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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. Rewind in the Vines

    Saturday 23 March 2019 , Griffith

    Rewind in the Vines is a celebration of Australian rock icons and a showcase of the wines that put the Riverina in a global spotlight. This family-friendly festival aims to look back on the soundtracks of the 70s and 80s, set among the…

    23 Mar
  2. Newcrest Orange Challenge

    Sunday 31 March 2019 , Orange

    In the style of a European one-day classic, the Newcrest Orange Challenge is no easy cycle. There are no shortcuts. The quiet and car-free country roads are punctuated with sharp, tough climbs, never ending hills and challenging road…

    31 Mar
  3. Orange F.O.O.D Week

    Friday 05 April 2019 to Sunday 14 April 2019 , Orange

    The shires of Orange, Cabonne and Blayney are known as 'The Food Basket' of NSW. Each year F.O.O.D. Week (Food Of Orange District) supports local produce and 'fine food' with an annual event held over 10 days in April, showcasing the…

    05 Apr - 14 Apr
  4. Sail Port Stephens

    Monday 08 April 2019 to Sunday 14 April 2019 , Nelson Bay

    Sail Port Stephens is an annual yachting regatta held in the gorgeous waterways of the Port Stephens Marine Park, with the regatta centre hosted at d'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay. The regatta offers great sailing for all classes of boats…

    08 Apr - 14 Apr
  5. Sculpture at Scenic World

    Friday 12 April 2019 to Sunday 12 May 2019 , 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 25 artworks from local, national and international artists. Perfect for art…

    12 Apr - 12 May
  6. Canowindra International Balloon Challenge

    Friday 19 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Canowindra

    See the magic and spectacle as a plethora of hot air balloons take to the skies each morning and late afternoon in Canowindra every April, over an eight day period at the Canowindra International Balloon Challenge. The highlight is the…

    19 Apr - 28 Apr

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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: