Before You Book

Before You Travel

Visit New South Wales

If you’re looking for excuses to extend your trip to Sydney for the 2013 British and Irish Lions Tour, we’ve got you covered. NSW has such a diverse range of holiday options you will find the perfect answer no matter what you’re looking for. Here is a list of some of our favourite places to visit and things to do in New South Wales.


Sydney now sits comfortably with London, Paris, New York as one of the world's iconic cities. Attractions such as the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Taronga Zoo and Manly Beach bring millions of visitors each year from all around the world.

Such a significant event as the British and Irish Lions Tour will bring out the best of this city with daily events organised throughout the city to coincide the Tour.

Book one of our Sydney Test Match packages to experience the city.

Blue Mountains

If getting away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life is on your agenda, don’t go past a trip to the Blue Mountains.

Such a blissful experience with amazing views, charming villages and an abundance of serenity, you won’t believe it’s only 2 hours from Sydney. With the Three Sisters and Echo Point lookout as the star attraction, the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains is a must for any NSW planned holiday.

Book our East Coast Highlights Tour to visit the Blue Mountains

Hunter Region

Another suggested trip out of Sydney is the Hunter Region. Made famous by the premier wine growing region of the Hunter Valley, the production of award winning Semillon and Shiraz have made the area a favourite amongst wine lovers. The fine wine is complemented by the selection of superb local cuisine to make this the ultimate wine and dine getaway.

The region also offers many world class golf courses for those whose idea of the perfect holiday includes a round or two.

Book our Melbourne and Sydney Two Test Tour to visit the Hunter Valley.

North and South Coasts

Australia is renowned for housing some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and nowhere is this showcased better than in NSW. Whether you head North or South along the coast out of Sydney, you will be rewarded with magnificent beaches you won’t find anywhere else.

The selection of beaches on the North Coast is some of Australia’s most famous including Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie and Newcastle. Spend a few days at any of these places and you will experience not only breathtaking beaches, but a hinterland of lush river valleys, national parks and nature reserves.

The beaches of the South Coast may not be as familiar, but that is part of its charm. Kiama, Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven have all earned their rights to be classified as some of New South Wales’ best holiday destinations.

Book one of our Sydney Test Match packages and explore the North and South Coasts.

Lord Howe Island

If you want to make your 2013 British and Irish Lions Tour extra special, why not take the time to visit Lord Howe Island. Located 660km off the north coast of NSW, it’s less than two hours' flight from Sydney. With only 400 visitors allowed at any one time on the Island, it is regarded as one of the most picturesque islands in the Pacific.

An array of activities are on offer including fishing, snorkelling, diving, kayaking and surfing while, on land, the trek to the summit of Mt Gower is recognised as one of the best one-day hikes in the world.

Book one of our Sydney Test Match packages and visit Lord Howe Island.


Newcastle was voted in the top ten cities in Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel 2011'.

Book one of our NSW & QLD Country v British and Irish Lions package and visit Newcastle.

Have we convinced you to stay yet? Be sure to book any of our packages and experience the many wonders of New South Wales. For more information on the destinations and other holiday ideas, check out Visit NSW.