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Holidays in New South Wales

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New South Wales Vacation: Coronavirus Information

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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Top New South Wales Flight & Hotel Packages

Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise
Pacific Suites Canberra
Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
Sierra Grand Apartments
Ovolo Nishi
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2021 New South Wales holiday deals

Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise
Sierra Grand Apartments
The Peninsula at Hope Island
Waves Byron Bay
Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
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Where to stay in New South Wales

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Top hotels in New South Wales

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
199 George St., Sydney, NSW
Free cancellation
The price is AU$264 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
4.6/5Exceptional! (2,084 reviews)

"The hotel is clean, modern and quiet. Located nearby access to The Rocks markets, bars casual and fine dining. Circular Quay is very close by with access to all public transport it also has several cafes and restaurants to choose from.. Hotel also has access to parking, and staff can organise taxis ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$280 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,501 reviews)

"We chose to stay at the ShangriLa for an Anniversary and Birthday combined. The location is great. Our room was a Opera House City view, but because of where the bed was placed in the room..our view was looking into buildings. If the bed was on the other side of the room, the view would have been ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2020

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort
Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort
4.5 out of 5
265 Sandy Point Road, Salamander Bay, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$232 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
4.2/5Excellent! (1,707 reviews)

"Apartment was clean & recently renovated. Close location to visit other areas such as Shoal bay & many golf courses nearby."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct. 2020

Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort
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Top activities in New South Wales

Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

AU$36
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Sydney Attractions Pass including SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
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Sydney Attractions Pass including SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

AU$57
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
All Inclusive Deluxe Small-Group Tour of Blue Mountains
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All Inclusive Deluxe Small-Group Tour of Blue Mountains

AU$240
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend

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 Harbour. 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 cosy 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.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in New South Wales?
A: Like many thriving cities, Sydney and Newcastle can be explored using ride-share services or public transportation. But if you want to head off and discover the region of New South Wales or elsewhere, you may like the freedom and flexibility that comes with having your own car. For all your motoring needs, check out our guide to Cheap Car Hire in New South Wales.
Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to New South Wales?
A: When you touchdown in New South Wales, there’s a good chance you’ll disembark your flight at one of these major airports:
  • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.): 2,971 international flights per month.
  • Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown): 3 international flights per month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to New South Wales?
A: Many travellers recommend apartments in New South Wales. However, there are plenty of other options. Private holiday homes, motels and hotels are also easy to find in this destination.
Q: What does a New South Wales holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: You can choose to plan every little detail of your upcoming holiday or let Expedia give you a helping hand with a terrific New South Wales holiday package. Flights, hotels and cars — we’ve got them covered. All you have to do is figure out the kind of activities you’d like to try.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to New South Wales?
A: Book a package with Expedia. It’s as straightforward as that! Flights, Hotels, Rental Cars — lock in your reservations for your New South Wales escape and watch the savings add up. It’s time to plan your dream holiday (and save yourself a pretty penny at the same time).
Q: What are the best things to do in New South Wales?
A: Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbour Bridge — check out these much-loved attractions if you’re staying in Sydney. Discover an experience that’s just perfect for you. In Newcastle, attractions like Nobbys Head Beach, University of Newcastle and Newcastle Beach are sure to satisfy. And if your final destination is in Wollongong, we’d suggest exploring Wollongong Hospital, WIN Stadium and WIN Entertainment Centre.