While Sydney is known as the jewel in the New South Wales crown – a fabulous, lively city full of warm and welcoming people – there is a lot more to explore in other parts of the state, at whatever time of year you choose to visit.
You can mix city sightseeing with strolls along unspoiled beaches and wildlife-spotting, or wine tasting in the Hunter Valley with bushwalking in the Blue Mountains. Whichever mix you choose, you’ll discover a laid-back lifestyle, unbelievable wildlife and unforgettable landscapes.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon to New South Wales; a land of rich wine-making heritage and quality. These itineraries invite you savor the flavor of wine regions right on Sydney’s doorstep, register your details to be the first to travel back to this magical gourmet paradise.
It’s time to start planning your visit to explore this fantastic and fascinating destination. Call us today to tailor-make a trip to suit you and guide you through the amazing travel experiences that await in New South Wales.
Escape to flourishing wine country, where world-famous wineries, acclaimed restaurants, delicious local produce and luxurious hideaways await. Only two hours from Sydney, the Hunter Valley is the oldest wine region in Australia and more cellar doors than any other wine region in Australia. While Hunter Valley semillon and shiraz have long been world-famous one of the great pleasures of wine tasting here is the incredible breadth of flavor and character of the wines and the surrounding natural beauty.
The Southern Highlands is a foodie’s paradise, with rich volcanic soils supporting a range of produce. Local specialties include Angus beef, Toulouse geese, Wessex saddleback pigs, yabbies, cheeses, olives, olive oil, truffles, berries, cherries and pome fruits. The high altitude is perfect for cool-climate wines, with plenty of cellar doors to visit. There are acclaimed restaurants too, such as Eschalot. Rolling hills and unspoilt bushland are a fitting backdrop to explore the region’s charming country towns and villages only 90 minutes from Sydney.
South of Sydney you’ll discover uncrowded beaches, marine and national parks and the famous Kiama blowhole, which spouts seawater 20 meters into the air.
Jervis Bay boasts powder-white sands and turquoise blue waters. A popular location for dolphin spotting. Travel further south and sample the local flavors at Cupitt’s Estate – a boutique winery, brewery, fromagerie and take in the extraordinary views over the vineyard to Burrill Lake and the Budawang Ranges.
The rugged coastline of the South Coast offers adventures such as swimming with seals and deep-sea fishing, as well as coastal walks and surfing. Watch whales migrate along the coastline and sample seafood along the oyster trail.
Indulge your senses in the epicurean delights of country NSW.
Orange is the state’s largest high-altitude, cool climate wine region. Along with the rich volcanic soil from nearby Mount Canobolas, Orange has the perfect conditions to produce cool climate wines, including award-winning chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, shiraz and pinot noir and sparkling wine. You’ll also find incredible regional produce, from apples, pears and exotic fruits to cheese, meat and craft beer.
Also an easy three-and-a-half hour drive northwest of Sydney through the Blue Mountains, the Mudgee wine region is a favorite among nature and food and wine lovers for its beauty, heritage and world-class produce. Mudgee is situated on the Cudgegong River and is surrounded by rolling green hills. The region has a rich gold rush heritage and World Heritage wilderness including Wollemi National.
Named after Australia’s nearby capital, the Canberra District is a cool climate region located 30 minutes from Canberra and three hours southwest of Sydney. This highly regarded and flourishing young wine region is one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, with more than 140 vineyards and 30 cellar doors producing award-winning, elegant wines.
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