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Chinatown

Showcasing the best of China's food and culture is Sydney's Chinatown, an urban locality in the southern part of Sydney's central business district. An enthralling experience for any food lover, you can get all of your favourite classic Chinese food right here. Chinatown is sure to give you an intensely rewarding experience as here you can immense yourself in Chinese culture and history and partake in its many festivals that take place throughout the year. It is an absolute family destination with something for everyone. With its cheap hotels, it makes for a great place to stay for the weekend.

Location: Located in Haymarket, between Darling Harbor and Central station. It is Australia's largest Chinatown.

Highlights: What makes Chinatown extraordinary are the specialty shops wherein one could buy things which would not normally be available elsewhere. You could get art, crafts, tea sets, dinnerware and Chinese herbs. There is a Chinese supermarket as well which houses ethnic Chinese goods.

Best time to visit - September to November, March to May.
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Blue Mountains National Park

The Blue Mountains National Park is the country's pride and heritage. It houses a number of endangered mammals, including Tiger Quoll. Situated at the heart of the Blue Mountains, this national park attracts more than 3 million visitors every year.

Highlights: The Blue Mountains National Park is a spectacular area, belonging to Australia. The national park offers a wide range of sports and activities to its visitors, which including mountain climbing, rock climbing, short walks, overnight adventure, long way lookouts, and Canyoning. The largest bird, 'Emu' flies into this park every summer, which is an absolute mesmerizing scene to witness.

Location: Blue Mountains National Part is located in the heart of Blue Mountain hills of New South Wales, Australia.

Price: Entry to the Blue Mountains National Park is free of any monetary value. But it costs $8 per day if you have vehicles parked in the parking lot. 
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Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of the most iconic public gallery and among the largest art museums in Australia. The gallery was established long back in 1874, over a century ago. It's one of the best galleries to explore the beautiful artwork from across the world.

 

Location: It is located in Art Gallery Road, The Domain in Sydney, Australia. Public transport is easily available to reach this amazing place.

Highlights: Extensive collections like Australian art, Aboriginal art, Asian art, Contemporary art, European art are displaced in the art gallery. One can also enjoy various programs and facilities that are held in the gallery. Tourists love to visit the art gallery to come close to Australian culture and heritage.

Best time to visit: The place is open everyday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm except on Wednesday when it's open till 10:00 pm. The Art Gallery is closed on Christmas Day and on Good Friday.

Price: The entry to this Art Gallery is completely free, both for adults and kids.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbor bridge is also known as Coat hanger and is the world's largest steel arch bridge. It is also one of the iconic symbol of Australia. The bridge carries eight vehicle lanes, two train lines, footway and a cycle way too. The bridge helps in connecting the Sydney central business district and the North Shore.

 

Location: Sydney harbor is located at Sydney New South Wales and is in close proximity with most of the transportation facilities. For tourists, it is great to get along to different famous places from here.

Highlights: The place looks beautiful and the scenery is just amazing overlooking the waters. The bridge and the river together look more beautiful and captivating. The design of the bridge is inspired from the Hell Gate bridge in New York City, USA.

Best time to visit: The bridge looks beautiful at night so you might choose to visit it after dusk for capturing good pictures.
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Madame Tussauds

Famous for its wax statues of people who are achievers in their fields, Madam Tussauds was first opened in London. It showcased the work of great wax statue artists who worked tirelessly day and night to appeal to high artistic and aesthetic sensibilities. After its raging success in London it opened in many other places with similar success. After a long wait, in 2012 Madam Tussauds opened in Sydney with great fanfare and pomp. Right now in Sydney, it showcases many brilliant artists, businessmen, politicians, sportspersons who have made their life living examples of success and achievement. Madam Tussauds aims to commemorate this achiever spirit and challenges us to look within and carefully nurture the achiever within us all.

Location: It is located in near the central business district in Sydney.

Highlight: Wax statues of many famous people can be found here so, if you wish to be photographed with celebs, this is the place to visit.

Best time to visit: Can be visited any time of the year. It might be crowded during holidays and weekends.
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Shelly Beach

Among the Famous Manly beaches, Shelly beach is the Crown jewel. It is a protected marine reserve. The beach is near North head and fairy bower. Due to its marine diversity and shallow depth of 12 meters it is popular with snorkelers and divers. One can also walk around the bush track which had spectacular views of the north head and northern beaches. There is also a restaurant called le kiosk located in proximity to satiate your hunger.

Location: Shelly beach is located in the northern suburbs of Sydney.

Highlights: It is a haven for marine life enthusiasts, as it offers amazing under water tours with an intricate view of marine life. So, if you are a water baby, nothing really should stop you from visiting this much delightful and amazingly refreshing, Shelly beach.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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The Rocks

Scenically adorned by Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House, on the edge of breathtaking Sydney Harbor, The Rocks gives you an unparalleled mix of the new and old. From old cobblestoned laneways, to stylish modern bars, The Rocks has some of Sydney's finest restaurants and bars. As Sydney's art hub it has been transformed into a creative hub of modern art, festivals and evolving DIY spaces. The Rocks is an amazing blend of culture, cuisine and experiences that are worth living and ensuring to give you memories that will last a life time.



Location: The Rocks starts from the Harbor from the north and east to Kent.

Highlight: A total urban indulgence, The Rocks is one of the busiest tourist places in Sydney with festivals and concerts all around the year.

Cost: There is no general cost, but individual events cost may vary.

Best Time: Research when your favorite concerts are being organized, and accordingly make a visit.
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Sydney Fish Market

For all the fish lover’s this place will be like a true heaven for you. You can shop your favourite fish from the Sydney Fish Market which is the third largest seafood market in the world in terms of variety.



Highlights: The Sydney Fish Market caters to six seafood retailers, greengrocer, sushi bar, restaurants, gift shops and more. To help you fill your weekends with seafood delight the place offers constant offers from Friday 2pm to Sunday 4 pm.

Location: Bank St & Pyrmont Bridge Road, Sydney NSW 2009, Australia

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What You Should Know More About New South Wales

  • Travel Advice

    • Beware of the bad: Take special care when it comes to choosing the services in New South Wales. You don’t want to fall into bad hands and be manipulated by sham packages. Australia sure is considered to be one of those safe countries in the whole of world. However, it is better advisable to remain safe than feel sorry later. Make sure you remain well aware of all that takes place around you.

    • Choosing the right stay is essential: Your whole experience of a certain holiday destination depends on the quality of the service you are provided with at the place. That is exactly why before you enter a certain place, you have to ensure that you conduct your share of research regarding the resort, hotel or home-stay you are going to be staying at, the guide you may hire, the basic necessities and other information. Make sure you know it all.

    • Health is wealth: When you visit a new holiday destination, you are probably entering a certain geographical location that your body is naturally not accustomed to. A sudden change in the type of food and water you consume as well as the air you breathe enables your body to take a little longer to adjust to the fluctuations. It is natural for one to fall ill in these circumstances. However, a little care taken by you will help prevent this consequence.

    • Developed but simple: New South Wales is quite developed. However, there are certain areas that are still quite rural by nature. Therefore, expect a relaxed atmosphere. Moreover, mosquitoes can become a part of this environment and quite frankly, they breed in city areas as well. They carry diseases such as encephalitis and Ross River fever that can leave you lacking energy. Make use of appropriate insect repellent and make sure your body is properly covered.

    • Drinking laws: Currently the legal drinking age in New South Wales in 19. Alcohol is easily accessible at restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs. What’s perfect about this place is that the night-life is quite happening given the simplicity of the place. You can party hard but also relax thereafter quite smoothly.

  • Things to do in New South Wales:

    • Go on a climbing adventure through the Blue Mountains: The beautiful Blue Mountains is located approximately 2 hours away from New South Wales. This is what represents the stark contrast version of the dramatic, Australian metropolis. All from the feelings of negativity and stress is this absolutely stunning rocky landscape. Go on a climbing adventure through this beautiful space.

    • Kiama for a simplistic pleasure: Kiama is a small, simple coastal town located approximately 120kms away from Sydney. It’s natural blow hole is a primary attraction. It also comprises of the inspiring Seven Mile Beach that you can go on an early morning or late evening stroll at. It’s absolutely beautiful.

    • Camping at the Minnamurra rainforest: Are you the kind that loves adventure experiences? Well, New South Wales’ Minnamurra rainforest offers just that. With an incredible background full of thick green leaves, mystically hidden waterfalls and its essence of fauna is what Minnamurra offers to its visitors. There is a broad walk constructed especially for interested folks to go through a magical experience of a real-life dense rainforest.

    • Bar hopping at Newcastle: New Castle is another coastal city that is packed with hippies who believe in living in the moment. The city is especially popular for its art, fashion and music. There are numerous bars, resorts and pub that offer a very happening night-life experience for the visitors.

  • What will you like in New South Wales:

    • Ski in the snowy mountains of Victoria: These are actually named Snowy Mountains due to the amount of snow found in the area. They are the highest mountain range that can be found in New South Wales. Winters are full of activities such as skiing, hiking and kayaking throughout the region.

    • Visit the Byron Bay: Byron Bay is not too far away from Sydney, and holds a great status among the travellers for its fine-cracking beaches, tropical rainforest and beautifully blue ocean. There are a couple of beach bars and resorts that offer stay options and other conveyances.

    • Watch wales in Stanwell tops: Stanwell Top is situated near Wollongong which offer one of the best experiences at watching wales. There are about 45 different species of wales in the Aussie waters. Take a boat and go taking a pick through all the regions of the sea.



  • Recommended reads for destination

    Government website: Australia

    Others: Visit NSW

    Books on New South Wales: History of New South wales, Everything you need to know about New South Wales.

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