Join Wharton for the Adventure of a Lifetime

The 2018 Wharton Global Forum in Sydney is a can’t-miss event — and a great excuse to discover the remarkable Land Down Under. Get inspired through suggestions from our sponsor Destination New South Wales, then work with Wharton’s partner Australia & Beyond Holidays to start planning a vacation you won’t forget.

Blue Mountains

Uncover your own secret spot in the Blue Mountains. Follow the beautiful blue haze and go off road down one of 18 unique scenic discovery trails. From up high in the Skyway or down low in the valley, the Blue Mountains are completely mesmerizing.

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Byron Bay

Make Byron Bay your next stop for adventure. Jump into the jeweled ocean and enjoy swimming, surfing, and snorkeling, or head inland to explore Byron’s wonderful hinterlands and eclectic towns beside awe-inspiring rainforests and national parks.

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Swim with Dolphins

Cruise the waters of Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park aboard a 52-foot catamaran and swim with dolphins in the wild.

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Coastal Walk

Explore the rich forests, grasslands, and cool coastal areas of Sydney. From authentic, Australian bushwalks and coastal walks to kayaking, fishing, and surfing on Sydney’s beaches — you won’t get bored easily.

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Waradah Aboriginal Centre

Enjoy performances by Aboriginal dancers in traditional paint and costume at the Waradah Aboriginal Centre in the shadows of the spectacular Three Sisters rock formation in Australia’s Blue Mountains.

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Royal Botanic Garden

Taste bush foods, discover indigenous plant uses, and generally explore the area’s rich history by taking the Aboriginal Heritage Tour at the Royal Botanic Garden.

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Sydney Opera House

Take in a show (and a cocktail) under the Sydney Opera House’s iconic sails and relish a sunset over Sydney’s shimmering harbour.

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Cuddle a Koala

Cuddle up with a koala (you know you want to), and say “Vegemite!” for a quintessential Aussie portrait with one of the country’s cutest marsupials.

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Surf at Bondi Beach

Learn to ride the waves at one of Sydney’s many beaches. At the popular Bondi Beach, you’ll find board rentals, easy surf conditions, and a good number of companies offering lessons to beginners.

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Take in the Harbour

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge and be rewarded with your daily Fitbit steps and unrivaled views of the city from atop the 440-foot landmark.

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Wine Down

Sip Semillon and settle in for an al fresco dinner at a vineyard in the Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s oldest wine regions.

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Sample the Exotic

Tickle your taste buds at acclaimed local restaurants that serve exotic fare like kangaroo, camel, crocodile, emu, Moreton Bay Bugs, or Australian rock lobster.

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Explore Bars and Breweries

Discover Sydney’s vibrant bar scene serving a range of acclaimed wine from vineyards home and away. Sip on a locally produced dry Shiraz or a sweet Semillon straight from the cellar door without having to leave the city.

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