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Explore the highlights of New South Wales
Enjoy the wine producing region of the Hunter Valley
Hike in the sensational Blue Mountains National Park
In the southern half of Australia the seasons are the opposite of those in the northern hemisphere: spring comes in September, summer is from December to February, autumn runs from March to May, and winter begins in June.
Sydney is great to visit year round but if you want warm sun and dry weather it is best to try between November and April. Their winter months of May - October usually have mild weather so you can still enjoy all the sights.
For those short on time, this itinerary based in New South Wales showcases the regions highlights from the bustling cosmopolitan city of Sydney to the wine producing region of the Hunter Valley and the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park.
Your adventure in New South Wales begins in Australia’s most iconic city – Sydney. Explore the historic rocks district and learn about the history of this island state either as part of a guided tour or independently. Visit the Sydney Opera House, perhaps making time for a performance or spend time admiring the nearby Botanical Gardens. For those that like the water a cruise on Sydney Harbour is a must or hire some bike and join a guided cycling tour from Darling Harbour down to the world-famous beach at Bondi. Sydney defines cosmopolitanism with some of the countries most luxurious hotels and best dining outlets, not to mention shops, scenery and activities – the city has something for all and is the perfect place to begin your exploration of New South Wales.
From Sydney you will continue to the neighbouring wine producing region- The Hunter Valley. A favourite with Sydneysiders – time your visit during the week and you will be rewarded with endless vineyards and views all to yourself. Opt to include a guided tour of the Hunter Valley – either on a private or shared basis and tour a variety of small and large vineyards, meeting the producers and learning about the processes involved in making wine. Alternatively, hire bikes or segways and explore the vineyards independently. With a multitude of cellar tours and winery restaurants showcasing varied produce, your stay in Hunter Valley will be a gourmet and wine lovers idea of heaven.
On to the Blue Mountains, New South Wales’s only World Heritage Listed National Park. Getting its name from the vast Eucalypt forest that creates a natural blue haze across the sky, this wilderness region in the heart of New South Wales offers visitors endless vistas and sensational scenery. Explore the many thundering waterfalls, dense forests and valleys, ancient caves and of course a plethora of native wildlife. Join a guided tour and learn more about the areas Aboriginal Heritage or enjoy a guided hike of the national park. Ensure you enjoy a scenic journey on the cable car that soars high over the canopy and provides breath-taking views of the national park. After time in the Blue Mountains exploring the natural habitat and quaint villages that surround the park return to Sydney for your flight home.
Visit the Blue Mountains, one of Australia's most iconic sights. Tour through Featherdale Wildlife Park home to an array of endemic wildlife before continuing into Blue Mountains where you will enjoy lunch before an epic heli-ride back to Sydney.
When in Sydney getting out on to the harbour is a must. Depart in style from Circular Quay on a 52 foot motor yacht and embark on a four hour cruise taking in the famous sights as well as the lesser known coves and beaches of the harbour.
On this day tour, you will explore the Blue Mountain’s National Park admiring the dramatic landscapes and varied wildlife before enjoying a picnic lunch overlooking the endless panorama.
When in Sydney getting out on to the harbour is a must. Cruise the harbour in style on a sailing boat and embark on a four hour cruise taking in the famous sights as well as the lesser known coves and beaches of the harbour.
This hidden and private guided tour of Sydney really gets you away from the conventional sights of Sydney. With your specialist guides and unique vehicle, explore through the eyes of two locals and learn all about Sydney from a different perspective.
This full day tour of Sydney is designed for guests who not only want to see the iconic sites of Australia's most prominent city but also to meet the locals and get under the skin of New South Wales' cosmopolitan capital.
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