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.
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
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
Million people live in Sydney.
Airport (Kingsford Smth) is 10 km south of the city. The international
and domestic terminals are 1 km apart.
trains, ligh rail, monorail and ferries operate daily.
Explorer Bus follows a 28 km route, stopping at major attractions. Alight
and rejoin as you please.
Pass offers unlimited bus, ferry and inner-city train travel, harbour
cruises and journeys on the Explorer and Bondi and Bay Explorer buses.
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
at one of the many restaurants overlooking Sydney Harbour - e.g. at
The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Manly, Watsons Bay or around Circular Quay.
across the Sydney harbour Bridge or climb over its arch for the best
view in town.
the cliff walk from Bondi Beach to Bronte Beach.
a ferry across the harbour and explore Manly, Taronga Zoo, Double Bay
a tour to one of Sydney's national parks and discover the native wildlife,
bushlands and indigenous art.
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
- Australian Capital Territory
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.
Hot Air Ballooning
300,000 people live in Canberra.
airport is 10 km east of the city. Transfers time is 10 minutes.
connect city and suburbs.
climate is temperature and sunny. Average temperatures: summer
27oC max, 12oC min; winter 12oC
max, 3oC min.
Do Not Miss
around lake Burley Griffin then stop at one of the many picnic spots.
your ability at the Australian Institute of Sport.
the sun rise over the Horizon, 30 m above ground in a hot-air balloon
during the Canberra Festival.
around the diplomatic missions in Yarralumla, may built in a style representative
of their country.
the flowers at Canberra's colourful spring festival, Floriade.
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National Public Holidays
Jan New Years Day
Jan Day in Lieu for New Years Day
Jan Australia Day
Apr Good Friday
Apr Easter Monday
Apr Anzac Day
Jun Queens Birthday
Dec Christmas Day
Dec Boxing Day
information is correct at time of printing, however is subject to
Public Holidays that fall over the weekend, will be celebrated the
following business day.