The Best of New South Wales

Harbour bridge in Sydney Australia at sundown
IDEAL LENGTH 8 nights
Price From $10,000 pp
When to Go All Year
The Best of New South Wales

Head to Australia to discover some of New South Wales' most famous highlights starting in Sydney with the historic Rocks area and the Botanic Gardens. Then embark on a self-drive through the Wolgan Valley where the landscape of the Blue Mountains offers amazing locations for horse riding and nature walks.

Day 1

Day 1
Arrival Sydney

Upon arrival in Australia you’ll be escorted by car to your accommodation on Sydney’s iconic harbour. The remainder of your day will be spent at leisure.

Day 2

Day 2
Sydney

Get acquainted with Sydney on a full-day private tour with an expert guide. You’ll explore the historic Rocks area and Sydney Opera House, and wander round the famous Botanic Gardens.

Enjoy lunch before embarking on a private two-hour cruise around the harbour.

Day 3

Day 3
Sydney – Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains

After breakfast, you'll pick up your rental car and drive the scenic three-hour route to the Wolgan Valley in the Blue Mountains. Settle in and relax.

Day 4

Day 4
Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains

Spend two days exploring the beautiful landscape of Australia's Wolgan Valley. Go horseback riding, join a nature or birdwatching tour, or enjoy a guided nature walk. You can also opt to learn archery, get involved in conservation efforts, go mountain biking, or enjoy a romantic bush picnic.

Day 5

Day 5
Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains

Enjoy your second day exploring Wolgan Valley.

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can advise on activities prior to departure. 

Day 6

Day 6
Blue Mountains - Lord Howe Island

Today you'll drive back to Sydney, where you’ll drop off your rental car and board the flight to Lord Howe Island.

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted and transferred to your accommodation.

Day 7

Day 7
Lord Howe Island

Spend two days exploring the tiny island paradise of Lord Howe Island. Formed from an ancient volcano, the island is swathed in rainforest and surrounded by coral reef.

Go snorkelling or scuba diving, or explore the waters by kayak or glass-bottomed boat. Go hiking or birdwatching, play a round on one of Australia’s most picturesque golf courses, cruise the islands, or go surfing.

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can help plan activities that suit your interests prior to departure.  

Day 8

Day 8
Lord Howe Island

Continue to explore Lord Howe Island.

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can help plan activities that suit your interests prior to departure.  

Day 9

Day 9
Departure

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.

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itinerary highlights
  • Visit Sydney Harbour on a two-hour private cruise

  • Discover Australian wildlife on nature tours in the Blue Mountains

  • Go horseback riding through Australia's picturesque Wolgan Valley

  • Explore the vibrant underwater world of Lord Howe Island

  • Be pampered in luxury accommodation and awake to stunning views every day  

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