With one of the most famous cities in the world as its gateway, and home to diverse bushland, luscious mountains and beautiful beaches, it's easy to see why New South Wales is at the top of every holiday list.
There are undoubtedly many things to do in Sydney, New South Wales. Take a tour of the Sydney Opera House, or for something different, try a VIP Tasting Plate Tour, which gives you the opportunity to sample the Opera House Kitchen’s culinary delights. The more adventurous visitor can even brave the Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb and view the city from up high, or take to the skies on a HeliTour for the best views of New South Wales’ capital city.
If you prefer to keep your feet nearer to the ground though, you can explore Sydney by bike, cycling in the sunshine over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, through iconic parklands and gardens before stopping off at the numerous art galleries, museums or even Taronga Zoo.
Not everything comes with a price! In most cities, and Sydney is no exception, there are free things for everyone to enjoy. Take a stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens or visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales during your stay in the city.
New South Wales highlights
The iconic Harbour Bridge and the Opera House in Sydney are only tasters of what the state has to offer, so be sure to go beyond the harbour, leaving the city behind and explore to your heart’s content. Visit the Hunter Valley for its wonderful wineries and perhaps take a cooking class or wine tasting course there. Watch dolphins and whales in Port Stephens or visit the Blue Mountains, this World Heritage Area, only a couple of hours away, to see the magnificent Three Sisters.
There are 1590 kilometres of coastline, so you have to spend time on a few of the 892 beaches – arguably some of the finest beaches in the world. Relax and unwind around Jervis or Byron Bay – the latter is a popular choice if you’re en-route to Queensland.
Austravel have a wide selection of tours available, so you can be sure not to miss any of the highlights. Take to the open road on a self drive holiday with the Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive. This popular tour has spectacular coastal scenery and opportunities for wildlife spotting, including Phillip Island’s little penguins.
With Austravel, you’ll never be short of ideas for things to do in New South Wales, Australia.