CENTRAL COAST, ILLAWARRA, SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
AND BLUE MOUNTAINS
Greater Sydney is surrounded by some great places to spend a day or two. All within about 100 km from Sydney and all within the Sydney CityRail network.
Take the F3 North. Swim, surf, fish and sail, or simply relax at one of the waterfront cafés or restaurants. Watch pelicans feeding at The Entrance, bushwalk, watch for whales June
and November. Go sailboarding or kayaking on Tuggerah Lake.
Don’t miss Australian Reptile Park at Somersby and Norah Head Lighthouse.
Central Coast Visitor Information Centres Kariong, The Entrance and Gosford Tel: 1300 130 708 www.visitcentralcoast.com.au
Take the F6 South. Turn off at Helensburg, take Lawrence Hargrave Drive to Stanwell Tops for spectacular views of the coast. Call into Symbio Wildlife Park.
Watch hang-gliding from the cliff tops then take new Grand Pacific Drive and the Sea Cliff Bridge to beautiful beaches of Austinmer and Thirroul and on to Wollongong and Lake Illawarra.
Thirroul Visitor Information Thirroul Plaza
Wollongong Visitor Information Centre
Tel: 1800 240 737 www.tourismwollongong.nsw.gov.au
Take Highway 31 southwest from the M5. The gentle green hills, a cool climate and rich soils produce excellent wines and beautiful, formal gardens. Take the Southern Highlands Food and Wine Trail, bushwalk in Morton National Park, visit the Georgian colonial town of Berrima, browse antique shops and visit the Bradman Museum of Cricket in Bowral. Don’t miss Bowral Tulip Time during September and October.
Tourism Southern Highlands Mittagong Tel: 1300 657 559
Follow the M4 motorway out of Sydney to link up with the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Drive and a network of 18 Discovery Trails. A Visitor Map and Touring Guide book are available at the Glenbrook Visitors Centre.
Accredited friendly staff will also help you plan your visit and offer a free accommodation booking service, an extensive range of maps, books and quality Australian made products.
Glenbrook Village is one of the Blue Mountains’ prettiest villages with a variety of cafes and is the gateway to the Blue Mountains National Park. Tel: (02) 4787 8877 www.npws.nsw.gov.au
Within the park, Euroka is a popular picnicking spot and an opportunity to see Eastern Grey kangaroos in their natural habitat. Return to the highway and continue on to Katoomba to visit the world famous Three Sisters and ride the Scenic Railway, Skyway and Cableway at Scenic World. Continue on to Jenolan Caves, Zig Zag Railway or Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens.
Blue Mountains VisitorInformation Centre Tel: 1300 653 408 or go to