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AGENT GUIDE: bring your clients joy in New South Wales

Sponsored by Destination NSW

Kick start your client’s 2022 with a journey that will have them feeling illuminated and alive in their own backyard.

New South Wales’ unique contrast of culture and nature is a recipe for memorable experiences you won’t find anywhere else– from sparkling Sydney to otherworldly desert landscapes

Find inspiration in these insider tips that are specially designed to bring joy to even your most worldly clients and leave them feeling new.

Head outdoors

Nature-based travel is a tonic for our fast-paced times, and visitors don’t need to stray far from the convenience and excitement of NSW’s most populous city to experience them.

Clients can explore Sydney from a different perspective, with a picturesque stroll on the Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walking trail. Weaving its way along harbour headlands from Taronga Zoo to the beaches and cafes of Chowder Bay, the trail showcases views ranging from the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House to ancient trees and military relics.

While they’re in the harbour city, schedule in an invigorating encounter with the salty air and hypnotising waves with one of its myriad cruising and sailing experiences, like a luxury lunch cruise, a Latino Dinner Cruise, or a twilight sailing experience where they can play second mate.

Crowds enjoying live country music at the 2019 Tamworth Country Music Festival (Destination NSW)

For something truly surreal, send your clients on an otherworldly journey among the humbling desert landscapes of Mungo National Park.

Get cultured

Sydney is the true culture capital of Australia, from the buzz of Lunar New Year celebrations in Chinatown, to catching an awe-inspiring performance at the Bangarra Dance Theatre, the Emerald City has it all.

Bangarra Dance Company performance (Destination NSW)

There is always something to celebrate; from world-class entertainment at Sydney Festival to the glitz and glam of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras pride celebrations, the bright lights of Vivid Sydney and the twang of Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Not to mention international art and performances like the wildly popular Hamilton, the reimagining of Bob Dylan’s hits with Girl from The North Country or the eclectic colours and shapes of Matisse: Life & Spirit Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, currently on loan at the Art Gallery of NSW as part of the Sydney International Art Series.

An Elvis look-a-like and friends enjoy the Parkes Elvis Festival 2014 (Destination NSW)

If they happen to be visiting toward the end of April, pop your clients on the Blue Suede Express from Central station for an escape to the countryside of the best kind. Once a year, the regional centre of Parkes is flooded with Elvis impersonators, rock n’ roll music and hip-shaking dancers for the famous Elvis Festival.

Eat well

No matter where your client finds themselves in NSW, there are loads of palate-pleasing delights throughout the state, whether it’s an elegantly plated farm-to-plate restaurant like the Hunter Valley’s delectable Muse or Narooma’s shoreside boutique food truck, the Oyster Farmer’s Daughter.

Wallington Wines dining experience (Destination NSW)

Inject some foodie magic into your itineraries, like a grazing platter among the vines at Wallington Wines outside of Cowra, a seasonally inspired and artfully plated dinner at Newcastle’s trendy Flotilla, the buzz of Sydney’s hidden Asian street food mecca at Spice Alley or a delectable long weekend at Eat Merimbula Festival.

Head to visitnsw.com and Sydney.com for travel inspiration, itineraries, and ideas on how to #FeelNSW and #FeelNewSydney.

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