New South Wales Tourism Info

New South Wales tourism attractions are plentiful.

NSW is where most of international travellers first head on their trip to Australia, for a good reason - Sydney.


But there are other great places in this state like Byron Bay and Hunter Valley, and national parks like Blue Mountains, Royal, Ku-ring-gai Chase, Mutawintji, Mungo and Mount Kosciuszko. Along the coast are some great beaches and popular small places like Jervis Bay, Bateman’s Bay and Coffs Harbour. Inland are Broken Hill and Silverton; and Australian capital Canberra is not far from Sydney.
Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge, Australia
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SYDNEY HARBOUR CRUISES

SAILING

JET BOATING

SEAPLANE FLIGHTS

HELICOPTER FLIGHTS

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE GUIDED WALKING TOUR, GUIDED BACKSTAGE TOUR, PERFORMANCES, DINNER PACKAGES


New South Wales Tourism - Early Convict Colony

NSW is where the European colonialisation of Australia started. After Captain James Cook explored the east coast of Australia in 1770, it was decided that Botany Bay (just south of Sydney, where Sydney Airport is today) was the place to send the first convicts and start a new colony.

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Seventeen years later (Captain Cook had by then been killed by natives on Hawaii), the “First Fleet” of 11 ships full of convicts, lead by Captain Arthur Phillip, arrived in Botany Bay. Arthur Phillip didn’t like Botany Bay and ventured into a nearby harbour, docked his ship where Sydney’s Circular Quay is today, and started a city. The date, 26 January, is now celebrated as Australia Day. NSW is a good place to start your Australia trip too.
Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Pacific
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DARLING HARBOUR AND SYDNEY AQUARIUM COMBOS

SYDNEY AQUARIUM ENTRANCE TICKETS AND VIP BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR

KINGS CROSS CRIMES AND PASSIONS WALKING TOUR, + A FEW KINGS CROSS AND BEACHES COMBOS





Sydney Travel Information - New South Wales Tourism
Sydney is one of the greatest cities in the world, with much more to offer than the world-famous Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Circular Quay where Captain Arthur Phillip docked the boats is today a transport hub with a train station and a ferry terminal. The convicts started building the city west of where the Sydney Harbour Bridge is today – in the historical quarters called The Rocks.
Waterfront of the Historical District of the Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales (N.S.W.), Australia
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BONDI BEACH SURF LESSONS AND TOURS

MANLY OCEANWORLD ENTRANCE AND A MANLY TOUR

TARONGA ZOO ENTRY TICKETS AND TOURS

SYDNEY AIRPORT TRANSFERS








Sydney Travel Information - New South Wales Tourism
West from here is Darling Harbour with the famous Sydney Aquarium, many museums and outdoor restaurants. East of the Circular Quay (and the Opera House) are Sydney’s famous Botanic Gardens, Kings Cross, the trendy Paddington and the wealthy Eastern Suburbs; and south is the busy CBD with George Street; and the inner suburbs Glebe and Newtown.

Find your accommodation in Sydney
Scenic Skyway Above the Three Sisters at Katoomba, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Other great tours in Sydney...
HOP-ON-HOP-OFF SIGHTSEEING BUSES, WALKING TOURS, BIKING TOURS, CRUISES, LUNCH AND DINNER PACKAGES

.. and outside it
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TOURS FROM SYDNEY TO BLUE MOUNTAINS, HUNTER VALLEY, CANBERRA AND SNOWY MOUNTAINS.

TOURS TO BLUE MOUNTAINS


Around Sydney - New South Wales Tourism

Sydney is surrounded by some great outdoors: north of it is Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. South is the second oldest national park in the world (after Yellowstone in the USA) – Royal National Park - with many opportunities for bushwalking.

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Blue Mountains National Park west of Sydney is huge – it contains small towns Katoomba, Leura and Blackheath, many long bushwalks and famous lookouts like Three Sisters. About three hours drive south-west from Sydney is Canberra and Mount Kosciuszko National Park - one of the most popular national parks in New South Wales. During the winter, it's popular with skiers, and summer time it is a great place to hike up to Australia's highest mountain.
Eastern Grey Kangaroo on Beach, Murramarang National Park, New South Wales, Australia
Murramarang NP.
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One of the most popular things to do on the south coast:

JERVIS BAY DOLPHIN CRUISE AND SOUTHERN COAST AND HIGHLANDS DAY TOUR FROM SYDNEY











Northern and Southern Coast - New South Wales Tourism

South of Sydney, Princes Highway is a beautiful drive along the southern NSW coast - past Wollongong, Jervis Bay, Ulladulla, Bateman’s Bay, Bega and Eden, each with lovely coastal views and a beach, often visited by kangaroos.

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North of Sydney, a similar drive along the northern NSW coast takes you to Gosford, Newcastle, Port Macquaire, Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay.
Detail of Chardonnay Grape on the Vine, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
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Take a convinient Hunter Valley tour from Sydney!

Enjoy samlping wines and on a tour, you don't have to worry about driving or how to get there and back..

ONE TO TWO DAY TRIPS, INCLUDING HELICOPTER FLIGHTS FROM SYDNEY TO HUNTER VALLEY





Hunter Valley Wineries - New South Wales Tourism

Inland from Newcastle is Australia’s oldest wine district Hunter Valley where you can tour many wineries, test free samples and have nice meals.

It’s a lot of fun but the only problem is the vineyards are not within walking distance to each other, so if you want to swallow your samples, soon you need a sober driver. There are several tours available that can take you around, some can even pick you up from Newcastle, and some tours even take you here from Sydney.
Kings Beach, Broken Head National Reserve, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, Pacific
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BYRON BAY DAY TRIP FROM THE GOLD COAST


FIVE DAY BYRON BAY TRIP FROM SYDNEY


SPRINGBROOK NATIONAL PARK FULL DAY BUSHWALKING TRIP, INCLUDING GLOW WORM TOUR






Byron Bay Australia - New South Wales Tourism

Byron Bay used to be a sleepy old town with a beach and a lighthouse, until Paul Hogan decided to marry his Hollywood beauty here in 1990. Little Byron was suddenly world-famous. People started to visit, hotels started to rise, and today Byron Bay is a not-to-miss destination, particularly for younger travellers and backpackers.

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Its beautiful white-sand beaches, lively night-life and streets full of diving shops and centres for alternative therapies have hold many people here until their visas run out, and - the hippie-vibe is still here although the fattest joints are now rolled in the neighbouring Nimbin.

Silver City Highway Near Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Outback New South Wales Tourism

The cities and coastal towns are fun, but the really unique part of Australia is in the inland. I warmly recommend you not to miss our deserted countryside called "the outback". There is the historical mining town Broken Hill, the one-pub ghost town Silverton, and the world-heritage-listed Mungo National Park - the site of Australia's oldest archeological find and some great Aboriginal history. Bring your camera - the sunset views are magnificent.
 
Abandoned Car Wreck, Silverton, Australian Outback, New South Wales, Australia, Pacific
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Map of New South Wales Tourism

Here's a map of New South Wales where I have tagged the places mentioned on this web page. You can click on the tags to see what places they are, and double-click anywhere on the map to zoom it in and see the places closer. Drag the map to move around, and if you want to see the satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat" in the top right hand corner.

 
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