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There’s always a new NSW adventure, from lush national parks to rolling vineyards and golden beaches.
From a romantic weekend in wine country to a quick surf trip up the coast or a fun family road trip, there’s always time for a new NSW adventure.
One of the State’s most spectacular natural wonders sits just on the edge of Sydney. In the Blue Mountains, you’ll find jaw-dropping waterfalls, ancient underground caves, bush-lined walking trails, and even a little bit of luxury.
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And when it comes to Hospitality, New South Wales hotels provide a range of high-quality accommodation options for singles, partners, and families looking for short or long-term self-contained accommodation across this unforgettable state.
NSW has something for everyone from stunning stretches of coastline, spectacular wine regions, and great bushwalks in beautiful national parks.
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However, on arrival at Botany Bay on 18 January 1788, Captain Phillip decided the site was not suitable and resolved to look for another. He agreed upon Port Jackson, the modern-day Sydney area, and the First Fleet people established Australia’s first settlement on 26 January 1788.
The Fleet consisted mainly of convicts with officers to guard them. Few people in the Fleet had any experience of cultivating the land, and this, combined with poor soil in the area, lead to severe food shortages. The fledgling colony eagerly awaited the arrival of the Second Fleet in 1790.
26 January is the day on which Australians commemorate the founding of the modern Australian nation. Flag-raising ceremonies, citizenship ceremonies, barbecues, fireworks, and regattas are just a few of the events.
However, for many Indigenous Australians, 26 January is not a day of celebration but one of mourning and protest. For indigenous Australians, the founding of the modern Australian nation led to the disruption of their traditional way of life.
By 1820, Australia was beginning to look prosperous, and Australian patriotism was being expressed at gatherings of ex-convicts. The sense of belonging to a new nation must have been encouraged in 1817 when Governor Macquarie recommended adopting the name ‘Australia’ for the entire continent instead of New Holland. By 1847 the convict population of Sydney accounted for only 3.2 percent of the total population.
The Australian Federation occurred in 1901, and the Commonwealth of Australia was declared in Centennial Park.