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Welcome to New South Wales – a place to feel free, feel alive, feel new. As the official tourism, destinations and events website, let us inspire your next travel tale.
Follow rainforest birdsong to thundering waterfalls. Glide down glittering snowfields or slip into the silken sea on a white-sand beach. Taste world-class wines, ocean-fresh oysters, juicy cherries and fragrant truffles on meandering road trips. Connect with outback stories, making new friends along the way. So, where to first?
It’s time to hit the road. Our trip planner and interactive map lets you explore the wonders of NSW from coast to country.
With stunning natural attractions, exceptional fresh produce and a famously quirky community, Byron Bay is one of the world’s most famous beach towns. Grab a surfboard and an organic fruit juice, and discover what makes Byron so special.
One of the State’s most spectacular natural wonders sits just on the edge of Sydney. In the Blue Mountains, you’ll find jaw-dropping waterfalls, ancient underground caves, bush-lined walking trails and even a little bit of luxury.
Immerse yourself in Australia’s oldest wine region, where they’ve been producing world-famous semillon for more than 180 years. The Hunter Valley is a place for bubbly breakfasts, lazy long lunches and afternoons spent at cosy cellar doors.
From magnificent national parks and golden beaches to iconic road trips, fascinating heritage and delectable wine regions, there's so much to see in NSW.
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: