This week’s Friday Files is all about local travel in New South Wales. From beaches along the coast, to fine dining and shopping in Sydney’s CBD, New South Wales is a beautiful part of our country with endless things to do and see.

SEE and EAT: Circular Quay in Sydney CBD, then to Hubert’s for a French inspired dining experience

Circular Quay has become a popular tourism precinct in Sydney, formerly a major transport hub on Sydney’s harbour. Stroll around, visit the MCA to harbour vistas of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, or catch a ferry to Manly,  the Zoo and see all the harbour has to offer. While there are an array of cafes and restaurants to choose from on the water, just a 10-minute walk down town takes you to French inspired restaurant, Hubert.

Hubert is a French inspired restaurant, known for its ambience just as much as its fine food and wine. With old school theatre inspired décor, the space has low ceilings, dim lighting, deep red leather booths, and dark timber furniture. Live jazz plays from Monday to Thursday, and candle lit tables are spread amongst 7 dining spaces, perfect to celebrate a special occasion in style.

EAT AND SEE: Palm Beach and The Boathouse

Golden sand and clear water have made Palm Beach one of the coastal hot spots of NSW. A popular location for holiday homes and weekends away, as well as being the filming location for Home and Away, this seaside suburb is a must see. For a beautiful meal by the water, we recommend trying the Boat House, known for its high quality ingredients and stunning water views.

Blue Mountains

For a different scenic experience, take a trip North West of Sydney to the beautiful Heritage listed Blue Mountains national park. With stunning look-outs, waterfalls, and historical walking trails for hikers of all abilities, this area is rich in indigenous culture and native Australian vegetation. Make sure to see the Three Sisters in Katoomba, an unusual rock formation representing three sisters that were turned to stone, according to an indigenous Australian legend.