About New South Wales
New South Wales is made up of 17
diverse holiday regions, including:
Travel New South Wales and discover
dense forests, golden sandy beaches, sun backed
deserts, snow covered alpine regions or enjoy
the art galleries, museums and shops of Sydney.
Each region has plenty to offer
visitors in terms of accommodation, attractions
and events. The state has a diverse range of native
flora and fauna.
New South Wales
is located on the eastern side of Australia between
Queensland and Victoria. The east coast fronts
the Pacific ocean.
The Great Dividing Range runs north-south
down the eastern seaboard, separating the coastal
plains from the drier inland areas.
The state flower is the beautiful
waratah, and the state animal is the unusual platypus.
Located in the South Eastern part of NSW. Mount
Kosciuszko, the highest mountain on the Australian
continent is located in the Snowy Mountains region.
The winter offers skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing
activities from June to October. Summer offers
an array of activities including fishing, white
water rafting, hiking, bush walking and mountain
biking. Read more
Just a few hours south of Sydney the NSW South
Coast stretches from Berry to Eden. Here you will
find unspoilt beaches, seaside villages and rural
towns offering local produce, crafts and industries.
There are more than 10 national parks and marine
parks. Enjoy whale watching cruises as the majestic
Humpback whales migrate along the coast line.
Located on the southern side of Sydney. the Illawarra
is an 80km stretch of coast which includes the
Royal National Park - the oldest National Park
in Australia. For the adrenaline addict try parasailing
or hang gliding. Read
The oldest, largest city in Australia. It is well
known for the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Built around one of the world's most beautiful
harbours, there is so much to do and see here.
Catch a ferry to Taronga zoo or spend hours in
the Art galleries and museums, not to mention
wonderful dining, and great shopping. Read
Including 31 pristine beaches the central coast
located just north of Sydney also has magnificent
valleys, waterways, mountains and lakes just waiting
to be explored. Enjoy fishing, boating, swimming
horse riding and much much more. Read
The North coast reaching from Port Stephens to
Coffs Harbour and inland to Dorrigo, offers a
variety of landscapes ranging from golden beaches,
remote coves and inlets, dotting the coastline
to rich inland forests and wooded mountain ranges.
This region stretches from the Clarence River
up to Tweed Heads on the Queensland border and
out to the foothills of the Great Divide. The
Northern Rivers is a diverse area and is known
for its 300kms of pristine beaches, World Heritage-listed
rainforests, hinterlands, lush rolling countryside
quaint townships, rugged cattle country and deep
river gorges. Read
Enjoy cool summers in the tablelands, the brilliant
autumn colours, the warmth of an open fire in
winter and the fresh spring air. Known for its
country music festivals Tamworth is a popular
town for enjoying fishing, white water rafting
or mountain biking. Read
Abundant with vineyards, the Hunter region is
a great place to sample Australian wines. Alternately
relax at a nearby beach or, for a real thrill,
try aerobatics at one of the local airports, or
take a 4WD tour at Barrington Tops. Read
Explore the old gold rush towns of Sofala and
Hill End or visit a sheep stations. There are
a range of activities including visiting the famous
Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. There are 14 National
Parks which include many caves, or lean about
astronomy at one of the six observatories in the
region including the Radio Telescope at Parkes. Read
The Blue Mountains
Located on the western edge of Sydney The Blue
Mountains National Park is Australia's most recent
World Heritage area. It contains dramatic canyons,
steep valleys, waterfalls and eucalypt forests.
Recently the Wollemi National Park was added to
this world heritage listing to preserve prehistoric
Wollemi Pine. Read
The Southern Highlands are close to Sydney and offer visitors a fascinating mix of heritage
towns and villages, stunning country gardens and
beautiful waterways. Enjoy local galleries, antique
shops, and exquisite spring gardens. Read
Capital country is wrapped around the Australian
Capital Territory and offers the ideal destination to relax and explore local vineyards or the sights, art galleries, museums and shops of nearby Canberra.
In the Riverina you will discover national parks,
heritage buildings, festivals, art galleries,
historic trains and planes, walking trails, country
music, agricultural shows, museums, producer's
markets, rivers and ancient aboriginal culture.
Enjoy sky-diving, gold fossicking, fruit-picking,
and much more. Read
The Murray is one of the world's great rivers,
flowing through red river gum forests, wetlands
teeming with birdlife, rich agricultural land
and busy towns. Here is an opportunity to experience
the old world charm of a paddle steamer or hire
a houseboat or try catching a famous Murray Cod.
Vivid red earth, bright blue skies, endless horizons,
prolific native wildlife and night skies filled
with stars. The mining towns of towns of Broken
Hill, Cobar and White Cliffs are located here.
Visit the famous Mundi Mundi Plains or the Sturt
National Park. Read
New South Wales
is located in a temperate zone and the climate
is generally free from extreme heat and cold.
That being said:
The Hottest temperature recorded
is 52.8°C at Bourke
The Coldest temperature recorded minus 23.0°C
at Charlotte Pass near Mount Kosciuszko.
Rainfall varies widely over the
Sydney has a
mild, sunny, climate.
The Kingsford Smith international
airport is located in Sydney. This airport caters
for Sydney's international and domestic air transport.
It is relatively easy to access most of New South
Wales via a domestic flight.
There are major highways crossing
the state and car travel is the most popular way
of getting around the country side.
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Wales visit the NSW Tourism web site www.visitnsw.com