Pick up a car hire in Sydney and head down the delight that is Waterfall Way for a spray of action and some spectacular views.

Your journey will kick off at beautiful Coffs Harbour along the New South Wales North Coast and continue along the highway through the stunning New England Region.

Coffs Harbour

Start your journey in this beautiful coastal town, where you can check out Australia's most popular big attraction – the "big banana".

Let the kids let off some steam on the Wild Toboggan Ride or have a whirl around the Banana Splitz ice-skating rink, or let them loose in Dolphin Marine Magic, Butterfly House or in the shops.

This town is also well known for its beach life, so make sure you fit some waves into your schedule.

Bellingen

As you continue on your journey you will reach the amazing location that is Bellingen, a laid-back town complete with a New-age vibe, this area will delight you with its relaxed atmosphere.

A highlight of this town is its markets, which provide a great activity for young and old to enjoy year round. Here, you can find a range of goodies, from local handmade produce to regionally produced arts and craft items.

Dorrigo

The next item on your itinerary is the town of Dorrigo, a peaceful town with plenty of greenery!

You can head across to Dorrigo National Park, which boasts of being one of the most accessible East Coast rainforests and a remnant of the Dorrigo scrub, once logged for its beautiful cedar trees.

As well as trees, this area also boasts wonderful water features with a raft of streams in the park, that form spectacular waterfalls along the cliff face.

You can also listen to a beautiful chorus of birds, as the area features bowerbirds, lyrebirds and pittas.

So, why not take a walk down this park? There are options for beginners as well as for more advanced bushwalkers.

Armidale

Catch a glimpse of history in this quaint town located on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales.

Full of grand cathedrals and a myriad of heritage buildings, why not make this city your base for a few days while you explore the bounties the New England region has to offer? There are plenty of parks and gardens to check out, alongside the New England National Park.

Armidale is known for both its old world charm and its cosmopolitan feel and while you're there, ensure you get a good experience of its arts and cultural scene by checking out some of the city's museums and art galleries along the way, including the famous New England Regional Art Museum.

New England National Park

Explore this national treasure, located only 85 kilometres east of Armidale and be entranced by the World Heritage listed rainforests, which are kept hydrated by fast running creeks, mist and snow.

This spectacular park is located on the edge of the Great Escarpment and here you can look at the beautiful wilderness from Point Lookout, Wrights Lookout and Banksia Point.

The lookouts also feature some lovely walking tracks so you can keep yourselves exercised and busy.

Wollombi, Hunter Valley

Before you head back to the Harbour City to return your car hire in Sydney make sure you experience the magic Wollombi has to offer.

This city is known for its stunning architecture, and is now a hub of cafes, wineries and guesthouses, so you can make yourself comfortable here for a few days while still being in spitting distance of the beautiful national parks the region has to offer.

When you head down to the national parks to make the most of the bushwalking trails, remember to keep an eye out for the special Aboriginal rock carvings. These are found in particular around Devils Rock, Flat Rock Lookout and near Finchley Trig.

In Watagans and Yengo National parks, which are nearby, you can spot many native birds and animals, so put these parks on your bucket list.