Explore the rocky Blue Mountains and the vineyards of the Hunter Valley
Peaceful scenery and proximity to Sydney are about all the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley regions have in common. Both regions are amazing destinations in their own right and complement each other for a comprehensive New South Wales itinerary. The rocky escarpments of the Blue Mountains are breathtaking while the gentle rolling hills and vineyards of the Hunter Valley offer a chance to enjoy some of the state’s best food and wine.
The Hunter Valley is synonymous with fine food and wine, as well as a standout golf and spa destination. There are over 150 wineries here, with Semillons, chardonnays and shirazes being of particular note. Inspired by the quality of the fertile region’s produce, many top chefs have made the Hunter Valley home and as a result, there are a huge number of fabulous restaurants and first-rate cooking schools.
A holiday to the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley can be easily combined, or independently incorporated into any Australian holiday itinerary.
- Panoramic views and the spectacular Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains
- Scenic World skyway, railway, cableway and walkway in Katoomba
- Impressive Jenolan Caves and Jurassic-era rainforests
- Aboriginal traditions, culture and history
- Pastoral panoramas throughout the lush Hunter Valley
- Pretty country towns and historic hamlets
- Epicurean delights from farm-fresh produce to acclaimed restaurants
- Farmers markets, vineyards and gourmet food producers
- Luxurious health retreats and day spas
- Scenic cycling and walking trails
Learn about aboriginal culture and discover cave paintings or explore the colossal Jenolan Caves, go fruit-picking and have afternoon tea in an attractive rural town such as Leura, Lithgow or Blackheath. For the adventurous, rock-climbing and abseiling tours are also possible whilst bush walks offer a chance to see some of Australia’s iconic wildlife.
Enjoy a wine-tasting tour through the Hunter Valley or broaden your culinary horizons with a cooking master class. For exercise, tee off at the newest Championship golf course, the Jack Newton-designed Par 72 Stonebridge Golf Course, or take to the network of walking and cycling tracks through Barrington Tops National Park.
The Blue Mountains is a World Heritage-listed highland region approximately 100km west of Sydney. Driving takes around 90 minutes and there are plentiful scenic lookouts en route.
The Hunter Valley is reached by road from Sydney and Newcastle. The region is a collection of picturesque small towns and villages, with the most well-known of them – Pokolbin – being 165km north of Sydney and 62km west of Newcastle.
Sydney and any part of New South Wales’ outstanding coastline for a glorious overview of Australia’s most populous state, including the stunning Central and South Coast regions.
New South Wales Itineraries
A personalised itinerary takes into account your individual travel style, budget and special interests. To get you started on deciding what you may want to do and see we have compiled a range of suggested itineraries and inspirations in case you are travelling as a family, on a honeymoon or enjoy more physical activity. Below are some of our most popular sample tour in New South Wales.
Accommodation in Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley
Below is our range of luxury accommodation that you can stay at in the Blue Mountains or Hunter Valley reagion. Please contact us for availabilty
Cedars Mount View
This romantic retreat is surrounded by unspoilt nature but within easy distance of the famous Hunter Valley wine region. The 4 beautiful guest villas are perfect for couples.
Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Spicers Guesthouse provides guests with a sense of relaxed luxury as soon as they arrive.
Spicers Sangoma Retreat
Hidden in the midst of New South Wales' beautiful Blue Mountains is Spicers Sangoma Retreat
Spicers Vineyards Estate
Fabulous accommodation and fine dining are the hallmarks of any Spicers experience and Spicers Vineyards Estate is no exception.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort
The much lauded Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort offers absolute luxury and total seclusion in the heart of the Australian bush.
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