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Celebrate World Tourism Day With These 10 New Adventures in NSW

September 28, 2020 Visit Oceania No Comments Email Email

World Tourism Day is on 27 September so what better time to book a NSW getaway and support the local tourism industry. There are plenty of incredible adventures to choose from including meeting Frankie FireFighter along Port Macquarie’s Koala Trail, exploring Sydney on a Playcay, experiencing BridgeClimb’s Ultimate climb and viewing Shane Warne’s Baggy Greens at Bowral’s International Cricket Hall of Fame.

Here are 10 ways to mark World Tourism Day in Sydney and NSW:

  • Meet Frankie Firefighter along the Koala Trail in Port Macquarie

Visit the newest addition to Port Macquarie’s Hello Koala Sculpture Trail, Frankie Firefighter, commemorating the outstanding work of NSW’s Fire Services and the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital during the devastating bushfires last summer. Search for all 77 koala sculptures during the Hello Koala Festival Treasure Hunt, 25-27 September, and see Frankie firsthand.

  • Explore your own backyard on a Sydney Playcay

You don’t need to travel far to have a relaxing playcation in Sydney and explore the delights of your own backyard. Sydneysiders will love Destination NSW’s new series of thematic Sydney Playcay itineraries including romance, foodie, luxury and outdoor & adventure. Plus book an overnight stay to spend the weekend in Greater Sydney’s vibrant neighbourhoods including Penrith & Parramatta or beachside suburbs of Manly, Bondi or Cronulla.

  • Take an outback escape to Callubri Station

Enjoy an authentic outback experience at Callubri Station, complete with a personal chef and local guide for the duration of your stay. Take in the wild rugged landscapes from your charming farmstay accommodation and take in the beauty of the Western Plains of NSW.

  • Find new views with the BridgeClimb Ultimate experience

For many years, climbers have scaled the south side of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, leading to breathtaking views from the summit, but with BridgeClimb’s new Ultimate climb, you can now conquer the entire breadth of the legendary Bridge. Walk from south to north, and back again whilst taking in the sparkling Sydney Harbour views.

  • Explore Kiama with the Kiama Passport for Kids

Order your Kiama Passport for Kids and explore the beautiful coastal town with the family. The passport is a great way to get the kids outside and includes 80 pages of activity and adventure, with seven itineraries for inquisitive young minds.

  • Meet cuddly koalas at the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary 

Opening on 26 September, the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary tends to sick, injured and orphaned koalas. Stay overnight on the sanctuary grounds in a glamping tent and wake up with the koalas.

  • Escape to nature with Thredbo Backcountry Tours

Adventurous travellers will love Thredbo’s Backcountry Tours. Enjoy spring skiing on incredible untouched terrain with an experienced guide and learn backcountry safety skills. Every guest is provided with a loan backpack that contains a beacon, probe and shovel.

  • Enjoy a Zoo staycation with Taronga Zoo Sydney’s new Family Escape Package

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Taronga Zoo Sydney with the new Family Escape Package. Stay overnight at the zoo and enjoy an afternoon tour and a night walk around the grounds with an expert guide. The package includes accommodation and breakfast as well. Visit the two male lions Lwazi and Ato in their new home overlooking the Sydney Harbour. You’ll also find giraffes, zebras and meerkats.

  • Check out Albury’s new Palm Springs-inspired hotel

Albury’s Astor Hotel Motel is in the final stages of a massive renovation. The new resort will have a Palm Springs vibe and boast 45 guest rooms, a new bar and restaurant and a beer garden.

  • See Shane Warne’s Baggy Greens at the Bradman Museum

Cricket legend Shane Warne’s Baggy Greens are now on permanent display at the Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame in Bowral. Check out the new exhibit and try your hand at The Reactor, a game to test reflex speed, and compare your score to Shane’s.

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