Locals and visitors alike are being encouraged to explore NSW this Easter break, and enjoy the State’s impressive list of events and experiences.18 April 2019
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said many people are planning to maximise the Easter long-weekend that coincides with Anzac Day and the school holidays, which presents the perfect opportunity to relish in the State’s vast array of cultural, outdoor and rural adventures.
“Tourism is big business – it accounts for 1 in 22 jobs in NSW. It’s why the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, is committed to securing the biggest and best events for our State,” Mr Ayres said.
“Aside from being excellent news for the NSW economy, it also means we have a world-class list of events and experiences for locals and visitors to choose from.
“This Easter long-weekend is a wonderful chance to enjoy the rides and attractions at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, see one of Sydney’s magnificent musicals, head outside for a coastal walk or ferry ride, or enjoy a retreat in regional NSW.”
Easter long-weekend highlights in NSW include:
- Gain a taste for rural life
Now in its 197th year, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is Australia’s largest annual ticketed event. From rides to showbags, fresh farm produce to jaw-dropping entertainment, the Show at Sydney Olympic Park has something for everyone.
- See a stage production
It is the final weekend to see Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s West Side Story; a lively musical set against the spectacular backdrop of Sydney Harbour at Mrs Macquaries Point. Saturday Night Fever will have you dancing in your seats with all your favourite Bee Gees’ disco hits, while Charlie and the Chocolate Factoryis a winner with the kids, including those young at heart.
- Enjoy the great outdoors
The cooler crisp Autumn weather presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy NSW’s breadth of outdoor experiences. Take a stroll on the iconic Bondi to Bronte coastal walk, catch a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly for a long lunch, head north to the Blue Mountains for Sculpture at Scenic World, camp in the Mungo National Park in the State’s south-west or go kayaking with dolphins in Byron Bay.
- Escape to the country
Whether it is wine tasting in the Hunter Valley, relaxing on the pristine beaches on the South Coast, having an adrenalin-packed adventure weekend in the Snowy Mountains or indulging in fresh produce in the Central West, regional NSW offers an endless list of possibilities for the ideal weekend getaway.
To learn more about what NSW has to offer and to plan your Easter break, head to visitnsw.com
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