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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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-wort...

Pullman Quay Grand
Hotel

Pullman Quay Grand

Australia
New South Wales
Sydney

A polished Sydney hotel on the much sought-after Circular Quay, the Pullman Quay Grand provides self-catering apartments with enviable views of either the harbour or leafy foliage of the neighbouring Royal Botanic Gardens. The iconic Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are right on its doorstep, another hint that the Pullman is superbly located, though there’s even more to this hotel than its p...

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 ...

Crown Towers Sydney
Hotel

Crown Towers Sydney

Australia
New South Wales
Sydney

Set above the iconic Sydney Harbour in the heart of the vibrant Barangaroo precinct. Crown Hotel’s latest holidaymaking masterpiece, Crown Towers Sydney, is more than just a place to stay. With decadent culinary offerings, an extraordinary poolside oasis, a host of unique activities and unparalleled service – it is a destination in itself.  If you’re looking to get into the heart of Sydney’s one o...

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...

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...

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Australia
New South Wales
Sydney

Discover this magnificent city from Four Seasons Sydney, with some of the city’s most iconic attractions – including Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House – only a few minutes away by foot. Across from the hotel is Circular Quay, a transport hub where you can board ferries to explore one of the world’s most spectacular natural harbours; or catch a bus or train to the seaside suburbs of Bond...

The hotel presents 364 smart and modern rooms decorated in metallic grey and blue tones with luxurious granite and marble bathrooms. Superior Rooms are located on higher floors of the hotel and feature lofty ceilings and shuttered windows with street views, while Deluxe Rooms and One Bedroom Spa Suites feature glass doors opening onto Juliet-style balconies.  On the 10th floor, there is the Busin...

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...

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