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Destination NSW @destination_nsw

Corporate Instagram account of Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency. Follow @sydney and @VisitNSW for consumer news.

Sydney Festival is now underway with a stellar program of events including The Beach at the Cutaway, Barangaroo. Image courtesy of @sydney_festival #ilovesydney #sydfest

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives opens tomorrow at the Powerhouse Museum. Visitors to the exhibition will come face-to-face with six ancient Egyptian mummies and using the latest technology, go beyond the wrappings and discover what lies beneath.

The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between the British Museum and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and supported by Destination NSW.

Irthorru_Credit_Ryan Hernandez Copyright MAAS

#ilovesydney #egyptianmummies #britishmuseum #powerhousemuseum #sydney

The results of the latest International Visitor Survey are in and NSW has posted record international visitor spend of $9.3 billion. There was strong growth in arrivals from key markets including China, the USA and South Korea:

The future of #afl in #nsw is looking bright #afldraft #ilovesydney

Proud to support and host the #afldraft in Sydney. Congrats to all involved and this year's draftees #ilovesydney #afl

NSW will welcome Hong Kong celebrity chef, Madame Wong Gigi next week, when she visits Sydney and Regional NSW to film episodes for one of Hong Kong's most popular cooking series "Eating Well with Madame Wong"!

Destination NSW and Alitrip have announced a new agreement to attract more visitors from China to Sydney and Regional NSW. Owned by Alibaba, Alitrip is one of the largest online travel platforms in China with more than 200 million registered users. To find out more, go to:

Happy 25th Birthday MCA Australia. Join in the celebrations this weekend with talks, performances, cake cutting and more.
#fbf to #vividsydney 2016 when The Matter of Painting illuminated the MCA façade.
#MCA25 #ilovesydney

Nude: art from the Tate collection opens tomorrow at @artgalleryofnsw as part of the Sydney International Art Series #NudeAGNSW #ilovesydney #art

Love is in the sea air. At Bondi Pavilion you'll see Rodin's 'The Kiss' recreated as a sand sculpture by Australian artist Jino Van Bruinessen. It's a special preview to 'The Nude' exhibition, part of the Sydney International Art Series. See the sand sculpture by Bondi Beach until Friday, before the real marble masterpiece is revealed at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. #ilovesydney #NudeAGNSW

Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything opens today at the @mca_australia as part of the Sydney International Art Series #sydney #tatsuomiyajima #ilovesydney #art

Destination NSW has won the Best in Search Award for the "Always On Regional NSW" campaign at the 2016 ADMA and AC&E Awards!

The world’s first large-scale, live silent opera opens in Sydney this evening, with the spectacular new production to be staged on the steps of Sydney Opera House.

Sydney Opera House – The Opera: the Eight Wonder, shares the story behind one of Australia’s most celebrated landmarks.

Tickets are still available for Sydney Opera House – The Opera: the Eight Wonder. The production opens this evening with additional performances on 28 October and 3, 4 and 5 November.
#ilovesydney #opera #sydneyoperahouse

The Sydney Festival program for January 2017 was revealed today and it’s full of fun creative events both free and ticketed. At Barangaroo, The Beach will see the Cutaway transformed into a giant ball pit with over 1.1 million balls, deck chairs and umbrellas.
To view the full program and start planning your trip visit
The Beach - photo by Noah Kalina

#ilovesydney #sydfest

Vivid Sydney is returning to illuminate the city for 23 days from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017 #vividsydney

Our newest World Champion, @tylerwright is coming to the Australian Open of Surfing in 2017! Great news for a great event. #ilovesydney #surfing #australianopenofsurfing

A major new retrospective from pioneer Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist at the @mca_australia has been announced for 2017-2018 Sydney International Art Series
#art #ilovesydney #pipilottirist #sydney Image credit:
Pipilotti Rist, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems/AT, 2015, Photo: Lisa Rastl. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine

Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum is coming to @artgalleryofnsw for Sydney International Art Series 2017-2018 #ilovesydney #art #rembrandt #sydney
Image credit:
Self portrait as the Apostle Paul 1661
oil on canvas
91 x 77 cm
Collection Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, De Bruijn-van der Leeuw Bequest, Muri, Switzerland

Somewhere over the rainbow #ilovesydney #rainbow #operahouse #sydneyharbour

Sydney has been named Best Australian Homeport by @cruisecritic in their 2016 Editors' Picks. #ilovesydney #cruisecriticregram #cruising #nofilter

The World Time Attack Challenge is on at Sydney Motorsport Park from 14-16 October. The event was launched this morning on Sydney Harbour, with the $6m Pagani Huayra taking centre stage. One of only three in the world, it will join some of the fastest time attack cars and teams from around the globe at this three day motorsport and automotive culture event.
Tickets are available at

The Supercars are coming to Newcastle! Starting in November 2017, the Newcastle 500 will be the finale to the Supercars season.

Sydney has been named the best cruise destination in Australia and NZ in the first ever Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Destination Awards #ilovesydney

Don't forget to grab your copy of the "Love Every Second of Sydney in Summer" magazine this Sunday when it's distributed in major newspapers across Australia and New Zealand!

Much-loved Aussie film, Muriel's Wedding will make its world premiere in an exciting new musical adaptation in Sydney next year! @sydneytheatreco #GlobalCreatures #ilovesydney

Figures released today confirm that Vivid Sydney 2016 injected a phenomenal $110 million into the NSW economy!

The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism is coming to Sydney in 2018 #stonesism #ilovesydney

Setting up for the 'Flavours of NSW' welcome event at the ACA 20th Anniversary Cruise Conference with over 25 producers from across NSW.

Four more sleeps to the Australian premiere of My Fair Lady!

The Olympic Gold Medal winning Australian Women’s Sevens rugby team will play in front of a packed home crowd this Summer, with the announcement today that the Sydney 7s will include a fully accredited Women’s event for the first time. #Sydney7s #rugby #ilovesydney

The University of California Golden Bears and University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors have touched down in Sydney! Davis Webb and Marcus Kemp came down to Sydney Harbour this morning to mark the occasion.

Australian Surf Festival competitors are having some fun at Coffs Harbour this week! Beautiful weather and great waves for the 500 participants competing in the final week. PC: @ethdogsmith | @surfing_nsw

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