Part of a World Heritage area, the vast sandstone plateau of the Blue Mountains offers bushwalking, delightful gardens and fine guesthouses. 13 percent of the known species of eucalyptus around the world are found in the Blue Mountains making the Greater Blue Mountains Area a World Heritage Area by UNESCO in November 2000.
A favourite escape for Sydneysiders, this region is endowed with magnificent beaches, coastal resorts, lakes, waterways and national parks. At Distillery Botanica, you can taste and buy award-winning liqueur made with plants, such as aniseed and lemon myrtle. Gin is made with Australian natives.
Here, visitors can experience quintessentially Australian settlements founded by gold miners, graziers and farmers and loved by visitors today for their old-world ambience and friendly welcomes.
Don’t forget the observatories located in rural New South Wales.
A sparkling coastline of endless beaches offers surfing, whale watching and playful dolphins. Artists, writers and musicians perform at local festivals across the region. Too cool for surfing? What about a round of golf on Long Reef Golf Course arguably the best site of any golf course in Sydney.
This is a region of grand horizons, adventure, emus and opal mines. You’ll find some real Australian characters. Outback pubs quirkily decorated and built to quench legendary thirsts, are full of welcoming locals and memorable stories.
The Yarriambiack Shire Silo Art Trail
The Silo Art Trail is Australia’s largest outdoor gallery. The trail stretches over 200 kilometres, linking Brim, Lascelles, Patchewollock, Rosebery, Rupanyup and Sheep Hills
Providing an insight into the true spirit of the Wimmera Mallee, the trail recognises and celebrates the region’s people through a series of large-scale mural portraits painted onto grain silos, many of which date back to the 1930s.
The project saw a team of renowned artists from Australia and across the world visit the region; meet the locals and transform each grain silo into an epic work of art; each one telling a unique story about the host town.
The unspoilt beauty of the southern coastline unfolds in a series of pristine beaches and bays backed by a hinterland of more than 30 national parks. Go camping in the hinterland or explore an underwater world of soft coral, tropical fish and cheeky fur seals at Montague Island in Narooma.
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