A trip down under is a sure-fire way for travelers of all ages to spend the summer in a land of sun, sand and surf. Yet as a vast and diverse country, Australia offers much to do and see. International travelers seeking to get a sense of the Aussie lifestyle while exploring one of the most beautiful sections of the country might enjoy a trip to the state of New South Wales.
As its name implies, New South Wales is one of Australia's southernmost provinces. It is the country's most populated region and contains both the capital territory of Canberra and its most popular city, Sydney.
Outdoor adventurers will relish the surfing opportunities afforded off the coast of New South Wales. The beauteous region boasts miles of pristine beaches, though the shorelines near larger cities can get crowded during the peak tourist seasons.
Wine lovers will love to traipse through the numerous Vineyards of Hunter Valley. Guided tours are available or the more intrepid travelers can explore the numerous vintners of the region with a car rental.
Of course urban travelers will enjoy exploring the aforementioned Sydney, where they can see a number of beautiful sights including the Sydney Opera House, the monolithic Centrepoint Tower and the neogothic Saint Mary's Cathedral.