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13 THINGS TO DO IN NEW SOUTH WALES (APRIL 07 - APRIL 16)

Climbing Mount Kosciuszko

Climbing Mount Kosciuszko

November–May • activity

Australia's top summit might be called the smallest largest mountain in the world, four times less than Everest

Hiking in NSW

Hiking in NSW

March–November • activity

Satisfy your inner explorer with some of the most scenic hiking trails around New South Wales

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

all year round • activity

The Sydney Opera House is one of the 20th century's most famous and distinctive buildings

Bicentennial National Trail

Bicentennial National Trail

April–November (southbound) | September–May (northbound) • activity

Thousands of kilometres winding through the wildest corridor along Australia's east coast was once passable by horse riders only

Quince

Quince

March–July • food

One of the latest fruits of the year that will brighten up any dessert!

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Sydney Royal Easter Show

April 03–14, 2020 • event

Watch how "city meets country" in Sydney

Scenic World Blue Mountains

Scenic World Blue Mountains

all year round • activity

Have a great time in one of the most fabulous tourist attractions of New South Wales

Pine Mushrooms (Saffron Milk Caps)

Pine Mushrooms (Saffron Milk Caps)

March–May • food

These grow in places where the soil is densely covered with old coniferous needles, and often hide under them

Macadamia

Macadamia

March–June • food

Taste the nut which is worth going nuts for

Pumpkin Season

Pumpkin Season

March–August • food

Pumpkin seeds were brought to Australia on the First Fleet back in 1788

Byron Bay Bluesfest

Byron Bay Bluesfest

April 09–13, 2020 • event

One of the leading contemporary blues and roots music festivals in Australia

Easter

Easter

April 10–13, 2020 • event

Easter Bilbies, shows, and festivals—there's something extraordinary about Easter celebrations in Australia

Capsicum

Capsicum

December–May • food

This glossy and brightly colored fruit will be a good addition to your meal

17 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Mountain Pygmy Possum

Mountain Pygmy Possum

November–February • nature

A rare kind of possum once considered an extinct species is now found in a decent population of some 2600 individuals, yet only within 10 km radius of Australia's highlands

Sydney New Year's Fireworks

Sydney New Year's Fireworks

December 31–January 01 • event

About one million people crowd to vantage points around the harbor for this dazzling pyrotechnics display

Parkes Elvis Festival

Parkes Elvis Festival

January 08–12, 2020 • event

Experience one of the most significant tributes to Elvis in the world

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

December 26 • event

One of the best days to go shopping or enjoy a family BBQ

Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival

June 03–14, 2020 • event

Tune yourself to be the first in Australia to see the most brilliant and inspiring premiers

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

September 20, 2020 • event

Take in the numerous spectacular landmarks of the city during an unforgettable run

Electric Gardens Festival

Electric Gardens Festival

February 22, 2020 • event

Electronic-centric music festival in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, and also Auckland

Whale Watching in NSW

Whale Watching in NSW

May–November • nature

Witness northern or southern migration of these majestic mammals from land or boat

Flying Duck Orchid

Flying Duck Orchid

September–January • nature

Tiny flower resembling a flying duck lures insects into its arms, captivates, and enslaves them

Asparagus

Asparagus

September–November • food

In most refined dishes, asparagus should maintain its taste and structure: it should be slightly soft, but not too much

Festival of the Winds

Festival of the Winds

September 08, 2019 • event

Great fun on one of Sydney's most famous beaches

Sydney Rock Oyster

Sydney Rock Oyster

September–March • food

Are you ready to taste these fancy little bivalves with a glass of Champagne?

Deni Ute Muster

Deni Ute Muster

October 02–03, 2020 • event

An Australian festival celebrating the car culture

City2Surf

City2Surf

August 11, 2019 • event

Join thousands of runners from central Sydney to a scenic beach

Surfest

Surfest

February 01–March 15, 2020 • event

Australia's biggest surfing festival with a wide array of activities in and out of water

Snowtunes

Snowtunes

August 30–31, 2019 • event

A music festival in snowy mountains—a one of its kind in Australia

Halloween in Sydney

Halloween in Sydney

late October–early November • event

Get into the holiday spirit with magical cruises, houses of horrors and a zombie walk