When you're planning your next epic getaway, there are a few very important things to think about. For starters, you'll need jaw-dropping landscapes you can explore on foot, by bike or with a kayak. Then, of course, you need great food and drink, and white, sandy beaches are the perfect end to an action-packed adventure.

For a destination that has it all and much more besides, head to New South Wales, Australia. You'll probably know it as the state that's home to the iconic Sydney Opera House, but take a closer look and you'll find much more to discover, whether it's excellent wine or bountiful local wildlife.

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Take the stunning views of the Blue Mountains. They're the place to go on a wild tour that'll see you get up close and personal with kangaroos in their natural habitat.

If you're the outdoors type, you'll also want to take to the water in Byron Bay on a surfboard or in a kayak, meeting dolphins as you go.

And after all that activity, refuelling with some of the best food around is a must. New South Wales more than delivers, from Sydney's delicious street food to fine wine and haute gastronomy in the Hunter Valley. If beer's more your thing, visit the 4 Pines Brew Pub in the trendy Manly area, just across Sydney Harbour, for great brews.

Whatever takes your fancy, you're sure to find it on a trip to New South Wales. So what are you waiting for? Get booking.

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