New South Wales' iconic landscapes are discovered on this private journey from the Blue Mountains to the Central Coast, staying in exclusive suites at two of the State's best luxury properties.
New South Wales' iconic landscapes are discovered on this private journey from the Blue Mountains to the Central Coast, staying in exclusive suites at two of the State's best luxury properties. Your journey begins with two days in the Blue Mountains with a private guide-driver who will tailor your experience to your preferred activity level. Options include hiking to the summit Mt Banks for views over the escarpment and descending into the rainforest layering the valley floor. Each afternoon you'll return to your luxury suite at Sangoma, with its sliding glass walls and vast wooden deck providing a luxury tree-house experience.
Next you'll journey to the dazzling Pretty Beach House perched on a clifftop within Bouddi National Park on the New South Wales' Central Coast. Your stay here includes walks to secluded beaches including Maitland Beach on the Bouddi Coastal Trail, which hugs the cliff line from Putty to Macmasters Beach. A picnic lunch on the beach is an option or your driver will whisk you back to the lodge for lunch on the veranda with premium wines and an afternoon dip in the infinity edge pool. Your final day ticks off another NSW experience on many bucket-lists, with a private day trip to the Hunter Valley including exclusive tastings at two of the region's premier Estates. A picnic overlooking the vines is a nice finale before returning to Sydney.
Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and Bouddi National Park
Mt Banks summit, Blue Mountains rainforest walks and Bouddi Coastal Trail
Picnic in the vines in the Hunter Valley
Premium wine tasting experiences at Audrey Wilkinson and Brokenwood
Degustation dinners with wine matches selected by the house sommelier at Pretty Beach House
From AUD$7150 pp (twin share)
- 3 nights at Sangoma Retreat in a bush suite, tent suite or lodge suite
- 2 nights at Pretty Beach House in a bayview pavilion with private pool
- All food, wine, beer and spirits including premium mini-bar throughout your journey
- Feature tasting menus with matched wines at Sangoma and Pretty Beach House
- Three course lunch at Bells at Killcare
- Picnic in the vines in the Hunter Valley at Audrey Wilkinson and VIP tasting
- Premium tasting experiences at Brokenwood with canapes
- Three days of walking experiences in the Blue Mountains and Bouddi National Park with packed morning tea/lunches – two days guided walking, one day self-guided with trail transfers provided
- Private transfers/guides/hosts throughout
Suite upgrades available, pricing on request
You’ll be collected from your Sydney hotel or the airport after lunch for your transfer to the Blue Mountains. This afternoon is a relaxed start to your journey, so settle into your tent suite and enjoy a glass of wine from your mini-bar while you take in the peaceful bush setting. Later join fellow guests in the main lodge for sunset drinks followed by a dinner showcasing local and organic produce from nearby Hawkesbury farms, paired with premium wines.
A gourmet alacarte breakfast is available in the main lodge this morning before setting off for a day of private guided hiking and touring in the Blue Mountains World Heritage area. Discover picturesque waterfalls and ancient rainforests with your experienced guide avoiding the typical tourist destinations. Today can be tailored to suit your preferred activity level, from 5 hours of challenging hiking to beautiful short walks to viewing platforms with a gourmet lunch and premium wine to enjoy somewhere scenic. You’ll return to Sangoma by 4.00 pm in time for a soak in your open-air tub before another special dinner at the main lodge.
Included: B - L - D
After breakfast this morning, set off with your private guide on a stunning 2-3 hour walk taking in stunning Mt Banks. This walk offers one of the best views of the Blue Mountains that very few get to experience. You’ll return to Sangoma in time for a late lunch. This afternoon relax in your tent suite with the walls slid open to invite in the sounds of the bush, or enjoy a swim in the pool by the main lodge. Tonight enjoy another sensational last degustation dinner with paired wines.
Included: B - L - D
This morning is a leisurely start, so take time to enjoy the birdsong from bed before breakfast. Mid-morning your driver will collect you for your transfer to the Central Coast, where you will arrive in time for lunch. Enjoy a special menu at renowned Bells at Killcare restaurant before being transferred to Pretty Beach House and your luxury pavilion overlooking the bay. There are a number of short walk options to choose from if you want to get active this afternoon, including Tallow Beach and Box Head trail (both around one-hour return). Otherwise enjoy a pampering spa treatment, then relax by the pool and it will soon be time for sunset drinks and canapes around the fire. Enjoy the stunning coastal views as the sun sets, before sitting down to a degustation dinner paired with top wines.
Included: B - L - D
After breakfast prepared by the chef this morning, you’ll be kitted out with a packed morning tea and backpack and transferred to the start of the Bouddi Coastal Trail for a stunning 3-5 hour loop walk. Walking self-guided you’ll follow the clifftop boardwalk trail along the coastline from Putty Beach to MacMasters Beach, taking in secluded Maitland Bay on the way. Only accessible on foot, Maitland is a great spot for a refreshing swim. Back on the trail keep your eyes peeled for whales which are regularly sighted along with this section of the coast. After your walk, you’ll be dropped back to Pretty Beach House for a late lunch. Alternatively, you can enjoy a packed picnic lunch on the beach today. There is time to enjoy this special property this afternoon, perhaps relaxing by the beautiful pool, or exploring nearby trails on a mountain bike. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge and tonight is another chance for the chef to impress with local produce expertly prepared and matched with wines chosen by the house sommelier.
Included: B - L - D
After a leisurely start enjoy a gourmet breakfast and one last chance for a bushwalk in Bouddi National Park before departing mid-morning for the Hunter Valley with your private driver. After a two hour drive, you’ll arrive at Audrey Wilkinson winery for a special tour of the estate followed by wine tastings. When you’re ready you’ll select your favourite bottle of wine and receive a picnic lunch hamper to enjoy overlooking the vines on your own private patch on the pretty grounds. Next you’ll visit renowned Brokenwood Wines for a seated tasting of six premium single vineyard wines with matched canapes. After, there is time to make a purchase or enjoy a glass of wine or coffee in the lounge before you’re transferred back to Sydney. Trip extension available including Sydney and Lord Howe Island.
Included: B - L
Available year-round, commencing on a Thursday
Friday and Saturday start available with modification to lunch on day four
Can’t imagine a more perfect place. The surroundings were fabulous, the food and wine beyond that and the staff so terrific. Shall recommend forever.
Frequently asked questions
When is the best time to visit New South Wales?
Much of New South Wales enjoys a mild sub-tropical climate with humid warm summers and mild winters. Sydney and the Blue Mountains region are generally 4 or 5 degrees cooler than the Central Coast and northern NSW Hinterland region including Byron Bay.
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