New South Wales
New South Wales is the most diverse Australian territory of all, with untouched beaches, breathtaking natural treasures and the biggest, most famous and vibrant city in the world – Sydney.
Whoever visits this territory gets the chance to see five World Heritage sites, one of them being the iconic Sydney Opera House. The options are innumerous and can range from sunny beaches and a colorful desert, to the highest mountain in Australia, offering the most diverse options of winter sports. Adventures such as climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, taking part in cultural tours like visiting the Opera House, beach days or simply relaxing in Byron Bay, diving in the coral reefs of the island Lord Howe and gastronomic itineraries though the famous wineries of Hunter Valley are only the beginning to the infinity of experiences that New South Wales have to offer!
Choose the kind of activity that best fits into your desired holiday style and include it into your itinerary: nothing that you chose here will bring you regrets.
With sublime sceneries, glamorous beaches and a sharpened appetite for the best that life has to offer, Sydney is currently one of the most desired travel destinations. The biggest and oldest city of Australia, Sydney is a necessary stop in the itinerary of any traveler in the country. With a magnificent harbor, over 70 crystalline beaches, a fantastic gastronomy, an admirable way of life and one of the world’s most popular New Year’s Eve party, the city guarantees entertainment 24 hours a day. You don’t need too much time to realize that there is no other place in the world like Sydney!
Around Sydney you will find a paradise of national parks, forests, mountains, rivers and historic cities, including World Heritage sites such as the Blue Mountains, the island of Lord Howe, Mungo National Park and the tropical forests of Gindwana. Each one of these places offers visitors the incredible opportunity to admire the unique sceneries and practice tracks, do kayaking, diving, among other options. From Sydney it is possible to make a full day tour to the Blue Mountains, whether it’s for a calm and traditional tour or for walks of one or multiple days throughout this region of incredible sceneries. For those interested in enjoying the Blue Mountains in a slower pace, accommodations in both simple hotel and luxurious resorts are available with a series of Spa Treatments, lavish gastronomy, yoga classes and so many others luxuries, all this in addition to the view of waterfalls, tropical forests and magnificent peaks.
The Hunter Valley region, on the other hand, is full of boutique-like wineries, elegant restaurants and open-skied super markets, showing off the very best of the local product. There the accommodation options are also various, however it is still possible to make a full day only tour from Sydney. The Island of Lord Howe, is a place of untouched beauty located only about two hours flight from Sydney. The bicycles are the best mean of transportation and there is no cellular antenna, perfect for those seeking to be isolated and in touch with nature, where it is possible to walk within the forests, relax in white sandy beaches and dive in the most southern coral reef in the world!
Still in New South Wales, in the desert region is the Mungo National Park, where it is possible to visit the underground mining city of White Cliffs (famous for the extraction of opals) and see where the exotic black opal is extracted from. The unmistakable light, the desert-like sceneries and the oasis of lakes in Broken Hill cannot be missed!
Surrounded by rainforests, in the North Coast the classical culture of Australian Surf is mixed with national parks named after World Heritage Sites, tiny cities and excellent wines and local food.
Byron Bay is of the most popular places in the region, already being closer to Brisbane than Sydney, where it is possible to see whales in the right reasons, rainbows over the mountains and hang gliders flying over the lighthouse. Known as the paradise of the new era, Byron Bay is filled with surf beaches, green tropical forests and a colorful mixture of people, making it the ideal location to practice yoga in the beach while the sun rises, massages and clay treatments in hidden retreats as well as the best regional dinners of Australia.
The South Coast has 30 national parks, marine parks and reserves, as well as wonderful beaches and a rich aborigine history. In Jervis Bay the options range from walks in beaches with pearl colored sand to views of dolphins playing in the waters of the bay and kangaroos in their natural habitat, in addition to whales in Eden, the Sapphire Coast close to the border with Victoria.
Australia's high country is home to spectacular peaks, clear mountain streams and cool, crisp air, which make an interesting setting for any holiday.
Natural occurring features in the Snowy Region abound and are for the most part easily accessible by car. More than half of the alpine habitat in Australia falls inside the Snowy Mountains boundaries. Coupled with the abundance of unpolluted freshwater streams, the famous Murray and Snowy Rivers, magnificent valleys and undulating meadow, the region is proudly unique and abundant in its natural attractions.
National Parks cover a fairly large area of the Snowies, including Kosciuszko National Park, the largest National Park in NSW and home to Mount Kosciuszko, Australia's highest mountain at 2228metres. Other parks in the area include, Wadbilliga, Deua, Namadgi and South East Forests National Parks.
Located between Sydney and Brisbane, with a subtropical climate, tropical forests and almost entirely deserted beaches, Coffs Harbour is one of the most popular family holiday destinations of New South Wales. This location is very common to self-drivers offering many fun activities for all ages. The kids especially love the Big Banana, Butterfly House, Pet Porpoise Pool, Coffs Harbour Zoo and the National Marine Science Centre Aquarium. However, if you are looking for action and adventure, you can also learn to swim, surf or surfboard in calm and clear waters, as well as practice kayaking or rating.