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New South Wales Holidays

New South Wales boasts iconic cities, beautiful beaches, pristine national parks and world class wineries. So whether you are looking for a beach holiday, city break, or luxury indulgence, you can find it all here. The spectacular panoramas of the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains, the famous vineyards of the Hunter Valley and the glorious beaches of Port Stephens are within easy day tour distance of Sydney, making an extended stay with short tours out of the city an enticing prospect. Further afield, the quirky beach community of Byron Bay to the north and the glorious coast to the south make extended touring very popular, and we have a wonderful selection of self drive holidays, coach tours and small group adventures to choose from.

What Trailfinders do better than anyone else is create tailormade holidays in Australia. With us you can pick and choose how you’d like to get around, where you’d like to stay and how you’d like to experience the attractions.

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Trailfinders is the UK and Ireland's No.1 to Australia and one in six of all visitors from here travel with us. Almost all of our travel consultants have travelled extensively here, often returning time and time again.


Here's a selection of our most popular holidays in New South Wales.

If you'd like to see how you could fit this state into a wider exploration of the country - take a look at our Australia Holidays page.
Sydney, Rock & Reef
15 days / 14 nights
from €1,435
  • Sydney Harbour
  • Uluru
  • Aboriginal culture
  • Great Barrier Reef

  • Unique & Boutique Australia
    16 days / 15 nights
    from €4,033
  • Sydney
  • Lord Howe Island
  • Melbourne
  • Cape Range National Park
  • Perth

  • Melbourne To Sydney Shoreline
    17 days / 16 nights
    from €1,503
  • Melbourne
  • Phillip Island
  • Lakes Entrance
  • Merimbula
  • Kiama
  • Sydney

  • The Legendary Pacific Coast
    16 days / 15 nights
    from €1,673
  • Sydney
  • Hunter Valley
  • Port Stephens
  • Port Macquarie
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Byron Bay

  • Pacific Coastal Run - Motorhome Holiday
    14 days / 13 nights
    from €725
  • Sydney
  • Lake Macquarie
  • Port Stephens
  • Port Macquarie
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Evans Head
  • Byron Bay
  • Tweed
  • Brisbane

  • Sydney to Cairns Northbound
    14 days / 13 nights
    from €3,780
  • Sydney
  • Newcastle
  • Dorrigo NP
  • Byron Bay
  • Noosa Heads
  • Airlie Beach


    New South Wales map
    One of the world’s most iconic cities, Sydney has a stunning harbour location and myriad attractions. Home to the sweeping curve of Sydney Harbour Bridge and glistening sails of the famous Opera House, the city also boasts a beautiful blend of modern and heritage architecture, excellent shopping and a fantastic restaurant and bar scene. Discover the historic Rocks area and the buzz of Darling Harbour, stroll through the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens and relax on one of the city’s celebrated beaches.
    For the best views in town, take a harbour cruise or scale the heights of the famed bridge on an organised climb.
    Blue Mountains & The Hunter Valley
    The stunning Blue Mountains are just a short drive from Sydney and rightly championed as one of the must-see attractions in New South Wales. Admire the famous blue haze from a range of spectacular look out points, explore the Jenolan Caves, observe the striking Three Sisters rock formation or enjoy an idyllic bushwalk.
    Further north, discover the rolling vineyards of Australia’s oldest wine region: the Hunter Valley, with over 150 cellar doors to explore. Sample superb Semillon and Shiraz carefully paired with locally produced cheeses and chocolates before savouring a meal in one of the region’s renowned fine dining restaurants.
    Southern New South Wales & Canberra
    Encompassing stunning coastal scenery, the nation’s capital city and historic hinterland, Southern New South Wales and Canberra offer a wide range of scenic and cultural attractions. Explore the beautiful south coast’s uncrowded beaches and pristine bushland. Discover the political heart of the country in Canberra and visit historic gold rush towns in the interior countryside.
    The Legendary Pacific Coast & Lord Howe Island
    This sun-kissed stretch of New South Wales promises a wealth of natural treasures. Scale immense sand dunes and spot dolphins off the coast of Port Stephens and explore the alfresco eateries in Coffs Harbour’s lively marina. Inland, climb to the top of Mount Warning in Wollumbin National Park, then tuck into artisan produce at local farmer’s markets on the way to bohemian and hugely popular Byron Bay. Just over 350 miles off the coast lies World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island. This tropical isle boasts towering forests and a sheltered coral reef lagoon, perfect for snorkelling.


    Park Hyatt Sydney
    from €366
  • Stylish restaurant & lounge
  • Rooftop pool & sun terrace with harbour views
  • Beautiful spa
  • Gym
  • Parking from $80 per day
  • Free wi-fi

  • Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour
    from €67
  • Café & bar
  • Rooftop pool & bar
  • Gym
  • Parking from $40 per day
  • Free wi-fi

  • Mantra 2 Bond Street Sydney
    from €94
  • Lobby café & bar
  • Outdoor rooftop pool
  • Parking from $60 per day

  • Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley 3 Day Package
    Blue Mountains & The Hunter Valley
    from €1309
  • 2 restaurants & a bar
  • Outdoor infinity pool
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Tennis courts
  • Free use of bikes
  • On site nature activities
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Capella Lodge
    The Legendary Pacific Coast & Lord Howe Island
    from €596
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free use of bikes
  • Free wi-fi

  • Byron at Byron, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
    The Legendary Pacific Coast & Lord Howe Island
    from €115
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Infinity pool
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Tennis court
  • Free daily yoga class
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi


    BridgeClimb Sydney - Twilight Climb
    Approx 3-4 hours
    from €218
  • Unmissable experience
  • Spectacular panoramic views
  • Exciting achievement

  • Blue Mountains Encompassed
    Approx 10.5 hours
    from €188
  • Delightful Leura
  • Sweeping Views
  • Spectacular Blue Mountains

  • Sydney Opera House Tour
    Approx 1 hour
    from €26
  • Tour the famous Sydney Opera House
  • Discover insider secrets and stories
  • Capture photographs from rare vantage points

  • Hunter Valley Vintage Wine Tasters
    Approx 10-11 hours
    from €177
  • Visit the famous Hunter Valley
  • High quality small group tour
  • Selection of wine tastings

  • Byron Bay Surf Experience
    Approx 2 hours
    from €40
  • Surf on Main Beach
  • Fully qualified instructor
  • Great experience for all

  • Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise
    2.5 - 3.5 hours
    from €102
  • Signature dining experience
  • Cruise famous Sydney Harbour
  • Fantastic views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge

  • New South Wales Fast Facts

    Time Zone

    +11 hours

    Flight Time to New South Wales

    17 to 21 hours


    Australian Dollar

    Visa Required?

    €20 Off your visa service charge if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

    Recommended Immunisations

    Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio booster
    Yellow Fever

    20% Discount off immunisations at our London Travel Clinic if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

    Trailfinders Travel Insurance

    Enjoy comprehensive cover in New South Wales from just €59 for 7 days with our superb value Single Trip Travel Insurance.

    Visa information given is given for Irish citizens holding a valid Irish passport with at least 6 months validity remaining. Immunisation guidelines assume routine Irish childhood immunisation has been given and will not apply to all situations. Medical advice should be sought. Your Trailfinders consultant will advise you of the specific visa and immunisation requirements for your trip.


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