Sightseeing in New South Wales
Home to the iconic Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a great mix of restaurants, bars, shops and museums, Circular Quay is arguably Australia’s most popular tourist destination. Stroll along the bustling harbour area where street performers entertain passersby or watch the busy ferry traffic plying the waters of this most picturesque harbour.
Next to its stunning coastline, the Blue Mountains are one of the state’s most beautiful features. The ranges are located just west of Sydney and are well known for their perched plateaus of bedrock and deep, forested gorges. A popular outdoor recreation area, the Blue Mountains provide excellent outdoor recreation opportunities such as hiking, mountain biking and kayaking. Many of the majestic lookouts are accessible by car.
This delightful town near the northern New South Wales border is situated along Cape Byron, mainland Australia’s most eastern point. Hike or drive up to the top of the cape for stunning ocean views as you explore the jagged cliff tops and the handsome 115 year old light house. The town itself is a popular beach destination known for its easygoing lifestyle, day spas, art galleries and all-natural approach to food.
One of Australia’s most celebrated wine regions, the Hunter Valley boasts over 150 wineries, many of which offer cellar door access for tours and tastings. Enjoy a glass of award winning wine with a cheese plate or meal or have fun seeing the sights on a picnic along a scenic lookout. Hiking and biking tours and scenic drives are another way to admire the local beauty. For a unique perspective, hot air ballooning over the Hunter Valley countryside is one of the most popular activities from which to enjoy the idyllic vineyards and rolling landscapes.