Welcome to New South Wales, one of Australia’s most vibrant and historic states with fantastic contrasts in landscape including mountains, beaches and rolling hill country that contribute to its myriad of outdoor activities, superb architecture in both the big cities and quaint villages, fantastic wineries in the Hunter Valley as well as ample opportunities to view some of Australia’s majestic wildlife. Highlights on this journey include, Sydney- Australia’s largest city with visits to the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the breath-taking vistas of the Blue Mountains with a stay in the heart of the National Park area and wine tasting in New South Wales’ premier wine growing area, The Hunter Valley.
The best part is that this is your tour done your way. Sit back relax and experience the authentic side of Australia through the eyes of your own expert local driver guide. Welcome to The Road Trip ‘Where your journey begins’.
Welcome to Australia. This morning you will be met by your expert private driver at the airport and from there spend the day exploring Australia’s largest city. We will start your visit with a stroll along picturesque Darling Harbour including a visit to some of the area’s charming cafes and of course the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. For those that want the up close and personal experience, we can arrange a guided Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb to learn all about one of Australia’s most iconic sites. Tonight we take a starlight dinner cruise and enjoying the breath-taking lights of Sydney Harbour and surrounds.
Today is a further day to explore Sydney. This morning take a guided tour of Sydney Opera House and learn all about the history of Australia’s iconic building. This afternoon we will take a walking tour and discover some of Sydney’s most intriguing aspects of the Rocks area as well as learning all about the history of its resident sailors, convicts and others that used to inhabit the area. Later this afternoon we suggest a visit to the Sydney Aquarium to learn all about Australia’s vast variety of marine life. Tonight you have the opportunity to further enjoy some of Sydney’s fantastic culinary host spots. Your guide will be able to recommend some fantastic options.
Today we will explore some of Sydney’s majestic surrounds including a visit to well- known Bondi Beach and if feeling active take one of the area’s coastal nature walks along the cliffs for great views of the Pacific Ocean. This afternoon upon returning to the city perhaps check out Sydney’s Botanic Gardens or one of the many Art Galleries. (we will have suggestions for you).
This morning you will depart Sydney City and head west toward the Blue Mountains, one of Australia’s most picturesque gems featuring breath-taking vistas and cascades. On arrival into the region, your guide will be able to accompany you on some nature walks including stunning Wentworth Falls with its grand valley views and picturesque waterfall (45 minutes-1 hour return). From here head through to Scenic World for superior views of the region. Experience a breath-taking journey on the scenic skyway with views of the Three Sisters and Jamieson Valley, ride Australia’s steepest passenger railway on the World with its glass roofed carriages through ancient rainforest and enjoy a trip on the Scenic Cableway for views of Orphan Rock, Mt Solitary and the Katoombah Falls. There is also the opportunity to take a scenic walk through Jurassic Forest at the bottom station. Tonight stay in the village of Katoomba in the heart of the national park.
Today be prepared for some spectacular scenery and one of the highlights of the region with a drive through the Grose Valley with its canyons, look out spots and stunning cascades. First up visit Govetts Leap look out and enjoy the panoramic views and vistas that await you. There is the opportunity here to take a scenic bushwalk and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. Keep a look out for Bridal Veil Falls, the highest falls in the Blue Mountains at 180m. From here, take the scenic drive through Mount Tomah and enjoy a stop at its heritage listed Botanic Gardens. Further up the road heading through Wollombi is Kurang-Gai National Park. There are more than 350 Aboriginal sites are recorded in this protected area of coastal bush and beaches. Spend some time taking scenic photos of this spectacular national park. Your destination for the next 2 nights is the spectacular Hunter Valley Wine Country where you will stay on an idyllic setting in amongst the vines.
Today you will enjoy a full day guided culinary and wine tour of the Hunter Valley, including a visit to several of the area’s renowned winemakers. Also included are the opportunity to try a selection of the delectable local cheeses, craft beers and other local delicacies. This tour includes a generous lunch overlooking the vines as well as an opportunity to see wildlife along the way and experience the typical Australian scene with kangaroos hopping through the vines. Tonight after a full day touring, enjoy a relaxing evening at the retreat.
Today after further exploring the Hunter Valley region, take the drive through to Sydney where upon arrival you will be transferred to your onward travel arrangements. We trust that you have had a memorable exclusive Road Trip with us.