Things to do on a trip through New South Wales, Australia

New South Wales is the most populated state in Australia, and it also happens to be home to some stunning natural landscapes. Every year, NSW draws countless visitors looking for a trip sprinkled with a bit of Australian wilderness, beaches, and city life – the perfect combination for a relaxing holiday.

Here’s a look at some of the things you can expect to do while in sunny New South Wales:

Visit Sydney

It is no surprise that the largest number of tourist who visit New South Wales are attracted by the largest city in Australia. Between visiting the Sydney Opera House, swimming at Bondi Beach, climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge, and drinking and dining at up-and-coming restaurants, you’ll never be bored in this city.

Explore the National Parks

The state of New South Wales is home to more than 865 national parks all of which are home to a mix of mountains, rainforests, beaches, and beautiful waterfalls. If you enjoy spending time in the outdoors, you’ll enjoy a few days of camping or perhaps a trekking excursion.


Attend art and music festivals

New South Wales is home to a number of music festivals, art exhibitions, and cultural performances; though most of these are usually centred around Sydney. Some of the most popular music festivals include Stereosonic, Future Music Festival, Summadayze, Strawberryfields, Splendor in the Grass, and more. You can be sure that there is some brand new talent sprouting out at these events.

Drink wine at a local winery

New South Wales is widely known for its high quality wines, especially from regions such as Hunter Valley and Mudgee. If you’re looking to develop  your palate, you can always take a winery tour, which will take you on a guided visit of some local wineries where you’ll be able to sample various types of wine from the region. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know the difference between a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Shiraz – that’s what the tours are for. Once you’re a wine connoisseur in the making, you can drop by your local bottle shop to pick up some of your favourites.

Take part in some outdoor activities

New South Wales is a prime location for outdoor activities. Whether you want to hit the slopes and go skiing in the high mountains, or whether you want to relax aboard a little sailboat out at sea, there is something for everyone. Other fun activities include surfing (this is Australia after all!), road-tripping across the state, and attending a popular rugby match.

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