New South Wales
NEW SOUTH WALES
While the cosmopolitan Sydney is the main attraction, travelers also visit New South Wales for its mountain rainforests, surfing beaches and sprawling outback. There are national parks, wineries and coastal towns to explore. Top Destinations in New South Wales:
The wide array of activities available in New South Wales include scuba diving among coral reefs, camping and hiking in national forests, skiing in the Snowy Mountains and touring historic sites. It all starts in the capital city, with its iconic Sydney Opera House. Other attractions include the arched Harbour Bridge, the Royal Botanic Garden and the Sydney Aquarium. Outside the city, visitors find the spectacular Blue Mountains, home of Australia’s highest peak. Hikers marvel at the eucalyptus forests, deep gorges and plunging waterfalls. Mungo National Park features the Walls of China, 30m-high walls of white sand that extend for 19 miles.
Some of the area’s most popular beaches are at Byron Bay, which provides surfing and scuba-diving opportunities. Cape Byron State Conservation Park is known for its lighthouse, and visitors can sometimes spot whales from the Captain Cook Lookout. Main Beach is a great place to swim or snorkel, and surfing lessons are available at Clarkes Beach. To visit that Clarkes Beach you can try the Top Rated Hotel Clarkes Beach Villa
Many people begin their visit at the Kingsford Smith International Airport in Sydney. There are seven other airports in New South Wales with connections to Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra. Major highways lead to Sydney, trains, rental cars and buses also are available.
All Hotels near the seven Airports:
- Sydney Airport
- Newcastle Airport
- Ballina Byron Gateway Airport
- Coffs Harbour Airport
- Port Macquarie Airport
- Tamworth Airport
- Wagga Wagga Airport
New South Wales features a variety of climates, from the mountains to the desert. The coldest month in Sydney is July, when high temperatures range from 9C to 17C. In the summer, the average high is over 30C. The best time to visit depends upon a person’s preferred activities. Summer (December to February) is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Touring New South Wales costs about AU$179 per day. Meal expenses amount to about AU$44, and the average two-person hotel room costs AU$183.