Holidays to Sydney & New South Wales

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Sydney Holidays

Your first glimpse of the Opera House, Bridge and Sydney Harbour will not be forgotten. In the city, grand preserved historic buildings nestle with glimmering, glass-clad towers, open squares and gardens create a special mix of excitement and colour that makes Sydney such a special destination.

Sydney’s beauty is matched by the spectacular scenery of the state that surrounds it. From 800 miles of pristine coastline to the enchanting Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley wineries, New South Wales is a holiday destination in its own right, with scores of self drive and day touring options.

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    Sydney Holiday Ideas

    All of these itineraries can be booked as they are, or you can choose to use them as inspiration for your own holiday to Sydney.

    Uluru (Ayers Rock)

    Sydney, Rock & Reef

    Sydney | Uluru | Cairns

    Holiday Idea 13 days from £749
    Southbank, Brisbane, Queensland

    Sydney to the Sunshine State

    Sydney | Blue Mountains | Hunter Valley | Port Stephens | Byron Bay | Brisbane | Fraser Island

    Holiday Idea 16 days from £1475
    Motorhome Dining

    Sydney to Brisbane by Motorhome

    Sydney | Hunter Valley | Port Stephen | Byron Bay | Gold Coast | Glasshouse Mountains | Noosa | Brisbane

    Motorhome Holiday 16 days from £550
    Visit Noosa & Byron Bay
    View Of Sydney Harbour

    Ultimate Australia

    Brisbane | Fraser Island | Cairns | Ayers Rock | Sydney | Melbourne | Adelaide

    Holiday Idea 32 days from £2825
    Ubud, Bali

    Australia, Singapore & Bali

    Singapore | Perth | Sydney | Bali

    Holiday Idea 21 days from £1445
    Great Barrier Reef, Australia

    Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef

    Sydney | Hunter Valley | Gold Coast | Nature Coast | Fraser Island | Airlie Beach | Port Douglas | Cairns

    Self Drive Holiday 20 days from £2099

    Add a little Outback...

    …to your Australian adventure.

    Activities and excursions in Australia’s Red Centre and tropical Top End that can be added to any itinerary.

    About Sydney & New South Wales

    From the white sails of the Opera House to the deep blues of Sydney Harbour, there is no city in Australia more iconic than Sydney.

    Iconic Sydney Harbour

    Its dazzling harbourside is the beating heart of the city and is home to two of Australia’s most recognisable sights, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. For unrivalled views of the city, climb to the top of the Harbour Bridge or take to the skies on a scenic helicopter flight over Sydney – both are an experience you’ll never forget.

    Near Sydney’s Circular Quay are The Rocks, an effortlessly cool marketplace where the scent of fresh gourmet food fills the air and visitors are treated to the laid-back sounds of local buskers on banjos and guitars. Over two hundred stalls offer locally produced cuisine, clothing, jewellery, and arts and crafts, meaning you’re sure to pick up a unique souvenir or something sweet to eat!

    Beautiful Coastline

    Surrounding the city is miles of stunning coastline, where visitors are often treated to the sight of breaching whales and gliding seals who pass through the city’s shores. Spot these majestic creatures on a whale watching cruise from Sydney Harbour, or alternatively embark on one of the city’s beautiful coastal walks.

    Famous Bondi Beach

    Of course, with so much coast comes plenty of beautiful beaches to discover. One of the most iconic is Bondi Beach, a mecca for surfers and sun-lovers. Embrace the Aussie lifestyle and take to the waters on an invigorating surf lesson, or instead to choose to go for a refreshing dip in the Bondi Icebergs ocean pool.

    While there is no question that Sydney is one of New South Wales’ major attractions, the surrounding areas offer an abundance of landscapes from the glorious beaches of Port Stephens to the rugged scenery of the Blue Mountains National Park.

    Breathtaking Blue Mountains

    Named after the coloured haze that hovers over its sweeping landscape, the Blue Mountains are an impressive one million hectares of tall forest, sunken valleys and stunning waterfalls. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a highlight of many Sydney holidays and one we would recommend including in your itinerary.

    Charming Cellar Doors

    Two hours north of Sydney is New South Wales’ premier wine region, Hunter Valley. Brimming with beautiful vineyards and charming cellar doors, this is the perfect place to sample some of Australia’s finest produce. Join a day tour from Sydney city, or enjoy an overnight stay in the Hunter Valley Resort, a boutique hotel surrounded by 45 year old Shiraz vineyards.

    Funky Byron Bay

    Further up the coast is Byron Bay, an effervescent town that attracts everyone from surfers and yogis to international backpackers and holidaying families. By day, kayak beside bottlenose dolphins in Cape Byron Marine Park, and by night watch this laidback town come alive with dancing, drumming and soulful singing.

    If you’re thinking about a holiday to Sydney and New South Wales and would like to learn more, talk to one of our Australia Experts today. All of our team have spent time in this vibrant city and would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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