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New South Wales Holidays

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That sprawling harbour, the world-renowned Sydney Opera House and the iconic Blue Mountains – Sydney in all its glory is often the first thing international visitors to Australia see when they fly in. But it’s just the beginning of the treasures that the state of New South Wales has to offer. Motoring out of the city, charming beach towns await both north and south of Sydney, with surf beaches and picturesque bays, the freshest of seafood and an abundance of wildlife. Look out for humpback whales migrating along the New South Wales coastline from May to November, see bottlenose dolphins in the crystal-clear waters of Jervis Bay, learn to surf in laid-back Newcastle, swim with seals off Montague Island and snorkel with a plethora of technicolour fish off the subtropical paradise that is Lord Howe Island. A New South Wales holiday offers the perfect fusion of wildlife, city culture and laid-back living.

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Places to visit in New South Wales

From Bondi Beach where the surf’s up, to the white sands of Jervis Bay – where humpback whales migrate between May and November – there are plenty of places to discover in New South Wales. Beyond the beach, sip wines in the Hunter Valley, climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, or hike through the beautiful Blue Mountains. Your adventure starts here…

New South Wales Holiday Types

If it’s a Sydney city break you’re craving, the chance to get up close with local marine life, or to indulge in five-star properties all around the state, we have a vast range of New South Wales holidays to suit all travel types. Check out our range below or chat to one of our Travel Experts today about crafting a trip that’s tailor made to your needs.

More About New South Wales

Capital city: Sydney

Currency: Australian Dollar

Language: English

Vaccinations: Extra vaccinations are not required.


Getting There

Flight time: London to Sydney flight time is 22 hours and will include a stopover.

Main Airport: Sydney Airport

Visas: British Citizens require a tourist eTA visa, which you can apply for online.


Top 3 Things to Do in New South Wales

  • Take a seaplane ride over Sydney Harbour
  • Hike through the Blue Mountains
  • Search for marine life in Port Stephens


When to Go to New South Wales

New South Wales is a year-round destination with amazing activities and events held throughout the year. Expect perfect beach weather in the Australian summer months, from December through to March. The winter months are cooler in Sydney but New South Wales' northern coast, including Byron Bay, is perfect for sun-seekers year-round. Travel to Sydney from the end of May to June and experience Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere.


Why Book Your New South Wales Holiday With Flight Centre

Local knowledge: Born and bred Down Under, we’ve got people all over New South Wales – from Byron Bay right down to Wollongong – not to mention in the UK, where most of our Travel Experts are either from, have visited or have lived in Australia.

Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.

Flight Centre Concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a New South Wales holiday with us you’ll benefit from our dedicated concierge service and have access to our 24/7 Emergency Assistance phoneline.