This fantastic 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.
Days 1-2: Depart UK
Board your flight to Sydney, arriving on day three.
Days 3-4: Sydney
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.
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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.
Days 7-8: Hunter Valley
Drive to Australia’s oldest wine region for two nights. Home to more than 60 restaurants, 120 wineries and the world class Hunter Valley Semillon, the famous valley is a food-and wine-lover’s paradise. We recommend dining at Roberts Restaurant.
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.
Stay: Anchorage Port Stephens
Days 10-11: Killcare
Transfer to this quiet village for two nights. Spend the day enjoying beautiful Putty Beach and the extensive walking trails around the area.
Day 12: Sydney
Return to Sydney to relax at the Four Seasons for one final night.
Day 13: Depart for UK
Transfer to Sydney Airport to board your overnight flight back to the UK.
Day 14: Arrive UK
Touch down back in the UK and continue your onward journey home.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website