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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. Sculpture at Scenic World

    Friday 13 April 2018 to Sunday 13 May 2018 , Katoomba

    Set in the heart of the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor canvas showcasing over 35 artworks from local, national and international artists. Perfect for art l…

    13 Apr - 13 May
  2. Wings Over Illawarra

    Saturday 05 May 2018 to Sunday 06 May 2018 , Albion Park

    The best annual airshow in NSW, and situated right on Sydney's doorstep. See jaw-dropping aerobatics, relive the past with a spectacular display of classic warbirds and amazing vintage aircraft of yesteryear. Be inspired by the Australian …

    05 May - 06 May
  3. Batlow CiderFest

    Saturday 19 May 2018 , Batlow

    Batlow CiderFest is a full-on communal street party celebrating the end of the apple harvest and the best boutique ciders grown and brewed locally. Growers, producers, locals and their visitors enjoy some hard-earned down time after the lo…

    19 May
  4. Ironman Australia

    Sunday 06 May 2018 , Port Macquarie

    Established in 1985, Ironman Australia remains an iconic global event - taking place in Port Macquarie, New South Wales - four hours north of Sydney. From the swim course in Hastings River to the bike course along the Pacific Ocean and run …

    06 May
  5. River of Art

    Thursday 17 May 2018 to Saturday 26 May 2018 , Moruya

    This multi-award winning festival returns to the spectacular far South Coast for 10 days in May 2018. Explore live music, visual arts, theatre, film, literature, creative workshops and cultural activities. River of Art's fun-filled pro…

    17 May - 26 May
  6. Port to Port MTB

    Thursday 24 May 2018 to Sunday 27 May 2018 , Newcastle

    Celebrating its fifth year anniversary, Port to Port MTB is a four day mountain bike stage race in NSW. It’s full of epic trails through forests, wine country, hinterland, coastline and mountain bike parks and all washed down with excellent…

    24 May - 27 May

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: