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What to see in New South Wales

Attractions


New South Wales is most celebrated for Sydney, which draws hordes of tourists with its many urban attractions. The city's most famous landmarks include the Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Tower, but the city is also renowned for its stunning beaches, fun nightlife and great restaurant scene. Although Sydney is Australia's premier tourist attraction, travellers would do well to investigate the state as a whole, as NSW certainly has a lot to offer beyond vibrant Sydney.

New South Wales is an outdoor adventurer's dream, with varied mountainous, coastal and desert landscapes providing a playing field for hiking, surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, whitewater rafting and even skiing. Popular NSW destinations for adventurers, and those simply in search of natural beauty, include the Blue Mountains, the Snowy Mountains, Lord Howe Island, Hunter Valley, Barrington Tops National Park, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Jervis Bay, Jindabyne and Hawkesbury Valley.


Harbour Bridge

One of Sydney's most famous landmarks, the Harbour Bridge (known locally as the 'Coat Hanger') was completed in 1932…

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The Rocks

The best place to start exploring Australia's oldest city is at The Rocks, a restored 19th-century village at the southern…

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Sydney Opera House

It may not be an ancient monument, but the architecturally distinctive Sydney Opera House epitomises the city as much…

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Royal Botanic Gardens

Sydney's 'green lung' is a 30-hectare botanical garden, established in 1816 and containing more than 7,500 species of…

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Darling Harbour

The waterside tourist precinct of Darling Harbour, close to the central business district, is crossed by a monorail and…

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Sydney Beaches

One thing that is not in short supply in Sydney are beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches. Anywhere in the city, except perhaps…

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Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower, or the AMP Centrepoint Tower, is the tallest free-standing building in the city, and the second tallest…

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