With a wealth of wonders within easy reach of the state capital of Sydney, New South Wales is one of Australia’s favourite regions to base an Australian holiday.

For a first adventure into Oz, we recommend a stay in New South Wales, basing your holiday in vibrant Sydney; from where many of Australia’s favourite destinations are within easy reach.

You could first begin with a few days exploring this great city. Take a boat trip around the Sydney Harbour and stop for photos by the famous Opera House; take a day trip to Bondi Beach for a surf in the sunshine; wander around the botanical gardens and trendy neighbourhoods; dine out in style in world-class eateries, and finish your day with a superb night’s sleep at one of our Sydney hotels.

You could then venture to the Blue Mountains – just a 90-minute drive from the state capital - for a few days discovering the stunning natural landscapes of New South Wales, ensuring you don’t miss the Three Sisters and Katoomba Falls.

Then head north to the wineries of Hunter Valley and the beaches of Byron Bay, or south to the pistes of the Snowy Mountains or to the Sapphire Coast for a whale watching trip.

Or for something completely contrasting, take the two-hour flight from Sydney to New South Wales’ Lord Howe Island; often described as ‘paradise’, this is a World Heritage-listed setting of exceptional beauty.

Our Travel Specialists have superb knowledge of Australia and can tailor a New South Wales tour to your exact requirements, and make personal recommendations for your unique holiday to this stunning part of the world.

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Park Hyatt Sydney
Hotel

Park Hyatt Sydney

Australia
New South Wales
Sydney
Why you'll love it here...
  • The Dining Room boasts waterfront dining with views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour
  • Specially commissioned paintings and artefacts create an art gallery across the hotel
  • Watch Sydney come alive and enjoy stunning views from your private balcony
  • Almost every room offers a view over the harbour, the Opera House or both
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Australia
New South Wales
Sydney
Why you'll love it here...
  • Enjoy unparalleled views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge from the harbour’s edge
  • Explore the adjacent Museum of Contemporary Art as well as historic The Rocks and Circular Quay
  • Swim in one of Sydney’s largest heated outdoor pools or savour a cocktail from The Cabana
  • Stay in the corner ‘Full Harbour View’ rooms for the best vistas from any Sydney hotel

This eye-catching heritage-listed building is a fine example of the preservation and restoration going on in Sydney’s historic Rocks district.  The former site of Sydney’s first hospital was purchased by local lawyer George Evans, who constructed Evan’s Stores warehouses in 1887. These colonial sandstone buildings are of late Victorian Italianate style and were converted into a hotel in 1989, with...

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Hotel

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Australia
New South Wales
Blue Mountains
Why you'll love it here...
  • Set on 7,000 acres of outback, encounter wild birds, kangaroos, wallabies and wombats
  • The journey here is spectacular, whether you arrive by car or helicopter
  • A personalised itinerary is created for you, ensuring you get the best from your stay
  • Wake to the sights and sounds of wild birds and kangaroos hopping across the valley floor

Right at the heart of the action in Sydney is the Sofitel, promising immediate access to the attractions of Darling Harbour including the many shops, bars and restaurants dotted along its waterfront. Across the water is one of the city’s top attractions – the fantastic aquarium and zoo – while the Opera House can be reached via a scenic ferry ride beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Not only does ...

You’ll, quite fittingly, find yourself in the heart of Sydney’s uber-trendy Surry Hills neighbourhood while staying at Little Albion, and as alluring as the surrounding bistros and cafes are, it’s what lies inside this boutique bolthole that’s actually the real draw. The building itself once served as a convent in Victorian times, though today Little Albion’s incredible use of space, gallery-worth...

Spicers Potts Point
Hotel

Spicers Potts Point

Australia
New South Wales
Sydney

Located in leafy Victoria Street, this tranquil escape enjoys easy access to a selection of trendy cafes, fashionable shops and restaurants just a short walk away. The 20 rooms are housed within a 1880s Victorian Terraced Townhouse, blending its heritage character with modern chic décor. Each room is flooded with natural light and features premium bedding and linens, HD smart televisions and a wel...

QT Sydney
Hotel

QT Sydney

Australia
New South Wales
Sydney

This edgy design hotel occupies two of the grandest historical buildings in the heart of the city, on the corner of Market and George Street. QT Sydney has retained many of the building’s original architectural features, blending gothic, art deco and Italianate styles. Inside, the modern interiors are opulent in design, with a wildly eclectic collection of art by distinctive cutting-edge artists, ...

Lilianfels Resort & Spa is nestled in two acres of manicured gardens on the edge of the majestic Jamison Valley in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park.  The hotel is steeped in history and celebrates its Victorian origins through its design, with ornate open fireplaces, crystal chandeliers and plush Victorian-style furnishings. There is a wide range of accommodation...

The Byron at Byron Bay Resort and Spa is set within 45 acres of sub-tropical rainforest, moments from Tallow Beach and less than 10 minutes’ drive to the centre of Byron Bay. Start your day with a complimentary yoga class on the outdoor deck. Each Tuesday, after a leisurely breakfast, explore the natural beauty of the resort on a guided walk along a network of rainforest boardwalks; alternatively ...

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