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New South Wales has everything from picturesque country towns to idyllic coastline. Soar on a dawn balloon flight over vineyards, ski the Snowy Mountains, ride along Port Stephens’ white sands and discover the rugged Outback surrounding historic Broken Hill.
Sydney, the capital, is a must-see. Historic buildings bring charm to the bustling city and pretty beach suburbs. Walk through Cockatoo Island’s old jail before having a cocktail at a waterfront bar. Picnic with river views in the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy fine dining at the Docks and see a show at the Sydney Opera House.
Visit Hunter Valley, a wine-growing region with extraordinary beauty and excellent restaurants. Enjoy a dawn balloon ride or cycle the area. Spend a day visiting breweries, wineries and cheese manufacturers.
Newcastle is popular for music, art, culture and surfing, with eight beaches nearby. Watch for dolphins in Port Stephens’ Great Lakes Marine Park, ride the sand dunes and investigate the culture of the Worimi Aboriginal people. Dive with reef fish at the Solitary Islands Marine Park at Coffs Harbor. Relaxing Byron Bay, a hub for artistic types, offers camping spots within view of the water and migrating whales.
Challenge yourself in the Blue Mountains on a three-day walk from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. Ride one of the world’s steepest trains through
Don’t miss regional New South Wales. Tamworth, once a gold-mining town, is known for country music, gem fossicking (prospecting) and traditional country crafts. Pretty Tenterfield, featuring historic 19th-century architecture, is a great base for exploring the national parks of the New England Tableland.
So why not travel to New South Wales in 2019?
I like the Shangri La chain. Clean, beautiful, and soothing. The one in Sydney has beautiful rooms facing the Opera House. I would like them to upgrade their lounge area sofas and chairs. It’s too much brown in terms of the color scheme. The room itself was a combination of light grey and blue. It ...
spacious ,clean ,a broken tap ,bath spout, but spa had too much chlorine burned eyes so couldnt stay in long ,front desk people were very helpful ,lovely,
Fantastic location l! Indoor pool would have made it perfect. But great comfortable stay.
I only had a 5 hour stay but out of the 7 hotels I've stayed in for the past 3.5 weeks, it was the best and easiest to use. I also loved the little Biology soaps - so nice to use natural products. My skin would be so much better right now if all hotels did this.
Undergoing renovations which was not particularly enticing