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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. Parkes Elvis Festival

    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
  2. Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth

    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
  3. Surfest Newcastle Australia

    Saturday 02 February 2019 to Sunday 17 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 - 17 Mar
  4. Nudie Australian Boardriders Battle National Final

    Saturday 16 February 2019 to Sunday 17 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),…

    16 Feb - 17 Feb
  5. Southern 80

    Friday 08 February 2019 to Sunday 10 February 2019 , Echuca Moama

    The Murray River is the original life blood of the Echuca-Moama region. All year round anglers, campers, water skiers, house boating holidaymakers, canoeists, power boat enthusiasts and nature-lovers, gravitate to Echuca-Moama as their…

    08 Feb - 10 Feb

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: