Designated a World Heritage Area by UNESCO, the Blue Mountains is an unspoiled haven that is perfect for people who enjoy walks in the wilderness. One of the most popular is the Giant Stairway which has over 800 steep steps – fascinating views on the way down and a real fitness test on the way up.
Just north of this rocky region is the Hunter Valley, a hub of agriculture, overflowing with national parks, vineyards and wine producers. A holiday here is a treat for all of your senses – but especially taste.
With fine wines and a huge range of restaurants to choose from, Hunter Valley is something of a paradise for holidaymakers who appreciate good food and drink. The area around Port Stephens is a popular location too. Here you’ll find pretty beaches and quaint towns for a real taste of Australia.
Top reasons to visit the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley:
The characteristic blue haze the Blue Mountains emit is truly remarkable; seeing it in person is a wonderful experience
This national park has countless activities to enjoy besides simply admiring the view, from bushwalks to sampling the local culinary delights
Hunter Valley is a renowned producer of fine wines - take a wine tour while you're here
Explore the farmers' markets on your visit for a charming activity to try the local produce and meet the locals