"New South Wales is a state with wow factor."
Its stunning scenic diversity, both coastal and inland, is an absolute pleasure to explore. Several of the state’s highlights really stand out and the capital city is one of them.
screams excitement, there is so much to see and do in this city. It
boasts the iconic Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, beautifully
restored buildings and restaurants at The Rocks, Darling Harbour and
the City Tower offering 360 degree views of Sydney and beyond. Bondi Beach
is one of New South Wales most popular beaches. It's a fabulous place
to spend the day, enjoying the sun, surf, scenery and exhilarating
atmosphere which spreads here. Sydney and its beaches are superb.
The spectacular Blue Mountains is an outstanding national park with sandstone plateaus and escarpments, sweeping valleys, waterfalls, limestone caves and breathtaking lookouts. Katoomba is the capital of the Blue Mountains, overlooking The Three Sisters and the Jamieson Valley. Scenic World operates from here and runs Cableway, Railway and “Walk On Air” Glass Carriage tours through the stunning Jamieson Valley.
The Snowy Mountains
of Kosciuszko National Park offers several ski fields in the winter and
reverts to a bushwalking and trout fishing paradise during the warmer
months. During ski season the resorts are packed as are the ski fields.
Perisher, Thredbo and Charlotte Pass Village are popular ski resorts
which can cater for your every need. The offseason finds Kosciuszko much
quieter, the resorts shut shop, the ice is melting and bushwalkers can
enjoy the lookout views, walking tracks and wildflowers in season. Trout
fishermen can head to Lake Eucumbene or Lake Jindabyne and try their
winds through several national parks west of Coffs Harbour. This
magnificent route through the tablelands finds an abundance of striking
waterfalls and spectacular scenery. Along this route Gondwana Beech
Forests, clad with moss and lichen, compare to an enchanted forest and
are simply breathtaking.
The Hunter Valley Wine Region is time-out in the country, not too far from the city. The Hunter Valley is very scenic and boasts a huge selection of wineries to tempt the palate as well as restaurants, cheese tastings, chocolate and fudge companies and other delicious gourmet produce. The Hunter Valley is a tasting sensation.
is another of the state’s inland attractions, particularly for country
music lovers. The “Country Music Capital of Australia” offers a
memorable experience for the modern and the old fashioned country fans.
Walk a Country Mile and learn the Australian country music story, visit
the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame, see the galaxy of stars at
the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre, see your lifelike favourite
star in the Country Music Wax Museum and don‘t forget that memorable
photograph in front of The Big Golden Guitar.
The New South Wales coastline is just divine. It has many beautiful beaches and popular holiday locations throughout. The ever so popular Byron Bay is definitely worthy of merit. Stylish and charming Byron Bay attracts a range of tourists, from wealthy celebrities to budgeting backpackers. The holiday atmosphere here is fabulous and the beaches, scenic lookouts and coastal walking trails are magnificent.
Coffs Harbour is another coastal gem. This beautiful city is spoilt with miles and miles of gorgeous beaches, scenic rocky headlands and coastal lookouts and so much to do. National parks are within easy reach and there is plenty of coastline to explore in either direction.
Nelson Bay is a classy seaside getaway offering a beachlover’s paradise. There are several beaches in and around town and many more along the Port Stephens shoreline. Dolphin and whale watching tours, fishing charters, and boat cruises are all popular here. Water activities, sightseeing and relaxing is what Nelson Bay is all about.
New South Wales has the beaches, the mountains and the waterfalls, all very appealing aspects of this incredibly scenic state. From the bustling excitement of Sydney and Bondi to the peaceful forests and tranquil lakes in the hinterland, NSW has attractions for all.
Our NSW destinations are marked on the map below. You can click on each icon to determine the name of each location and navigate the map by using your mouse on the map itself, or on its pictured cursors. “Double click” to zoom in further for more detail. You can also click on the “view larger map” link below to access travel directions and distances between locations anywhere in Australia. The “get directions” icon is in the top left corner when you click thru to the full size map. Simply type in your locations.