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Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Three Sisters, Blue Mountains
Hunter Valley Vineyards, New South Wales
Port Stephens, New South Wales
Sydney

Around Sydney

4 day Self Drive – from £369

A scenic drive from Sydney through the stunning Blue Mountains to the Hunter Valley wine region and picturesque Port Stephens. This circular self drive shows off the beauty and diversity of central New South Wales.

Highlights:
  • Soak up the spectacular scenery of the Blue Mountains
  • Explore the mountain town of Katoomba
  • Indulge in the Hunter Valley wineries
  • Discover Port Stephens, the ‘dolphin capital’ of Australia
  • Enjoy a coastal drive along the NSW coast

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You can personalise your New South Wales self drive by adding extra nights or places to stop along the way. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains

Day 1 – Blue Mountains

Collect your car from Sydney airport or city centre and head out west towards the fabulous…

Collect your car from Sydney airport or city centre and head out west towards the fabulous Blue Mountains. The drive is less than two hours, so there is plenty of time to explore the region.

The town of Katoomba is at its centre and there are many rainforest trails from here, past cascading waterfalls to the valley floor. The famous Three Sisters rock formation can be admired from Echo Point, one of many viewpoints around the town. For more leisurely sightseeing, you can take the Scenic Cableway or Scenic Railway, the steepest in the world, from Katoomba down to the forests beneath.

    Sydney > Blue Mountains | 125 kms

    Leisure Inn Spires or similar

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains
Hunter Valley Vineyards, New South Wales

Day 2 – Hunter Valley

Leave the mountains behind as you head back towards the coast, before turning north to the…

Leave the mountains behind as you head back towards the coast, before turning north to the Hunter Valley. The scenery is awesome and there are plenty of country town to explore on the way.

The Hunter Valley is the oldest wine producing area in New South Wales, with the first vines brought here in the 1820’s. The Hunter River winds its way lazily through the grapevine clad hills and wineries, renowned for the production of top quality table wines. Many of these boutique wineries offer cellar door tasting and vineyard tours and your overnight accommodation is at the centre of this beautiful region.

    Blue Mountains > Hunter Valley | 250 kms

    Hunter Valley Resort or similar

Hunter Valley Vineyards, New South Wales
Port Stephens, New South Wales

Day 3 – Port Stephens

Travel from the Hunter Valley today to the picturesque coastal region of Port Stephens, a huge…

Travel from the Hunter Valley today to the picturesque coastal region of Port Stephens, a huge natural harbour with attractive bays and white sand beaches. Around the harbour are delightful fishing villages and seaside communities and the area is a popular holiday destination for Sydney siders.

Within the clear waters of Port Stephens, there is a resident population of bottlenose dolphins, and dolphin cruises depart from Nelson Bay all year round. On land there are coastal walks, dunes and National Parks to explore or try some local seafood, a speciality of the region.

    Hunter Valley > Port Stephens | 95 kms

    Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort

Port Stephens, New South Wales
Sydney

Day 4 – Sydney

The busy town of Newcastle is well worth a visit before leaving the region. There are…

The busy town of Newcastle is well worth a visit before leaving the region. There are reminders or the town’s colonial history along the foreshore, including Fort Scratchby, which is now a museum.

If time permits, take the coast road back to Sydney, rather than the highway. This scenic and laid-back region of New South Wales has some fabulous beaches, headlands and coastal lakes. Finally, finish your drive through North Sydney and the thrill of crossing the iconic Harbour Bridge.

    Port Stephens > Sydney | 210 kms
Sydney

Your Itinerary

You can personalise your New South Wales self drive by adding extra nights or places to stop along the way. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1

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Blue Mountains

Collect your car from Sydney airport or city centre and head out west towards the fabulous Blue Mountains. The drive is less than two hours, so there is plenty of time to explore the region.

The town of Katoomba is at its centre and there are many rainforest trails from here, past cascading waterfalls to the valley floor. The famous Three Sisters rock formation can be admired from Echo Point, one of many viewpoints around the town. For more leisurely sightseeing, you can take the Scenic Cableway or Scenic Railway, the steepest in the world, from Katoomba down to the forests beneath.

    Sydney > Blue Mountains | 125 kms

    Leisure Inn Spires or similar

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains

Day 2

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Hunter Valley

Leave the mountains behind as you head back towards the coast, before turning north to the Hunter Valley. The scenery is awesome and there are plenty of country town to explore on the way.

The Hunter Valley is the oldest wine producing area in New South Wales, with the first vines brought here in the 1820’s. The Hunter River winds its way lazily through the grapevine clad hills and wineries, renowned for the production of top quality table wines. Many of these boutique wineries offer cellar door tasting and vineyard tours and your overnight accommodation is at the centre of this beautiful region.

    Blue Mountains > Hunter Valley | 250 kms

    Hunter Valley Resort or similar

Hunter Valley Vineyards, New South Wales

Day 3

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Port Stephens

Travel from the Hunter Valley today to the picturesque coastal region of Port Stephens, a huge natural harbour with attractive bays and white sand beaches. Around the harbour are delightful fishing villages and seaside communities and the area is a popular holiday destination for Sydney siders.

Within the clear waters of Port Stephens, there is a resident population of bottlenose dolphins, and dolphin cruises depart from Nelson Bay all year round. On land there are coastal walks, dunes and National Parks to explore or try some local seafood, a speciality of the region.

    Hunter Valley > Port Stephens | 95 kms

    Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort

Port Stephens, New South Wales

Day 4

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Sydney

The busy town of Newcastle is well worth a visit before leaving the region. There are reminders or the town’s colonial history along the foreshore, including Fort Scratchby, which is now a museum.

If time permits, take the coast road back to Sydney, rather than the highway. This scenic and laid-back region of New South Wales has some fabulous beaches, headlands and coastal lakes. Finally, finish your drive through North Sydney and the thrill of crossing the iconic Harbour Bridge.

    Port Stephens > Sydney | 210 kms
Sydney

This Self Drive Includes

3 nights hotel accommodation
4 days car hire, with unlimited kilometres

Flights & More

With FREEDOM, you can book your Around Sydney self drive and flights together, as an ATOL protected package. Our Travel Experts can find the best priced Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for you.

You can also personalise your holiday. Why not add:

  • An upgrade to deluxe hotels from £285
  • Extra nights in the Blue Mountains or other places on the way
  • Accommodation in Sydney before or after your self drive

Next Step

Please get in touch with our Australia Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Around Sydney

4 day Self Drive – from £369

All prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room, and include pre-booked accommodation, air-conditioned car and unlimited kilometres. Hotels specified are subject to availability and may be substituted by one of a similar or higher standard. Seasonal supplements may apply.

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