Sunny, seductive Sydney is a high contender for the title of the world’s most ideal city. It is slick and smart, the streets are clean, the neighbourhoods and busy pedestrian precincts pristine, the parks sublime, the water in the huge harbour blue, and the landmark buildings breath-taking. Sydney is a thriving seaport and industrial city but this is cleverly concealed behind the harbour and city centre, dominated by the span of one of the world’s largest arched bridges, backed by towering skyscrapers. It is all a far cry from the remote penal colony established by the British back in 1788.
Beyond Sydney, New South Wales is the country’s premier state. It has the highest population, attracts the most visitors and has a range of experiences to offer the tourist that is unrivalled by most countries, let alone states, in the world. Breathtaking beaches and coastlines, World Heritage National Parks, a taste of the real Australian outback, snow-capped mountains, lush farming country, Aboriginal culture and dazzling city lights – all are on offer in New South Wales. With a coastline longer than the UK’s, NSW has an abundance of charming coastal villages, towns and beach resorts as the famous Hunter Valley wine growing region and the majestic Blue Mountains.
Sydney is one of our favourites here at Millington Travel. Many of our staff have visited so we have first hand knowledge we’d love to share with you. To book Sydney on it’s own or asa part of a more extensive hoiliday down-under, give us a call today.
Our top ten things to do in Sydney and New South Wales
- Harbour Bridge Climb. For the brave, strap up and take the climb up to the summit for breathtaking views of the world’s most beautiful harbour.
- Manly. Take the ferry from Circular Quay and leave the cityscape behind as you travel to the wonderful Pacific Ocean beach at Manly.
- The Rocks walking tour this is ‘old’ Sydney. A maze of narrow streets full of charming pubs, galleries and boutiques and convict history.
- The Blue Mountains. 1 million hectares of sandstone cliffs, bushland, waterfalls and eucalypt forest, and the iconic Three Sisters rock formation.
- The Hunter Valley. New South Wales’ famous wine region offers tours and tastings so let someone else do the driving, take a tour and enjoy!
- Surfing at Bondi Beach. Beginners lessons are available to prebook to sample this exhilerating pastime.
- Sydney Opera House. Catch an opera, concert or ballet performance if you can, but take a tour anyway if you can’t. A must see!
- Taronga Zoo. A ferry ride across the harbour brings you to one of the best zoo experiences to be found anywhere.
- Explore Sydney’s Botanic Gardens. Walking trails and scenic train rides help you explore the unique flora and fauna of these stunning gardens.
- Sail on Sydney Harbour. While the ferry to Manly is a must, a private yacht charter offers a more exquisite watery experience.
When to go?
Sydney like much of Australia is very hot from December to February, when days are long and sunny. The winter months of June to August can be cool but great for sightseeing. The Spring and Autumn months of September to November, and March to May offer the visitor comfortable temperatures, perfect for activities indoors and out