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 – 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!
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 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 Australia and would like to learn more about Sydney, 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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