Ask Casey about New South Wales

Meet Casey, TripTide's resident Destination Expert for New South Wales.


Ask her anything from pre-travel questions to things to do whilst you're there, what major events might be happening during your trip to the best time of year to visit!


Casey will be telling us what it's like to be a local in New South Wales and sharing all her favourite finds with members of this group.


We invite all members to suggest events, contribute photos, share their experiences and connect as a community.


Join us as we find out all about local life in New South Wales!


Casey Dsouza - Casey Dsouza is a first year university student studying Law and Media at the University of New South Wales. She enjoys socialising, blogging and photography whilst exploring the hidden wonders of her home state and beyond.

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Read some of Casey's local recommendations on things to do in New South Wales



Sydney Royal Easter Show

Held at Sydney Olympic Park, only a 25 minute drive or 30 minute train ride from Sydney’s CBD, the show attracts thousands of people including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this year! With over 100 games and rides, showbags, more than 10 000 pieces of fresh Australian produce on display, 40 competitions and 14 000 animals a whole day is needed to explore everything. Read more





Sightseeing in Sydney 

There are free walking tours of the sights and history of Sydney. Look out for someone in a bright green shirt and simply tag along, no booking is required. Sight seeing tours start at 10:30am and 2:30pm at the construction beside Sydney Town Hall and the historical tours are at 6pm, starting at the Cadman’s Cottage. Read more






Travel Tips in Sydney 

Try to avoid travelling via public transport during peak hours (8:30am -9:30am) and (4:30pm -5:30pm), when everyone is commuting to work, school or uni as it may be difficult to get a seat! If you do happen to travel on public transport during peak hours allow extra travel time and expect the unexpected. Walking is great exercise and will probably get you to your destination faster than public transport during peak hours! Read more





Top 5 beaches in New South Wales

Australia is known for many things but perhaps the most notable are the vast expanse of beaches that are scattered across the shoreline. New South Wales is home to over 800 beaches, each extremely picturesque and unique in their own way.  Always filled with tourists, backpackers and locals Bondi beach is constantly buzzing with activity, proving to live up to its reputation as one of Australia’s most famous beaches. Visitors are welcome to sunbake on the sand or... Read more




Moonlight Cinema

The best way to spend a cool summers night in Sydney is snuggling up next to friends and family with a picnic, possibly a glass of wine at the Moonlight Cinema, illuminated by the twinkling stars.   Located on the lawns of Belvedere Amphitheatre in Centennial Park, the Maltesers Moonlight Cinemas screens a variety of movies catering to everyone’s interests.  Read more




Wet n Wild Sydney

As the sweltering temperatures reach the shores of Australia for Summer, cool down by sliding down some adrenaline pumping water rides or relaxing on a beach chair by the huge wave pool, all at Wet ‘n’ Wild Sydney.  Sydney’s newest water theme park opened on the 12th of December and since then has been flooded with excited guests. Read more







Camping at Vision Valley 

Spread across 100 acres of bushland, Vision Valley provides anyone and everyone with an opportunity to take a break from their daily lives and embrace the fresh air and good old outdoors. The camping site is in Arcadia, only an hour away from Sydney’s CBD and provides a great escape from city life. Read more






The Living Mall for shopping 

The Living Mall, located in Chippendale, Sydney’s most creative suburb, presents shoppers with a unique experience. The Mall only opened two weeks ago and is still missing a few bits and bobs, but, with a 15 metre digital wall (Australia’s biggest interactive display), a plethora of plants, art on display and quirky stores selling things you didn’t know you needed, shopping is taken to a whole new level. Read more




Australia's best gelato 

The weather is warming up in New South Wales and summer is just around the corner. Cold foods are perfect to cool down from the heat and the ice cream from Gelato Messina lived up to its reputation as the best gelato in Australia.  With traditional ice cream flavours like salted caramel, hazelnut, tiramisu, and sorbets for the fruit lovers, all made using fresh ingredients; there is something for everyone. Read more