The North Coast has some of the best beaches in Australia at Byron Bay, Lennox Head, the Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour area, Port Stephens & Newcastle. Port Stephens has golden beaches and crystal clear waters populated with friendly dolphins. The Nymboida River offers rainforest camping by the river and great kayaking, bushwalking, fishing and a refreshing waterhole for a swim. Then there is the the iconic Byron Bay, which is the most easterly point of Australia. Well known for its pristine beaches, great surfing spots in the summer, various arts festivals, events and markets.

This beautiful coastline has a lush hinterland of rivers and tropical rainforests well worth exploring. If you're the adventurous type who wants to get away from it all, you can pitch your tent in countless locations throughout NSW National Parks & go bushwalking, swimming, surfing, canoeing and fishing. NSW has a plethora of caravanning and camping locations to choose from.

When Neil Armstrong landed on the moon in 1969, it was Parkes Observatory’s radio telescope that received the transmission, and broadcasted it to a television audience of 600 million people around the world. Visit the observatory and learn about the radio telescope.