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Reboot 2020 in Sydney and NSW: One adventure at a time

Reboot 2020 in Sydney and NSW:  One adventure at a time

The NSW tourism recently released a list of top travel experiences to help travelers start planning their trip

By Puja Gupta

June 4, 2020 (IANSlife) Supporting the latest phase of the New South Wales (NSW) government’s tourism recovery campaign, ‘Now’s The Time to Love NSW’, it recently released a list of top travel experiences, ‘213 Ways to Reboot 2020 in NSW’ on June 1 to help travelers start planning their trip to Sydney and New South Wales.

Launching on VisitNSW.com, 213 Ways to Reboot NSW in 2020, is a source of information and inspiration for anyone planning to travel within or to NSW, showcasing travel experiences which are continually ranked highly by global travel guides and travelers.

As part of this phase, Destination NSW will also be executing a social media campaign targeted to the international markets of the USA, UK, New Zealand and India, which will showcase inspirational destinations from around Sydney and NSW, to help consumers with their future dreaming and planning.

 

Bridge Climb Sydney. (Credit: Destination NSW)
Bridge Climb Sydney. (Credit: Destination NSW)

 

“We hope that this list of NSW travel experiences encourages global visitors to love NSW once again, and start planning to visit as many of the incredible towns, sights and experiences that the state offers,” said Steve Cox, Chief Executive Officer, Destination NSW.

He added: “Now’s the time to start dreaming and planning to make up for lost time once you are able to visit Sydney and NSW again.”

More than 102 NSW destinations, 131 operators, 37 hotels and other accommodations, 28 national parks, 19 animal encounters and more, feature as part of the stellar line-up.

 

Koala Hospital, Port Macquarie (Credit: Destination NSW)
Koala Hospital, Port Macquarie (Credit: Destination NSW)

 

Highlights of the list are:

 

Only in NSW

  • Hire a yacht and sail on spectacular Sydney Harbour, stopping in at some of the harbour’s most beautiful beaches, accessible only by boat.
  • Head to Bondi, Australia’s most famous beach, for a surf lesson with Let’s Go Surfing and lunch at Icebergs Dining Room & Bar.
  • Explore Lord Howe Island, home to the world’s southernmost coral reef, and endangered and endemic bird life - the island is one of the most unspoilt and sustainable paradises on the planet.

 
Animal Encounters

  • Swim with whales with Dive Jervis Bay, from August to November as whales make their way along ‘Humpback Highway’.
  • Swim, snorkel and dive with seals in the crystal-clear waters of Montague Island, just off the coast of Narooma.
  • Visit Australia’s only Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, on NSW’s mid North Coast, which treats around 250 sick and injured koalas a year.

 

Outdoor Adventures

  • Make a splash in NSW’s iconic ocean pools – there are 100 along the coast, including the Merewether Baths and Bogey Hole in Newcastle, Bermagui Blue Hole and Yamba Rock Pool.
  • Go hiking in the Blue Mountains on one of the many trails and snap a selfie in front of the Three Sisters.
  • Find out if you have what it takes to make it down Australia’s longest ski run, Thredbo's Crackenback Supertrail.

 

Food & Wine

  • Dine under the sails of Sydney Opera House at Bennelong Restaurant and order chef Peter Gilmore’s stunning dessert, inspired by the iconic building itself.
  • Enjoy freshly shucked Sydney Rock oysters straight from the farm gate on the NSW South Coast.
  • Sip Australia’s most awarded semillon at Tyrrell's Winery in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region.

 

Art & Culture

  • Watch the sunset at The Living Desert Sculptures in Broken Hill, an outdoor art collection of 12 sandstone sculptures created by artists from around the world.
  • Explore the Art Gallery of New South Wales, one of the largest public galleries in Australia and home to 2,000+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks.
  • Discover Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) on the banks of the mighty Murray River in Albury.

 

Aboriginal Experiences

  • Change your life on NSW’s South Coast with an immersive cultural tour run by Ngaran Ngaran Cultural Awareness at Narooma – learn about the Yuin people and dreamtime stories of Mount Gulaga.
  • View the Walls of China in Mungo National Park in Outback NSW, dramatic formations sculpted by wind and erosion, where 36,000-year-old relics of ancient Aboriginal culture have been discovered.
  • See Aboriginal rock art and hear Dreamtime stories about the culture and mythology of Mutawintji Historic Site near Broken Hill in outback NSW.
  • Take a quad tour of the Stockton Sand Dunes with Sand Dune Adventures through Worimi land.

 

 

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Puja Gupta can be contacted at puja.g@ians.in