New South Wales
New South Wales (NSW) is a south-eastern Australian state, distinguished by its coastal cities and national parks. Sydney, its capital, is home to iconic structures such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Inland are the rugged Blue Mountains, rainforests and outback towns where opals are mined. Along the coastline are long surfing beaches. The Hunter Valley region, in the north, has dozens of wineries. (www.visitnsw.com, www.sydney.com)
Sydney is the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia with an enviable reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful and liveable cities. It is also known as the Harbour City.
Brimming with history, nature, culture, art, fashion, cuisine, design; Sydney is set next to miles of ocean coastline and sandy surf beaches. Long-term immigration has led to the city’s reputation as one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in Australia and the world. The city is also home to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, two of the most iconic structures on this planet. Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city and suburbs. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby.
The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest and most renowned commercial wine producing district with over 7000 acres under vine. One of Australia’s most celebrated wine producing regions, the Hunter Valley in country New South Wales attracts more than 2 million visitors each year. Famous wine styles include Semillon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and earthy Pinot Noirs.
Much of the lush countryside is under vine, providing stunning views. World acclaimed Australian wines and award-winning regional foods from the vineyards of the rolling hills and valleys of the Hunter region, delight both the palate and the eye in this green and fertile land dotted with villages and over fifty wineries.
Discover this beautiful North Coast region – white sandy beaches and the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean. Ride the wave crests with the dolphins in the azure waters of sheltered Port Stephens where forests, villages and stately homes meet with the sea. Port Stephens’ quiet golden beaches are surrounded by crystal clear water and never-ending blue skies. The abundance of marine life here makes it the ideal location to spend some time on the water in search of dolphins and other amazing aquatic creatures.
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