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Macarthur District

The region, to the south west of sydney, geographically forms the foothills between the Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands regions. One of the fastest-growing regions in the Sydney basin, it is generally regarded as a place where the city of Sydney meets the rural countryside of New South Wales.
How To Get there: South west via Liverpool and the Hume Highway

The Central Coast

The third largest urban area in New South Wales, the Central Coast is among broad sandy beaches, scenic national parks, deepwater inlets and coastal lakes, an endless array of water activities including boating, fishing, surfing, scuba diving and water skiing are possible and facilities have been developed.
How To Get there: Pacific Highway north to Wahrongha, then Sydney-Newcastle Expressway

The Hunter Valley

Like its coastal neighbour, the Central Coast, the Hunter Valley has become a favourite weekend destination for Sydneysiders, offering not only wine tasting, but also fine dining and boutique accommodation, bushland and hillside walks, as well as gardens and historic towns to explore. The scenery varies from rugged mountains, horse stud farms and grazing cattle, to power stations, coal mines and one of Australia's leading wine regions, .
How To Get there: Pacific Highway north to Wahrongha, then Sydney-Newcastle Expressway

Wollondilly Shire

Wollondilly Shire is located to the south of the Macarthur District at the foothills of the Southern Highlands some 80 km south west of Sydney. It's 2,560 square kilometres stretch from Bargo in the south, Appin and Menangle in the east, Warragamba in the north with the Nattai wilderness, Yerranderie ghost town and Burragorang Valley to the west.
How To Get there: South west via Liverpool and the Hume Highway

The Illawarra Region

The Illawarra region is conveniently located to the south of Sydney and offers the best of everything - dramatic landscapes, pristine beaches, scenic drives and towns full of character. The Illawarra is overlooked from the spectacular lookouts at the top of the Eastern Escarpment as you approach Wollongong from Sydney.
How To Get there: Princes Highway south via Sutherland

The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains begin about 64 kms west of Sydney and contain some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in eastern Australia - tremendous sandstone precipices ringing densely wooded valleys. It has been extensively developed for tourism and is now criss-crossed by more than 1,100 kms of roads. The terrain is broken by deep gorges that are still rarely visited, except by skilled walkers and mountain climbers.
How To Get there: Great Western Highway west via Penrith

The Southern Highlands

The Southern Highlands has long been the perfect weekend escape for jaded Sydneysiders. There is something for everyone - markets, antiques books and speciality shops, Cellar Doors Sales, Road Side Farm Produce Stalls, all surrounded by rolling green hills, rain forest and national parks and numerous picturesque towns and villages.
How To Get there: Hume Highway south east via Campbelltown

The Hawkesbury Valley

Few would argue that, after the blazingly spectacular gorges of the far north, the Hawkesbury River is the most beautiful reach of river on the Australian continent. The entire Hawkesbury River system is around 600 kms long, making it a perfect recreational playground for the city of Sydney.
How To Get there: Lower Hakesbury: Pacific Highway north via Wahrongha. Middle Hawkesbury: James Ruse Drive via Silverwater, then Windsor Road.

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