Explore the Great Outdoors in Sydney and New South Wales


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It’s right about this time of year that our wanderlust starts to kick into overdrive – cue the pining over far-flung destinations and the year-end holiday planning. 

If you’re running low on leave but don’t want to settle for another short trip around Asia, here are 3 itineraries – courtesy of Jetabout Holidays – that’ll let you conquer Sydney and New South Wales and rekindle your love for nature in under a week.


Sydney Family Fun – Scenic nature walks, sandboarding, dolphin watching, wine-tasting and more


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The steepest passenger railway in the world

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All the action starts on the way to the Blue Mountains with a stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park for a cuddle and some up-close wefies with kangaroos, wallabies and other animals native to Australia. 

Then it’s on to the Blue Mountains’ Scenic World where you’ll soak up panoramic views from a glass cabin suspended 270-metres above ancient ravines, and ride the steepest passenger railway in the world through Jamison Valley and the Jurassic rainforest.

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Featherdale Wildlife Park

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You’ll also have a choice between a date with nature at Port Stephens or a chill day exploring the vineyards in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine producing region.

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Sandboarding at Anna Bay Sand Dunes, Sydney

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The former will take you to Port Stephens where you can spot dolphins on a cruise around  breathtaking Nelson Bay, all before heading off-road on a 4WD tour on the Stockton Sand Dunes to board down 30-50M high sand dunes.

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Those happier with a glass of Shiraz in hand can opt for a more laid back alternative; vineyard-hopping and dining in Hunter Valley.

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When you factor in travel time, a 4-day trip to Sydney may not seem long to most but you’ll be surprised at exactly how much you’ll be able to see and do on Jetabout Holidays’ 4D3N Sydney Family Fun coach tour. 

4D3N Sydney Family Fun

Travel dates: From now till 31st March 2019

Price: $570/pax

Includes: Accommodation, Return Airport Transfer, Full Day Blue Mountains Supreme All Inclusive Tour, Choice of Full Day Port Stephens & Dolphin Watching or Hunter Valley Harvest Wine Experience

For full package details, click here


Sydney, Surrounds and Farmstay – Scenic cable car ride, sheep shearing, fruit and berry picking and more


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Echo Point lookout (Three Sisters)

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Mention adventure and thrill seekers might point you in the direction of skydiving, but if traversing scenic skyways and cuddling up to wombats is more your thing then this itinerary that includes a farmstay will be right up your alley.

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Scenic Skyway

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This self-drive tour lets you take the wheel and full control of the pace and sights of your trip. Starting from the Blue Mountains National Park, you’ll be able to spend as much time as you like feeling on top of the world at Scenic World where you can glide between cliff tops and forest canopy on the Scenic Skyway.

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The Studio cottage at Old Leura Dairy

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While you’re souvenir shopping in the quaint Leura Village, make a trip to Bygone Beautys, home to the largest teapot collection in the world, for some traditional high tea before checking into your accommodation for the night – an idyllic cottage at the Old Leura Dairy

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Thereafter, head to Mandalong for a private farm stay. You’ll be treated to a range of activities like milking cows/goats, sheep shearing, collecting eggs, picking fruit and berries, and ear tagging animals to real taste of the farm life. Even better, you’ll be able to enjoy the fruits of your labour cooking your harvest for breakfast!

And once you’ve had your fill of farm life, your itinerary points you back in the direction of The Nelson Resort to sample some of Sydney’s freshest seafood.

5D4N Sydney, Surrounds and Farmstay

Travel Dates: From now till 30th November 2018

Price: From $760/pax

Includes: Accommodation, 4 Days Hertz Car Rental, Suggested Day-By-Day Self-Drive Itinerary Planned by Australian Destination Specialist.

For full package details, click here

Stunning Nature Meets Zoofari Lodging Experience – Blue Mountains Discovery Trail self-drive, glamping in Taronga Western Plains Zoo, wine tasting and more

Ticking a  “Safari Experience” off the must-do list seems unexpected on a trip to Australia, but with this 6 day itinerary that combines stunning nature with a zoofari lodging experience, you totally can.

Day 1 starts at a leisurely pace with boutique shopping in Leura Village and Katoomba before exploring the breathtaking sights of the Blue Mountains on day 2 with the Blue Mountains Drive Discovery Trail, a.k.a the ‘edge-of-the-world’ drive. 

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Brace yourself for a full day around some of New South Wales’ most picturesque cliffs and lookout points such as Hilda’s Lookout, Cyclorama Point, and Mount Solitary. Don’t forget to pack along some food for an unforgettable picnic atop the gorgeous Wentworth Falls.

Check into your luxurious safari-style lodge on day 3 at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo where you’ll be able to glamp under the stars at Zoofari Lodge with giraffes and zebras grazing right at your doorstep. 

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Who needs a trip to South Africa when an authentic safari experience awaits you in NSW?

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Spend the day roaming the zoo’s many bushland exhibits or get up close with the lions at their Lion Pride Lands Experience that lets you right into the lion’s den. Don’t worry, you’ll be safe behind the glass of a patrol vehicle. 

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A safari tour will also take you behind the scenes of the zoo for a personal encounter with some of the most rare and endangered species of animals in the world. During your stay at Zoofari Lodge you’ll also be treated to African-inspired meals for an authentic safari experience.

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Following your visit to Dubbo, you’ll head back to the Hunter Valley for a hot air balloon ride and a full itinerary of wine tasting before making your way back to the city.

6D5N Stunning Nature Meets Zoofari Lodging Experience

Travel Dates: From now till 30th November 2018

Price: From $1,350/pax

Includes: Accommodation, 5 Days Hertz Car Rental, 1-Hour Hot Air Ballooning and Gourmet Champagne Buffet Breakfast, Suggested Day-By-Day Self-Drive Itinerary Planned by Australian Destination Specialist.

For full package details, click here.


Escape to New South Wales with Jetabout Holidays


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Leave the concrete jungle behind for a quick getaway to the land down under and rekindle your love for nature with these Sydney and New South Wales tours that’ll give you the perfect balance of city bustle and nature zen. 

And no matter how short your break, you won’t have to worry about trying to maximise your holiday. Every package from Jetabout Holidays is specially curated to feed your senses with the best that Sydney and New South Wales has to offer. 

They’ve even got a special ongoing offer for aspiring marathoners looking to travel to Sydney to take part in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival. Just sign yourself up for their 4D3N Iconic Sydney Promotion Package and consider your entry to the Blackmores 3.5KM Family Fun Run covered. You’ll even receive a race pack worth AUD$110 per couple!

Explore Sydney and New South Wales with Jetabout Holidays

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