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TRAVEL GUIDE: NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA


New South Wales Travel Guide

Australia's oldest state, New South Wales offers visitors both an exciting taste of cosmopolitan life and the natural splendor of its scenic regions. The state, which lies on the east coast of Australia, is home to cultural institutions such as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the famous Sydney Opera House. Just hours from the vibrant city of Sydney are wine regions, beaches, World Heritage national parks, the paradisiacal Lord Howe Island and spectacular coastal and country scenery. For first-timers to the land down under, there is perhaps no better place to start. Let our guide point you in the right direction to the best restaurants, hotels and more in New South Wales.

SYDNEY

RESTAURANTS
Sydney Restaurant Reviews
Search our database of Sydney restaurants and find a dining destination to suit your needs–whether you’re in the mood for contemporary fare served beachside at The Bathers’ Pavilion or fresh seafood plus views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge at Flying Fish.

Flying Fish


Sydney Opera House

A MULTICULTURAL METROPOLIS
72 Hours in Sydney
Come to Sydney, where the sun is shining and the city is radiant. Full of English, aboriginal and Asian influences, this Australian city's naturally beautiful beaches and bays, as well as the cultural cool of its opera and architecture, make going down under a delight.


BUSINESS TRAVEL GUIDE
Sydney Business Travel Guide
This economic powerhouse is home to 4.2 million people and has close to half of Australia's 100 largest companies based here. With 29 percent of Sydney households multilingual and well-educated, the city's workforce is reputated for innovation and enterprise.
Sydney Business Travel Guide

Emirates Hotels & Resorts' Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is the second of two Sanctuary Resorts from the Emirates Group's new hospitality division
HOTEL REVIEW
Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa

A three-hour drive from Sydney, this getaway is located at the base of Australia's Blue Mountains, in the midst of its own 4,000-acre private conservation and wildlife reserve.
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BYRON BAY

TOP 10 YOGA RETREATS
Byron Bay Yoga
This serene yoga and meditation retreat, situated two hours from Brisbane in the Australian rainforest, is the setting for guests’ realization of a timeless state of being. Take advantage of yoga, meditation, pranayama, dance, chanting and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation).

Byron Bay Yoga


KATOOMBA

Lillianfels

TOP 10 HEALTH RETREATS
Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort
Its sense of place is perhaps its greatest healing feature. Situated within Blue Mountains National Park, Lilianfels takes advantage of location to offer wilderness therapy walks that teach essential stress relief techniques. In this tranquil setting, you’ll also enjoy yoga, Pilates and tai chi.

More information at www.visitnsw.com

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