New South Wales

New South Wales is rich with natural wonders: white sandy beaches and dense sub-tropical rainforest, rugged high country and the scorched expanses of the outback, to name just a few. It also boast Australia's largest city, Sydney, where you'll find some of the best dining, shopping, entertainment and culture in the country.

New South Wales is Australia's oldest and most populous state. It is situated on the eastern seaboard with Queensland to the north and Victoria to the south. Its landscape east of the Great Dividing Range is characterised by coastal slopes, plateaux and river flats, while to the west is semi-arid desert. The state is divided naturally into four areas - the sparsely populated Outback western plains, the lush highlands of the Great Dividing Range, the farm country of the Range's western slopes, and the rich sub-tropical coastal region. The capital, Sydney, is a vivacious and cosmopolitan city located just a drive away from some fantastic scenery: the Blue Mountains to the west, the blue-water paradise of port Stephens and the great Lakes to the north, and the historic highlands and Snowy Mountains to the south.

Sydney Opera House


This dazzling, vibrant city is built around one of the world's most beautiful harbours, with scores of sparkling beaches as well as national parks within easy reach of ts cosmopolitan heart. This exciting city is made up of many different precincts, each with its own flavour and personality.

Fast Facts

  • Four Million people live in Sydney.
  • Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smth) is 10 km south of the city. The international and domestic terminals are 1 km apart.
  • Buses, trains, ligh rail, monorail and ferries operate daily.
  • The Explorer Bus follows a 28 km route, stopping at major attractions. Alight and rejoin as you please.
  • Sydney Pass offers unlimited bus, ferry and inner-city train travel, harbour cruises and journeys on the Explorer and Bondi and Bay Explorer buses.
  • The climate is warm and temperate with sunshine most days of the year. Average temperature: summer 26oC max, 19oC min; winter 18oC max, 9oC min. Water temperatures: summer 22.5oC, winter 18oC.

Do Not Miss

  • Lunch at one of the many restaurants overlooking Sydney Harbour - e.g. at The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Manly, Watsons Bay or around Circular Quay.
  • Walk across the Sydney harbour Bridge or climb over its arch for the best view in town.
  • Take the cliff walk from Bondi Beach to Bronte Beach.
  • Take a ferry across the harbour and explore Manly, Taronga Zoo, Double Bay or Balmain.
  • Take a tour to one of Sydney's national parks and discover the native wildlife, bushlands and indigenous art.
  • Walk the foreshore from Mrs Macquarie's Chair through the Royal Botanic Gardens and on to the Opera House, Millers Point and under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Canberra - Australian Capital Territory

In Australia's capital you can tour Parliament House, wander through national galleries, libraries and museums, or just simply shop, dine and relax. The area is renowned for its beautiful parklands and gardens and is also on the doorstep of some of the ost spectacular scenery in the country.

Parliament House
Hot Air Ballooning

Fast Facts

  • About 300,000 people live in Canberra.
  • The airport is 10 km east of the city. Transfers time is 10 minutes.
  • Buses connect city and suburbs.
  • The climate is temperature and sunny. Average temperatures: summer 27oC max, 12oC min; winter 12oC max, 3oC min.

Do Not Miss

  • Cycle around lake Burley Griffin then stop at one of the many picnic spots.
  • Test your ability at the Australian Institute of Sport.
  • Watch the sun rise over the Horizon, 30 m above ground in a hot-air balloon during the Canberra Festival.
  • Drive around the diplomatic missions in Yarralumla, may built in a style representative of their country.
  • Smell the flowers at Canberra's colourful spring festival, Floriade.

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03 Jan Day in Lieu for New Years Day
26 Jan Australia Day
21 Apr Good Friday
24 Apr Easter Monday
25 Apr Anzac Day
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26 Dec Boxing Day

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