Beyond the stunning icons of sparkling Sydney lies beautiful regional New South Wales - rich with authentic countryside experiences, exquisite wine country, prominent historical sights and quaint small-town charm that will leave you feeling a million miles away from the big smoke. Plus enjoy a once in a lifetime experience and spend a night at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo and wake up to a stunning savannah home to giraffes, rhinos, zebras, and antelopes!
No trip of New South Wales would be complete without a visit to the Hunter Valley, the oldest wine region of Australia. Spend 2 leisurely nights here and absorb the gorgeous scenery that abounds whilst tasting fine local produce paired with famed wines from the region. The foodie experiences continue with free time to browse the Mudgee Fine Foods Farmers’ Market; tastings at a cider brewery featuring a spread of local produce in Orange; and an outstanding finale onboard a dinner cruise sailing through Sydney Harbour, the world’s most spectacular harbor!
Not only will you experience mouth-watering epicurean moments, this tour shows you rich sides of Australian history! Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Dubbo and hear the many touching stories; stop at the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope Visitor’s Centre famous for its pivotal role in the moon landing; and step back in time at the Henry Parks Museum and admire its collection of vintage cars, memorabilia, and its Elvis Presley exhibit.
With so much to see in New South Wales, you’ll come to learn there is so much more than meets the eye!
|September 13, 2023||from $4,739 CAD||Per Person|
YOUR NEW SOUTH WALES ADVENTURE AWAITS!
The tour departs at 10am from the Sydney Harbour Marriott. Please schedule flights to arrive by 7am. Pre-nights in Sydney are available for purchase. Depart Sydney and travel to the Hunter Valley. Enjoy a welcome lunch with wine pairing followed by a delicious tasting of local chocolates. This evening is at leisure. Why not check-out one of the world-class restaurants of the region?
VALLEYS & VINEYARDS
Today is a full day at leisure.
Travel past scenic countryside and rolling hills through the “Horse Capital of Australia” to Scone. Enjoy a heritage walk around the town and learn about the historic post office, hotels, school and courthouse followed by free time to explore on your own. Tonight, dinner is served at a local restaurant featuring regional wine.
FARMERS & FLYING DOCTORS
Spend the morning at the Local Favorite Mudgee Fine Foods Farmers’ Market. Continue to Dubbo where you’ll learn about life and medical services in the Outback at the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This evening, Local Favorite spend the night at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
ORCHARDS & OUTER SPACE
This morning, enjoy coffee as you watch the scenery come to life around you at the zoo. Then, enjoy an early morning safari. Join the rest of your group and continue to Parkes and visit the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope Visitor’s Centre. Later, visit the Henry Parkes Museum, which pays tribute to Parke’s past with classic cars, antiques, a moat cottage, and even Elvis Presley memorabilia. Travel through the rolling hills of the Orange region, home to acclaimed vineyards, lush orchards, boutique shopping and excellent restaurants. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
This morning is at leisure to explore more on your own. Later, Local Favorite a local guide gives you a taste of the region’s agricultural side. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore on your own. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
CELEBRATION IN SYDNEY
Make a stop in Bathurst at the Mt Panorama Lookout for amazing views. Continue into the Blue Mountains and enjoy morning tea at Bygone Beauty’s Teapot Museum and Tearoom followed by a short walk to see the iconic Three Sisters rock formation. Tonight, join your Tour Director and travel companions for a festive farewell dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour.
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
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