Our Country Road Tours are about heading off in our 4 pax luxury four wheel drive tour vehicle with the added option of additional guests accompanying us in a tag-along convoy.
We are a small groups tour operator and on our Country Road Tours we allow for just one solo guest up to a maximum of 10 guests.
From Nature Trail’s base in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, our tour possibilities are enhanced from our close proximity to our tour journeys and destinations around us and to the west, south, north and into the adjoining New South Wales Central Tablelands beyond.
We just love travel and exploring, meeting the folk we meet en route and then sharing our experiences with visitors to our region.
Our temperate mountains provide a cool climate and a diverse countryside varying from wilderness to pastoral. The choice and extent of rural landscape stretches 150km west to the historic district of Orange, 150km south to the wilderness of Budawang National Park and north 270km to the old-growth Gondwana forests and plateaus of Barrington Tops National Park.
Being local, we are pleased to take you the extra mile to become part of these magnificent and diverse landscapes and to introduce you to its culturally rich local folk and their creative rural passions.
SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS
Nature Trail also offers an array of fully researched and designed special interest tour options including venturing to places deeper into the Blue Mountains World Heritage and beyond.
Group numbers can be as few as 2 guests to a maximum of 10. The tour length can be either a morning or afternoon duration or else span a full day, or even extend into multiple days.
Please note that a single tour guest numbering 1 person is deemed to be an exclusive private charter and so requesting a premium dedicated private touring experience.
Pricing is on application and is generallly the same as for 2 tour guests so that it is financially viable to undertake.
The special interest options we offer include:
- Nature Workshops
- Wilderness Experiences
- Garden and Nursery Tours
- Blue Mountains Village Tours
- Backroads and Heritage Tours
- Art and Craft Trails
- Gourmet and Slow Food Tours
- Tours to Country Events
- Country Road Multi-Day Touring
Our Country Road Touring Selection
All our country road tours are bespoke, small group (1 to 10), half day to multi-day (accommodated), with quality gourmet catering options (cafe, restaurant, picnic, or self-catered).
Blue Mountains Village Tours – we have a number of historic villages in the Upper Blue Mountains, all we have researched over the past 20 years of being locals and so worthy of partaking in an insightful guided tour of a village of your choice. We mix a drive around and walking tour for small groups (1 to max 10). We offer one detailed Half-Day Tour per village and not just the central area, but of the district. You choose: Wentworth Falls, Leura, Katoomba, Medlow Bath, Blackheath, Mount Victoria, Mount Wilson with Mount Irvine, Hartley (little, old and vale).
Four Wheel Drive Tours – we offer a selection of day tours on 4×4 vehicular tracks through wilderness and magnificent wild scenery. Typical route grades are rated ‘Easy’ for safety and reliability. We also reconnoitre the selected route in the days prior to delivering a booked Four Wheel Drive Tour.
Gardens and Nurseries Tours – to multiple formal gardens (public and private by appointment ) and cool climate nurseries.
Backroads and Heritage Tours – full day guided tour exploring various pastoral landscapes and villages west of the Blue Mountains including a few heritage village walking tours by locals, plus morning tea, a lunch stop and afternoon treats.
2-Day Countryside Indulgences – extended Backroads and Heritage Tours over two leisurely days including quality country cuisine and a select choice of quality self-contained private accommodation. The evening is free time.
Multi-Day Deep Country Escapes – over multiple days (3 to 7) exploring deep into the countryside on a much broader landscape and with a select choice of quality self-contained private accommodation. We average no more than 200km per day allowing time to take in the experiences. Evenings are free time.
Art & Craft Tours – to a variety of established countryside arts trails events over a choice of Full Day or 2-Days.
Foodies and Growers Tours – exploring and sampling the local produce and country kitchen cuisines of an eclectic mix of gourmet eateries and growers in the Blue Mountains for a Full Day, or a Central Tablelands foodie extravaganza over a 2-Days exploring towns and villages of the NSW Central Tablelands.
Tours to Country Fairs – in the Blue Mountains, to the Central Tablelands, and to the Southern Highlands.
Our Private Charters – tailored for an exclusive small group from 1 to 10 tour guests who are known to each other. Note that as our tour vehicle ‘Excalibur’ our classsic Range Rover can seat up to 4 tour guests, for additional numbers from 5 to 10 we invite the group to arrange a tag along vehicle or two and we facilitate inter-vehicle on-road communications as we travel in a convoy arrangement. This is much more fun than in a bus.
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