The Premier State

New South Wales

New South Wales - Overview

About New South Wales

About New South Wales

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.

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.

Things To Do

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.

More About The Area

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.



21 Mar 2016

Other Things to See in New South Wales

  • Art Gallery of NSW

    Art Gallery of NSW

  • Bare Island

    Bare Island

  • Bondi Pavillion

    Bondi Pavillion

  • Luna Park

    Luna Park

  • Scenic World Skyway

    Scenic World Skyway

  • St Mary's Cathedral

    St Mary's Cathedral