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New South Wales Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Consider protecting your New South Wales trip with our holiday waiver. Travellers who book a New South Wales package are eligible to purchase our holiday waiver, which gives travellers ultimate flexibility and covers all change or cancel penalties, one time, for any reason.

Most New South Wales hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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New South Wales Holiday

Discover historic towns, vineyards, cosmopolitan culture and snowy mountains near lush national parks. Find the perfect escape in Outback, city, mountains or coast. 

New South Wales has everything from picturesque country towns to idyllic coastline. Soar on a dawn balloon flight over vineyards, ski the Snowy Mountains, ride along Port Stephens’ white sands and discover the rugged Outback surrounding historic Broken Hill

Sydney, the capital, is a must-see. Historic buildings bring charm to the bustling city and pretty beach suburbs. Walk through Cockatoo Island’s old jail before having a cocktail at a waterfront bar. Picnic with river views in the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy fine dining at the Docks and see a show at the Sydney Opera House.

Visit Hunter Valley, a wine-growing region with extraordinary beauty and excellent restaurants. Enjoy a dawn balloon ride or cycle the area. Spend a day visiting breweries, wineries and cheese manufacturers.

Newcastle is popular for music, art, culture and surfing, with eight beaches nearby. Watch for dolphins in Port Stephens’ Great Lakes Marine Park, ride the sand dunes and investigate the culture of the Worimi Aboriginal people. Dive with reef fish at the Solitary Islands Marine Park at Coffs Harbor. Relaxing Byron Bay, a hub for artistic types, offers camping spots within view of the water and migrating whales. 

Challenge yourself in the Blue Mountains on a three-day walk from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. Ride one of the world’s steepest trains through rainforest or abseil down a waterfall. The Snowy Mountains offer winter skiing, fine dining in cozy chalets and incredible views from Australia’s highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko.

Rust-colored landscapes surrounding Broken Hill showcase Outback scenery. Elegant 1800s architecture stands out against the huge slag heap, produced over 130 years of mining. Salt bush and emus dot the drive to Silverton, a one-pub town where Mad Max movies were filmed. 

Don’t miss regional New South Wales. Tamworth, once a gold-mining town, is known for country music, gem fossicking (prospecting) and traditional country crafts. Pretty Tenterfield, featuring historic 19th-century architecture, is a great base for exploring the national parks of the New England Tableland.

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in New South Wales?

A: If you're basing yourself in downtown Sydney or Newcastle for a couple of days, maybe not. But if you're going to stay longer and plan to explore the region of New South Wales or farther afield, go for it. Nothing beats the freedom that you have with your own wheels. With a little help from our guide to Cheap Car Hire in New South Wales, finding your perfect ride is a breeze.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to New South Wales?

A: Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) is your best option if you're taking a flight to New South Wales. This major airport services 2,799 international flights per month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to New South Wales?

A: A few of the most in-demand places to stay include motels, private holiday homes and hotels. You might also like to opt for one of the apartments. You'll have access to all of these property types when you book with Expedia.

Q: What does a holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: It's entirely your choice. Combine cars, hotels and flights, or simply pick one option. You can also add some top activities and attractions to your travel programme. Whatever you're after, Expedia can help you design a holiday that's ideal for you.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to New South Wales?

A: You'll be well rewarded when you lock in a New South Wales holiday package through Expedia. Bundle your Flights, Hotels, Rental Car and more and enjoy great discounts, like up to 42% off selected properties. You'll soon be looking at the holiday of your dreams at a price that'll knock your socks right off.

Q: What are the best things to do in New South Wales?

A: Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk, Westfield Eastgardens and Barangaroo Reserve — check out these well-known attractions if you're heading to Sydney.

There's adventure for everyone while staying in Newcastle — make tracks for Newcastle Civic Park, The Lake Macquarie Variety Playground and Newcastle Beach.

Lastly, soak up the sights of Wollongong by visiting Illawarra Museum, Wollongong Town Hall and Breakwater Lighthouse.

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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney AU$280
Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020
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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
    4.5 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The in house dining wasn’t up to the Shang’s standards

    Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel AU$169
    Reviewed on 29 Mar. 2020
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    Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

    Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

    8 Arrival Court, Sydney International Airport, Mascot, NSW
      4.4 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Everything was good except I stopped in the bar overlooking the runway for a drink which was incredibly weak yet expensove

      Four Seasons Hotel Sydney AU$285
      Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2020
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      Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

      Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

      199 George St., Sydney, NSW
        4.6 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Great location, very nice property, excellent restaurant and in room dining. Staff were outstanding.

        Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites AU$139
        Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020
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        Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites

        Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites

        243 Pyrmont Street, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont, NSW
          4.0 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Great location for transport around the city or take bridge over the road from 2nd floor straight into darling harbour lovely walk round to the opera house and bridge views,

          Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney AU$200
          Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020
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          Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

          Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

          11 Jamison Street, Sydney, NSW
            4.5 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Beautifully looked after hotel. Everyone was friendly and happy to help.

            Hyatt Regency Sydney AU$209
            Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020
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            Hyatt Regency Sydney

            Hyatt Regency Sydney

            161 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW
              4.2 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Very beautiful property. Great staff and very helpful. Our room, for some reason, filled with smoke from the vent, but the hotel staff came quickly and moved all our belongings to a very nice, upgraded room and wined and dined us with wine and chocolates for the remainder of our stay.

              ibis budget Sydney Airport AU$97
              Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020
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              ibis budget Sydney Airport

              ibis budget Sydney Airport

              5 Ross Smith Avenue, Mascot, NSW
                3.7 of 5
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Ac was noisy, but had to have it on.

                Meriton Suites Kent Street, Sydney AU$122
                Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020
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                Meriton Suites Kent Street, Sydney

                Meriton Suites Kent Street, Sydney

                528 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW
                  4.5 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Loved this hotel. Loved the room. Loved the location. Close to Darling Harbour etc. Would highly recommend and would stay here again.

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