Nov
20
2018

Tamworth Troy Cassar DaleySpring is in the air and summer is just around the corner. What better way to spend this marvelCous time of year, other than with one of these New South Wales country adventures.

Hire a cheap car rental from Sydney Airport, then embark on a trip to regional New South Wales. These great country adventures are within a few hours’ drive from Sydney.

Tamworth

The regional town that’s home to the famous Golden Guitar comes alive every January comes alive with the Tamworth Country Music Festival. It’s 10 days of 700 performers, including some of country music’s biggest names like Troy Cassar-Daley and Kasey Chambers. Most of the events are free. When this music mania is over there are scenic lookouts, museums, bars and beer tasting experiences to enjoy.

Hunter Valley

Just two hours north of Sydney is one of the state’s most romantic and relaxing country adventures. The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s most famous wine growing regions. You can enjoy the fine dining at boutique wineries while admiring the rolling green hills. There’s also adventures like hot air ballooning, a gourmet chocolate factory, and relaxing spas. You’ll be hard pressed to find another beautiful destination with absolutely everything you need to relax.

Jervis Bay

White-sand beaches and turquoise waters make Jervis Bay picture perfect. Most families come to Jervis Bay to relax by the beach but the good news is there’s so much more to offer if you venture to the coastal and hinterland national parks. Expect to uncover secret coves and hidden creeks while bushwalking or cycling. There’s plenty of opportunity for camping too.

Albury

Drive south to the border with Victoria. It’s the best place to base yourself as you explore the southern border and North East Victoria region. You can drive north to visit Holbrook’s famous submarine, or to the west you can sample Rutherglen’s famous, high quality muscat. East of Albury is the lovely Lake Hume where you can relax and have fun on the water. There’s also the mighty Murray River where you can stroll or even join a group for a canoe tour.

BRIANNA PIAZZA

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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