Top 10 Places to Visit in NSW with Mum and Dad
So you're looking for an opportunity to thank Mum and Dad for everything they've done for you. A holiday's the least they deserve after decades of hard work - but where to, you ask? CheapTickets.sg has put together ten places in New South Wales that you can enjoy along with your parents. The best part? Getting there is now a breeze, with Qantas' new daily direct flights to the beautiful city of Sydney. You could use the break, so grab your parents, set a date, and book your cheap flights Down Under with us today!
1: Farmers' Markets
Farmers' markets are uniquely Australian and happen very regularly. Both locals and tourists visit Farmers' markets. For a local Australian Farmers' markets experience, visit Glebe Markets near Central Station. This market happens every Saturday at the Glebe Public School and has stalls ranging from food, fashion, candles, artworks and produce. If you would like a Farmers market solely for food or produce, Carriageworks is the place to go. It is located near Redfern Station and is well-known for selling local honey, fresh flowers and pies. For souvenir takeaways, carefully curated artisanal wares, gourmet street food and harbourside views, head over to The Rocks Markets. Its cobblestone streets and prime location near Circular Quay makes this market one of the most popular markets in Sydney.
2: Hot air balloon ride & wine tours in Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley is the home to vineyards. Hot air balloon rides, historical walks, gardens, farm stays and countless wineries, there is something for everyone. Experience a balloon flight adventure over the Hunter Valley vineyards and opt for an option to capture the sunrise/sunset for a special ride.
3: Dolphin & whale watching
Dolphin and whale watching season starts in May. Whale watching experiences lasts 2 to 3 hours because they include a thorough commentary and light refreshments. Experience a close encounter and catch a glimpse of dolphins and whales whilst in the comfort of your cruise. Book online for cheaper and confirmed dates/timings - plenty of choices are available at cruise carriers like Jervis Bay Wild, Captain Cook Cruises, and Sydney Princess Cruises!
4: Seaplane Ride
Head on a seaplane ride for a scenic flight around Sydney. See Sydney from a different level as you revel in the delights of the Sydney Harbour, Bondi Beach and Rose Bay whilst on this seaplane ride. Total flying time range from 15 minutes to an hour so you would definitely catch a panorama view of Sydney.
5: Camel riding, sand dunes at Port Stephens
Want to ride a camel along a beautiful beach? Head to Port Stephens for your camel ride adventure. Experience the thrill of the ships of the dessert over the vast sand dunes of Port Stephens. Most camel rides last for 20 minutes and hour-long sunset rides are popular options with many so booking early online is an ideal option.
6: Surprise Skydiving at Wollongong (not for the faint hearted!)
Experience the rush of the lifetime by going skydiving! Jump from Australia’s highest altitude of up to 15,000 feet, directly over North Wollongong beach. With it being Australia's highest altitude of up to 15,000 feet, you get to experience the ultimate thrill of freefall at over 200km/hr for up to an insane 60 seconds, and then float under canopy for 5-7 minutes soaking up the spectacular views from above. This is a true treat and a once in a lifetime opportunity that you’ll remember forever.
7: Bondi to Bronte Walk
This coastal walk is stunning and has to be on your go to list when in Sydney. Admire the beautiful coastal views as you clock in your steps. The walk features stunning views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools. The beaches and parks offer a place to rest, swim or a chance to eat at one of the cafes, hotels, restaurants or takeaways and photo opportunities. The walk has a proper walkway and is beginner friendly.
8: Fruit picking at Apple Shack, Glenbernie Orchard
For a fruitful experience, take a drive and head to Glenbernie Orchard, a 60-hectare farm south of Sydney. Discover stories behind growing fruit and experience the fun of picking your own fruit. If you are not able to experience the fruit picking season (November till April), just visit to enjoy some freshly harvested produce. Your fruit picking journey will be more gratifying with the knowledge that you’re supporting the region’s hardworking farmers.
9: Downunder Farmstays
Want to experience the authentic Australian countryside like a local on a farm? Head to the Downunder Farmstays for this opportunity. Get to spend time on the land, enjoy close encounters with farm animals and experience the friendly Australian hospitality at this farmstay. All farms are different and what activities you participate in will vary from season to season plus personal choice so do check example itineraries online before booking. However, the best experiences would be collecting freshly-laid eggs or fresh vegetables from the garden or spending the morning hand-feeding farm animals, playing with the family pets and picking fresh fruit and vegetables.
10: Hike to the 3 Sisters or ride the world's steepest incline Scenic Railway (Blue Mountains)
The magnificent Blue Mountains is one of the top attractions in New South Wales and is accessible by public transport. Go on a hike and soak up the streams, waterfalls, forested valleys and cliffs of the Blue Mountains. There are many bushwalking trails around the Blue Mountains but the one leading to the 3 Sisters is probably the most scenic one. If you are not as keen on long hikes, Scenic World is the place to go. With its top-notch experiences, there are curated itineraries and experiences for everyone. Give the scenic railway a go for a thrilling ride because it is the steepest passenger railway in the world.
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