New South Wales may be one of the most popular states in Australia, thanks mainly to its capital city of Sydney, often mistaken for the country's capital. There's culture to be found in the bucket load here, with Tamworth's music scene, the coast and wildlife at Port Macquarie, and Coffs Harbour's idyllic nature. A venture through New South Wales might also include stopping off in Byron Bay. Whether you're sticking to city sights or trekking outside, a tour always comes in handy for experiencing the best parts of this Australian state.

Don't miss these New South Wales attractions

  • Blue Mountains day tours
  • Taronga Western Plains Zoo
  • Thredbo or Perisher ski trips
  • Surfing lessons on Bondi Beach
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge climb

Great no matter the season

Sightseeing in New South Wales is always a hot priority whether you're visiting during the warm summer months or the snowy winter ones. You can learn the popular Australian past time of surfing at one of Sydney's iconic beaches or take to the nearby ski slopes with a guided snow trip.

Take advantage of a cooler climate than the northern states by trekking out to the Blue Mountains, enjoying a walking tour around Sydney or by sampling some of the region's delicious wines in the Hunter Valley. If you'd prefer to kick back and let the sights come to you, there are plenty of helicopter and bus tours available to show you to all the highlights. 

Food, thills and so much more

Experience the moments in life that take your breath away by diving with the sharks at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary. Speed is a must, not an option, with a jet boat ride around the Sydney Harbour. Let Dubbo show you the marvels of Africa at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, where you can feed giraffes and see rhinos, tigers and meerkats.

Those seeking a more hunter-gatherer approach can try their hand at catching crustaceans in a tour along the Tweed River. Dinner with a view doesn't get much better than a buffet meal at the top of Sydney Tower, or you can dine right amongst the stunning scenery on a twilight dinner cruise. 

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