New South Wales

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in New South Wales, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge

Andy Mossack discovers climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge at night is a whole different way of getting your adrenaline rush.

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The Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, Australia

Australia’s Blue Mountains are a regular stop on the New South Wales tourist trail, but there’s hidden treasure lurking behind those hills.

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Finding the edgy off-beat side to Sydney

Sydney has its delights with stunning iconic buildings and unspoilt sandy beaches, but how easy is it to find its hidden secrets? Too easy, as Keith Lyons find out. 

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Insider guide to Sydney in winter

Over two million visitors are expected to experience Vivid, so it seems to have done the job in stimulating Sydney’s winter visitor numbers. But what else does Sydney offer out of season in the winter months? The answer is it offers plenty.

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Spicers Sangoma Retreat

It’s usually a good omen when your taxi goes down a really, really long drive, and you’re met with a smile and a glass of champagne. So it begins at Spicers Sangoma Retreat

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Vibe Hotel, Rushcutters Bay

t’s night-time when we arrive at the Vibe Hotel, Rushcutters Bay, grateful to sink into a comfortable bed after a long flight to Sydney from the UK. So it’s only when the sun comes up and I bounce out of bed and throw open the curtains, that I see that a beautiful setting we’re in.

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