Cool Coast to Intrepid Inland

Newcastle
Lake Macquarie
Central Coast
Hunter Valley

This drive starts in the cool coastal city of Newcastle and showcases the relaxed lifestyle at the many coastal hamlets to its south. At Gosford you’ll turn inland and experience some of the best bushland activities in this part of the world.

Satisfy your adventurous spirit in the Central Coast hinterland by horseriding in Glenworth Valley or trying your hand at abseiling and kayaking. You’ll end your trip among the vineyards of the Hunter Valley.

Whether you enjoy beach brunches, outdoor adventures or hot air ballooning, this trip is a memory waiting to happen. Designed as a loop, you can start this itinerary at any point. Fly into Newcastle or drive up from Sydney to begin your varied adventure.

4 Days
240km
Driving

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Driving tired is the second biggest killer on NSW roads after speeding, so it's important to stop, revive, survive. See tips and advice for planning and taking your trip, so that you arrive safely at your holiday destination.

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