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How much money will you need for your trip to New South Wales? You should plan to spend around AU$191 ($129) per day on your vacation in New South Wales, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, AU$50 ($34) on meals for one day and AU$27 ($18) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in New South Wales for a couple is AU$189 ($127). So, a trip to New South Wales for two people for one week costs on average AU$2,667 ($1,801). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
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A vacation to New South Wales for one week usually costs around AU$1,334 for one person. So, a trip to New South Wales for two people costs around AU$2,667 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs AU$5,335 in New South Wales. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in New South Wales can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is New South Wales? How much money do I need for New South Wales?

How much does a trip to New South Wales cost? Is New South Wales expensive? The average New South Wales trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these New South Wales prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in New South Wales
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The average price for one person for accommodation in New South Wales is AU$94. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in New South Wales is AU$189.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotels in New South Wales

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Transportation Budget in New South Wales
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in New South Wales is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent AU$27 per person, per day, on local transportation in New South Wales.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to New South Wales
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Rental Cars in New South Wales
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Food Budget in New South Wales
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  • While meal prices in New South Wales can vary, the average cost of food in New South Wales is AU$50 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in New South Wales should cost around AU$20 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in New South Wales is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in New South Wales
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  • Entertainment and activities in New South Wales typically cost an average of AU$36 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in New South Wales
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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in New South Wales is AU$120 per day. The usual amount for a tip in New South Wales is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in New South Wales
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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in New South Wales is AU$189.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in New South Wales
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  • The average person spends about AU$17 on alcoholic beverages in New South Wales per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in New South Wales
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  • On average, people spend AU$4.02 on bottled water in New South Wales per day. The public water in New South Wales is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

New South Wales On a Budget
New South Wales Three Sisters Lookout, Echo Point Katoomba, Blue Mountains
In the south of Australia is a place full of every and any tourist activity you can dream of. With Sydney under its belt, New South Wales is the center of Australian culture and tourism.

Just south of Queensland and north of Victoria, the state of New South Wales is home to approximately 6.7 million people. It is easily the continent's most populous state. This region is the core of the British colonialism of 1788. Its capital, Sydney, is the oldest and largest city in the state. Today, it is home to shopping, art, entertainment, history, beaches, and plenty of adventures.

When planning a trip to the land down under, remember that their seasons are just opposite of ours. So if you want to go for Christmas, throw that bathing suit in your bag.
Who doesn't dream of seeing the gorgeous Sydney Harbour, by day or night? This picture-perfect view is visible from the side of a ferry or from one of the islands in the center of the harbor. Take a stroll through Sydney for some of the most beautiful local art and interesting coffee shops. With the culture and history of this city, no time is wasted wandering Sydney.

There are also countless natural sights to see in the whole of New South Wales. From the Blue Mountains to the vineyards of Hunter Region, the Jenolan Caves and Port Stephens, nature was kind to this region.
New South Wales is divided into several regions. Of course, the most popular is the region of Sydney. This includes the capital city and its suburban surroundings. Smaller regions just outside of Sydney include the Blue Mountains with stunning scenery and wilderness, the Central Coast with awesome waterways and beaches, Hunter Valley, Illawarra, Shoalhaven, and the Southern Highlands.

As you travel further inland, you will see some of the wider regions the state has to offer. There is the Central West full of rolling plains and the wine region of Mudgee. The Far West includes mining towns while the Mid-North Coast is widely publicized as the "holiday coast." In New South Wales' New England region you will find four world heritage parks and the country music capital of the country. The Northern Rivers region includes five world heritage parks and the cities of Lismore and Grafton. Riverina's region is home to small communities, great food and superb wine. The Snowy Mountains are a region of mountains along the Victorian border, and the South Coast has kilometers of beaches, coves and bays ready to explore.

You better have a lot of time if you want to tackle every adventure available in New South Wales. You can go on the bushwalks in the Jamison Valley, surf up and down the north coast, or ski the Snowy Mountains in the winter.

There are plenty of mountains to climb, but if you want the excitement of climbing but the views of the cityscape, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. From that point you can watch the sunset over the city.
Food and Dining
For the greatest international cuisine and gourmet food, stay in Sydney. They are currently seeing an upswing in fusion restaurants, so go try some new tastes you never imagined. Cuisine from all over the world can be found in this dynamic city, including Asian and European recipes. Also, here's where to find the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Sydney.

That's not to say the other regions in New South Wales don't have tasty dishes to offer. Seafood lovers will delight in the offerings of Mid-North Coast, Northern Rivers, Central Coast and the South Coast.

Some of the best wine in the world comes from Australia - especially in Hunter Valley. Just a few hours north of Sydney are enough winery tours for every couple and bachelorette party.

If you plan on spending your whole trip in Sydney, transportation will not be difficult. Because 60% of the state's population lives in this region, adequate public transit is available to all. However, if you're leaving Sydney, things get a bit trickier. There is essentially no public system outside of Sydney.

There is a train system taking passengers in and out of the city, but generally if you are a confident driver and comfortable on foreign roads, driving yourself will be the most convenient and efficient way to get around New South Wales.
Looking for a party? Find a hostel in Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, or along the Gold Coast.
1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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