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What's on in NSW

Enjoy a spectacular array of events, from the iconic Tamworth Country Music Festival to tasty festivals in the wine regions. There are wonderful art exhibitions and fabulous concerts, bustling farmers markets and traditional agricultural shows, as well as thrilling sports and much more.

  1. Australian Surf Festival

    Friday 10 August 2018 to Monday 27 August 2018 , Tweed Heads

    The Australian Surf Festival will take place on the Tweed Coast. The annual event will see over 500 competitors from around the nation for a shot at being crowned an Australian Champion. Many prestigious Australian Titles will be decided…

    10 Aug - 27 Aug
  2. Love Sea Food

    Wednesday 01 August 2018 to Friday 31 August 2018 , Nelson Bay

    If you love food this one's for you. Head to glorious Port Stephens, two and a half hours north of Sydney in August for a month-long celebration of the fresh and delicious Port Stephens food and the fisherman and farmers who catch and harve…

    01 Aug - 31 Aug
  3. Sample Food Festival

    Saturday 01 September 2018 , Bangalow

    Sample Food Festival is a northern New South Wales festival that celebrates the creativity and wellbeing of the local food. Bright tropical flavours and bold creative flair attract over 17,000 visitors annually. Sample Food Festival is held…

    01 Sep
  4. Write Around the Murray Festival

    Wednesday 05 September 2018 to Sunday 09 September 2018 , Albury Wodonga

    Write Around the Murray (WAM) is a five day festival of reading, writing and storytelling. Held in the vibrant regional city of Albury on the Murray River, it attracts world-class authors and presents eclectic and high-calibre events. Sto…

    05 Sep - 09 Sep
  5. Albert Lee

    Tuesday 21 August 2018 , Newcastle

    Grammy winning legendary guitarist for Emmylou Harris and Eric Clapton returns for first Australian shows this decade. Headline shows across the country plus appearances at Adelaide Guitar Festival, Melbourne Guitar Show, Sydney Guitar Fes…

    21 Aug

More about New South Wales

The most visited state in the nation is home to Sydney, Australia’s most beautiful capital city. There are transport options from Sydney to the marvellous destinations and fun adventures in the regions. There are trains and coaches, as well as flights from Sydney Airport to many regional airports.

What about getting to an island paradise? The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island is only a short plane trip from the mainland. A top destination all year, the island is home to the world’s most southerly coral reefs, as well as lovely beaches and great fishing, snorkelling and diving.

Wondering where to stay in NSW? Then search the accommodation on the website. There are options to suit various budgets, including camping and caravanning, B&Bs, classic pubs, motels, heritage guesthouses and farm stays, as well as eco-retreats, luxury hotels and spa resorts.

The following pages will also help you plan your holidays, short breaks and weekend escapes: