Sydney, Australia’s largest city, is a glorious aquatic playground. But it’s not only about the waterways. World-class food, shopping, culture and festivals – as well as easy access to World Heritage-listed wilderness and acclaimed wineries – makes Sydney the ultimate touring destination.
SYDNEY & BLUE MOUNTAINS SELF-DRIVE
Sydney is a hub of urban delights: boutiques, bars, theatres, museums, cafes and Michelin-hatted restaurants with celebrity chefs. The World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains rise from Sydney’s west in a blue haze that gives the mountains their name – actually a fine mist exuded from eucalyptus trees. Here you’ll find historic hilltop towns, scenic lookouts and incredible rock formations waiting to be explored.
Blessed with a superb natural harbour and glorious surf beaches, Sydney is a true world city – energetic, progressive and unfailingly beautiful. A sightseeing cruise on Sydney Harbour will provide picture-perfect views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. A couple of hours drive to the north, the Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine region. The wineries here have been producing sublime semillon since the 1860s.