Sydney is a vibrant destination with blue seas lining its waterfront restaurants and golden sands near to the city centre. But venture beyond Sydney and you’ll find lush national parks, enticing desert landscapes and more in the exciting state of New South Wales. With a choice of routes and warm Aussie hospitality, the journey with Qantas will be as memorable as the destination.
Stepping into the spotlight on the gastronomy scene is one of New South Wales’s newer wine regions, Orange, around three hours’ drive from Sydney. Known as ‘Australia’s food basket’, it’s home to a number of wineries and restaurants. Even closer to Sydney is the Hunter Valley, the oldest wine region in Australia. Hot air balloon rides, spa treatments and cooking classes are some of the things your customers can indulge in, while the surrounding area is idyllic for hiking and exploring before and after wine tastings in one of more than 150 fantastic cellar doors.
With 1,327 miles of coastline in New South Wales alone, there are plenty of places to kick back and relax on the soft white sand, take to the waves, or explore the vibrant marine life. The Legendary Pacific Coast makes for a picture-perfect road trip, with winding roads, stunning scenery and coastal towns to stop at along the way. Port Macquarie is a must-visit, boasting lush rainforests, stunning beaches and national parks. Meanwhile, Byron Bay, on the NSW North Coast, is a surfer’s paradise, popular for its laid-back vibe, enticing beaches and opportunities for wildlife spotting.
Nature & wildlife
Just 90 minutes outside Sydney lies the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains Area. The mountain range plays host to incredible biodiversity, comprising a vast variety of plant and animal species, including kangaroos and wombats. Keen hikers can visit on a day trip or stay in one of the hotels and guesthouses. The Three Sisters is one of the most iconic spots and there is a viewpoint overlooking the rock formation, with a picture-perfect backdrop of beautiful mountains. With caves, breweries, museums, galleries, treetop adventures and plenty of tours, there many things to keep your customers occupied.
There is something magnificent about Outback NSW. Steeped in history and home to ancient Aboriginal artworks, the unique sandy landscape is great for guided tours or self-drives. Broken Hill is a good starting point and it’s home to the famous Living Desert sandstone sculptures. It’s also where the Flora and Fauna Sanctuary can be found and visitors can take to the cultural trail to learn about the history and nature of this region. Your customers can get a taste for how residents adapt to living in the Outback in White Cliffs, where settlements are built below the ground.
Sydney is an LGBT-friendly destination and its festivities reflect this. It doesn’t get much more colourful than the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. This year locals and visitors can celebrate the extravaganza from February 14 to March 1, 2020, with the parade on February 29.
Make your customers’ journey to Sydney and New South Wales as memorable as the destination with Qantas.
What better way to start your journey than by flying with Qantas, the Spirit of Australia? With a choice of routes and an unrivalled domestic network, flying with Qantas is a seamless way to discover Sydney and New South Wales. With double-daily services from Heathrow your customers can choose from flying direct to Australia on the Qantas Dreamliner to Perth before connecting on to Sydney, or experience the award-winning Qantas A380 to Sydney via Singapore. With Qantas, customers experience the best
of Australia as soon as they step on board. With world-renowned service, delicious cuisine and excellent entertainment options, your customers will feel like they’re in the land down under before they even take off.
The Qantas Dreamliner boasts unrivalled comfort for passengers embarking on the direct flight from London to Perth, before connecting to Sydney. As one of the most technologically advanced aircraft in the sky, everything has been created with customers in mind. They’ll enjoy spacious seats, excellent cuisine – designed by Australian restaurateur Neil Perry, self-service snack bars for refreshments around the clock and more than 1,500 hours’ worth of entertainment.
Economy: Designed to provide passengers with optimal comfort, space and aisle access, it features a mood light, personal electronics shelf, more stowage space and an innovative netted footrest allowing for a deeper recline.
Premium Economy: As one of just 28 seats in a private cabin with dedicated crew, customers enjoy a personalised service. Extra wide seats are designed to cradle customers allowing for extra comfort and extra legroom.
Business: With direct aisle access, functionality is combined with the privacy, space and comfort typically found in First. The 42 Business Suites are all forward-facing and customers can drift off in their Qantas Business pyjamas on a fully-flat bed.
Customers can discover the award-winning Qantas A380 on its daily service from London to Sydney via Singapore. With four cabin classes, all passengers will experience delicious cuisine, self-service snack bars and a host of entertainment options.
Economy: Customers can relax in ergonomically designed seats with additional lumbar support before enjoying a selection of meals.
Premium Economy: Passengers enjoy priority check-in and boarding before discovering personalised service in this private cabin. Boasting extra wide seats and additional legroom, passengers can enjoy their Rockpool-designed food menu in comfort.
Business: Flying in contemporary comfort, your customers will enjoy a two-metre fully-flat bed with extensive storage space. Passengers can sit back and relax in their signature Qantas Business pyjamas as they choose from a selection of award-winning wines.
First: Offering unsurpassed luxury, there is a new level of inflight comfort in a lie-flat extra-wide bed. Rockpool has taken inflight dining to new heights, while the Sheridan duvet, mattress and pillow menu ensures a rejuvenating sleep.
With the Qantas Explorer pass, your customers can see more for less, with 10 domestic routes in New South Wales to discover. When booked at the same time as Qantas international flights, you will unlock favourable domestic fares and your customers can benefit from through check-in, the same international baggage allowance and seat selection.
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