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LET'S DRIVE!: An Agent's Guide To The Greater Blue Mountains Road Trip

There really is nothing better than a good old fashioned road trip. The open road, good company, cracking tunes and endless options for stops. NSW offers a plethora of incredible road trip experiences for your clients, such as the Greater Blue Mountains Drive.

There really is nothing better than a good old fashioned road trip. The open road, good company, cracking tunes and endless options for stops. NSW offers a plethora of incredible road trip experiences for your clients, such as the Greater Blue Mountains Drive.

If your clients are the type of travellers that are footloose and fancy-free, a road trip discovering The Greater Blue Mountains is the perfect option. Depending on which way you turn the wheel, the choices are endless. Whether it’s the iconic scenery of the Blue Mountains to the gastronomical delights of Mudgee or the adrenaline-inducing activities down in the Southern Highlands, here’s a snapshot of what can be discovered on the Greater Blue Mountains Drive.

Explore some of Australia’s natural wonders

For mountains, nature and thrill-seeking, the Blue Mountains is the place to go. Tempt your outdoorsy clients with a wide range of outdoor adventure tours such as abseiling, canyoning or bush survival courses with High & Wild Australian Adventures.

They can discover the thrill of a 52° incline in open terrain riding the Scenic Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world. Or head underground at Jenolan Caves, where there are currently two tours on offer exploring the labyrinth of stalactite-lined limestone chasms have been carved by pure underground rivers..

If they’re more of a ‘sit back and enjoy’ type of traveller, why not book them a table at The Lookout, Echo Point for delicious dining and breathtaking views! You can find their opening times here!

Eat ya heart out!

Ah Mudgee, the gastronomical heartbeat of NSW. For those clients looking for a slice of luxury, suggest a stay at Evanslea. This five-star boutique accommodation is an exclusive property with four beautifully appointed, intimate cottages alongside the historic and stunning Evanslea House. Situated on over four acres of riverside gardens, this will be a stay to remember!

Let Country Escape Tours take them on a tour that truly showcases the Mudgee region. They can go horse-riding, kayaking or indulge in food and wine experiences all while discovering the local history.

After a busy day enjoying the delights of the Mudgee area, the perfect way to end the evening is a night at Roth’s Wine Bar. As one of the states oldest wine bars, they’ve been serving up local drops for nearly 100 years!

Something for everyone

Zipping through the scenery at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

The Southern Highlands is the perfect road-trip allrounder. For nature lovers, a visit to Fitzroy Falls is a must! The falls stand over 81 metres high and drop dramatically into the untouched bushland of Morton National Park Adrenaline junkies will love Illawarra Fly which is home to Australia’s highest zipline. This eco-wilderness adventure is located in the Illawarra Rainforest and will get hearts racing from the height and the stunning scenery. If your clients prefer their views without the adrenaline rush, they can stroll the Treetop Walk that offers views over the escarpment to the ocean.

Speaking of eco-adventures, a visit to the Tractorless Vineyard is the perfect place for your environmentally-conscious clients. Their philosophy is to create a diverse and sustainable food and wine experience all from locally sourced, foraged, grown and produced food. Your clients can sample their sustainable fare in the Mill Tasting Room or enjoy other experiences on offer, such as a vineyard tour.

For those clients looking for a totally unique experience, the ‘Canoes, Champagne and Canapes’ tour with Wild Food Adventures is for them. They’ll glide downstream on the Kangaroo River and be immersed by the sheer beauty of their surroundings all while indulging their taste buds with wild native canapes and a local award-winning cold-climate wine.

Sports lovers can rejoice! The Bradman Museum in Bowral is a must-visit for cricket fans and they can check out the museum collection of national significance as well as enjoying state of the art interactive experiences.

Get your clients motoring!

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Sunrise over Market Street, Mudgee

It’s time to explore NSW’s magnificent backyard! Your clients are spoiled for choice with all of Sydney and NSW’s premier tourism experiences. Get up to speed on all things NSW road trips by visiting Destination NSW Travel Trade Toolkit and truly impress your clients!

For inspo, check out visitnsw.com or head to your social media channels and search the hashtags #LoveNSW and #ILoveSydney. Don’t forget to tell your clients to tag their own road trip adventures to share the love!

Hero image – The scenic Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park.

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