Undoubtedly one of Australia’s most recognized icons is the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney is renowned for world class shopping and nightlife, but what is beyond Australia’s most famous city?
To the North and South of Sydney is a coastline of unspoilt beauty. Surfers catch waves onto wide sandy white beaches, while tranquil bays provide protection for the many varieties of dolphins and fur seals that call the coastline home. If you’re lucky, you might get a chance to see migrating whales that cruise close to shore.
Sub-tropical rainforests grow thick and lush, making for the perfect back-drop to NSW townships. Fresh produce is in abundance, with colourful local markets and festivals attracting artists and musicians alike, adding to the flavour of the area. Rural and Outback NSW is dotted with some of Australia’s most historic towns that sprang up with the arrival of the early settlers and the discovery of gold and opal.
New South Wales Highlights
- Sydney: Modern and glistening with a laidback lifestyle, home to the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Bondi Beach.
- Blue Mountains: World Heritage listed landscape made up of sandstone plateaus, lush green valleys, dramatic cliffs and deep canyons. Great bushwalking wilderness.
- Canberra: Australia’s capital city; rich with culture, galleries and museums.
- Byron Bay: Australia’s most easterly point. Year round perfect weather, numerous beaches, a popular destination for surfers and those seeking an alternative lifestyle.
- Coffs Harbour: Coastal resort town where the mountains meet the sea.