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Lighthouse view, Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer

Itinerary: Byron Bay

Immerse yourself in Byron's beautiful beaches, ocean adventures and relaxed lifestyle on this 3-day escape. To start your journey of coastal discovery, head to Cape Byron State Conservation Area. This is your chance to see all of Byron's big coastal attractions - from the heritage lighthouse on Australia's easternmost cape to the white beaches which boast some of the country's best surf breaks.

Duration
3 days
Where
5 locations
The view looking north from the spur. Photo:John Yurasek

Itinerary: Central Coast

Journey 2 hours north of Sydney and you’ll discover remote beaches, incredible waterfalls and kangaroo inhabited campgrounds. Don’t miss this introduction to the secluded beaches, breathtaking walking tracks and fresh-air adventures of the Central Coast.

Duration
3 days
Where
3 locations
Dramatic formations of sand and silt along the Walls of China in Mungo National Park. Photo: Vision House Photography/OEH

Itinerary: Darling River Run

Immerse yourself in nature and culture on this journey through the rugged national parks along the Darling River. The drive from Bourke to Wentworth is an unforgettable experience where you’ll discover ancient rock formations, historic landmarks and plenty of wildlife. This is your chance to see all that the outback has to offer, from stunning red sand hills to coolabah woodlands and vast flood plains.

Duration
5 days
Where
5 locations
Boyds Tower in Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Itinerary: Light to Light walk

Tackle the spectacular Light to Light walk, which stretches 30km between Green Cape Lightstation and Boyds Tower in Ben Boyd National Park on the far south coast. Take in stunning and ever changing views and get up close with native animals on this superb south coast walk. You'll see pristine coastal scenery and trace the state’s early light-keeping history.

Duration
2 days
Where
1 location
Smoky Cape Lighthouse Cottages, Hat Head National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/NSW Government

Itinerary: Mid-north coast magic

Discover the often overlooked treasures of the mid-north coast on this relaxed itinerary from Port Macquarie, a holiday town around 400km north of Sydney. There’s a rare tract of coastal rainforest, magical dive spots and countless idyllic bays and beaches from which to swim, surf, paddle and fish.

Duration
2 days
Where
5 locations
The Breadknife rock formations across the landscape in Warrumbungles National Park. Photo: Chinmoy Mukerjee

Itinerary: Mount Kaputar to the Warrumbungles

Spend a few days immersing yourself in the breathtaking wilderness and timeless Aboriginal heritage of NSW’s rugged north-west corner. Take in the sights and listen to the stories of this region’s striking geology as you connect with this iconic landscape.

Duration
3 days
Where
3 locations
Men fishing from a boat at Gulpa Creek. Photo: David Finnegan

Itinerary: Murray River fishing

Ancient red river gums, teeming wetlands and a rich history await you on this fishing trip in the NSW Riverina. Enjoy the famous freshwater fishing and tranquil scenery of the Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers, now protected in two of the state's newest national parks. Find out more about fishing safety.

Duration
2 days
Where
2 locations
Wanda Wandong campground, Goobang National Park. Photo: OEH

Itinerary: Orange to Dubbo

Geological wonders meet gold rush history on this classic country drive. Take your time on this scenic journey, which combines the great natural attractions around Orange and Dubbo with the fascinating gold mining history of Hill End.

Duration
3 days
Where
5 locations
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Evans lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath/NSW Government