New South Wales is a land of contrasts, featuring the oldest, most ancient landforms, bustling, modern cities and six stunning World Heritage sites that document the state's cultural, environmental and geological history. If you enjoy the amenities of city life, Sydney, the capital of NSW, offers museums, food that reflects its many cultures, a vibrant nightlife, beautiful parks and spectacular neighbourhoods and architecture. Away from the city, explore wine country, hike mountain trails or relax on one of the many pristine beaches. Here are a few highlights that you will not want to miss during your visit to NSW.
- Sydney in SYDNEY, NSW
One of the most popular musical events in the country, the Australian International Music Festival is an event that attracts over 1000 participants each year from all over the world. This event features musicians performing in a number of venues around Sydney including Angel Place City Recital Hall, St. Andrew‘s Cathedral and the iconic Sydney Opera House.
- Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park in SYDNEY, NSW
Taking place mid-year annually, the Hillsong Conference is a week-long celebration of the Christian message hosted by the charismatic Hillsong Church. The conference sees over 30,000 attendees each year and features presentations, music and masterclass sessions.
- Bathurst, NSW in BATHURST, NSW
One of the most popular regional events in New South Wales, the Bathurst Winter Festival sees the city transform into a vibrant place filled with light displays, outdoor activities and unique dining options. The event takes place over 16 days during the winter school holidays and offers plenty of fun for the whole family.
- North Byron Parklands, Wooyung, Australia in WOOYUNG, NSW
Perhaps the largest music festival in Australia, Splendour in the Grass in the North Byron Parklands is certainly one of the most popular. This three-day festival features a line-up of musical artists from a wide range of genres as well as a range of on-site activities, entertainment and great dining.
- Various locations around Sydney in SYDNEY, NSW
For fans of the colourful and the offbeat, the Sydney Fringe Festival is an alternative arts and culture festival held in venues all across Sydney. The festival offers over 450 events each year including stand-up comedy, cabaret, music, theatre and burlesque.
- Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, NSW in KATOOMBA, NSW
Over four days in May thousands of runners gather in Katoomba to take part in the Ultra-Trail Australia trail run through the stunning Blue Mountains. This prestigious race is the largest trail run in the Southern hemisphere and features a range of family-friendly activities for the thousands of spectators from around the world.