Ready for your next adventure in NSW?
Wow! we are heading into summer and the weather is getting warmer every day. With the Christmas holiday season around the corner, it's time to start planning for your next holiday destination.
If international travel is off your list for time being, exploring NSW is a great option for a family or solo holiday.
NSW is one of the most diverse states in Australia with plenty of amazing destinations ranging from small coastal towns to heritage locations in the mountains. There is plenty of quality accommodation available in all price ranges.
Useful Information for Overseas Visitors
If you are just arriving in Sydney from overseas, here is a check-list of essentials if you are planning to time in Sydney
- iVenture Sydney Attraction Flexi Pass
- Taronga Zoo + Ferry + Chairlift Pass
- Private Airport Transfers
Driving Time from Sydney
- Wollongong: 1 Hour
- The Entrance: 1 Hour
- Newcastle: 1.5 Hours
- Port Stephens: 1.5 Hours
- Forster & Tuncurry : 3 Hours
- Jervis Bay: 3 Hours
I want to explore Beaches in NSW
Planning to stay local in Sydney?
Enjoy amazing beaches in the eastern suburbs of Sydney including Bondi, Bronte, Coogee, Clovelly, and Maroubra Beach.
Activity: Learn to surf at Maroubra
One hour's drive from Sydney?
Copacabana, Terrigal, Forresters Beach & Bateau Beaches are worth exploring for well-managed beaches. Most of these beaches have lifeguards on Duty.
Down South, as you drive past Sutherland, take Old Princess Highway to Helensburgh driving down to Austinmeer, Bellamabi, and Wollongong Beach. Wollongong Beach has plenty of picnic spots and is a very popular beach for families.
More than a 2-hour drive from Sydney?
South Coast NSW is also home to some of the whitest sand and blue waters at Jervis Bay. Huskisson, in Jervis, is the heart of activity with plenty of tours and water sports. Hymns Beach, Murray Beach and
Tours & Unique Experiences in New South Wales
- Jervis Bay Whale Watching Tours (South Coast)
- Port Stephens Bush, Beach & Sand Dunes Tour (Central Coast)
- Scenic World Day Tour (Blue Mountains)
- Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay (Byron Bay, NSW) 600km from Sydney
- Hop Hunter Brewery Tour (Hunter Valley 2-hour drive from Sydney)
I love beautiful Coastal Towns
The drive from Sydney to the Entrance and over to Nelson Bay takes you along some breathtaking views and beautiful coastal towns with plenty of outdoor activities including fishing, watersports, and boating. Forster is one of all-time favorite NSW coastal towns attracting large crowds in summer.
South Coast offers an equally enjoyable outdoor adventure with a giant blowhole at Kiama, and beautiful coastal views of the Shoalhaven region stretching all the way to Merimbula Region. Batemans's Bay, Mollymook, and Ulladulla are popular stopovers along the way.
I love mountains and national parks
A number of walking treks in the region take you to hidden spots with waterfalls and rapids.
Alternatively, enjoy the laid-back towns of Leura, Wentworth Falls, and Black Heath.
Barrington Tops is another amazing adventure in the National Parks of New South Wales.
Mount Kurangai National Park near Sydney and Boudi Boudi National Park in the Jervis Bay area are great locations for outdoor lovers.
I love Wine Country
Hunter Valley Wine Tours is a great way to explore some of the best Vineyards in NSW. The region is a one-hour drive from the city of Sydney. The main town in Hunter Valley is Cessnock which has a number of restaurants and other services.
Hunter Valley Botanic Garden is another popular attraction in the region. It is best to explore the region by self-drive or a guided tour. A number of tour operators provide guided wine and dine tours to the region, which is a great way to explore the area.
Southern Highlands is also popular for its vineyards and unique dining experience. The region is home to Artemis Wines and Centennial Wines located between Mittagong and Berrima which are popular weekend retreats for many Sydney siders.
Featured Destination in NSW
Jervis Bay, NSWJervis Bay Area is one of the most popular destinations for weekend breaks from Sydney. Most attractions in the region can be best enjoyed in 2-3 days, therefore, book in advance for tours and accommodation in summer as the weekends can be very busy in the holiday season.
Beaches at Jervis have the whitest sands and blue waters that make it a unique destination in NSW. With plenty of camping space available, the area is an ideal destination for a camping trip.
Huskisson is a popular spot for water sports and Whale Watching Tours, while Booderee National park has a number of walking tracks and lookouts.
Make sure to keep Jervis bay on list for this summer !!!Read more