ADMIRE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ATTRACTIONS AND HIDDEN TREASURES OF SYDNEY
Harbor City, as it is commonly called Sydney, is home to many of the country’s main attractions, such as the , the Sydney Harbor Bridge and , and boasts numerous fine restaurants, secret beaches and small bars outside the usual circuit. Discover the most fashionable neighborhoods, such as Potts Point and Surry Hills, the beaches of the exclusive Vaucluse district and visit the artistic Chippendale district for lunch or dinner. You will discover cultural treasures such as galleries, museums, theater companies and alternative cinemas without ever getting away from wonderful views.
Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales © Destination New South Wales
RELAX IN BYRON BAY
is the easternmost point of the mainland, known throughout the world for its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests and relaxed lifestyle. The nearby Ballina airport, served by domestic flights, is about an hour and twenty minutes from Sydney. Within the city and its surroundings, you will discover an area full of restaurants that celebrates local products.
Don’t miss breakfast at , on a farm. Travel the 3.7 km of the to take in the breathtaking views of the ocean and inland areas, keeping your eyes wide open to spot humpback whales moving along the coast between June and November. There are many activities that can make beat your heart, from surfing to skydiving, but maybe you’ll be delighted even without doing anything.
Bridal Veil Falls, Blue Mountains Grand Traverse, New South Wales © Great Walks of Australia
ADMIRE THE NATURE OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS
The , a site declared World Heritage Site, boast an abundant natural beauty with many areas to discover on foot, a spectacular panorama and characteristic towns and villages, which make it a fantastic place to escape from the city. Walk towards the Three Sisters on the 998 steps of the or glide through the cliffs of the , 270 meters above ancient ravines. Stroll through the quaint villages of Leura and Blackheath to hunt down antique shops, original bars and upscale restaurants, then spend the night in a luxury lodge or delightful B&B. The Blue Mountains are only 90 minutes drive from .
EAT AND DRINK IN THE HUNTER VALLEY
The home to more than 120 wineries, and luxury hotels and is only a two-hour drive north of Sydney. Try new varieties of wines in the wineries , including Semillon at the winery dated 1886; the Graveyard Shiraz in and the famous Vat 1 of the . Yourself to a tasting menu at renowned restaurants like the and the or improve your culinary skills with cooking classes. You can also admire all this from above, on board a balloon, at dawn, with .
Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, South Coast, New South Wales © Destination New South Wales
SWIM OFF THE WHITEST BEACHES IN AUSTRALIA
A three-hour drive south of Sydney is , where the beaches are known to have some of Australia’s whitest sands. The clear, turquoise waters of are in the top list of many tourists. Explore the tranquil , the ancient city of Huskisson and spend the night in a luxury safari tent at paperbank camp.