List of more than 200 adventures created by Australian tourism board Destination NSW showcases the region’s versatile locations and activities.
Compiled to help future visitors plan whilst reminding locals of everything their home region has to offer across Sydney and New South Wales (NSW), the tourism board is reintroducing the area, one NSW adventure at a time.
“Whether it is sailing on Sydney Harbour, hiking through the Blue Mountains, surfing in Byron Bay, diving with marine life on the South Coast, or drinking an award-winning drop from one of our 14 wine regions, people come to NSW from all over the world in search of the awe-inspiring adventures that are available to us right now in NSW,” said Steve Cox, CEO, Destination NSW.
“We hope that this list of NSW travel experiences encourages global visitors to love NSW once again and start planning to visit as many of the incredible towns, sights and experiences that the state offers.”
Amongst the list are 102 destinations, 28 national parks and 19 animal encounters provided by 131 tourism related operators.
At sea there is the opportunity to learn to surf on Bondi beach, hire a yacht to access beautiful bays that are only accessible by sea or explore the coral reefs of Lord Howe Island. Swimming, snorkelling and diving spots can be found at various locations across the coast, with some offering the chance to swim with seals at Montague Island or the whales of Humpback Highway (August-November).
NSW boasts 100 ocean pools along its coastline. As iconic attractions, some recommended ones are Bermagui Blue Hole and Yamba Rock Pool.
Once back on land there are the well-known Blue Mountains, with their popular hiking trails that include taking in the unusual rock formation of the Three Sisters. There is also Thredbo’s Crackenback Supertrail, the longest ski run in Australia or quad tours through the sand dunes. Discovering the Aboriginal culture is also possible with visits to Mungo National Park or the historical site of Mutawintji.
Culture stops can be enjoyed with the sandstone art of The Living Desert Sculptures, the art gallery of NSW or at Australia’s oldest wineries around Hunter Valley. The South Coast offers fresh Sydney Rock oysters or there is the opportunity to dine beneath the sails of the iconic Sydney Opera House.
NSW is said to be the top Australian state for holidaymakers. For the locals, they can still have a different adventure for every remaining day of this year.
“Now’s the time to start dreaming and planning to make up for lost time once you are able to visit Sydney and NSW again.”Steve Cox