Travellers' safety tips
One of the best ways to enjoy the stunning national parks of NSW is on foot. For enjoyable and safe bushwalking, plan ahead, check weather conditions, wear appropriate clothing and tell someone where you're heading off to. Make sure you carry drinking water, wear a hat, good walking shoes and pack your sunscreen. More safety information is available from NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Travel tips for NSW
The best time to travel to Sydney Australia and New South Wales isâ¦any time of the year. New South Wales lies in the temperate zone so generally the climate is free from extreme temperatures. Seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere - Christmas is in December (summer) while winter is between June and October. The warmest months are December to February, with an average maximum temperature of 26ÂºC (79ÂºF). The coolest months are June to August when daytime temperatures rarely fall below 7ÂºC (45ÂºF). From June to August it can be very cold in the Snowy Mountains alpine region with a winter maximum average of 0.1ÂºC (30ÂºF). In Outback NSW it can be very cold at night with a winter minimum average of 5ÂºC (41ÂºF). For up-to-date weather forecasts in the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, Byron Bay or any other region of NSW, visit the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
Australia's telephone country code is 61. Service for all mobile (cell) phones is widespread while internet access is available at internet cafes, hotels, libraries and in wi-fi areas, sometimes free. Sydney is on Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT.
If you're looking for good, reliable tourism information, stop at one of the many visitor information centres around NSW. You'll get help with road information, accommodation availability, best attractions in the local area, where to eat and much more. Just look for the yellow âiâ sign on a blue background in major centres around the State. Accredited visitor information centres across NSW have free Wi-Fi access.
While enjoying a day exploring Werakata National Park, in Lower Hunter Valley, heritage Foresty Hut is well worth a visit. The site offers the chance to glimpse a bygone era for the park and the peopl...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/werakata-national-park/forestry-hut/historic-site
2km (one way) - 1.5 hour - Medium difficulty
Wander through ancient snow gum forests along mountain ridges on Mount Stillwell walk. This medium difficulty hike in Kosciuszko National Park tak...
3.2km (return) - 1 hour (each way) - Medium difficulty
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