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A self-drive holiday is just the ticket to an immersive getaway.

See the sights and experience adventures your way – in your own time and at your own pace – to make the most of your holiday in Sydney and New South Wales.

A self-drive holiday is just the ticket for an immersive getaway that you can enjoy. Take control of your journey and plot your itinerary to do the things you want to do and visit places of interest that intrigue you.

On your road trip, you can take as much time as you want to soak in the vibrant local culture and linger over delectable meals, while you bask in the experience of an unforgettable getaway.

Port Stephens

Make some memories in Port Stephens, a two-and-a-half hour drive north from Sydney.

Enchanting Nature
Be enchanted by the best of Mother Nature with 26 pristine beaches, the largest sand dunes in the southern hemisphere, and a 98,000 ha Marine Park and National Park.

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Sand Dune Adventures offers an adventurous experience.

Explore Port Stephens’ Birubi Beach on a laid-back camel ride, or paddle out into the clear waters of Bagnall Beach on a nude kayak or stand-up paddleboard. For more of a taste of the outdoors, go on a hike to the summit of Mount Tomaree and be rewarded by panoramic views of the coastline.

Meet The Wildlife
For a thrilling experience, get up close to marine wildlife at Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters.

Port Stephens is also known as the “dolphin capital of Australia” with more than 150 bottlenose dolphins living in the waters off Nelson Bay and Port Stephens. Do a dolphin watch cruise or kayak tour to spot the dolphins, or you can even swim with the dolphins on a guided encounter.

An Adventurous Experience
You can also enjoy quad biking and sand boarding across the largest coastal sand dunes in the southern hemisphere with Sand Dune Adventures.

Central Coast

Another destination to mark on your route is the Central Coast, an hour-and-a-half drive north from Sydney.

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Adventures To Discover
Here you can discover adventurous activities at TreeTops Central Coast, where you can take an exhilarating ride on the TreeTop Crazy Rider, the world’s longest rollercoaster zip line. Or test your physical and mental skills on the elevated obstacles at the TreeTop Adventure Park.

Immerse In Nature
At Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, you can go horse riding on a guided horse trail ride through Glenworth Valley’s impressive 1,200 ha wilderness property, join an Eco-Kayak tour, or abseil with breathtaking views of the valley.

Sydney – Your Gateway To An Unforgettable Journey

Begin your adventure to Sydney with AirAsia. Experience the best the city has to offer from the sparkling Sydney Harbour to quaint neighbourhoods full of character to idyllic beaches that are just a short train or ferry ride away.

Experience The Lifestyle
Immerse yourself in experiences such as tasting fresh seafood at the Sydney Fish Market, or shop for trinkets at Paddington Markets on a Saturday, or take a stroll along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk. Celebrate the buzzing dining culture that runs the gamut from quirky cafes and dessert creations to three-hatted restaurants and hidden speakeasy bars, or uncover where the locals hang out.

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Take in the original street art by local artists.

Immerse In Art
Known lately as a creative inner-city hub in Sydney, Chippendale is a must-visit for creatives looking for a fresh source of inspiration. Take in the original street art by local artists adorning the walls as you stroll through the laneways and stop for a selfie or two.

You may also like to drop by White Rabbit Gallery, which houses a brilliant collection of contemporary Chinese art.

Come and discover the Sydneysider way of life. Book AirAsia X flights starting from RM469 from now until Oct 28 and travel from Apr 1 to Nov 26, 2019.

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