Let's explore NSW - What to do, Where to stay!

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Discover remarkable local stays in the heart of NSW whether you are looking for a luxury escape or relaxing time away, there is something bound to draw your attention here. It is time to travel again, what are you waiting for? Enjoy NSW’s golden beaches, endless wine regions, outback country regions, bustling cities, and glistening snowfields all accessible from your hotel.  Let us showcase some of our favourite locations along with where to stay and what to do!

SYDNEY

Sydney, the hub of all your nightlife and day activities.  Known for some of the greatest landmarks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge & Sydney Opera House, bring an abundance of tourists all year round.  Circular Quay offers spectacular transportation from cruise ships to ferries allowing access to many great activity spots around Sydney.  The continuing development of stunning Darling Harbour caters for all, with its multitude of delicious restaurants, Chinese Gardens of Friendship. Sea Life Aquarium and Wildlife Sydney Zoo all within short walks of each other!

NEWCASTLE

Your coastal getaway is calling you, surrounded by pristine golden beaches, sparkling blue lakes and rustic country towns full of spectacular wineries, Newcastle has it all.  Only a short drive from Sydney relax beach side, enjoy a coastal walk, or taste niche wines and beers in the stunning Hunter Valley wine region!

PORT STEPEHENS

Located two hours away from Sydney, Port Stephens is packed with small coastal towns and long stretches of white sandy beaches. Enjoy the crystal-clear waters at one of the many beaches or wander through the quirky surf shops and local eateries.

PORT MACQUARIE

Located on the Mid North Coast of NSW, boasting 17 gorgeous beaches, a lush hinterland, a diverse variety of attractions including the Koala Hospital, Billabong Zoo and river cruises.  With one of the best year-round climates and a busy events calendar, it’s no wonder this is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations, and the friendly locals will welcome you with open arms.  Its not all coastal though, why not slip away to the lush green Wauchope hinterland or take roads less travelled to uncover quaint villages with friendly locals.

TAMWORTH

Escape to Tamworth, a lovely country town home to incredible food & wine, country music and lush national parks. Discover your way through historic towns and agricultural regions, wondering across spectacular bush walks and wildlife.

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OUR TOP ACCOMMODATION PICKS FOR…

SYDNEY

Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney 

Immerse yourself in the destination at the Four Seasons Hotel showcasing two of Sydney’s iconic landmarks the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.  Situated on the harbour front of Circular Quay this hotel is the perfect doorstep for all your key attractions and activities. Sit back and relax by the outdoor pool, enjoy a spa day, burn all that incredible food off at the fitness centre or try one of the hotels specialty cocktails at its very own bar!

Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay

Enjoy a combination of luxury and comfort at the 5-star Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay welcoming you with and intimate and homely atmosphere. Located a short distance from Sydney’s city centre enjoy chic boutiques, street-side eateries, spectacular harbour views and the iconic Bondi Beach. Be blown away by the rooftop pool overlooking Sydney’s Harbour, dine at the Stillery restaurant or have a drink with friends at the rooftop bar all within walking distance from your guestroom or suite.

NEWCASTLE

Novotel Newcastle Beach

Dreaming of waking up to the sound of the ocean, waves crashing, the Novotel Newcastle is situated right across the road from one of Newcastle’s greatest surf beaches, Newcastle Beach. The ideal location for families, keen beach goers and surfers, with plenty of cafes, restaurants, boutique clothing stores and coastal walking tracks nearby. The Novotel Newcastle Beach features a modern, chic dining restaurant, Bistro, bar and 24/7 in room dining providing you with endless amounts of choice in where to fuel your belly. Choose a guestroom that suits your needs whether you have a stunning coastal view with a balcony, a city view overlooking Newcastle’s night life or standard lead in room great for the budget conscious.

PORT STEPHENS

The Anchorage Port Stephens Hotel & Spa 

Stay in style at the Anchorage Port Stephens Hotel & Spa the finest waterfront hotel in Port Stephens. With luxurious accommodation watch the sea go by from your harbour view room. Unwind with a relaxing spa day at the Anchorage world class Spa, swim in the heated pool or enjoy light canapés with a glass of wine in hand.

PORT MACQUARIE

Rydges Port Macquarie

The Rydges Port Macquarie is in the heart of Port Macquarie’s central business district providing exceptional views of the Hasting River. The Hotel is known for its homely, modern outlook providing you with a variety of guestrooms ranging from city view to water views. The Rydges Port Macquarie offers a variety of dining options to suit all budgets however the Zebu Bar and Restaurant is the most popular.

TAMWORTH

The Powerhouse Hotel, Tamworth

Experience 5-star luxury at The Powerhouse Hotel located in the heart of Tamworth’s central business district. With comfortable, modern guestrooms and apartments The Powerhouse Hotel provides you with a vast variety of accommodation options depending on your budget. The hotel features free Wi-Fi, stylish onsite dining options, an outdoor pool and fitness centre for your ultimate getaway.

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OUR TOP THINGS TO DO IN…

SYDNEY

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to climb at dawn or dusk on Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge, giving you fantastic panoramic views of Sydney’s surrounds.

Taronga Zoo

Interact and get up close to spectacular native animals, stay over night glamping amongst the animals, take in the spectacular views from Sydney’s only cable car, listen to zookeeper talks and enjoy daily shows, showcasing the animal’s talents.

Blue Mountains 

Take a break from the city lifestyle and escape to the mountains for a relaxing day of bush walking, historic stories, and delicious wines. Hear about the local Aboriginal culture by meeting local indigenous people and listen to the sound of the Digeridoo an Aboriginal instrument. Explore one of the many fantastic walking trails spotting native flora and fauna.

NEWCASTLE

Hunter Valley Experience

Embrace the picturesque landscape of Newcastle’s Hunter Valley food and wine region, packed with mouth-watering wineries, vineyards, and fresh produce. Enjoy taste testing some of Newcastle’s local produce as you embark on a wine tour around the country region.

Newcastle Beaches

Let the salt air hit your face and find sand everywhere imaginable as you take a swim, sunbake, or enjoy limitless water sports along Newcastle’s coastline ranging from surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kite surfing to even snorkelling.

ANZAC Memorial Walk

Take in the picture-perfect scenery as you take a stroll on Newcastle’s most famous coastal walk along top beaches, parks and cliff faces, whilst absorbing incredible history of Australia’s ANZAC soldiers who fought for Australia in the war.

PORT STEPHENS

Whale and Dolphin Cruise 

Head out to sea in search for the majestic marine life with outdoor or indoor seating perfect for all capabilities. Get your cameras ready as you watch these animals play and splash in the ocean with the stunning coastline as your backdrop.

Hike Mt Tomaree

Feeling adventurous and active, put your hiking boots on and get ready for mind blowing panoramic views of Port Stephens coast as you reach the Mt Tomaree Summit.

Dine at Shoal Bay Country Club

After a busy day full of activities enjoy a refreshing beverage and live performances at the Shoal Bay Country Club, the perfect spot to relax and embrace the destination.

PORT MACQUARIE

Port Macquarie Markets 

Delve into Port Macquarie’s local produce and delicacies at the popular Port Macquarie Markets. Hunt for a bargain on boutique clothing goods, artworks, and gift ideas as you immerse yourself in the local culture.

Camel Safari

Ever wanted to get the opportunity to ride a camel across the golden sand beaches of NSW coastlines well here is your chance. Meet your camel and set off for a lovely ride along Port Macquarie, taking in iconic sights such as lighthouse beach.

Fishing Charter

Do you have a passion for fishing and love being out on the water, join a fishing charter so you can catch some of the best local fish in NSW. Port Macquarie fishing charters will always have an experienced deep-sea fisherman onboard providing you with helpful tips and knowledge.

TAMWORTH

Tamworth Country Music Festival 

Join one of the most famous Country Music Festivals held in NSW for the largest variety of country music performed live every January. This event is perfect for families of all ages as you can view the large collection of monster trucks and rides.

Big Golden Guitar

Less than 10 minutes from the Powerhouse Hotel the iconic golden guitar is a must see if you are a lover of all thing’s music. Visit the souvenir shop, coffee shop and for sporting enthusiasts the collector’s museum for great keepsakes and mementos.

Tamworth Marsupial Park 

Wonder around Tamworth’s 14-hectare Marsupial Park, only a short distance from the Powerhouse Hotel. An amazing place for families and animal lovers allowing you the opportunity to get up close and personal with Native Australian Wildlife.

Uralla 

Take a trip into the New England High Country Vinyards near Uralla and take time to visit this historic town.

Gunnedah

A drive through pretty countryside see’s you in Gunnedah, home to many Koala’s and you may like to try your luck fossicking for gold!

Photo: Oxley Scenic Lookout, Tamworth

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