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Best of New South Wales - Your Tips

When enjoying the sights, lights and sweet treats of Sydney it can be hard to tear yourself away from the stylish city. There is a lot more to New South Wales than it's capital city however, and many of you seem to agree. We asked for your help on facebook and twitter to name your New South Wales highlights and here are the tips you clever bunch came up with!

On Facebook Nick Prest told us 'Byron Bay is a must in my book!!' and we agree. It's a spectacular beach with a  laid-back vibe. Our guest blogger and surfing expert, Chris Stevens, names Byron Bay as his favourite spot to surf and play in all Australia.

You may be surprised to learn that there are ski resorts in New South Wales - yes we did say ski! Kosciusko National Park is home to Mount Kosciuszko - Australia's highest mountain. In winter, Holly Keeble - guest blogger and Flight Centre Consultant, pointed out you can visit the ski resorts of Thredbo or Perisher for some snow boarding or ski action. Alternatively visit in the summer and the park is great for mountain biking, horseriding and bush walking.

The most famous mountain range in New South Wales the Blue Mountains, as Mandy Carter points out, are well worth a visit. The perfect place to take a respite from the Sydney summer heat. The Blue Mountains sit in the largest wilderness area in New South Wales and signs of Aboriginal occupation can be spotted throughout. The mountains take their name from the bluey haze created by the eucalyptus trees. Whether via a bush walk or an overnight trek get amongst this natural beauty.

We also learnt about a little gem of a fishing village on twitter from 'Travel with a Mate'. They shared with us a video they shot in Eden on the New South Wales south coast close to the border with Victoria. Aslings Bay looks like paradise - watch out for the hungry seal!

Now that we (with the help of our friends!) have whet your appetite we hope you will want to check out the offers we have tailor-made to help you discover Sydney and beyond. Packages start from just £875.

Written by Jayne Gorman

Jayne is a latte-loving travel and lifestyle blogger who has travelled to more than 60 countries and spent the last 10 years writing about it.  She’s called London, Sydney, Melbourne and (very briefly) New York home – but don’t ask her to rank them. Often found brunching or scoping out boutique hotels – now with a mini explorer in tow.

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