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Best Things To Do in New South Wales

New South Wales, a state located in the east coast of Australia is as magnificent as Australia. Vibrant, intoxicating and naturally setup, there are many things to do in New South Wales that completes your tour of Australia. Long coastal beach backed by national parks, vibrant culture and happening nights, New South Wales truly deserves your attention. Be it the Bondi Beach or the Sydney Opera House, tourists have multi options of activities to indulge in. The estimated population of NSW is approx. 7.5 million and half the population resides at Greater Sydney area.

The state itself is a museum of ancient culture which still strives in the changing world. Drive north for the coastal jewels of Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay or swim with dolphins in Jervis Bay. Things to do in New South Wales include- Visiting Sydney, Byron Bay, Blue Mountains, Jervis Bay, Coffs Harbour's, Hunter Valley, etc. Each of these places speaks for itself and is wonderful enough to spend time and money.

There is no problem of accommodation as being a prominent state, the tourist engagement has increased in recent time. Restaurants, shopping malls and good transportation has given reason to spend some quality times.

Engaging underwater scooter tour, surfing, sunset sailing, bike tour, trekking, are among the many things to do in New South Wales.

The best Things to do in New South Wales are worth engaging at and is the best way to make your New South Wales tour unforgettable. You can book your tour in advance to enjoy your time. The price range for the tour depends on activity you're undertaking.

Best time to visit:
Spring and summer are considered as the best time to visit New South Wales. This is the time when you can indulge in water activities and festivals taking places in beaches.

 

Popular Packages

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  Underwater Scooter Tour at Gordon's Bay in Sydney 3 Hrs ₹ 4659 3.0 star View Details
  Surfing Experience at Byron Bay 2 Hrs ₹ 2894 3.0 star View Details
  Sydney Bike Tour 4 Hrs ₹ 5836 4.0 star View Details
  Sunset Sailing in Sydney 2 Hrs ₹ 6130 4.0 star View Details
  Biking and Hiking in Byron Bay 1D 1N ₹ 12211 3.0 star View Details
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    Underwater Scooter Tour at Gordon's Bay in Sydney
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    About the Activity: Indulge in a fun aquatic exploration activity in Gordon Bay.A beautiful and protected aquatic reserve, Gordon’s Bay is one of Sydney’s most popular spots.After reaching the starting point, meet your guide and learn carefully about the procedure and l...

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    Surfing Experience at Byron Bay
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    Byron Bay
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    About the Activity: Master the art of surfing in the beautiful Byron Bay.This experience is ideal for beginners and will give you a taste of exhilaration. You will be part of a small group of maximum 6 people, ensuring you get plenty of individual attention and hands on...

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    Sydney
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:Pedal up on your bikes and head on to one of Sydney's most popular guided bike tours.This tour can be availed on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.Start your exciting tour at 10.30 AM and ride through the amazing views.The ride passes through ...

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    Sydney
    h2 Hours

    About the Activity:Cruise along in absolute style over the waters of Sydney and witness its glorious sunset colors on your own private yacht.The experience is extravagant at best as you are served with complimentary champagne and a variety of King Island cheeses.The crui...

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    Byron Bay
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    About the Activity:Get ready to indulge in the beauty of World Heritage listed rain forests around Minyon Falls in the Nightcap National Park where you start your mountain bike adventure.You will be picked up from your hotel at 9.00 AM in an air conditioned vehicle fro...

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    About the Activity:Engage in the amazing tour to taste a range of great beers and learn about craft brewing in Sydney on a tour with a knowledgeable guide.Start your tour after getting picked up at 3.00 PM from inside the Keg & Brew Hotel, 26 Foveaux Street, Sydney in a...

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    Mount Warning
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Enjoy this remarkable climb to Mount Warning to reach the highest point in the region.You will be picked up at 9.00 AM from your hotel in Byron Bay in an air conditioned private vehicle.Marvel at the amazing sights over the Byron hinterland, from the B...

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    Byron Bay
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Ocean kayaking, wild dolphins, camp fires, night time stargazing, early morning bushwalking, ancient rainforests and jaw-dropping panoramic views await you on this tour.This overnight Byron Bay tour kicks off with a three hour afternoon ocean kayak wit...

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    Sydney
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:Embark on an exciting journey that will allow you to witness the great creatures of the ocean- The Humpback Whales.This tour can be avail at 2 different time 8.00 AM and 12.30 PM.Your tour starts at 8.00 AM or 12.30 PM.The tour lasts for over 4 Hours a...

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    Byron Bay
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Brace yourself for an amazing excursion that provides you a thrilling surfing experience in Byron’s beautiful marine park.Enthrall in pleasant bushwalking through the ancient rain-forests and jaw-dropping panoramic views that await you on this tour.Sta...

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    Sydney
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:One of the best ways to see the beauty of Australia is to set sail on its beautiful waters and coastline.Commence on this amazing journey at 2:15 PM that starts as you board the ferry to get from the Sydney Harbour to the coast of Manly Beach.Your bicy...

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    Byron Bay
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Get ready to visit the beautiful Byron hinterland and explore the natural wonder of the World Heritage listed Nightcap National Park.Start your trip after getting picked up from Byron Bay at 9.00 AM in an air conditioned vehicle.Enthrall in a guided w...

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    Sydney
    h5 Hours

    About the Activity:This tour can be availed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.Start your tour at 10.30 AM and ride through the amazing beauty of the region.Embark on a ride that will take you on a ride on this marvelous piece of art and witness jaw dropping views for ov...

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    Sydney
    h2 Hours

    About the Activity:Tread in the footsteps of the convicts, gangs & locals of the past as you share a drink in 3 of Sydney's oldest pubs.This tour can be availed at different timings 11.30 AM, 2:30 PM or 6:30 PM daily at The Harts Pub.Between watering holes, your guide ...

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    Byron Bay
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Visit the beautiful Byron hinterland and explore the natural wonder of the World Heritage listed Nightcap National Park. Get picked up from the hotel in Byron Bay at 9.00 AM in an air conditioned vehicle.Bushwalk for 2 hours through the rainforest in ...

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Attractions

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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 Things To Do in New South Wales

  • What are some of the best things to do in New South Wales?

    There are many things to do in New South Wales and if you love getting under the sea, then NSW is the heaven for such activities. From adventure activity to getting served with great food, the place has everything to offer. Let us check some of the things to do in New South Wales:
    Dive deep into the sea by underwater scooter tour at Gordon's Bay in Sydney
    Surfing Experience at Byron Bay
    Take up the Bike Tour
    Sunset Sailing in Sydney
    Biking and Hiking in Byron Bay
    Trek to Mount Warning Near Byron Bay
    Kayaking and Hiking in Byron Bay
    Whale Watching in Sydney
    Climb into the Blue Mountains
    Walk through Minnamurra Rainforest
    Absorb into culture of Mutawintji National Park

     

  • What all adventure sports can be done in New South Wales?

    When in New South Wales, you can't miss engaging into adventure activities which offers adrenaline experience. Getting into the diversity of terrains, beautiful waterways and other activities is worth. If you're craving for adventure then NSW is your destination. Go over the sky and watch New South Wales from the bird's eye view. Some of the adventure activities to get involved are:

    Swim with Sharks at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary: Get into the contact with Shark Dive Xtreme who will offer you with tank to get into close with sharks without any cage.
    Extreme Fishing: Head to Macleay River via helicopter and get your hands into fishing and learn the skills at catching some native Australian bass.
    Bounce Around: Hang around the air and leave gravity behind at Alexandria's Sky Zone. There are hundreds of trampolines connected for massive bounce.
    Go Canyoning at Blue Mountains: Blue Mountains is one of the best spot for adventure activities in NSW. Engage into Swim, wade, water jump and bushwalk to explore this mountain.
    Other activities to get involved in are:
    Skydive above beaches
    4WD fun at the Central West of the state
    Kayaking and Hiking in Byron Bay

  • Which are some must try water sports in New South Wales?

    New South Wales is blessed with deep blue sea which are filled with coral and aquatic animals. So if you love engaging into water sports then, there are some good options to try out in different locations:
    Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay
    Dolphin Sea Kayak Tour in Byron Bay
    Sea Turtle Snorkeling in Byron Bay
    High Speed Offshore Thrill Ride to Bondi Beach
    Sydney Jetpack or Flyboard Flight Experience for 30 minutes
    There are various water adventure companies in New South Wales that undertakes such water adventure activities. You can choose as per your safety. Many people have water phobia, but with the assistance of experts you will be guided throughout the adventure.

  • Which are the best destinations for a wildlife safari in New South Wales?

    NSW offers some extraordinary places to explore wildlife. Zoos, aquariums and parks offers some amazing experience to get close to the animals. You can see some beautiful animals in their habitats, including endangered and unique Australian animals. Let us check some wildlife places to explore in NSW:

    Taronga Western Plains: This Park in Dubbo is the best zoo to experience in the state. It is the home to hundreds of rare and endangered animals including giraffes, rhinos, elephants and big cats. You will even come across some native habitat. The zoo is spread over 6 km and need 2 days to explore.
    Symbio Wildlife Park: An hour drive from Sydney, you can explore native and exotic animals, you will land at Symbio Wildlife Park where you will comes across breeding species include Koala and reptiles.
    Apart from these two major wildlife parks, there are other options too:
    Featherdale Wildlife Park
    Shoalhaven Zoo
    Birdland Animal Park
    Australian Reptile Park
    Billbong Zoo

     

  • Which are some famous cruises tours in New South Wales?

    Want to explore the sea of New South Wales? Then book your tickets to cruise and explore magical island. Some of the top cruise tours are:
    2-Day Combo Sydney City Tour
    Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise
    Sydney Harbour Sky Deck Gold Dinner Cruise
    Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour
    Captain Cook Cruises

    Get some deals from leading cruise companies to save money and enjoy the luxury trip at your best.

  • Which are some famous places for snorkeling in New South Wales and how much does it cost?

    Snorkelling is an important water activity to be done in New South Wales. It gives you enough chance to get close to marine life. Whether you are experienced or newbie, you will be given assistance from expert divers or snorkelling expert to have safe ride underwater. Byron Bay is considered as the best place for snorkelling. So don a mask and flippers to enjoy underwater treasures of NSW:

    Lord Howe Island- Neds Beach:

    This World Heritage listed beach is a part of marine reserve and was voted Australia's Cleanest Beach in 2004. People who want to explore the underwater world, this is the place for snorkelling. Get  masks, fins and snorkels stored at the beach.

    Mid-North Coast- Wallis Lake, Forster:

    It is a part of Great Lakes region and the Wallis Lake is the largest one in NSW. The crystal- clear waters make it the perfect spot for snorkelling offering plenty of marine aquatic options to view. You will come across  flathead, kingfish, snapper, dolphin, etc.

    Nelson Bay:

    Snorkelling in this picturesque seaside town is pretty good. You can expect coming across some beautiful aquatic animals. At the Fly Point, a popular spot, you will find  sponge gardens, bream, tarwine, mullet, silver drummer, etc.

    Other Snorkelling locations are:

    • Cook Island
    • Jervis Bay
    • Tathra
    • Little Bay
    • Gordons Bay

    The cost for this snorkelling activity depends on the location and hour. The starting price is $53.86 (Rs 3522 per person) and goes till $124.12 (Rs 8116 per person)

  • Which places are good for kayaking in New South Wales?

    Kayaking is yet another water adventure sports in New South Wales. Along the coastline of NSW, there is a huge network of rivers and creeks. Some of the top kayaking options are:
    Sydney Harbour
    Ben Boyd National Park
    Kangaroo Valley
    Nelson Bay
    Lake Burley Griffin
    Brago Dam

  • Where can I enjoy nightlife in New South Wales and how safe is to go out in night?

    Nightlife in New South Wales is amazing and is completely safe for women and solo people. However, taking care of self and not indulging into uninvited activities will be much helpful. From nightclubs to cafes, there are huge options available in the city. Whether you are in Blacktown, Parramatta or Central Cost, there are options available to visit. Some of the options are:

    • Silverton Pub
    • The Camelot Lounge
    • The Oaks Hotel
    • Moonshine
    • Jamtown Manly Beach
    • Cured
    • Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club
    • Chica Bonita Manly
    • Sirens Nightclub
    • Bombini

  • Which are best places to enjoy cycling in New South Wales?

    If you want to explore the magic of New South Wales, then cycling tour is the best way. There are some best cycling tracks in NSW which are worth exploring. From the spectacular coast to World Heritage rainforest to gorgeous vineyards to mountain ranges, NSW is Australia's best place for cycling. There are easy to short cycle trails. Moreover, there are dedicated paths and lanes for cycling throughout NSW.

    In the Blue Mountains, you will enjoy early morning cycling. Pedal through the 90 km from Sydney to Wollongong, via the Royal National Park and the breath-taking Sea Cliff Bridge. For beginners, Thredbo Valley shared-use track is ideal where they will enjoy single lane trails. You can even visit Yengo National Park to enjoy steep climbs and tight switchbacks.

    Check out cycle trail tours happening in the NSW which can be enjoyable with groups.

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