Blue Mountains (Deluxe)

Meals: B L (Deluxe) D (Deluxe)

Days 7-8
Hunter Valley

Drive to Australia’s oldest wine region for a memorable two-night stay among the vineyards. Home to more than 60 restaurants, 120 wineries and the world-class Hunter Valley Semillon, this famous valley is a food-and wine-lover’s paradise. We recommend dining at the excellent Roberts Restaurant, but there are plenty of superb options to choose from in between a range of optional tours and guided tastings.

Stay: Spicers Vineyards Estate, Hunter Valley (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 9
Port Stephens

Head to the Great Lakes Marine Park at Port Stephens. Keep your eyes peeled for any of the 140 resident dolphins while enjoying a marine-life cruise, or get sand between your toes on a 4WD tour of the sand dunes. It's a quintessential taste of Australian coastal living.

Stay: Anchorage Port Stephens (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 10-11

Continue on to the quiet village of Kilcare for a two-night stay. Perhaps spend the day enjoying beautiful Putty Beach with its golden sands and gently lapping waves. Or head inland or along the coast to explore the extensive network of walking trails. Also nearby, Bouddi National Park serves up a delightful mix of bush hikes and numerous pristine beaches and delightfully sheltered bays.

Stay: Bells at Killcare (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 12

Return to Sydney to relax at the Four Seasons for one final night. Take the chance to explore the city further, perhaps returning to the iconic city centre for a last look at the iconic harbour, or heading to the suburbs to discover trendy beachside communities, artists' enclaves and fabulous farmers' markets. 

Stay: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 13-14
Depart for UK

Transfer to Sydney Airport to board your overnight flight back to the UK, arriving home on day 14.

Meals: B



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

14-day tailor-made self-drive
from £3,370 pp incl. flights


Low Season

from £3,370 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £4,345 pp. incl. flights

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights from London to Sydney
  • Private arrival airport transfer
  • 10 nights accommodation staying in 5* (Deluxe) hotels on a B&B basis
  • 9 days medium car hire

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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