All the glam. Much sparkle. Sure Sydney has a lot to offer, but get out of the urban jungle and discover the other side to this glorious harbour city. Visit pockets of Sydney you wouldn’t otherwise reach, take in a natural wonder or two and get your clink on in the vineyards of the Hunter Valley. Then we’ll bring you back to the bright lights for one more glimpse of that famous bridge and opera house.
You don't need telling that Sydney has some pretty iconic sights to see. But we'll take you to a spot in Kirribilli to get the very best views. After a short walking tour of the area, it's up onto the Harbour Bridge, then beach time! We'll check out the laidback lifestyle of Manly Beach before heading up the freeway to meet some local Aboriginal people. Think Rock Art and bush tucker tastings. After a jam-packed day we'll relax in Port Stephens for a filling feast and maybe even a 'coldie' at the local bar.
-Brisbane Water National Park
-Aboriginal Welcome and Rock Art
Port Stephens is practically horizontal, it's so laid back. You could take it easy today on an optional dolphin cruise with a swim and boomnet ride. Feeling more energetic? You could hike to the top of Tomaree Head for sensational views, or for exploring further there are options for sand dune quad biking and sand boarding. Whatever you do you'll work up an appetite. Thankfully this place is known for its seafood, so we'll have a taste of the local catch.
-Dolphin cruise / swim
Hunter Valley is synonymous with wine. Visit a local vineyard, a brewery, and a chocolate tasting. You'll get to hop in an oak barrel and have a go at grape stomping, then take a walk through the vines and into the Hunter Wine Theatre to learn about the grape's journey from vine to bottle. Round off the day with
a glass of something in hand as you overlook the rolling vine striped hills of the area.
-Wine & chocolate tasting
Glenbrook might be small but it's big on good coffee. We'll stop off here before heading up to the Blue Mountains. Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and head towards the magical Wentworth Falls, check out the huge drop waterfall of Govetts Leap, Narrow Neck lookout, and Katoomba Falls, before seeing the '3 Sisters' at sunset.
-Blue Mountains Lookouts
-3 Sisters Sunset
Sure the Blue Mountains are gorgeous to just gawp at, but there a whole load of activities on offer to try too. Optional abseiling take your fancy? Or if you're more of a speed fiend you could opt for a local Harley Davidson ride. Slower-paced options include the Scenic World Cable Car and walk in the rainforest. In fact there are lots of walks close by that you can pick from. Say goodbye to the Blue Mountains mid-afternoon, we'll be tracking back to Sydney. If you want to carry on the adventure, Topdeck has all sorts of trips across Australia and New Zealand. Jump onto www.topdeck.travel for more info.
-National Park walks
-Half day abseiling
-Harley Davidson ride