An abundance of Australian sights and activities

An enchanting combination of fascinating history and natural splendour, New South Wales is Australia at its most vibrant and accessible. One of the country's smaller states, it nevertheless offers an abundance of enchanting landscapes from glorious beaches to rugged mountains, national parks to world-class vineyards, and an exhilarating range of things to do.

  • The iconic sights of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House are not to be missed
  • Enjoy Sydney's world-class dining and visit Darling Harbour and The Rocks district
  • Head to the Blue Mountains on a day trip from Sydney, or stop over for two or three nights, for some bush walking trails and spectacular views
  • Whale and dolphin spotting near Port Stephens and relax on the beaches near Coffs Harbour en route between Sydney and Brisbane
  • If you're on a self-drive, we'd recommend stopping at Byron Bay to learn to surf and for the arts and cafe culture

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +10 hours

Capital:

Sydney

Currency:

Australian Dollar

Flying time to destination:

Sydney approx. 20½ hours

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When to visit Sydney & New South Wales

Jan

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Feb

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Mar

Recommended

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Apr

Recommended

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May

Recommended

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Jun

Recommended

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Jul

Recommended

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Aug

Recommended

Good time to escape

Sep

Recommended

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Oct

Recommended

Good time to escape

Nov

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Dec

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

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Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific 2018

Kuoni Insider

From my time living in Sydney I have a few tips for exploring the city. Firstly, if you don’t wish to climb the Harbour Bridge it is well worth visiting Pylon Lookout at ‘The Rocks’ end of the bridge.

There are 200 steps to reach the lookout at the top where you are rewarded with incredible views over the city and harbour. On the way through you can stop at different levels and learn about the history and architecture of the bridge – all of this for a significantly lower price than taking part in the actual bridge climb! Secondly, the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk offers spectacular views. The walk only takes around one hour but I would recommend packing your swimming attire and a picnic as there are plenty of small coves along the way that you can stop at. These bays are more frequented by locals rather than tourists so you get a more authentic Sydney beachside experience.

Carla Watson