If you enjoy visiting vineyards and sampling wine then you might consider a day trip to the Hunter Valley from Sydney. The Hunter is approx. a 2 hour easy drive north of Sydney. If comfortable with driving in Australia, you'll find Hunter Valley is well marked by signs, but a good alternative would be to take one of the many tour buses to the Hunter. It is a beautiful part of NSW and the wine is excellent; there are also many good restaurants to choose from. Many Sydneysiders visit the Hunter Valley at least once a year to taste and stock up on wine.