The best of food and wine in NSW
Quality produce, great wine & some of Australia’s best restaurants can be found in culinary hotspots across Regional NSW. Discover where to wine & dine.
It's ON! in Regional NSW
Start planning a fun-packed getaway to one of the fabulous events that are on in Regional NSW right now.
NSW road trips and scenic drives
Explore NSW at your own pace on a road trip or scenic drive. Discover our top drives through the diverse and stunning landscapes of NSW.
Adventure time in Wollongong
If you crave adventure, take a trip to Wollongong! You can choose from a wide range of activities including sky diving, surfing and hiking.
Enjoy a round of golf in the Hunter Valley
From world-class golf resorts to delightful local courses, golf in the Hunter is the perfect way to stretch your legs between wine tastings!
It's ON! in Newcastle and the Hunter
The Newcastle and Hunter regions host exciting events. See thought-provoking art exhibitions, sporting contests and spectacular musical performances.
It’s ON! Newcastle and the Hunter
Take advantage of great accommodation deals to experience the range of events in the Hunter Valley, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie from just $165.
It's ON! In Wollongong deals
Check out Wollongong’s great range of events when you stay in town or by the beach with great accommodation deals starting from just $150 per night.
The Murray - Great Deals for Spring
This spring, holiday on the banks of The Murray. Find that perfect spot by the river, park the campervan and relax. Book now and receive $50 cash back.
AFC Asian Cup 2015
Stadium Australia , Sydney Olympic Park
FROM 10 January TO 31 January
Parkes Elvis Festival
Various locations around Parkes, Parkes
FROM 07 January TO 11 January
Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth
Various venues in Tamworth, Tamworth
FROM 16 January TO 25 January
Corner John Parade and Watkins Street, Newcastle
FROM 06 February TO 22 February
Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour
Mount Panorama, Bathurst
FROM 06 February TO 08 February
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From pristine beaches to the awe-inspiring Australian outback, New South Wales (NSW) is one of the most unique places in the world. Take advantage of the sunny season, get outdoors and enjoy the State’s beautiful beaches, national parks, bushwalks – and, of course, the great Australian barbecue!
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- Suggestions on itineraries for your stay here
- Plenty of recommendations for summer activities
NSW is made up of a number of diverse regions. Summer in the Blue Mountains region features breathtaking scenic views and historic landmarks, plus some of Australia’s finest hotels and guesthouses.
If it’s a relaxing beachside holiday you’re after, there are plenty of towns along the NSW North Coast that fit the bill. The Central Coast region incorporates the major towns of Terrigal and Gosford, and as you travel further north you reach Newcastle , Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour . Don’t forget to extend your stay to Byron Bay , which is Australia’s most easterly town, and also famous for its artistic community.
Do grapevines feature in your summer dreams? The Hunter Valley is a world-class wine region. A popular setting for weddings and honeymoons, the Hunter region includes Pokolbin, Singleton and Lovedale and offers fresh air, gorgeous scenery, fine dining and, of course, great wines. The refreshing Hunter semillons are perfect for those sultry summer evenings. Winery tours and wine tasting are popular with visitors.
The South Coast of NSW has plenty to offer visitors. Wollongong is the largest town on the South Coast, drawing thousands of surfers, cyclists and bushwalkers every summer. Similarly, the towns of Jervis Bay and Batemans Bay are popular with campers and nature lovers.
Country NSW incorporates the State’s best inland towns – with rich histories, spectacular views and plenty of things to see and do during the warmer months. Bathurst , for instance, is a friendly country town that hosts a number of celebrations every summer. It’s also close to the famed Abercrombie and Jenolan caves, if you’re keen for a little adventure.
And sure, the Snowy Mountains region may not sound like the ideal summer destination, but it is. Home to Australia’s best ski resorts, Thredbo and Perisher , during the warmer months, this region turns into a haven for cyclists, campers, fishermen, hikers and bushwalkers as the summer kicks in.
For an authentic Aussie experience, you can’t go past a summer outback adventure. Broken Hill is a truly incredible place – with its spellbinding landscape and unique wildlife.
And finally, how about an island adventure? Lord Howe Island is only a short plane trip from Sydney. It’s a top destination year round for birdwatchers – with more than 14 species of seabirds. In summer it’s also a great place for hiking and snorkelling.