New South Wales Extended Tours
New South Wales
Although a comfortable days journey there are just too many things to see and do in Australia's largest and most beautiful city that you might want to stay overnight or even a couple of days. We have some terrific rates from Hotels in Sydney City and Darling Harbour so you can stay and play close to the action.
The Blue Mountains
Follow the narrow ridge of road where the first white explorers journeyed two centuries ago and discover Australia's Grand Canyon. Stay in Katoomba and marvel at the dramatic wilderness of more than 100km of sheer, multi coloured sandstone cliffs, twisting valleys and narrow gorges chocked with forest. Nearby are the famous Jenolan Caves, the best in Australia. Plus the growing tourism industry has provided many wonderful man made attractions, the latest being the amazing Scenisender cable car ride down the cliff walls or The Edge, a movie screen 6 storeys high which allows an unforgettable Blue Mountains experience.
Our National Capital and an innovative showpiece planned like no other city in the World. There's extraordinary architecture in the magnificent buildings like the New Parliament House, it's giant flagpole crowning Capital Hill. Grand landmarks - Old Parliament House, The National Library, Questacon, The High Court and National Gallery and the controversial new Australian Museum. Every Springtime at Commonwealth Park, on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, marvel at the spectacular Floriade Festival, Canberra's celebration of Spring. There's millions of poppies, pansies, daffodils, tulips and hyacinths blanketing the park in ablaze of colour and beauty. There's also entertainment, attractions and exhibitions to enjoy. Discover the pristine grace of the Canberra whilst savouring the snapping fresh country air on a 3, 5 or 6 day tour.
The Snowy Mountains
Winter and Summer each bring their own character and attractions to add to the spectacular scenery of snow capped peaks rising to Mount Kosciusko, Australia's highest point. In between there are sheer gorges, limestone caves, and glacial lakes. Springtime brings out the best when mountainsides are brightened by daises, alpine bluebells, buttercups and other wildflowers forming a colourful carpet. Stay in Cooma or Adaminaby on 5 or 6 day packages or stopover on the most scenic route imaginable touring to Victoria.
The South Coast
From Kiama to Eden you will find a slow moving atmosphere of relaxation and well being - the perfect holiday location. Along the coast there are wonderful beach side resorts with attractive towns while inland the coastal countryside is lush, rolling pastures, scenic mountain vistas and National Parks with wild and rugged wilderness. There are many resorts that offer packages highlighting nearby attractions and it's not hard to plan 5 or 6 days in places like Batemans Bay, Merimbula and Eden.
Southern NSW & The Riverina
Want to discover the wide and wonderful landscapes and attractions along the "big water?" Or perhaps the beginnings of our mightiest river? Then consider a 5 to 7 day package following the Murrumbidgee or Murray Rivers in the southern most regions of the State. We have a range of itineraries staying over in places like Albury, Wagga and Griffith which open the door to some fascinating destinations all within a easy days drive - Tumut and the lower alpine region, Bright and the Victorian Alps, surprising Cootamundra or historic Junee. Follow the Hume south in the footsteps our explorers!
The far west of NSW is a sunbaked, forbidding, yet fascinating region. A large and harsh land with a cruel beauty yet it only needs rain to make the earth suddenly blossom with flowers. Stay in the "Silver City" of Broken Hill and discover it's many varied attractions then stretch out each day sightseeing Silverton and Lake Menindee with its unusual lunette features. Stop in for a few nights at White Cliffs staying underground in the unique Hotel, fossick for opals and marvel at the 100million year old dinosaur skeleton. And if your interested in a holiday steeped in history and full of surprises ask about our Lightning Ridge 5 or 6 day discovery tours.
The Golden West
Heading west across the undulating and pleasing countryside offers an endless array of holiday destinations. Dubbo, thriving city steeped in colonial history and within easy touring of Mudgee, Australia's best preserved gold town at Gulgong, Wellington and it's famous caves and of course the inspiring Warrumbungle's National Park. Further west there's Parkes and Forbes adding colour and character to any itinerary. And just to ensure a successful holiday return via Cowra and Bathurst, Australia's oldest inland city with a wealth of grand old buildings.
The North Coast
Often referred to as the Holiday Coast and for obvious reasons. The coastline is beautiful with long stretches of clean white beaches, intimate little coves, walls of dunes and rocky headlands. The Pacific Highway is never far away making it easy to detour to resort towns like Port Macquarie, South West Rocks, Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay each with their own unique spirit and countless tourist attractions. Away from the coast the edges of the Great Dividing Range provide their own diverse playground with a mixture of rainforest, waterfalls and untamed nature. Choose from many different itineraries based in the Mid North or Far North Coast.
The New England and beyond
Head north along the New England Highway to Tamworth, Country Music Capital of Australia and where you can almost imagine the guitars playing as you tour through the vibrant city. The scenery further north on the New England Plateau is spectacular with rugged peaks and streams that soon become waterfalls down gorges. Stay at graceful Armidale touring north, south, east and west to places like the old gold town of Bingara, Glen Innes, the sapphire fields surrounding Inverell or Dorrigo's glorious mountain scenery.