4 – 10 June, 2015
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Sunrise Sunset Sydney: Sunrise 0653, Sunset 1654 (04/04/2015)
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Climate (Winter): Sydney’s Winter months have daily temperatures of between 9°C and 17°C. Night temperatures are cooler and can drop below 5°C.
Clothing (Winter) NSW: Winter can see varied temperatures with some days warm and sunny while others are cool, so please ensure to wear layers and bring along a warm jacket. A sweater is required for daytime activities and a coat and scarf may be needed for cooler evenings. Temperatures in some regional areas can become very cool, even during the day so come prepared.
0610 Arrive Sydney International Airport on QF42. Please collect luggage and meet your Destination NSW Escort and coach driver in the arrivals hall of the airport. Please look for a sign ‘Destination NSW’.
0800 Depart Sydney Airport for your hotel with Holiday King.
0830 Arrive and check-in to the Mercure Sydney Hotel. Your accommodation has been booked on including breakfast courtesy of Destination NSW. You may be required to provide your credit card details at check-in to guarantee any incidental charges.
Centrally located, Mercure Sydney is the perfect place from which to explore major Sydney attractions, making it the ideal hotel for guests travelling for either business or leisure. All 517 modern contemporary rooms features modern splashes of colour toreflect the vibrant Sydney backdrop. Be tantalized by the modern Four Elements Restaurant & Bar, Eve's Place Bistro & Bar, or make use of the indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and sauna located on the rooftop.
Time to freshen up.
1130 Please meet your Destination NSW Escort ready to transfer to lunch and afternoon activities. Depart the Mercure Sydney with Holiday King to the Sydney Opera House.
1200 Arrive at the Sydney Opera House. Make your way with your Destination NSW Escort to the Tours Meeting Point located at the Ticket Box Office Foyer, #2 in the lower concourse, to collect your tickets. Tours Sales desk located at the Information counter, main box office). Sarah Duthie to meet and greet the famil on arrival.
1215 Arrive for lunch at the Opera Kitchen at the Sydney Opera House.
Opera Kitchen is a compelling and vibrant addition to the Sydney Opera House precinct.
Hosting some of Australia’s most innovative and celebrated food producers, chefs and sushi artists, diners at opera kitchen will be able to relax on the lower concourse of Sydney Opera House while taking in Sydney’s most spectacular views and experience unrivalled food choice.
Guests at Opera Kitchen can enjoy some of Sydney’s most sought after dishes from Bécasse Bakery and Charlie & Co. Burgers by Justin North, Cloudy Bay Fish Co. By John Susman, Sisschu by Nahji Chu and Kenji, a sushi and sashimi restaurant by Kenji Nishinakagawa.
Located on the lower concourse, adjacent to opera bar, this exciting new development will mean the Sydney Opera House precinct really will be the place to be this summer.
1340 Walk back to the Tours Meeting Point located at the Ticket Box Office Foyer, #2 in the lower concourse for the Sydney Opera House Tour.
Sydney Opera House
See inside the world's most recognisable sails. Experience this miracle of architecture and engineering. A work of art that came into existence against impossible odds - to become one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world.
1345 Sydney Opera House Tour commences.
1445 Sydney Opera House Tour concludes. (5 mins to take photographs).Walk to Circular Quay to meet your transfer to Sydney CBD with Holiday King.
1515 Depart Circular Quay for QVB with Holiday King.
1530 Afternoon shopping at the QVB. Meet Despina Tambassis, at the Concierge Desk located on the ground floor of the QVB under the central dome.
With its blend of historic and ultra-modern shopping arcades and shopping malls packed with designer fashion for men, women and kids, Sydney's CBD caters to every possible shopping whim.
Queen Victoria Building (also known as the QVB) is the grand old dame of Sydney shopping. The QVB has some of Australia's favourite stores, including Country Road and Camper as well as art, collectibles and antique shops.
1700 Return to the Mercure Sydney with Holiday King, to freshen up for dinner.
1845 Please meet your Destination NSW Escort ready to transfer for dinner with Holiday King.
1900 Dinner at Cyren Bar & Grill Seafood hosted by Sandy Tseng, Inbound Business Development Manager.
Cyren Bar & Grill Seafood
Boasting unbelievable views of Sydney CBD whilst being on the water’s edge, Cyren at Harbourside is the perfect location for a relaxing meal and drinks. The venue encompasses all aspects you look for in a restaurant including culinary brilliance, the freshest seafood, mouth-watering meats and exciting cocktails. It undoubtedly has the most spectacular view of Darling Harbour.
2100 Return to your hotel with Holiday King.
Overnight: Mercure Sydney
Breakfast at leisure in the hotel.
0845 Please meet your Destination NSW Escort ready for your morning activity at Bridgeclimb. Transfer to Blue Bananas then onto Bridgeclimb with Holiday King.
0900 Arrive Blue Bananas Sydney Electric Bike Tour Shop near Town Hall, Arcade 2, 281 Clarence St Sydney.
Our guided electric bike tours are an exciting way to experience Sydney. We will show you the best sights Sydney has to offer with one of our warm and friendly local guides. We’ll provide everything you need for the ride and our groups are kept small so that you get the attention you deserve!
Ride Sydney’s iconic landmark with your guide as you explore the other side of Sydney. One of the best ways to see the harbour, this tour is perfect for those with limited time without compromising on Sydney’s best sights.
0920 Blue Bananas Tour commences.
0920 Remainder of famil group arrive Bridgeclimb to check-in for the Bridgeclimb Tour. Edmond to escort famil group into Bridgeclimb.
0945 The Bridgeclimb Tour commences (3.5hrs)
See Sydney from above on your Bridgeclimb adventure. Bridgeclimb is the ultimate experience of Sydney. The fully guided climb takes you to the summit of this world famous Bridge, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. You will climb through the inner arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge crossing over catwalks and stairs, and make your way to thrilling views that await you at the summit of the Bridge.
Please arrive at 5 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, 15 minutes before your confirmed Climb time, as Climbs cannot be held for late arrivals.
Climbers should wear enclosed rubber-soled shoes such as running or hiking shoes. Sandals, thongs and open-toed shoes are not suitable. BridgeClimb supplies clothing and additional items required for the Climb. Lockers are also provided, as loose objects cannot be taken on the Bridge including cameras, videos and other personal items.
BridgeClimb operates in all weather conditions, with the exception of electrical storms. We recommend that Climbers bring additional footwear and spare socks in the event of wet weather.
Climbers must sign a declaration and undertake a breathalyser test. If a Climber records a blood-alcohol reading of 0.05% or higher, they cannot participate in the Climb and cannot reschedule.
Each Climber receives a complimentary group photograph, with all Climbers in the group receiving an identical picture. Additional photographs may be purchased after the Climb. Each Climber also receives a commemorative personalised Climber Certificate stating that they have successfully climbed to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
1100 Blue Bananas Tour concludes. Time at leisure in the city. Transfer to The Rocks by taxi. Walk to Bridgeclimb to meet up with the rest of the famil group at 1315hrs.
1315 Approximate time climb concludes. Walk to The Australian Heritage Hotel.
1330 Lunch at The Australian for the Coat of Arms Pizza.
The Australian Hotel – The Rocks
The Australian Heritage Hotel has been around for over 100 years and it's still pulling in patrons with its friendly reputation. The Edwardian architecture has been preserved so entering is like stepping back in time, with its ornate ceilings and hand painted tiles.
The menu here has evolved, though, so you can enjoy a huge range of inventive pizzas (think kangaroo, crocodile or Peking duck), along with a decent range of beer and wine.
1430 Lunch concludes. Time to explore The Rocks at leisure.
Head to The Rocks Markets on weekends to enjoy a colourful market scene in the area's quaint cobblestone laneways. More than 200 stalls are packed with local prints, homewares, jewellery, leathergoods, arts and craft.
1630 Return to the hotel with Holiday King to freshen up for dinner.
1845 Meet your Destination NSW Escort ready to depart dinner this evening on Vivid Dinner Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises.Transfer to King Street Wharf with Holiday King.
1910 Arrive and check-in King Street Wharf No.1 for Captain Cook Cruise – Vivid Dinner Cruise. Anthea Somerville – Sales Manager, will meet you on arrival.
Captain Cook Cruises
Enjoy a la carte dining, million-dollar views, first class service and contemporary Australian cuisine aboard the prestigious MV Sydney 2000. The perfect way for visitors to see Sydney and Sydneysiders to enjoy the charm of Sydney's foreshores and historic sites. Choose from Coffee Cruises, Luncheon Cruises, Harbour Highlights, Dinner Cruises and the ever-popular Sunset & Sydney 2000 Dinner Cruises.
1930 MV Sydney 2000 Dinner cruise departs.
2200 Disembark from the Captain Cook Cruise MV Sydney 2000 at King Street Wharf and walk back to your hotel or you might like to enjoy Sydney’s nightlife (at your own expense).
Return to your hotel with Holiday King.
Overnight: Mercure Sydney Hotel
Breakfast at leisure in your hotel.
Please check-out of the Mercure Sydney Hotel and settle any incidental charges. Please store your luggage with the hotel for the day. Meet your Destination NSW Escort in the hotel lobby ready for departure.
For today’s Harley Davidson ride, pleasewear covered shoes and long pants.
0930 Depart your hotel for a City Sights Tour of Sydney including Bondi with Holiday King.
Take in the sights of Sydney as you weave your way through the city viewing the Rocks area and Chinatown. Enjoy breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair and the Gap before taking a stroll down the golden sands of Bondi Beach.
1145 City Sights Tour concludes in Bronte.
From Bronte, commence the Bronte to Bondi Coastal Walk – it’s the ultimate combination of beaches, parks and spectacular views which make the walk a ‘must do’!
The combination of beaches, clifftops, parks and spectacular views make this walk very special indeed. It started out as a state project during the 1930s, and now extends from Ben Buckler Point to the southern end of Waverley Cemetery. The walk includes Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte beaches and a medium gradient cliff-top path from Bondi to Tamarama, with occasional seating, exercise apparatus and several staircases. The beachside parks offer picnic shelters, coin-operated barbecues, play areas, kiosks, toilets and change-rooms.
A one-way walk from Bondi to Bronte (or reverse) takes approximately 45 minutes or 90 minutes return.
Sun Protection: Although the parks along the way offer shade and shelter, the walk itself is exposed to the elements. Don’t forget your hat, sunscreen and some water.
1300 Lunch at The BucketList
The Bucket List
The Bucket List is the ultimate casual chic beachside venue where guests can wine and dine mere metres from Bondi Beach. Consisting of 3 main dining areas, an outdoor casual area and a warming fireplace inside for the cooler months, this is the perfect place to sample beautiful, ‘bucket list' appropriate-named cocktails with close friends. Head chef Tom Walton leads the kitchen with his love for local produce and sustainable seafood can be seen in an array of dishes.
1415 Lunch concludes. Meet the Troll Tours Riders for your Harley tours back to the city in the carpark of The Bucket List.
1430 Meet Troll Tours for a thrilling 1 hour Harley ride through the affluent Eastern Suburbs and Bondi Beach and The Gap to the city.
Established in 1992, Blue Thunder DownUnder offers tours on gleaming Harleys® with Sydney's most experienced and professional riders with local knowledge and a serious determination to have fun! They pick up anywhere, one bike to large groups, one hour to full day guided tours.
1545 Blue Thunder Harley Tour concludes in Parkroyal Darling Harbour Hotel Sydney.
1600 Arrive and check-in to the Parkroyal Darling Harbour Hotel. Your accommodation has been booked on including breakfast courtesy of Destination NSW. You may be required to provide your credit card details at check-in to guarantee any incidental charges.
Parkroyal Darling Harbour Hotel Sydney
Be in the thick of everything exciting at our hotel in the heart of Sydney, Australia You’ll always be in the centre of the action at the modern PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney, with a convenient location just minutes away from the city’s top sights and attractions.
1740 Meet your Destination NSW Escort in the hotel lobby ready to walk to the Darling Harbour ferry to transfer to dinner.
1755 Arrive Darling Harbour Wharf 3 for the ferry.
1805 Darling Harbour ferry departs wharf 3
1834 Arrive Circular Quay, wander the Vivid Lights to the Waterfront Restaurant.
1900 Dinner at Waterfront Restaurant
Seafood is Waterfront’s speciality. Oysters are shucked to order, and long standing relationships with Sydney’s leading suppliers provide the best line-caught fish.
Accompanied with spectacular views across Sydney Harbour and the Opera House, makes dining at Waterfront unforgettable.
Return to hotel after dinner by Darling Harbour Ferry from Circular Quay wharf 4
Overnight: Parkroyal Darling Harbour
Breakfast at leisure at hotel.
0900 Please meet your Destination NSW Escort in the hotel lobby ready to depart for your day of activities. Walk to Paddys Markets.
0915 Arrive Paddys Markets at Haymarket for some time at leisure for souvenir shopping.
Paddys Markets at Haymarket
Paddy's has held a central place in Sydney's history for over 150 years. Paddy's Markets, Sydney's biggest markets have a wide variety of stalls; food, fashion, gifts and gadgets in a true market atmosphere.
With over 1,000 stalls in two huge locations (Haymarket and Flemington), you'll find everything from souvenirs to sporting goods, clothes to cosmetics, footwear to fruit and vegetables, hot food to heavy metal CD's, sheepskins to seafood, plants to pendants, crafts and much much more.
1015 Transfer to Sydney Fish Markets with Holiday King.
1030 Arrive Sydney Fish Markets for a guided tour with Destination NSW Escort.
Each weekday, the Sydney Fish Markets hosts the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and is the world's second largest seafood market outside Japan. Approximately 2,800 crates (around 50 tonnes) of seafood is auctioned each day through the computerised Dutch auction system to approximately 150 buyers. The incredible variety of seafood is sourced from individual fishermen, co-ops, fishing businesses and aquaculture farms in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific Region with over 100 species available to buyers daily.
floor, sashimi pavilion and crab and lobster pen.
1130 Lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf Seafood Restaurant at the Sydney Fish Markets.
Fisherman’s Wharf Seafood Restaurant
1300 Depart Sydney Fish Markets for transfer to Darling Harbour.
1330 Arrive at the Sydney Sea Life for a guided tour.
Sydney Sea Life
Visit Australia’s #1 Attraction – Sydney Aquarium! Nowhere else will you find a larger collection of Australian aquatic life, with over 11,500 animals, the largest Great Barrier Reef display in the world, an extensive collection of huge sharks and rays, and the worlds first all natural seal sanctuary. Take a journey through one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world and explore Australia's rich and diverse waterways, marine ecosystems and unique aquatic environments.
1430 Tour concludes at the Sydney Sea Life. Walk to Wild Life Sydney Zoo.
1435 Arrive Wild Life Sydney
Wild Life Sydney Zoo
Wild Life Sydney provides a complete all-Australian wildlife experience in the heart of Darling Harbour. See over 6,000 animals living in their natural habitats and ecosystems, where you can take a walk on the wild side with the yellow-footed rock wallabies, or meet one of Australia’s cutest national icons, the koala.
1540 Tour concludes at the Wild Life Sydney. Walk to Madame Tussauds.
1545 Arrive Madame Tussauds
1630 Walk to the Parkroyal Darling Harbour to freshen up for dinner.
1745 Please meet your Destination NSW Escort in the hotel lobby ready to transfer to dinner with Holiday King. Pre-dinner drinks at The Star.
1800 Meet Jacques Wong from Echo Entertainment, The Star for pre dinner drinks to view the Vivid lights from the balcony.
1900 Dinner at The Century.
The Century at The Star
Sydney Chinatown’s fresh-seafood classics at The Star. Over 25 years of being Sydney’s favorite, The Golden Century Group proudly presented its new baby in July 2012, introducing The Century at The Star.
Classic taste: The Century captures the essence of Golden Century, which has been a popular Sydney institution and the group’s Chinatown flagship restaurant, by serving everyone’s favourite classics and signature dishes.
2130 Dinner concludes. Return to your hotel with Holiday King or you may like to explore Sydneys nightlife.
Overnight: Parkroyal Darling Harbour Hotel
Breakfast at leisure in the hotel.
0820 Please check-out and settle any incidental charges. Please meet your Destination NSW Escort in the hotel lobby ready to depart for the Hunter Valley with Holiday King.
0830 Depart the Sydney for the Hunter Valley. Drive time 2 hours, 10 mins.
1050 Arrive Hunter Valley and Hunter Valley Gardens for tour.
Hunter Valley Gardens
Hunter Valley Gardens features 10 stunning gardens in the heart of Hunter Valley vineyards. Be amazed by the sensational sights, colours and fragrances. Along the 8 kilometres of walking paths are more than 6000 trees, one million ground covers & six hundred thousand shrubs. A floral display featuring a variety of plants and statuary, all of a standard that you won't see elsewhere in Australia.
1230 Arrive at the Hunter Valley Cheese Company to sample a fabulous range of local cheeses.
Hunter Valley Cheese Factory – Shop
The Hunter Valley Cheese Company is a boutique cheese factory and retail cheese shop that also sells ploughman's platters, espresso coffee, locally made chutneys, relishes and jams. The factory has a viewing window into the 'Make Room' and 'Maturation Room'. 'Make Days' are Mondays. A free daily free Cheese Tutorial is conducted at 11am and 3pm. The retail shop offers cheese to sample. The Hunter Valley Cheese Company is in the same complex as McGuigan Bros Cellar Door Sales and Winery.
1330 Arrive Hunter Valley and Hunter Resort for lunch, grape stomping and Adult Candy making activity.
Family owned and operated, the Hunter’s longest established resort is nestled within 40 year old vineyards it includes the Hunter Wine Theatre, Hunter Valley Wine School, Wine Tasting Cellars and Winery, Bluetongue Brewery Cafe, San Martino Restaurant and Wine Bar, horse riding and Massage centre.
1630 Afternoon activities conclude. Transfer to your hotel for check-in.
1700 Arrive and check-in to the Crowne Plaza. Your accommodation and been booked including breakfast courtesy of Destination NSW. You may be required to provide credit card details for any incidental charges.
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
Located only two hours from Sydney and nestled amongst the Semillon vineyards and majestic Brokenback ranges, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is perfectly positioned to evoke the excitement of travel, making your stay a true escape in Australia's first and multi award winning wine region. Offering distance without being remote, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley gives you access to 150 world-class wineries, indulgent restaurants, gourmet produce, boutique breweries, including the on-site Lovedale Brewery, as well as a remarkable blend of special experiences.
Within this dynamic resort, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley gives you space to relax and reconnect with family, friends and colleagues. Explore the spectacular 18 hole championship golf course set amongst the vineyards, tennis, the region's largest pool, Lovedale Bar, Redsalt Restaurant, Tea Tree Spa offering individual, couple and group treatments as well as a vast collection of unique experiences for all age groups.
1815 Transfer to dinner at The Cellar.
1830 Dinner at The Cellar at Hunter Valley Gardens
The Cellar at Hunter Valley Gardens
Centrally located in the heart of Pokolbin, just a short stroll from the world class Hunter Valley Gardens and within easy access to wineries and golf clubs, The Cellar Restaurant offers rustic Mediterranean inspired cuisine in elegant yet relaxed surroundings.
The sandstone and glass building features lush indoor gardens intermingled with white clothed tables and a huge welcoming fireplace in the centre. Large windows to three sides offer views of surrounding vineyards and gardens, framed by the majestic Brokenback Ranges in the distance. The ambience is sophisticated yet relaxed with welcoming staff and country-friendly service. The restaurant is fully air conditioned during the warmer months, and in winter the cosy open fire and flickering candles impart warmth and elegance.
2100 Return to the Crown Plaza.
Overnight: Crowne Plaza
Breakfast at leisure in the hotel.
0815 Agents please meet Susi Stewart in the hotel lobby for a site inspection to departure.
0845 Please check-out of the hotel and settle any incidental charges. Meet your Destination NSW Escort ready for departure. Depart with Holiday King.
0900 Arrive at Hunter Valley Aqua Golf
Hunter Valley Aqua Golf
Hunter Valley Aqua Golf is the ideal venue to try and hit a golf ball for the first time. Many players enjoy the relaxed and picturesque setting whilst others are competing with their friends and family to see who can win a prize.
Known as the Vegas of golf, Hunter Valley Aqua Golf pays out up to $100, 000 in cash and prizes per year. Most players who win wil tell you it was great skill but more often it is just good luck.
1000 Depart Hunter Valley to Port Stephens. Drive time: 1 hour
1130 Arrive Port Stephens. Sharon from Port Stephens Tourism to meet and greet the famil at Moonshadow Cruises.
1230 Arrive Dock "C" d'Albora Marina to board Moonshadow Cruisesfor lunch followed by Dolphin Cruise.
Moonshadow Cruises is an award-winning cruise business with three vessels equipped with boom nets, waterslide, hydrophones, underwater video cameras, spacious decks and licensed bars. Daily dolphin watch cruises are available (option for buffet lunch), with whale watching cruises May to November. Twilight dinner cruise and Broughton Island National Park cruises are all on offer.
1330 Dolphin Watch Cruise departs.
1500 Dolphin Cruise returns to the marina.
1530 Enjoy an afternoon 4WD tour and Sandboarding Experience with Port Stephens 4WD Tours. Meet Lower car park, end of James Patterson Street, Anna Bay.
Port Stephens 4WD Tours
Take an adventure on the largest moving sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. Port Stephens 4WD Tours have been established for over 10 years and can cater for both individual and group bookings! Port Stephens 4WD Tours have a vehicle capacity for up to 100 passengers at one time.
1630 4WD tour and Sandboarding Experience concludes. Please make your way to the Irukandji Shark and Ray Centre.
1700 Arrive Irukandji Shark and Ray Centre.
Irukandji Shark and Ray Centre
Irukandji is a unique interactive aquarium that allows visitors to experience ocean life in a new and exciting way at an affordable price. Irukandji’s purpose is to be a recognized leader in connecting people to our natural world. Education on conservation plays a major roll at the attraction with visitors passion and empathy to our fish family helping to promote a healthy ocean for their wild cousins.
1830 Arrive Oaks Pacific Blue Resort. Your accommodation and been booked including breakfast courtesy of Destination NSW. You may be required to provide credit card details for any incidental charges.
Oaks Pacific Blue
Surrounded by tropical gardens, Oaks Pacific Blue Resort comprises brand new luxurious Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, some with swim-outs or two and three bedroom townhouses with private plunge pools. There’s also the choice of a premium hotel room. All apartments have full kitchen facilities (except studios) and reverse cycle air-conditioning.
Time to freshen up.
1930 Meet your Destination NSW Escort in the hotel lobby ready for departure to dinner.
2000 Dinner at Sandpipers Restaurant.
Sandpipers is a family owned and operated restaurant in the heart of Nelson Bay CBD.
Using only the freshest of local seafood and produce Sandpipers offers a modern Australian menu with something for everyone.
Great food and service and a relaxed atmosphere makes Sandpipers the perfect place to taste the best Nelson Bay has to offer.
2100 Return to your hotel.
Overnight: Oaks Pacific Blue Resort
Breakfast at leisure in the hotel.
0815 Please check out of the hotel and settle any incidental charges. Meet your Destination NSW Escort in the hotel lobby ready for departure.
0830 Depart Port Stephens for Sydney. Travel time: 2 hours 45 minutes.
1130 Arrive Sydney International Airport and check-in for flight QF41
1350 Flight QF41 departs Sydney.
We hope you have enjoyed your time in NSW!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR VISIT TO NEW SOUTH WALES
The itinerary we have prepared for you includes accommodation, tours, transfers and meals where indicated. All other items and expenses are noted in your itinerary as ‘own arrangements or own expense’, and are to be settled before your departure.
Please note your itinerary arrangements do not include expenses such as mini bar, videos, laundry service, telephone, email, fax or other communication costs, insurance, tipping, drinks and alcohol (unless specified otherwise), departure taxes, visa application fees, travel insurance and meals (unless specified otherwise).
Destination NSW has used the information supplied to it by operators of the relevant services.
Destination NSW has endeavored to ensure that the information is correct at the time of issue. However, Destination NSW accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of such information.
Except at law, participation in any activity is solely at the discretion of the individual and Destination NSW will be exempt from all liability in respect of any event, negligent act, omission, accident, personal injury, death, sickness, irregularity, loss or damage whatsoever, howsoever and by whosoever caused. Destination NSW accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage, omission, accident, detention, diversion or theft in regard to luggage or any personal belongings whatsoever.
Please feel free to contact Destination NSW in Sydney if you encounter difficulties during your visit. We will be happy to provide advice or assistance wherever appropriate.
Please read the tips below for travelling in New South Wales.
We wish you an enjoyable and safe visit to New South Wales.
TOP TIPS FOR A GREAT NSW TRIP
• We strongly recommend you to take out travel insurance for your visit.
• Quarantine, Customs and Immigration rules apply. For more information visit the following websites:
• Immigration - http://www.immi.gov.au/Visit/Pages/Visit.aspx
• Customs - http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page4224.asp
• Quarantine - http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity
• Before beginning a driving trip, you must have a valid driver licence to drive in NSW. Please also plan your trip. To find out how long it will take to drive between destinations see https://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
• Plan to avoid driving at high risk times (such as during your usual sleep time or after a long flight, bus journey or train journey).
• Plan your journey and take frequent rest breaks (a break every 2 hours is recommended).
• Ensure you get enough sleep before your journey (most people need 7 to 9 hours per day).
· Be realistic about how many kilometres you can drive in a day
• Be well prepared for travelling in Regional NSW – remote areas and services
• Get to know the road rules. http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/usingroads/roadrules/
• Check the latest weather and weather advice at www.bom.gov.au
• Check the road conditions at https://www.livetraffic.com/desktop.html
• Note where the fuel stations are on your route
• Refer to the conditions of carriage on flights, bus and train - security screening procedure
• The venues you visit may have conditions of entry, please familiarise yourself with these conditions prior to arriving.
• Hitchhiking or picking up hitchhikers is strongly discouraged.
Alcohol – please drink responsibly.
Action/adventure activities – as part of your itinerary, participation in action/ adventure activities are available. Some of these activities are high risk and we strongly recommend you familiarise yourself with any safety risks and complete any required safety briefings before participating. Please follow the instructions of the instructor and comply with any safety directions and risk control measures, such as wearing safety protective equipment if required or recommended. Waiver forms may need to be entered into.
Car hire – as part of your itinerary, hire of a car may be offered. Conditions of the car hire company apply and please read the driving items below.
Health – if you require medical assistance, please contact the nearest hospital or medical centre. In case of emergency, please call 000 – fire, police and ambulance. For other health matters – please visit - http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/pages/emergency.aspx.
If you suffer from allergies, medical conditions and/or have special dietary requirements, please advise the restaurant/food and drink establishments and visit this site for more information in NSW - http://www.allergyfacts.org.au/living-with-the-risk/the-basics/management-and-treatment/in-an-emergency.
Also note, most food and drink products have nutritional information and ingredients printed on the label for your information.
Wildlife - please be aware of the wildlife and sea life in NSW. Please keep your distance unless advised by a qualified wildlife and sea life handler.
Sun, surf and water safety – please ensure you wear a hat, sunscreen and appropriate clothing to protect you from the sun. Please drink plenty of water. If you wish to enjoy Australia’s beaches, always swim at a beach which is patrolled by a lifeguard and always swim between the red and yellow flags. Please follow the directions of lifeguards.
Consulate assistance – Most countries have embassies and consulate generals in Canberra and Sydney. For consulate assistance for your particular country, please visit -