With strong progress made to slow the spread of COVID-19 in May, NSW has significantly lifted travel restrictions from June 1 for domestic travellers. Find out exactly what is allowed in the article below, and the best places to stay with MadeComfy to make the most of your next trip.
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Interstate travel into NSW
From June 1, there are no border restrictions for interstate travel into NSW and there is no requirement to quarantine or self-isolate, with the exception of international arrivals which are still subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine period.
There are also no restrictions for travel to regional NSW for recreation or holiday purposes.
For the latest updates on NSW travel and transport advice, check the NSW government COVID-19 advisory page.
Things to do in Sydney and open attractions
Many of Sydney's best attractions have been allowed to open from June 1 or shortly afterwards. Here's a summary of the top things to do and where to stay.
Museums and art galleries
Sydney is a cultural hub for nationally and internationally renowned art galleries and museums. From June 1 or shortly afterwards, the following major museums located around inner Sydney have been reopened to the public:
Stay near the beating heart of inner Sydney, in walking distance, short Uber ride or public transport trip to the city's galleries and museums in this King sized studio with water views in Woolloomooloo. In close proximity to the Art Gallery of NSW, Mrs Macquaries Chair and Royal Botanical Gardens, this studio is the perfect base for a single or couple to explore Sydney and is nearby to Woolloomooloo's many pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Taronga Zoo is a top Sydney destination that has re-opened to the public from June 1, after running a virtual only experience during the lockdown period. Located on the north side of Sydney Harbour in Mosman, the zoo has incredible water views toward the city CBD and a wide variety of animal exhibits from elephants, gorillas, giraffes and of course, koalas.
For an unforgettable place to stay, check out this unique two bedroom apartment with sweeping water views in nearby Cremorne.
Sydney's national parks were only briefly closed during the lockdown period but are now open to the public and do not have any visitor restrictions from June 1.
The Royal National Park in Sydney's South is one of the city's best destinations for bushwalks, relaxed barbeques and cliff top scenary.
A great place to stay nearby for a family is this three-bedroom house with back patio in Miranda, just a 15 minute drive to access day trips to the Royal National Park, as well as Cronualla beach and in close promixity to the Miranda shopping centre district.
Other venue restrictions eased from June 1
Many types of other commercial and non-commercial venues in NSW have also had restrictions eased significantly from June 1:
Pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants: can seat up to 50 patrons and take bookings up to 10 people. Customers in pubs and bars will be able to order alcohol without also having to order a meal.
Public libraries: re-opened from June 1.
Public swimming pools: outdoor pools have been re-opened from June 1.
Cinemas: re-opened from June 1 which social distancing rules in place.
Ski fields: Thredbo will open on June 22 and Perisher will open on June 24
Weddings: up to 20 people can attend weddings, subject to the four square metre rule.
Caravan parks and camping: parks and grounds re-opened from June 1.
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