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Head over the mountains to discover the charm of regional New South Wales

This 6 night itinerary takes you west from Sydney to explore the countryside, wildlife and outback towns of New South Wales.

We begin in the Blue Mountains, with vast views and beautiful hikes that take you into the bushland. Overnight here in a wonderful clifftop location, before journeying the next day to Australia’s most spectacular caves, the Jenolan Caves.

In Orange we’ll taste the delights of the food and wine that this region’s known for, and then journey on into the New South Wales outback to the fabulous Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Our night here at the Zoofari Lodge has us surrounded by wildlife, and venturing behind the scenes with the animal carers.

Travel on to Parkes, home of ‘the Dish’ as we look to the heavens to discover the incredible night sky. This area was home to bushrangers and gold-miners, whose history we’ll uncover as we make our way to Bathurst. Finish up with a cruise on the mighty Hawkesbury River, before we return to Sydney. A week full of adventures and slow delights.

Highlights & inspiration


In the Jenolan Caves we’ll visit some of the iconic caves, and also take a tour inside the caves and the stories on an evening Legends, Mysteries & Ghosts Tour. We’ll stay overnight in the historic Caves House.


Staying in the Zoofari Lodge at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, we’ll be right amidst the animals. This zoo is a fabulous, vast parkland of animals, which we’ll have plenty of time to explore on bikes or in our vehicle, in addition to the great behind-scenes tours we’ll take with the wildlife experts.


Situated at the foot of the majestic dormant volcano of Mount Canobolas, the Orange region produces sensational local produce, including some of New South Wales’ best cool-climate wines. We’ll stop into cellar doors to taste their wares, and explore the boutiques and galleries of this pretty town. 


As we journey, we’ll immerse ourselves in the history and stories of the New South Wales countryside. In Forbes we’ll explore its history of gold and bushrangers, learning the exploits of the Ben Hall gang who met their end after a daring gold heist!

Western Explorer Inclusions: Please speak to our Trip Designers for full inclusions, based on your tailored itinerary.

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