Holiday Travel, Tours and Places to Visit in NSW

The object of publishing this Holiday Tour Booklet is to place in the hands of the visitor to New South Wales and the holiday-maker… information that will be of practical assistance in the selection of a suitable holiday resort… (Page 47)

This holiday brochure is part of NRS 16410 – Albums of Travel and Advertising Brochures, 1938-1957. Handwritten on the cover of the booklet is “Prior to January 1938”.

Browse through the brochure above page-by-page or dip into selected pages and towns of interest below. Links to the images in Archives Investigator (AI) are also included.

List of contents

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Cover of brochure
Tourist towns and districts of New South Wales [View in AI]

The Sydney Technological Museum – Page 1
Harris Street, Utlimo. Exhibits of special interest. Photo of the museum  [View in AI]

Bondi Beach – Page 2
Greatest …of Australian surfing beaches. Photo of Bondi Beach [View in AI]

Sydney sightseeing and beaches – Page 3
The best way to see Sydney. Cars leave Government Tourist Bureau, Challis House, Martin Place, every day at 10:15am and 2:15pm. Photo of Historic Vaucluse House [View in AI]

Manly – Page 4
The tourist’s paradise. Studded with glorious Norfolk Pines and spangled with sparkling water… Photo of Manly’s Free Wonder Pool [View in AI]

Taronga Zoo – Page 7
Come by Ferry. Photo of Lady Samuels posing with a koala “Billy Bluegum” [View in AI]

Sydney from the Air – Page 8
The finest aerial view in the world. Flights arranged daily. Photo of Circular Quay from Sydney Harbour Bridge [View in AI]

Kuring-Gai Chase – Page 9
Great northern forest of 35,000 acres, bordering on the Hawkesbury River. Photo of the view from Bobbin Head, Kuring-gai Chase [View in AI]

The Australian Museum – Page 10
Hyde Park Sydney. Photo of Admiralty Islets, Lord Howe Island Group[View in AI]

Palm Beach and French’s Forest – Page 11
Daily Motor Tour. Magnificent views of the Hawkesbury River Estuary, Lion Island, and Barrenjoey Lighthouse. Photo of Broken Bay and Barrenjoey [View in AI]

Kiama – Page 12
74 miles from Sydney by rail. 75 miles from Sydney by Prince’s Highway. Photo of Kiama [View in AI]

Bulli Pass, Sublime Point, and Lady Carrington Drive, National Park – Page 13
The view from Sublime Point is considered by overseas visitors to be one of the finest panoramas in the world. Photo of Sublime Point [View in AI]

Nowra – Page 14
On the Shoalhaven River. 95 railway miles from Sydney. 102 road miles from Sydney. Photo from above Suspension Bridge, Nowra. [View in AI]

Kurrajong Heights and Orange Groves – Page 15
The forests fell – and wheatlands fair  And smiling orchards spread, Till, where defying jungle frowned, An Eden sprang instead. Photo of Bowen Mountain Road [View in AI]

Cronulla – Pages 16-17
The finest seaside resort in the state. The safest, cleanest and best appointed of all beaches, and within 17 miles of Sydney.
The National Park – Cronulla round tip. Sydney – National Park – Audley – Cronulla – Sutherland – Sydney. Photos of Cronulla Beach and National Park, from Lady Carrington Drive  [View in AI]

Brooklyn – Page 18
At Hawkesbury River railway station, on the banks of the river. Photo of Brooklyn Viaduct [View in AI]

Hawkesbury River round trip – Page 19
The charm of the fjord-like estuary…and the great Railway Bridge…are an endless source of delight and interest to the visitor. Photo of the Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge [View in AI]

Berowra Waters and Kangaroo Point – Pages 20-21
Round trip. A beautiful scenic excursion.
A delightful combined motor and river launch round tour. Photos of Kangaroo Point and a train’s eye view of the Hawesbury River. [View in AI]

Upper Hawkesbury River – Page 22
Round trip…wild and picturesque, steep hills being wooded to the water’s edge. Photo of Wiseman’s Ferry [View in AI]

Katoomba and Leura – Page 23
The top of the Blue Mountains. The most popular health and pleasure resort in Australia. Photo of The Three Sisters [View in AI]

The Blue Mountains – Pages 24-25
Magnificent scenery. Exhilarating and health-giving climate. Photos showing Emu Plains and a typical fern gully [View in AI]

Blackheath – Page 26
Highest municipality in Australia. 3560 feet above sea level. 72 miles by rail from Sydney. Photo of The Grose Valley, Blackheath [View in AI]

Moree – Page 27
Artesian Bore Baths. Nature’s gift to suffering humanity. Photo of the Moree Bore Baths [View in AI]

Bathurst – Page 28
(For Health and Beauty) …one of the most beautiful and interesting pleasure and health resorts in the State. Photo of Civic Square and Carillon [View in AI]

Jenolan Caves – Page 29
“Nature’s Masterpiece.” Across the Blue Mountains. Photo of The Grand Arch and Carlotta Arch [View in AI]

Orange – Page 30
The garden city of the west. Photo of Cook Park in winter garb [View in AI]

Goulburn – Page 31
Queen city of the south. Tourist and health resort. Photo of Bungonia Grand Canyon, near Goulburn [View in AI]

Cooma – Page 32
The starting point for trout fishers and tourists. Ideal summer climate. Photo of Umeralla River [View in AI]

Kosciusko in summer – Page 33
50 miles from Cooma. Across the Monaro pastoral plains. Photo of The Summit, 7305 ft, Australia’s Greatest Altitude  [View in AI]

Sydney-Canberra – Page 34
Sydney-Queanbeyan (Canberra) Cooma-Bega-Nowra round tour. Photo on Brown Mountain [View in AI]

Kosciusko in winter – Page 35
Ski-running and jumping, tobogganing, ice skating, carnivals, snow picnics, entertainments, dancing. Photo of skiers outside Hotel Kosciusko, 5000 ft [View in AI]

Tumut – Page 36
On the headwaters of the snow-fed, crystal clear Tumut River. Photo of Blowering Road, Tumut River [View in AI]

Yarrangobilly Caves – Page 37
In the wild Talbingo Ranges. The wonder caverns of the Southern Alps.  Photo of King Solomon’s Temple [View in AI]

Queanbeyan – Page 38
The tourists’ and sportmen’s paradise.  Photo of Queanbeyan River Bridge  [View in AI]

Canberra – Page 39
Australia’s federal capital for a capital holiday. Photo of Federal Parliament House  [View in AI]

Bowral – Page 40
2210 feet above sea-level. The key to the beauties of the Southern Highlands.  Photo of The “Gib” (Gibraltar Range) [View in AI]

Moss Vale-Nowra – Page 41
Motor tour, via Fitzroy Falls, Kangaroo Valley.  Photo of Kangaroo Valley [View in AI]

Newcastle – Pages 42-43
Sydney-Newcastle express passenger and cargo service.
Cheap one-day and weekend round tickets…outstanding scenic attraction…industrial and engineering plants
. Photos of the ship TSS “Gwydir” & town hall [View in AI]

Aerial Services – Page 44
Services to Sydney and daily flights over Sydney. Page has been stamped with “CANCELLED”. Photo is aerial image of Sydney Harbour Bridge [View in AI]

Port Macquarie – Page 45
The Manly of the north coast, the popular winter resort of the northern tableland. Photo of Port Macquarie, looking east [View in AI]

Inter-State Motor Tours and General Information  – Pages 46-47
By arrangement with Pioneer Tourist Service. [View in AI]

Index of towns and places – Page 48
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