Situated in southeast Australia, this beautiful state attracts millions of tourists every year. Tourists usually start their New South Wales adventure in Sydney, the largest city in Australia. They can decide if they want to stick to the coast and examine many beautiful surfing beaches, or go to the outbacks and explore the hinterland.
Here are a few locations every tourist should see in New South Wales.
The Blue Mountains
Situated an hour and a half ride west from Sydney, this beautiful piece of nature rises above the coastal plain. Every visitor can enjoy a beautiful view of the plain, but also of the many gorges and waterfalls.
The blue colour comes from the eucalyptus trees that are planted all around the mountains. Looking from the valley they reflect the blue colour.
The title of the World Heritage site is the proof that the beauty of this place is recognized all around the world. If you want to find peace and tranquillity, you can enjoy in some of the many hotels, but if you want to explore the beautiful nature, go for a long walk through the forest.
If you are looking for a family camping trip, this is the right destination for you. Situated near Cape Byron, the easternmost point of Australia, Ballina is famous for its white sandy beaches and clear water. You can enjoy a wide variety of activities, like surfing, swimming, snorkelling, fishing, and even whale watching.
The best place to stay in is the cozy and tranquil Seabreeze Caravan Park where you can relax and enjoy a family adventure. It is situated in the South Ballina, at the mouth of the Richmond River. Its doors are open for vacationers from any ages and a walk of life. And after spending your time in the camp or at the beach, you can always pay a visit to Ballina’s cafes, restaurants, pubs, boutiques, parks, etc.
The pleasantness of this charming place will knock you off your feet. You can stay in one of the many cottages that are planted all around the valley. You can spend your days enjoying in the beautiful landscape, filled with vineyards, hills and creeks.
This destination is an absolute must-see for every wine enthusiast. You can visit some of the many wine cellars and try Chardonnay, Shiraz, Verdelho, and many more. The locals will most probably offer you Semillon, as they are proud to say that their Semillon is the best in the world.
Of course, this large and vibrant city attracts the most tourists from all around the world. Besides its natural beauties, like the harbour, long sandy beaches, or many public gardens, Sydney is a real cultural mecca. Its many restaurants, cafes, museums, festivals, a culturally diverse population and beautiful architecture create a unique cultural landscape.
The mixture of colonial and modern architecture resulted in some of the most recognizable spots in the world, like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. But there are also some other spots you should visit, like the Royal Botanical Garden, Sydney Mardi Gras, Luna Park, Chinatown, etc.
There is something for anyone in the beautiful state of New South Wales. One thing is for sure, wherever you choose to go, you will be welcomed with the hospitality and friendliness of the local people. It would be great if you could spend at least a couple of months to travel all around the state and experience all of its beauties. But if you don’t, you can always come back for more.
Olivia is psychologist and entrepreneur from Brisbane. She is a mother of two beautiful children and proud owner of two silly boxer dogs. She is a passionate writer, a traveller and conscious consumer, seeking healthy and sustainable products to incorporate into the lives of her family. Her motto is “Be the change you want to see in the world”.