There’s no shortage of adventures to be had in Sydney and across New South Wales (NSW). Check out the state’s packed calendar of events, which features everything from cultural celebrations to sporting events and epic music festivals.


Kayaking, Pittwater

Thrill-seekers can explore a range of great outdoor activities in NSW, from jet boating on Sydney Harbour to skiing in the Snowy Mountains. NSW is particularly blessed with stunning national parks and reserves, from the spectacular Sydney Harbour National Park to the monumental cliffs and canyons of the Blue Mountains.


Vivid Sydney 2016

Check out the packed calendar of events and festivals, with everything from food fairs to arts events to epic, multi-day music festivals. Sydney is the place to be for live music. Musicians travel from across the world to play in huge concert stadiums and smaller venues across the city. 

Meet friends in the historic pubs and lively clubs of Sydney, where you will find great music and friendly crowds. Take some time to enjoy spectacular views over a cocktail at the Opera Bar, situated next to the fabulous Sydney Opera House, as the sunset illuminates the brilliant Sydney Opera House sails. 


Stanwell Park, Wollongong

Relax on Sydney’s many beautiful beaches. Check out the hidden beaches around the city or go further afield and try the gorgeous sands of Wollongong and Newcastle (both accessible by train). Alternatively, take a road trip and travel to the North Coast, where you can unwind or learn to surf on the world-renowned beaches of Byron Bay.

If you’re looking for shopping or cultural attractions in Sydney, you’ve come to the right place. Sydney offers some fantastic shopping experiences, from Pitt Street Mall to the shopping precincts of the city fringe- where you’ll also find some of Australia’s most highly regarded galleries and museums.