Discover the magic of the Central West this Christmas season – country Australia on the doorstep of Sydney.

Just a short road trip through the Blue Mountains, a completely new world from Sydney’s suburbia awaits. The origins of Australia’s pioneering spirit with farming, industrial, wine making and mining history all on display within the one region.

Discover majestic national parks such as the Gardens of Stone, one of the World’s oldest caves system, the wineries of Mudgee and restaurants using the best of local produce from the Central West region.

Stay a night or two in local accommodation and help support regional Australian businesses.


Lithgow 360

Discover one of the most beautiful, natural environments in Australia situated right on the doorstep of Sydney.

Just 2.5 hours drive from Sydney CBD, your adventure awaits… industrial heritage meets pristine countryside and amazing national parks and waterways – a full 360 degrees experience.

An area rich with cultural events, festivals and fun for all the family.


With stunning heritage streetscapes and museums run by passionate people, to boutique + chic shopping precincts and galleries + studios, you’ll find yourself wishing you’d stayed another day. Or if you really just want to sit back and have someone else do all the hard work, we can organise that too. Oh, and we have markets (really good ones).


Bathurst is a city of contrasts; constantly evolving. Heritage-listed buildings and rich history fuse with world-class museums and galleries. Spectacular natural wonders co-exist with a modern cultural landscape. The food scene is innovative and signature events are of an international standard. Come and discover this dynamic and evolving regional city that’s full of authentic charm and heart.

Jenolan Caves

The magical, must-see destination in the World Heritage Blue Mountains

Open every day, Jenolan Caves are the largest, most spectacular and most famous caves in Australia. Explore the world’s oldest caves – one of the most outstanding cave systems in the world.

Accommodation Association – One Industry, One Voice, One Vision

The Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA) is a 100% member-owned, not-for-profit organisation. For over 50 years, we’ve been protecting and strengthening businesses in the accommodation industry across regional Australia.


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