New South Wales is Australia’s most diverse State, home to the country’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, Sydney. There are five World Heritage sites to explore including the famous Sydney Opera House. The State has a string of accessible, sparkling beaches stretching from north to south, a vast, colourful outback, Australia’s highest mountain offering every type of snow sport, and meandering waterways.

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With its sublime natural setting, glamorous beaches and appetite for the fine things in life, Sydney is one of the world’s great destinations. Australia’s largest and oldest city is an essential stop on any traveller’s itinerary. It’s also a superb introduction to Australia and New South Wales, the country’s most diverse State.

Surrounding Sydney is a wonderland of national parks, forests, mountains, ancient river valleys and historic townships. New South Wales World Heritage sites include the Greater Blue Mountains Area, Lord Howe Island, Mungo National Park (Willandra Lakes), Gondwana Rainforests of Australia and, the most recent addition, the Sydney Opera House. Each offers visitors the chance to experience astonishing natural beauty as well as leisure activities that range from hiking and diving, to seeing ancient human burial sites or enjoying the talent of the world’s finest performers.