UnDiscover Sydney and surrounds
The vibrant capital city of Sydney is your base for exploring New South Wales. Famous for its beautiful harbour, iconic architecture, and golden beaches, discover a diversity of experiences when you explore the city at night during Vivid Sydney, visit the dramatic Blue Mountains National Park, or take a road trip to the coastal regions of Port Stephens or Jervis Bay and beyond. See it over a few days or a few weeks. The possibilities are endless in Sydney and New South Wales.
Explore Sydney by night
Sydney’s buzzing nightlife offers night owls the chance to partake in the fun and excitement that the locals are privy to, from dining with a view at a waterfront restaurant, sipping on a cocktail at a trendy rooftop bar, or watching a musical under the stars at the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.
Indulge in a multicultural culinary landscape
Sydney’s rich history and contemporary cosmopolitan culture melds together to present a wide variety of cuisines by numerous award-winning establishments. You will also find South-East Asian eateries to Middle Eastern-inspired restaurants that cater to cultural needs including halal certification. At Efendy in Sydney’s Balmain, chef Somer Sivrioglu explores the food of his Turkish homeland. Alternatively, dine like a Mughal on authentic Pakistani food at Lal Qila on King Street Wharf or tuck into a taste of home at Neptune Palace which serves halal Malaysian and Cantonese food.
Go glamping and enjoy a night safari
Be mesmerised by a brilliant sunset over Sydney Harbour and watch the city skyline illuminated from across the waters at Taronga Zoo's Roar and Snore harbour-side glamping experience. Guests can enjoy an exclusive night safari led by a passionate team of keepers and guides, sleep in safari-style tents and awaken to a morning behind-the-scenes tour with opportunities to meet the animals! Roar and Snore operates every weekend and during Australian school holidays.
Discover coastal adventures and abundant wildlife
Holiday your way along the New South Wales coast. In Port Stephens, a 2.5-hour drive north of Sydney, ride a quad bike across the largest moving coastal dunes in the Southern Hemisphere, cruise with wild dolphins, and go on a short walk at Tomaree Head for panoramic views of the coastline. Along the NSW South Coast, embark on the Grand Pacific Drive for stunning ocean views as you cross the Sea Cliff Bridge, skydive over the beach in Wollongong and discover some of the world’s whitest sand in Jervis Bay. From late May to November, explore national parks and coastal reserves to spot migrating whales or join a whale watching cruise from Sydney, Port Stephens or Jervis Bay.
Be immersed in New South Wales’ undiscovered nature
You may be familiar with the Blue Mountains and its famous Three Sisters rock formation, but have you explored other breath-taking spots in this UNESCO World Heritage-listed National Park? Discover the majestic Pulpit Rock lookout, one of many lookouts that showcase almost 360-degree views across the dramatic cliffs and rainforest valleys or delve deep into the Jenolan Caves, the world’s oldest limestone caves. Further afield, drink in the sights from a hot air balloon ride over the rolling hills and vineyards of the Hunter Valley or soak in mesmerising beach and dune views at sunset on a gentle camel ride in Port Stephens.