New South Wales Holidays
From the magnificent golden coasts meeting the Tasmanian Sea, travel inland through a rainbow of landscapes, discovering lush rainforests with spectacular waterfalls, the rugged bush of the Aussie outback and on westwards to the sparkling Snowy Mountains. As a result of this beautifully varied landscape, NSW is home to no less than 780 national parks and nature reserves, perfect for any nature enthusiasts!
Popular New South Wales Holidays
Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley
Home to mainland Australia’s only true alpine region, affectionately known as the ‘Snowies’, it is ideal for winter sports enthusiasts, boasting bountiful natural snowfall each winter and juxtaposed with Australia’s natural flora, it’s a unique winter experience you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
Whether its kicking back and unwinding on one of NSW’s many dazzlingly pristine beaches, immersing yourself in the vibrant city culture, sipping wine with astounding views of the vineyards or skiing, snow boarding, horse riding or any of the other various outdoor activities, New South Wales is an Australian must.
Welcome to New South Wales’s capital, the energetic city of Sydney! Sydney is a city full of life and houses some of Australia’s most world renowned landmarks, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Sydney is a truly vivacious and outdoorsy urban hub, however don’t be fooled by the inhabitants’ lust for life, there is also a fabulously ‘chilled out’ atmosphere to soak up as you wander among the countless bars, cafes, markets and boutiques and making your way to one of the city’s 70 gorgeous sandy beaches. With museums, art galleries, harbour cruises, a zoo, botanical gardens and historic buildings, you’ll never be at a loss for things to do in Sydney.
Hunter valley is one of Australia’s oldest and most well known wine regions. Boasting over 120 wineries and world class produce you are spoilt for choice. The region offers plenty of pursuits for the more outgoing travellers, take part in wine tasting tours, play one of the many golf courses, take a hot air balloon flight and see the countryside from above, or simply relax with a chilled glass of award-winning wine, the delights of the 5 star kitchens and the picturesque landscapes at your feet.
Just on the fringe of Sydney you will find the Blue Mountain region. With its wonderfully fresh mountain air and atmosphere, this is the perfect region for nature enthusiasts for it plays host to countless scenic bushwalks and climbs, as well as excellent opportunities to learn more about the native aboriginal culture.
Located on the most easterly point of Australia, Byron Bay is on the very northern coast of NSW, and is considered a beach paradise. This title is well deserved once you see the stunning sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the cape. Other than just stretching out and sunbathing, surfing, scuba diving, and whale watch cruises are the order of the day in Byron Bay, and there are popular skydiving opportunities for the more adventurous.
Lord Howe Island
Located just 2 hours by air from Sydney, 600kms out into the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island boasts the world’s most southerly coral reef and as such is hugely popular with snorkellers and divers. The island’s volcanic mountains offer great hiking trails, whilst birders are drawn by the staggering array of species to be found here. Easily accessible from the mainland, Lord Howe offers a tranquil island paradise that’s the ideal extension to any Australian holiday.