A short drive west, will lead the visitor to the impressive blue-hazed cliffs and canyons of the Blue Mountains and its peaceful mountainside villages.
The traveller will find a captivating blend of natural attractions and a serene country mood as they drive north-west following the Hawkesbury River as it winds through the fertile Hawkesbury Valley.
Visitors can relax and unwind as they drive south over the undulating green slopes of the Southern Highlands, through historic townships that lie between rainforest and beach.
Travellers will be content with choice of the fast pace of Sydney and the slower more leisurely tempo of its surrounds.
See the trip planner to plan your trip in this region.
Pictured Top: Luna Park, North Sydney. Credit: Sally Mayman; Tourism NSW
Pictured Below: Three Sisters, Blue Mountains. Credit: Tourism NSW