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New South Wales

From its awe-inspiring mountains and lush rainforests to its breathtaking beaches and bustling cities, there is something for everyone in New South Wales. Let’s explore some of the many wonders this state has to offer!

The Great Outdoors

New South Wales boasts some of the most stunning natural landscapes in Australia. From picturesque mountain ranges like the Blue Mountains to lush rainforests like Dorrigo National Park, there is a plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy. If you’re looking for a more leisurely activity, why not take a walk along one of New South Wales’ many coastal trails? Not only will you be rewarded with breathtaking views but also with fresh sea air and plenty of opportunities for wildlife spotting!

City Life

As well as its stunning scenery, New South Wales also has plenty to offer in terms of city life. Sydney — the capital city — is world renowned for its iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The city also offers an abundance of cultural experiences, from art galleries and museums to theatres and music venues. For those who are looking for an exciting nightlife scene, Newcastle — the second largest city in NSW — has plenty to offer; from pubs and clubs to restaurants and bars.

Wildlife & Adventure

Lord Howe Island sits off the coast of NSW just 600 kilometres northeast of Sydney and is home to a unique range of flora and fauna that can’t be found anywhere else in Australia. It’s also a hotspot for adventure seekers; from snorkelling with turtles to surfing world class waves at Ned’s Beach or reef fishing off Old Settlement Beach – Lord Howe has it all!

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.

NEW SOUTH WALES AT A GLANCE

  • 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.
  • Sydney is the largest and most recognizable city in Australia.
  • The Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are Australian icons.
  • The Australian Capital Territory and the Jervis Bay Territory are Federal enclaves of New South Wales.

New South Wales is without a doubt one of Australia’s hidden gems! Whether you are looking for breath-taking natural scenery, bustling city life or thrilling adventures – this state truly has it all! So why not get out there today and start exploring all that New South Wales has to offer? You won’t regret it!

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TAKE ME THERE ...

  • Cranky Rock
    Cranky Rock
    The Cranky Rock Recreation Reserve in New South Wales offers a range of activities for all ages
  • Sydney Opera House's 50th Birthday
    Sydney Opera House's 50th Birthday
    The Sydney Opera House is an iconic architectural masterpiece that celebrates 50 years of history and a promising future.
  • The Charm of Sydney's Fishburn Ferry
    The Charm of Sydney's Fishburn Ferry
    Sydney is blessed with an abundance of beautiful attractions, both natural and man-made.
  • Wagga Wagga  -  Bushrangers & Heritage
    Wagga Wagga - Bushrangers & Heritage
    Bushrangers were a common sight in the small town of Wagga Wagga during the 1800s.
  • Uncovering the Beauty of Mungo National Park
    Uncovering the Beauty of Mungo National Park
    Mungo National Park – a vast expanse of ancient landscapes and unique wildlife that will take your breath away.
  • The Beauty of Crystal Shower Waterfalls
    The Beauty of Crystal Shower Waterfalls
    Crystal Shower Falls walk starts from the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre and the walk takes you behind the waterfall.
  • A Brief History of the Tacking Point Lighthouse
    A Brief History of the Tacking Point Lighthouse
    Built in 1879, Tacking Point Lighthouse has been a beacon for sailors and coastal explorers.
  • Explore Nobby’s Beach
    Explore Nobby’s Beach
    Nobby’s Beach is full of activities and fun for the whole family
  • Parkes' (Murriyang) Role in Space
    Parkes' (Murriyang) Role in Space
    Parkes Observatory is a radio telescope observatory is owned and operated by Australia’s national science agency – CSIRO.
  • The Monte Cristo Homestead
    The Monte Cristo Homestead
    Visitors to the Monte Cristo Homestead report seeing eerie lights at the homestead or weird feelings where murders have occurred.
  • Mount Kosciuszko
    Mount Kosciuszko
    Mount Kosciuszko is Australia’s highest mountain, located in the Snowy Mountains in Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales.
  • Port Macquarie - 17 Beaches +
    Port Macquarie - 17 Beaches +
    Port Macquarie is a beautiful coastal town 4hrs north of Sydney, with 17 beautiful beaches, a lush hinterland, and a diverse variety of attractions.
  • A Taste of Orange without Oranges
    A Taste of Orange without Oranges
    The city of Orange sits at the foot of an extinct volcano, and is located in the Central West region of New South Wales, four hour’s drive west of Sydney.
  • The Great Dividing Range
    The Great Dividing Range
    The Great Dividing Range is Australia's most impressive mountain range and the 3rd longest land-based range in the world.
  • Darling Harbour
    Darling Harbour
    Darling Harbour is situated on western outskirts of the Sydney CBD with activities and things to do for most tastes and people.
  • Exploring the Outback - Lightning Ridge
    Exploring the Outback - Lightning Ridge
    With plenty to see and do - from gem fossicking to bushwalking - Lightning Ridge is well worth a visit!
  • Broken Hill - A Movie Favourite
    Broken Hill - A Movie Favourite
    Despite its humble size, Broken Hill has played a significant role in the movie industry over the past decades.
  • The Sapphire Coast
    The Sapphire Coast
    The Sapphire Coast stretches from Bermagui to the north in New South Wales to the Victorian border in the south.
  • Kiama Coast Walk
    Kiama Coast Walk
    A 90 minute drive south of Sydney along the Grand Pacific Drive is Kiama, where you’ll discover uncrowded beaches, marine and national parks.
  • Bathurst - King of the Mountain
    Bathurst - King of the Mountain
    Bathurst is the oldest inland settlement in Australia, often referred to as the Gold Country and home to Mount Panorama racetrack.
  • Luna Park
    Luna Park
    Luna Park is located at Milsons Point, on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour and is one of two amusement parks in the world that are protected by government legislation.
  • Bare Island
    Bare Island
    The most popular scuba diving & snorkelling site in New South Wales. It is home to some of Australia's most colourful marine animals.
  • St Mary's Cathedral
    St Mary's Cathedral
    The Metropolitan Cathedral of St Mary is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney and the seat of the Archbishop of Sydney.
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    Sydney Harbour Bridge
    The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that connects the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore.
  • Bondi Pavillion
    Bondi Pavillion
    The Bondi Surf Pavilion is an outstanding beach cultural icon of Australia, together with the beach, park and surf lifesaving club.
  • Scenic World Skyway
    Scenic World Skyway
    The Scenic Skyway is a cable-driven conveyance that travels across the gorge above the Katoomba Falls, 270m above the valley floor.
  • Art Gallery of NSW
    Art Gallery of NSW
    Located in The Domain in Sydney. It is the most important public gallery in Sydney and one of the largest in Australia.
  • Sydney Opera House
    Sydney Opera House
    The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site & one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia.
  • Taronga Zoo
    Taronga Zoo
    Taronga Zoo is a must-visit, attracting over 1.5 million visitors each year.
Explore Nobby’s Beach
Explore Nobby’s Beach

Nobby’s Beach is full of activities and fun for the whole family

The Monte Cristo Homestead
The Monte Cristo Homestead

Visitors to the Monte Cristo Homestead report seeing eerie lights at the homestead or weird feelings where murders have occurred.

Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is situated on western outskirts of the Sydney CBD with activities and things to do for most tastes and people.

Port Macquarie - Beaches or Hinterland
Port Macquarie - 17 Beaches +

Port Macquarie is known for its 17 uncrowded beautiful beaches, lush hinterland, abundant wildlife and a diverse variety of attractions.

Broken Hill - A Movie Favourite
Broken Hill - A Movie Favourite

Despite its humble size, Broken Hill has played a significant role in the movie industry over the past decades.

Kiama Coast Walk
Kiama Coast Walk

A 90 minute drive south of Sydney along the Grand Pacific Drive is Kiama, where you’ll discover uncrowded beaches, marine and national parks.

Mount Kosciuszko - Our tallest mount
Mount Kosciuszko

Mount Kosciuszko is Australia’s highest mountain, located in the Snowy Mountains in Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales.

Parkes' (Murriyang) Role in Space
Parkes' (Murriyang) Role in Space

Parkes Observatory is a radio telescope observatory is owned and operated by Australia’s national science agency – CSIRO.

A Brief History of the Tacking Point Lighthouse
A Brief History of the Tacking Point Lighthouse

Built in 1879, Tacking Point Lighthouse has been a beacon for sailors and coastal explorers.

Orange - Home of the Purple Apples
A Taste of Orange without Oranges

The city of Orange sits at the foot of an extinct volcano, and is located in the Central West region of New South Wales, four hour’s drive west of Sydney.



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