Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Explorer’s Way, NSW

Follow the Explorers Way to the areas opened up by the pioneers who crossed the Great Dividing Range to discover the riches, including gold, on the other side. Take a look at historic Windsor before climbing up through the towns of the Blue Mountains then stop at Pearson’s Lookout near Lithgow to see the world’s second biggest canyon, the Capertee Valley on the way to Mudgee.

Where there’s good wine, there’s good food and the historic Mudgee/Gulgong area is a wine hub on this drive, with around 30 cellar doors open. Its reputation for red wine is growing and you can toast the memory of larrikin bush poet, Henry Lawson. A whirl round Mt. Panorama at Bathurst is a driver’s must do – go in autumn if you love to see European trees changing their colours.

Dubbo is effectively the capital of western NSW, an oasis of fertile agricultural lands and visit the Western Plains Zoo here. Following in the footsteps of the explorers head up through country towns and villages to the Warrumbungles where east meets west on the Great Divide in a dramatic, the landscape of craggy sheltered gorges and strange rocky spires. Return to Sydney through the Upper Hunter Valley, or take the Wiseman’s Ferry/Windsor route.


  • Rural/Country

About Explorer’s Way

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains