New South Wales Must See Sights

Posted by - November 3, 2013 | Category: Contributing Author

New South Wales has a wealth of attractions and places to see. Here are some of the best places to go whilst visiting this part of Australia.

Take the Grand Pacific Drive

One of Australia’s most iconic drives, the Grand Pacific Drive stretches across New South Wales from Sydney to Wollongong. This is a 140 km journey with really helpful signage along the route to ensure the iconic sights are not missed. There is the Royal national Park, stunning coastal scenery, the beautiful beaches at Wollongong, and whale watching at Jewel Bay. Mount Keira to Mount Kemba is an optional detour on this fascinating drive.


Canberra Australia sunset

Australia’s capital, Canberra, is a great place to see whilst in New South Wales. This is a city that is full of history and culture with several excellent museums and galleries. Visitors can see the Australian National Botanic Gardens and the National Museum of Australia. There are some superb malls and landmarks. One of the best places to see the Canberra skyline is from the Telstra Tower.

Ride in a Historic Train

New South Wales has some fabulous classic train journeys. A journey through the Australian countryside is a must do here. One of the best is the journey to the historic town of Bungendore which has some great markets each third Sunday.

Sleep Outside and See Wildlife

One of the loveliest ways to spend a night is on a unique guided wildlife tour at Tidbinbilla. Visitors can camp out by the campfire and overnight will see kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and more on this wildlife experience. What better way to get back to nature. To get the most out of the experience consider hiring a campervan in Sydney and then touring the entire area.

Go to the beach

Byron Bay beach Australia

There are lots of excellent beaches off the coast of New South Wales. One of the best is at Byron Bay and a visit is all part of visiting this region. The surfing here is renowned throughout the world and attracts many visitors. There is kayaking too as well as swimming. Don’t be surprised to see a dolphin or two. Another popular activity is to horse ride along nearby Seven Mile beach. This is an excellent destination for outdoor activities and has a wide range of sports for visitors.

Wherever you go in New South Wales there is something fascinating to see. Whether it is a historic landmark or a spectacular scene, a visit to New South Wales has many possibilities and opportunities.

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