Destination - Homebush Bay, Sydney
New South Wales lies on the east coast of Australia. The State capital, Sydney, is Australia's premier gateway and the largest city in Australia. Well serviced by flights from across the world, NSW also has a network of regional airlines, trains, buses and coach services making it easy to get around.
The inner Sydney suburbs that form a ring around the city centre are lively precincts, packed with attractions and plenty of things to see and do. To the east are Paddington, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst, each with its own unique style.
Glebe, Newtown, Balmain and Leichhardt make up Sydney's inner west. Second-hand shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, bookshops and design shops line the main streets of each neighbourhood- Glebe Point Road, King Street, Darling Street and Norton Street respectively. Weekend markets are popular offering everything from organic produce to vintage fashion and artworks. Getting around inner Sydney is easy with regular bus, train and light rail services.
As you head west from the city centre you will find historic Parramatta, Australia's second oldest European settlement, and the space-age complex that was the location for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
You can travel to Parramatta from Circular Quay by rivercat, following Sydney Harbour as it heads west to become the Parramatta River. Sydney Olympic Park can also be reached by rivercat as well as train.