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Highlights of New South Wales & Canberra
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Arrive in Sydney and explore the highlights of laid-back New South Wales, a state filled with gourmet food, extraordinary landscapes, rugged mountains and plenty of outdoor activities. Tour the iconic Sydney Opera House before tasting the fresh food and wine in the Hunter Valley and admiring the gorgeous scenery of the misty Blue Mountains. Discover Australia's capital, Canberra, and the picturesque terrain of the Namadgi National Park, complete with ancient Aboriginal art and spectacular granite mountains.
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Fly from the UK to Sydney.
Welcome to Sydney, one of the most photogenic cities in the world. Take a stroll around Circular Quay and soak up the views of Sydney Harbour before admiring the shining white sails of the Opera House on a tour. If you’re feeling brave, perhaps sign up for a Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, where you’ll walk above the roaring traffic to the top of the bridge (with a harness of course) for fabulous harbour and opera house views, as well as a unique perspective on the rest of the city. With your Big Bus pass the city's your oyster, so why not take a trip to world famous Bondi Beach for a dip when you're done?
Leave Sydney behind and enter the sun-drenched countryside of the lush Hunter Valley, where you’ll call in at a vineyard or two and taste the local wines over a picnic. The Hunter Valley is known for its Semillon and Shiraz, but try a few different grape varieties and vintages and find your favourite tipple. It’s not just wine that’s on offer – you can also gorge your way through craft beers, decadent chocolates, cheeses, olives and olive oils.
Admire the rugged landscapes of the Blue Mountains, watch the indigo-hued mist emanate from the eucalyptus forests and discover what gave these dramatic peaks their name. Park yourself in one of the various lookout points for fabulous views – try Echo Point in Katoomba where you’ll be able to see the Three Sisters and all the way down the Jamison Valley. If you’re feeling more energetic, take a hike along the various walking trails or hire a mountain bike. And don’t forget to try out the tea and cakes in one of the quaint local cafes.
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Drive to Canberra, Australia’s capital. The city itself is centred around the impressive Parliament House; visit for an insight into the country’s history and politics, and be sure to admire the vista from Capital View. Take a stroll around the scenic Lake Burley Griffin or get your culture fix at the National Museum of Australia. Don't leave town without taking a day trip to the Namadgi National Park. Explore Namadgi's walking trails and witness incredible granite mountains, an abundance of native wildlife and important Aboriginal cultural sites.
Depart Sydney and return to the UK
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