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AGENT GUIDE: joyful experiences for the whole family in New South Wales

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Skip carting the kids on a long-haul flight in exchange for a truly eye-opening experience in their own backyard.

When it comes to planning the intricacies of a family holiday, there’s no better time for consumers to have a travel agent in their corner.

New South Wales’ abundance of cultural activities and unique natural landscapes give agents all the tools they need to craft a trip packed with joyful experiences and opportunities to connect that will stay with your clients for years to come.

Here are just a few:

Reconnect on a national park adventure

Morton National Park (Destination NSW)

NSW is home to more than 225 national parks teeming with opportunities for your clients to connect with their families and nature.

Morton National Park’s enthralling landscapes are the adventure-seeking family’s dream. From dinner with wombats, thrilling hikes through rugged canyons and wildflower walking trails to a relaxing canoe tour with wine and canapés included, there’s something for everyone.

Find all you need to craft your clients’ national park getaway HERE.

Unique wildlife encounters in coastal paradise

More than just a stopover between Sydney and Brisbane, the coastal paradise and unique wildlife encounters of Port Macquarie will give both clients and their children a deeper understanding of the world around them.

Ricardoes Strawberry and Tomato Farm (Destination NSW)

Just four hours from Sydney, clients can take their families on an educational visit to the Koala Hospital, spot humpbacks on a whale watching tour, join a safari at Billabong Zoo Wildlife Park,  forage for strawberries and tomatoes at Ricardoes farm or learn about local flora with a stroll through Sea Acres Rainforest.

Find more wild wonders HERE.

Go back to basics with a countryside escape

Give clients an escape from the bustle of city life with an immersive stay on a working farm, like Barcoos Farmstays Bathurst.

Barcoos Farmstays Bathurst (Destination NSW)

Children can have a break from screen time and learn where their food comes from, join in with the daily chores, play with farm animals and witness the awe-inspiring glow of a truly dark night sky.

Plus, the Bathurst Goldfields are only a short drive away, offering educational tours through a reconstructed gold mining village where little ones can try their hand at panning for gold.

Closer to Sydney (a 75-minute drive to be exact) Madisons Mountain Retreat farm stay is set on 83 acres, next to Wollemi National Park, and features eight self-contained cabins with log fires– perfect for groups of friends and family gatherings.

Here, kids can interact with alpacas, chickens, ducks and goats while enjoying the fresh mountain air.

For those seeking something more luxurious, The Fleece – Luxury Farm Stay is a 45-minute drive from Parkes and offers a total escape from the fast pace and demands of modern life, replacing Wifi and television with vast blue skies and country delights.

Plan the perfect rural retreat HERE.

Learn about the oldest surviving culture on a jaunt through wine country

Wollombi Aboriginal Cultural Experience (wollombiculture.com)

From Yengo National Park’s Finchley Aboriginal engravings and the Wupa Aboriginal Art Trail to a three-day camp featuring cultural sites, traditional dance, fibre craft and Aboriginal astronomy, the Hunter Valley is a fantastic place to engage with the rich culture of Indigenous Australians.

Kids will also love Hunter Valley GardensStorybook Garden, featuring murals and larger than life figures from fairy tales and nursery rhymes.

While they’re in the area, you may as well squeeze a few cellar door stops and gourmet food tasting trails into their itineraries to keep the adults onside.

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

View the Feel New campaign here.


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