Situated between Queensland, Victoria & South Australia, NSW is located on the East Coast of Australia. New South Wales is like discovering another world with golden beaches, endless wine regions, outback country regions, bustling cities and glistening snowfields. There is so much to do here from swimming, surfing, hiking, and shopping to taste testing local produce. New South Wales has so much to offer whether you are after a quick getaway, relaxing retreat or an adventure filled holiday, truly something for everyone to enjoy!
Top destinations to visit in New South Wales!
Big, loud and full of city lights, Sydney is the hub for all your nightlife and day activities. Known for some of the greatest landmarks in Australia such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge & Sydney Opera House. Both these and more bring an abundance of tourists all year round. Sydney’s Circular Quay offers spectacular transportation from cruise ships to ferries allowing access to many great activity spots around Sydney.
Top things to do in Sydney:
Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
Sydney Opera House Tour
Sunset Dinner Cruise
Bondi Beach & Bondi Icebergs
Let your personality shine, relax your soul and kick off your shoes. Discover Byron Bay’s pristine coastline, lush hinterland, boutique eateries and easy-going lifestyle. With only a short 2-hour flight from Sydney Byron Bay is a perfect getaway to unwind and enjoy the great outdoors.
Top things to do in Byron Bay:
Surf, Swim or relax at one of many Beaches
Cape Byron Lighthouse
The Farm Byron Bay
Cape Byron Track
Shop for vintage or one-off goods
The Hunter Valley
Explore the untouched wine country region of New South Wales renowned for its immaculate wineries, botanic gardens and delicious local foods. Only a short 2 hour drive from Sydney, enjoy the incredible scenery as the sun sets over the vines. Be amazed by the World Heritage listed Yengo National Park as you witness some of the most breathtaking viewpoints and walking trails the Hunter Valley has to offer. Whether you are looking at a luxurious getaway hidden away amongst the valley or wish to camp beneath the stars there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Top things to do in The Hunter Valley:
Taste test different wines and beers at one of the many wineries
Hunter Valley Zoo
Hunter Valley Gardens
Hot Air Ballooning
Music Concerts & Food Festivals
The Blue Mountains
Experience the World Heritage listed mountain ranges only a 90-minute drive from Sydney. If driving is not an option you can catch the local train to the Blue Mountains or travel by coach. Home to spectacular scenery, jaw dropping viewpoints such as the The Three Sisters, Jamison Valley and Wentworth Falls, quirky cafes, Falls adventure awaits you here.
Top things to do in The Blue Mountains:
Hike or walk the Jamison Valley track & enjoy views from Jamison lookout
Walk to the foot of the Three Sisters
Explore the small villages cafes and boutique stores
Discover Wentworth Falls
Dine at a local restaurant
Wollongong is the third largest city in New South Wales known for its bustling city, green bushlands, artwork and eateries. Also popular for its pristine coastline and ocean swells, Wollongong is the perfect escape to relax by the beach or surf the waves.
Top things to do in Wollongong:
Eat out at one of the quirky restaurants
Visit NanTien Temple
Explore Minnamurra Rainforest
Skydive and land on the beach
Drive the sea cliff bridge
Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe’s Island is a pristine, untouched tropical island just a short 2-hour flight from Sydney, the perfect escape to disconnect and unwind. With a limit of 400 visitors at any one time, say goodbye to the crowds and city life and enjoy having the beaches all to yourself. Lord Howe’s main mode of transportation around the island is bicycle, great for adventure lovers wanting to keep active whilst on holiday.
Top things to do in Lord Howe Island:
Snorkel by yourself or join a snorkelling tour
Hike Mount Gower
Seven Peak Walking trail
Try Kite Surfing
The Snowy Mountains
The Snowy Mountains is a unique and distinct region in New South Wales attracting numerous visitors all year round for its incredible scenery and beauty. Whether you visit for the Winter snow season (June to October depending on snow fall). Test out your abilities by skiing or snowboarding the mountain slopes or have a toboggan race down the mountains. The Snowy Mountain Summer Season is as picturesque as the winter season whether you hike your way through the mountain ranges or spot wildlife and plants. The Snowy Mountains is also well known for its history as it holds a deep connection for the Indigenous Aboriginal Culture and European graziers.
Top things to do in The Snowy Mountains:
Skiing & Tobogganing
Visit Jindabyne Lake
Music festivals/concerts held in nearby towns
Keep warm with a class of mulled wine
Hike through the many mountain trails
Watch a Country Show
Try Rock Climbing
Discover the bright flora and fauna
Photo: Snowy Mountains
What to drink?
Coming into the cooler months this cocktail is the perfect companion and will warm you from the inside out! With a mix of rum, sugar, spices and warm butter. We can think of nothing better, than sipping on this delight in front of a warm fire, apres ski in the Snowy Mountains!
Watch on to see our recipe for the heart warming Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail!
Our Top Accommodation Picks!
Luxury City Stay: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (5 stars)
Darling Harbour: Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour (4 Star)
Luxury stay: Elements of Byron (5 star)
Mid-Range: Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
The Hunter Valley:
Luxury stay: Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley (5 Star)
Mid-Range: Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort (4 star)
The Blue Mountains:
Luxury stay: Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley
Mid-Range: The Carrington Hotel
Mid-Range: Sage Hotel Wollongong (4 star)
Lord Howe Island:
Luxury Stay: Capella Lodge
Mid-Range: Milky Way Villas
Luxury Stay: Perisher Valley Hotel (4 star)
Mid-Range: Lake Jindabyne Hotel (3 star)
Photo: A view from The Four Seasons, Sydney
May 28, 2020
Australia, New South Wales
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