When you think of New South Wales, Australia the first thing that comes to mind Instagram-worthy
beaches and beautiful coastlines! But this isn’t all this gorgeous state has to offer with its lovely
countryside, popular snowfields and a vineyard or more in between.
Whether your getaway is short lived or planning to go for weeks on end, there are a great deal of amazing
locations in rural NSW to visit on your road trip and here are just a few of my favorites!
Situated in between Sydney and Canberra, Kangaroo Valley is among Australia’s treasures. The
Kangaroo River moves throughout the valley making the location an incredibly popular location for
outdoor camping, canoeing and also kayaking.
One of the best parts about driving through or to Kangaroo Valley is a stop at the infamous Kangaroo
Valley Pie Store. This heritage listed store is the home of the ‘World’s Finest Pies’, nevertheless if you
prefer to a little something sweet they also sell some great local treats for you to try!
Found a few hours northwest of Sydney, Mudgee boasts great eateries, regional fruit and vegetables and
delicious wine with rolling hillsides to match. There’s lots to do right here in Mudgee, like exploring one or
a few of the 40 family-owned vineyards for sampling, a bushwalk by Dunns Swamp or sent out up a tent
and camp out for an evening in Goulburn River National Park.
Mudgee is a great place to spend the night, but it’s even better if you can stay for a couple of days. Enjoy
the breathtaking views and country charm that makes Mudgee so popular.
The aesthetically sensational community of Bellingen is just a quick half an hour drive from Coffs Harbour,
on the banks of the Bellinger River. If you are in search for an area where you can enjoy canoeing,
kayaking and strolls through the rainforest, then this is the place for you.
Bellingen is a terrific location to base yourself if you wish to discover some regional all-natural tourist
attractions like the World Heritage listed Dorrigo National forest or the incredible Bangalore Falls close by.
Armidale is located midway between Sydney and Brisbane, with a few of the state’s most breathtaking
landscapes, Australia’s second highest waterfall and a World Heritage listed national park. Allegedly the
Armidale area experiences the four seasons quite uniquely, being very distinct and according to the locals
it’s best to see Armidale in the Autumn as the leaves on the trees turn golden and begin to fall.
If you’re a nature enthusiast then you will love Armidale’s walking tracks. After your hike make a trip to the
local Farmer’s Market that are put on every second Sunday, showcasing some of the best local produce.
Morpeth is a beautifully historical community located in the Hunter Valley filled with colonial structures, all
just a short two-hour drive north of Sydney.
The major road is loaded with diverse shops marketing neighborhood items, wonderful dining
establishments and also tasty food electrical outlets. Along the main street you’ll find a bunch of local
stores and great restaurants. While you’re here make sure you enjoy a picnic along the river and stop by
to taste the infamous Morpeth Sourdough!
To prevent any unwanted hassle on your road trip, make sure you get your car serviced before you leave.
It is also handy to have your roadside assistance sorted just in case you get in some unexpected trouble
on the road!