New South Wales
If you’re looking to experience some of the best of Australia, make sure you plan to visit New South Wales. This state includes some of the most iconic features of Australia, with enough ‘must visit’ landmarks and destinations to fill up an itinerary!
Sydney Harbour Bridge
You’ve seen it on a postcard – now experience the amazing Harbour Bridge for yourself! This heritage-listed structure is world-famous. Fondly known as ‘the coathanger’ for its arch shape, the Sydney Harbour Bridge spans Port Jackson and was completed in 1932. Today it’s part of the regular commute for many Sydney residents, but for tourists it’s an exciting opportunity to experience iconic Australia. Enjoy the bridge with a stroll across the harbour, and if you’re feeling brave, climb to the top for the very best views!
Fancy a day at the beach? Bondi Beach is one of Sydney’s largest beaches, closest to the city centre. It’s a favourite with tourists and locals alike, and you will always find plenty of people there enjoying the sun. With a world-famous lifeguard service, it’s safe to have a swim between the red and yellow flags all year round. You can learn to surf at one of the many accredited surf schools, spot whales from the clifftop Bondi Coastal Walk, or just relax on the sand. And when you get hungry, a range of cafes and restaurants are only a few minutes away.
Sydney Opera House
The unique architectural design of the Sydney Opera House makes it a popular destination for that must-have photo on the steps. But don’t stop outside this Sydney institution – head indoors for world-class shows, fascinating tours, and dining experiences. No matter what kind of event you like – from cabaret to dance, classical music to circus shows – there is a performance for you. Opera House tours uncover the stories and history of this captivating building, and you can even take a deep dive into the distinctive design.
Giraffes in central Sydney? You can find them at Taronga Zoo. Located right on the harbour, this zoo is sure to delight every member of the family. Opened every day of the year, you can be transported to the African savannah, Asian jungle and South American rainforest. The zoo even offers an exhilarating high ropes course, so you can soar through the treetops like the animals! Managed by the Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Taronga Zoo is a leader in conservation efforts and participates in regional and global conservation breeding programs.
Sydney Harbour Cruise
What better way to see the amazing Sydney Harbour than on the water? There is a range of options available if you’d like to explore the city by boat, from romantic three-course dinner cruises to exhilarating jet boat thrill rides. Explore iconic sites like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge and enjoy stunning views of the city skyline.
Blue Mountains Tour
Escape the city and explore the beautiful Blue Mountains in inland New South Wales. The Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, are famous for their dramatic scenery and incredible bushwalking opportunities. See rainforests, ravines, sandstone cliffs and soaring rock formations as you explore on foot or in a guided driven tour. Highlights include Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, where you can meet kangaroos, koalas, emus, and crocodiles, and the breath-taking Three Sisters sandstone rock formation.
Hunter Valley Wine Tasting
The Hunter Valley produces some of the best wine in Australia, with some of the region’s wineries dating back to the 1800s. A wine tasting tour allows you to explore the beautiful area and experience the boutique wines straight from the cellar door. Sample delicious wines and meet the winemakers to learn more about their produce. Tours are offered via luxury car, bus or even motorbike. And when you need something to eat, the selection of award-winning restaurants in the region are sure to offer a tasty solution.