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12 ways to feel new in 2024

Murrays Beach, Jervis BayCredit: Destination NSW

Friends enjoy Murrays Beach, Jervis Bay, NSW

#newsouthwales #feelnsw

12 ways to feel new in 2024

Murrays Beach, Jervis Bay Credit: Destination NSW

Friends enjoy Murrays Beach, Jervis Bay, NSW

#newsouthwales #feelnsw

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At last, a shiny new year is here! Across New South Wales, the memorable moments and possibilities are as limitless as the bright blue skies above, with experiences and places found nowhere else on the planet including this selection of 12 must-do’s for 2024. From sparkling beaches to ancient bush havens; secret villages to glittering cities, NSW is the ultimate playground to make 2024 your best year yet.

1. Discover a new haunt
Sydney’s always adding new sparkles to its skyline – become part of it at new landmark bars, restaurants and hotels, including Harper Rooftop, The Waratah, Martinez, Alfie’s, Clam Bar, Jacksons on George, Bar Copains, King Clarence and W Hotel Sydney.

2. Be moved by sacred places
Aboriginal culture pulses across the land in NSW. It stirs your spirit as you walk the sacred Bingi Dreaming track on the NSW South Coast; climb Mount Gulaga with your Yuin cultural guide in Tilba, sand-board down Worimi’s towering dunes in Port Stephens and as you enjoy bush-tucker tours in Byron Bay.

3. Connect with friendly creatures
NSW’s animals are as welcoming as its locals. Be energised by an enriching new bond as you swim with wild whales in Jervis Bay, seals around Montague Island and dolphins in Port Stephens; and befriend koalas in Port MacquarieGunnedah, Narrandera and Port Stephens.

4. Remix your road-trip soundtrack
Create your ultimate live music playlist as you follow the beat across NSW as the Great Southern Nights festival (8-24 March 2024) cranks up the volume from Wollongong to Wagga Wagga and beyond, with G Flip, Alex Lahey, Gretta Ray, The Teskey Brothers and more headlining.

Harper Rooftop Bar Credit: Dexter Kim

Perched high above the CBD on Level 7 of Kimpton Margot Sydney, Harper Rooftop Bar is a sprawling retreat designed by FiveFootDesign.

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Harper Rooftop Bar Credit: Dexter Kim

Perched high above the CBD on Level 7 of Kimpton Margot Sydney, Harper Rooftop Bar is a sprawling retreat designed by FiveFootDesign.

#feelnewsydney

Moonshadow Cruises, Port Stephens Credit: Destination NSW

Woman enjoying a dolphin watching cruise with Moonshadow Cruises in Port Stephens.

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Moonshadow Cruises, Port Stephens Credit: Destination NSW

Woman enjoying a dolphin watching cruise with Moonshadow Cruises in Port Stephens.

#newsouthwales #feelnsw

5. Feel new in the big blue
Sprout fresh green shoots in the Blue Mountains, where you can renew your sense of adventure with canyoning and climbing, recharge in World Heritage serenity at Spicers Sangoma and heal yourself with Japanese bathhouse experience.

6. Light up your inspiration
Why hibernate this winter when you can go outside and play in the world’s most dazzling playground? The Vivid Sydney festival fills the city with an inspiring kaleidoscope of light, performances, workshops and talks to renew your imagination.

7. Have an adventure fit for royalty
New adventures await in Australia’s oldest protected area, the Royal National Park, just an hour’s drive south of central Sydney. Discover ancient Aboriginal rock art, camp at Bonnie Vale campground, hike the Coast Track, and paddle to peace in picturesque Audley.

8. Upgrade your winter long-weekend
Treat yourself to a right-royal knees up with a Sydney staycation this King’s birthday weekend. Book in to a plush harbourside palace such as Park Hyatt SydneyCrown SydneyPier One Sydney Harbour, Capella Sydney or the Ovolo Woolloomooloo for next-level luxury fit for royalty. 

Spicers Sangoma Retreat, Bowen Mountain Credit: Destination NSW

Woman relaxing in the bath with views at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, Bowen Mountain.

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Spicers Sangoma Retreat, Bowen Mountain Credit: Destination NSW

Woman relaxing in the bath with views at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, Bowen Mountain.

#feelnewsydney

Crown Sydney, Barangaroo Credit: Destination NSW

Couple enjoying a coffee and harbour views from their luxurious Crown Towers hotel suite at Crown Sydney, Barangaroo.

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Crown Sydney, Barangaroo Credit: Destination NSW

Couple enjoying a coffee and harbour views from their luxurious Crown Towers hotel suite at Crown Sydney, Barangaroo.

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9. Make the Harbour your playground
Sydney Harbour is a living postcard and taking your place in it is life-affirming. Savour a new perspective with an exclusive dinner cruiseglamp on one of 13 historic islands, learn to sail, paddle a kayak, or experience a rush at Luna Park’s new Dream Circus.

10. Be awed by unique landscapes
Feel connected to something bigger than us as you explore Mungo National Park's otherworldly moonscapes, the ancient forests of the Rainforest Way, rainbow-draped cascades along the Waterfall Way, or the spectacular desertscapes of Mutawintji National Park.

11. Soak up the serenity
Explore more than 100 idyllic ocean pools along the NSW coast, make a glamorous splash at Sydney’s highest pool at Crown Sydney and Bondi Icebergs, feel your worries float away in Bermagui's sparkling ocean pool, and immerse yourself in Yarrangobilly and Moree’s thermal pools to feel revitalised inside and out.

12. Relish your rainbow connection
Get set for a new sense of belonging as NSW celebrates every colour of the rainbow. Go bush and party with the LGBTQIA+ community at the Broken Heel Festival and Rainbow on the Hay Plains, or polish up your sparkles for Sydney’s iconic Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Mutawintji National Park, Mutawintji Credit: Destination NSW

Keanu Bates sharing Aboriginal art and culture on a guided tour through Mutawintji National Park.

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Mutawintji National Park, Mutawintji Credit: Destination NSW

Keanu Bates sharing Aboriginal art and culture on a guided tour through Mutawintji National Park.

#feelnsw #newsouthwales

Bondi Beach, Sydney Credit: Destination NSW

A Summer's day at the Bondi Icebergs Club, Sydney.

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Bondi Beach, Sydney Credit: Destination NSW

A Summer's day at the Bondi Icebergs Club, Sydney.

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