New South Wales, Australia
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New South Wales is one of Australia's premier tourist destinations. Sydney is the capital city and the most popular destination within the state. Since the Olympics in the year 2000 Sydney has become one of Australia's most sought after destinations. Sydney is also famous for its opera house set on the shores of the fabulous Sydney Harbour, the wonderful Taronga Park Zoo which is only a ferry ride from the centre of the city and also the spectacular Sydney Harbour Bridge which is the largest of its type in the world. Climbing the arch of the bridge is extremely popular with tourists and regular escorted tours are conducted. There is a huge range of Sydney accommodation to choose from including hotels apartments, motels, back packer hostels and condominiums. There is also a depot for hiring campervans and motorhomes for a leisurely treck around Australia.
Sydney and New South Wales are famous for their beaches and along the coast are many popular seaside resort towns. North from Sydney such towns as Gosford, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Yamba, Byron Bay, Kingscliff and Tweed Heads are the most popular. On the South coast the most popular destinations are Woolongong, Kiama, Nowra, Ulladulla, Batemans Bay, Moruya, Narooma, Merimbula and Eden. Touring holidays taking in these areas will reward the tourist with spectacular coastal scenery together with a friendly country atmosphere.
The wine and golf lover should not miss the Hunter Valley. Located just north of Sydney and inland from Newcastle this area is world famous for the quality of its wine production. There is a myriad of wineries to choose from and wine tasting, great restaurants and relaxation are the order of the day. Some of Australia's most famous vineyards are located within the Hunter Valley. The Blue Mountains is another destination close to Sydney. The town of Katoomba is famous for its magnificent mountain scenery and the old world charm of its luxury hotels. It is a delightful destination for a weekend away and is also quite close to the fabulous Janolan Caves.
In the wintertime the mountains around Mt Kosciuszko are a mecca for skiers. The mountain resorts of Thredbo Village, Perisher Blue, Smiggin Holes and Jindabyne provide world class accommodation and skiing. The area abounds with quality accommodation, restaurants, ski hire and some perfect runs with a multitude of ski lifts and pomas. Not far north you will find the city of Canberra and the ACT. This is Australia's capital and the seat of government.Canberra is an attraction in its own right with wonderful gardens and parks and loads of interesting museums, art galleries and the like. Canberra has plenty of world class accommodation however it is wise to book well in advance. In this website you will find information on a wide range of New South Wales accommodation together with holiday specials and packages www.nswtravel.com.au is a one stop shop for all tourist information and is the answer for all your New South Wales holiday needs.