The Great Beyond

The Great Beyond

Global Desk_924x530px_SEE-BeyondManhattan.jpg
When Sydney’s city slickers want a country retreat, they are spoilt for choice, whether it’s a seaside break, a cool mountain getaway or a wine tour. A drive north along the coast will find affluent beach communities like Palm Beach, Whale Beach and Avalon, while further north and inland, the Hunter Valley wine country offers a slew of big name and boutique wineries to taste your way through. Directly west of Sydney lie the Blue Mountains, rich with the history of the native Gundungurra people and early European settlers; stay at quaint Lillianfels in Katoomba, or drive on to the eco-luxe Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa on the other side of the mountain range.