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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What’s Hot in 2010 – Sydney & NSW Uncovered



In this special edition of Sydney & NSW Uncovered Tourism NSW gives you a sneak peek of key travel trends in NSW for 2010 as well as insider tips on hot spots and what’s new. For more information click here.

TRENDS

1. ‘Pop-up’ Sydney: Sydney is home to a new breed of restaurant, bar, gallery, cinema and shop – the ‘pop-up’. Not permanent fixtures, these temporary structures are often located in vacant spaces, shipping containers and warehouses and are favoured by the style-set. You may have missed the chance to ‘pop’ into some of these already, but that’s OK. The trend is only going to grow in 2010 so keep a close eye out for them.

2. Holiday Parks: Holiday Parks are one of the best ways to enjoy a beachfront holiday in NSW with the family, at a fraction of the cost. Whether you choose to camp, to stay in a bungalows or a luxurious cabin, you’ll be surrounded by pristine wilderness on one side and ocean views on the other. Holiday Parks often include leisure activities, hosted tours, and all the facilities you would expect at a resort.

3. The Road Trip: Grab a group of friends or family and hit the road for a taste of your childhood. In the wake of the GFC it’s all about the simple things in life with a contemporary spin - plan your route on Google, download itineraries and create your own iPod playlist. Some things never change though, you’ll still find the most satisfying meals at a road house and no doubt one of your travelling companions will whip out a game of ‘I-spy’ at some stage during your trip. Reconnect with the people around you, enjoy the freedom of taking one day or two weeks to reach your destination and discover NSW destinations off the beaten track.


NSW HOT SPOT DESTINATIONS

1. Mount View: A tasty dish
Take a legendary Hunter chef, a selection of boutique wineries and luxurious villa accommodation and you have Mount View, a must-visit destination for 2010.

2. Camperdown: It’s cool
Sydney’s vibrant inner-west continues to deliver fresh and exciting inner city experiences. Sandwiched between Newtown, Annandale, Glebe and Erskineville and home of the University of Sydney, Camperdown boasts a dynamic bohemian vibe, with a buzzing café society and memorable dining.

3. South Coast: A foodie’s paradise
The NSW South Coast is a foodie’s paradise – a destination that’s becoming just as recognised for its food and wines as its unspoilt natural beauty and charming villages. Both the Shoalhaven and Eurobodalla regions are part of the international Slow Food Movement and it’s easy to see why – after filling up on fresh seafood, local cheeses, boutique wineries and great country markets you’ll want to spend as long as possible savouring the taste.


COMING IN 2010
Keep your finger on the pulse and be among the first to hear about the exciting new tours, festivals, retreats and experiences that are launching with this helpful month-by-month overview of What’s New in 2010.
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