DAY 01: Sydney to Blue Mountains (100 km)
Head west for the Blue Mountains, named for their distinctive blue haze, they are one of the most spectacular and captivating wilderness parks in the country. The major scenic attraction is Echo Point, from where the best views of the Jamison Valley and the magnificent Three Sisters rock formation are. Visit the spectacular Wentworth Falls and enjoy a trip on the scenic railway with dramatic views of the Jamieson Valley. Visit the picturesque town of Leura and dine in one of the
many fine restaurants.
DAY 02: Blue Mountains to Hunter Valley (247 km)
If you wish, spend some more time exploring the Blue Mountains before your departure to the Hunter Valley. Depart the Blue Mountains, travelling north through the towns of Mt Victoria and Bilpin. Near Kurrajong, join the winding Putty Road which takes you through the Wollemi National Park to reach the Hunter Valley.
DAY 03: Hunter Valley
A full day to explore the wineries, art and gourmet delights that is the Hunter Valley. We suggest planning ahead which wineries you may like to visit – you will see they are in close proximity. Discover local artisans and beautiful gardens. Tonight dine in one of the many gourmet restaurants in the area.
DAY 04: Hunter Valley to Port Stephens (94 km)
Leave the Hunter Valley and travel south to Port Stephens. Known as the Blue Water Wonderland, Port Stephens is a natural bay 2 1/2 times the size of Sydney Harbour and almost enclosed by two dormant volcanic headlands. There is fabulous seafood and over 26 golden sandy beaches to explore. Take an afternoon cruise with the dolphins (at own expense) or book ahead for a cruise tomorrow morning.
DAY 05: Port Stephens to Sydney (207 km)
Depart Port Stephens and head south, but before reaching the Pacific Highway detour to Newcastle and past Lake Macquarie. Continue along the coast through The Entrance and Gosford, before joining the Pacific Highway as you travel into the city and over the majestic Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Your car is booked until tomorrow and should be dropped off at the city or airport, by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1, to avoid any additional charges.