Next Stop: New South Wales

Things to do and see in New South Wales

New South Wales is famous for its landmarks and the most populous capital city, Sydney.

The oldest state of the country is probably the most diverse, offering accessibility, fantastic beaches, and vast nature.

Also known as The First State or The Premier State, New South Wales is located on the east coast of Australia.

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Fun fact: Many famous artists were born in NSW, such as Hugh Jackman, the comedian Rebel Wilson, and the supermodel Miranda Kerr.

SYDNEY

The most cosmopolitan city in Australia, Sydney attracts millions of tourists every year. Its accelerated rhythm and world-famous landmarks make the big city a must-see in the country.

The largest city in Australia is home to many international students and immigrants, which makes the capital a multicultural hub.

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The stunning Opera House is in the city center and provides a panoramic view of the Harbour Bridge.

Annually, there is the event Vivid Sydney, which is a festival of lights, music, and ideas. The lights make Opera House even more beautiful and if you want to know more about the festival, have a look at the website.

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The iconic spot is always crowded and when walking along Darling Harbour, don’t forget to sit in a bar or restaurant to enjoy the cool vibe around there.

Another major touristic activity is visiting Madame Tussauds Sydney. You can take a picture with your favorite artists and have fun during the interactive attractions in the place. Also, include the Australia Zoo, Sea Life, and the amazing view of the Sky Tower in your bucket list of things to do.

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It is impossible to talk about New South Wales and not mention the most famous beach in the country: Bondi Beach.

The terrific location is the paradise of surfers and young people that are looking for fun and sunny days.

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BLUE MOUNTAINS

Located around 2 hours from the city center of Sydney, there is the extraordinary Blue Mountains National Park, which is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Area.

The national park is one of the most visited attractions in New South Wales and provides guided tours through the forest. You can learn a lot about Australian culture and history during the excursion. The Three Sisters are another magnificent spot in the Blue Mountains.

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If you are interested in reading more about the Blue Mountains, have a look at this website.

BYRON BAY

On the border of New South Wales and Queensland, there is the charming Byron Bay.

With its famous lighthouse, the city has a “peace and love” atmosphere that makes tourists fall in love with it. The music sessions on the beach during the golden hour are one of the things that you won’t want to miss out on.

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Around half an hour from Byron Bay, there is a special spot for crystal lovers: the Crystal Castle.

Home of the biggest crystals in the world, this lovely place has a huge garden where you can wander and feel its peaceful energy.

Amethyst and rose quartz are some of the beautiful crystals that you can find there. You can also treat yourself and enjoy your lunch on the terrace overlooking the great view of Byron Shire.

For ticket prices and operating hours information, visit the official website.

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Also close to Byron Bay, Nimbin is a small city known for being the most “hippie” destination in Australia. If you are into learning more about the alternative lifestyle of the community, you should add the village to your trip.

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Continuing our journey… Who says that you cannot see snow in Australia?

Yes, this is possible in New South Wales!

The Snowy Mountains are the highest mountains of the continent and it is possible to ski, fish, or hike in the attraction. Thredbo and Perisher are popular resorts that offer ski and snowboarding for all abilities.

The location brings tourists that are looking for an adventurous holiday.

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If you are interested in learning more about the destination, check the website.

CANBERRA

Even though many people think that Sydney is the capital city of Australia, they are wrong.

Actually, the right answer is Canberra. The city is located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and it is surrounded by the state of New South Wales.

Canberra is home to the Legislative Assembly, important institutions of the federal government, museums, and monuments.

Besides, Canberra is one of the most liveable cities in the world. The capital city also offers great opportunities for migration since it is considered a regional area.

To know more about the opportunities in Canberra, visit the website.

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New South Wales is waiting for your visit! 🤩

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