New South Wales

Byron Bay Sunset

Bound by the ocean and the outback

Home to Australia's most famous city, Sydney, and the equally famous Bondi Beach, New South Wales has a lot more to explore than just these two sparkling gems. It's where Australia's modern society got its start back in the 1780s and it overflows with history. Look out for the original sandstone buildings and gracious old pubs speckled throughout the small country towns. There's action and adventure to be had whether it's surfing the shoreline or hitting the slopes in the Snowy Mountains, not forgetting canyoning, bushwalking, cycling, whale watching and more. Foodies can get their fix in the heart of the cities or head out to the vineyards for a cheese and wine bonanza. Or if all that sounds too stressful, head to the coastal retreat of Byron Bay or somewhere similar, sit back and simply enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals.   

Sydney Sydney

Sydney

Sydney, NSW

Whether it's a staycation or you're visiting for the weekend, take an extra day or two and make a long weekend of it as you explore the cafes, suburbs and harbour.

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Port Macquarie Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie, NSW

On the mid north coast of NSW you'll find the holiday town of Port Macquarie, with its golden beaches, lush rainforests, abundant wildlife and more.

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Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour is nestled between a high mountain backdrop and dozens of beaches along the pretty coastline of northern New South Wales.

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Tamworth Sunrise near Tamworth

Tamworth

Tamworth, NSW

Tamworth is best known for its country music festival in January, but Australia's country music capital has plenty more on offer.

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