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Welcome to the official tourism, destinations and events website. Discover all the things to do and see in the wonderfully diverse New South Wales, from the beautiful beaches and splendid national parks to the historic towns, delicious wine regions, dazzling snowfields and the striking outback.
Short breaks in NSW
From romantic weekend getaways in rolling wine country to memorable beach holidays on the NSW coast, finding the perfect short trip in NSW is easy. Discover delicious foodie experiences and thrilling adventure, as well as spectacular natural wonders and more.
You’ll find many memorable experiences. The sublime coast is perfect for beach holidays and whale watching. Savour wines in the Hunter Valley and other wine regions. Explore nation-making heritage in country towns, and enjoy the amazing Blue Mountains and the spectacular Snowy Mountains.
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.
Friday 30 November 2018 to Saturday 01 December 2018 , Berry
Fairgrounds Festival, situated in the idyllic town of Berry, harks back to festivals of the 70's with gourmet eats, artisan markets, intimate artist experiences, Little Fairgrounds and craft workshops - there's even a pool to make a splash…30 Nov - 01 Dec
Wednesday 09 January 2019 to Sunday 13 January 2019 , Parkes
The iconic Parkes Elvis Festival is a celebration of the life and music of Elvis Presley held annually in Parkes, NSW, in the second week of January to coincide with the birthday of The King. From Wednesday to Sunday more than 150 events…09 Jan - 13 Jan
Friday 18 January 2019 to Sunday 27 January 2019 , Tamworth
All roads lead to Tamworth in January for the annual Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth. It's Australia's largest music festival and rated in the top 10 in the world. Each year the largest music festival in the southern hemisphere…18 Jan - 27 Jan
Saturday 02 February 2019 to Saturday 16 March 2019 , Newcastle
Surfest Newcastle Australia is Australia's biggest festival of surfing and provides a wide array of action in-and-out of the water for both locals and visitors. The 2019 festival will see 11 different surfing events with more than 800…02 Feb - 16 Mar
Event dates to be confirmed: February 2019 , Newcastle
The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is the country's biggest grassroots, boardriders event series with AUD150,000 in cash and prizes. The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is officially sanctioned by the World Surf League (WSL),…
Saturday 23 February 2019 , Jindabyne
In February the Snowy Mountains will come alive with more off road action. Located in the heart of Australia’s High Country and starting at an altitude of 1100 metres with Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciusko as the backdrop, the course…23 Feb
Browse all the special deals and packages on the website. There are great savings on hotels in stunning locations. You’ll find fabulous deals throughout the year. Relax in the extraordinary natural beauty and enjoy fabulous food and wine. In the snow season, check out the exciting ski packages.
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: