New South Wales

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney city on a sunny day.
Sydney Harbour Bridge

The best places to visit in New South Wales

Every year, millions of visitors flock to New South Wales, drawn to its unspoilt beaches, friendly towns and sunny climes. The sensational city of Sydney is its stand-out sight, but its more remote mountains, valleys and bays all make the must-see list as well. With so much to see and do, and to help you plan your Australia holiday, we’ve split New South Wales into its most exciting attractions.

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Sydney

Sydney

Harbour city

Instantly recognised the world over, Sydney’s fine-looking harbour, a vast expanse of blue with the gleaming white sails of the Opera House glinting in the sunlight, is many visitors’ first view of Australia. However you see it, from the plane on the way in, from the water’s edge in Circular Quay, from the top of the Harbour Bridge or from the deck of the Manly Ferry, your first impression of this relaxed city is sure to be a great one.

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The Hunter Valley at sunset Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley

Wine country
The oldest wine region in Australia, the Hunter Valley is where you can appreciate the finer things in life. The endless rows of sunny vines produce a diverse collection of superior wines; try a glass or two of the excellent Semillon and top quality Shiraz. It’s not just about the wine though – the area abounds with local gourmet food such as craft beers, chocolates, fine cheeses, ice creams and olive oils. Spend a day, spend a week; it’s up to you.
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Three Sisters - Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia The Three Sisters

Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

Misty eucalyptus forests
Just inland from Sydney, the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains take their name from the lavender mists exuded by the canopy of eucalyptus trees that cover the plateau. Explore on a day trip from Sydney, or stay a night or two and admire the stunning scenery, from waterfalls to rock formations, on foot or by bicycle, or by rock climbing or abseiling through the forest.
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An aerial view of Port Stephans Port Stephens

Port Stephens

Port Stephens

Chilling on the beach
Port Stephens’ 20 miles of sweeping wide beaches and deserted coves offer plenty of picturesque coastal vistas and calm, sheltered bays, perfect for swimming. As well as picnics on the beach and a plethora of water sports to try, you can catch a glimpse of the humpback whales, which pass by between June and November, and dolphins, which can be spotted all year round.

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Round the World Expert Emma McKelvie

I spent two years in Australia and the thing I miss most are the stunning beaches. Every time I go to Sydney I do the coastal walk from Bondi to Coogee Beach and it never gets boring.

- Emma McKelvie, Expert
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