Crystal Shower Falls, Dorrigo, New South Wales

Crystal Shower Falls


Honeymoon Bay, South Coast, NSW

Honeymoon Bay,

South Coast

3 Sisters, Blue Mountains, NSW

3 Sisters

Blue Mountains

7,518,500 (2014)
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Longitude / Latitude:
151°E / 34°S
Time Zone:
UTC+10 (+11 DST)


New South Wales is bordered by Queensland, Victoria & South Australia to the north, south & west respectively. To the east it is bordered by the Tasman Sea, which is part of the Pacific Ocean.

From the quiet shores of the first landing, to the hustle of the capital Sydney, you will be astounded at the progress Australia has made. Sydney is the largest and most recognizable city in Australia. The Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge have become icons of Australia. But New South Wales is so much more!

New South Wales, the first frontier! It from here that the rest of Australia began its journey. So not only do you get to enjoy all it has to offer, but you also get to witness a bit of history also.

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The Australian Capital Territory and the Jervis Bay Territory are Federal enclaves of New South Wales. New South Wales' three largest cities, Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, lie near the centre of a narrow coastal strip extending from cool temperate areas on the far south coast to subtropical areas near the Queensland border.

The western slopes and plains fill a significant portion of the state's area and have a much sparser population than areas nearer the coast. The western slopes descend slowly to the western plains that comprise almost two-thirds of the state and are largely arid or semi-arid.

About Our State

Sydney is where you can find business, music, theatre and the arts rubbing shoulders with first class restaurants, and the many spectacular buildings both old and new. An impressive harbour bridge joins the north and south sides of the harbour, where the Opera House on Bennelong Point, with its roof 'sails', compliments the many sailing boats which ply the famous Sydney harbour waters. Sydney city is built on both sides of the harbour and is linked by the impressive span of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, also affectionately known as 'the coathanger'.

Society & Culture

Sydney and its surrounding metropolitan area has a lively pub scene, including Kings Cross for a taste of the more exotic nightlife. Sydney is also a colourful, multicultural city with a diverse cuisine from African to Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, Korean, Arabic, Middle European and Russian, to the more Mediterranean cuisines. And what better way to compliment the meal, than to wash it down with local wines from the famous Hunter Valley region just to the north.

The Royal National Park on the southern outskirts of Sydney became Australia's first National Park when proclaimed on 26 April 1879. Originally named The National Park until 1955, this park was the second National Park to be established in the world after Yellowstone National Park in the U.S. Kosciuszko National Park is the largest park in state encompassing New South Wales' alpine region.

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New South Wales (NSW) is located in the south-east, north of Victoria and south of Queensland. It is Australia's oldest state with the highest population, and the capital Sydney is the centre of international finance. During long hot summer days you will find many swimming or dining at the famous inner city beaches such as Bondi and Mosman or any one of the many beautiful Sydney beaches from Manly or Palm beach in the north to Cronulla in the south. Throughout New South Wales you will find a network of adventure activities, historic country towns, arts and crafts and a fascinating heritage and aboriginal culture.

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