New South Wales lies on the east coast of Australia. The State capital, Sydney, is Australia’s premier gateway and the largest city in Australia. Well serviced by flights from across the world, NSW also has a network of regional airlines, trains, buses and coach services making it easy to get around.
Regions within three hours drive from Sydney offer a world of astonishing natural attractions - stunning wine regions in the Hunter Valley and Southern Highlands, beaches on the Central Coast and around Wollongong, World Heritage national parks in the Blue Mountains and at Barrington Tops and spectacular coastal and country scenery. Further afield, the Snowy Mountains is a year-round destination for winter sports and summer hiking; beautiful and unique, Lord Howe Island is a World Heritage-listed island paradise.
Country NSW, stretching across the rich agricultural lands and western plains, is criss-crossed with food and wine trails and touring routes amidst beautiful natural landscapes. Outback NSW has a mix of vast national parks, quirky towns, a thriving arts scene, rich and lasting Aboriginal heritage and the awe-inspiring magic of the desert. The North Coast of NSW provides a taste of classic Aussie surf culture with great surf beaches and a relaxed lifestyle, while the South Coast has a collection of stunning natural treasures - more than 30 national parks, marine parks and reserves.
Local visitor information centres around the State offer assistance with information, bookings, attractions and travel routes.