NSW - breathtakingly different

NSW is a land of contrasts, and one of the most unique places in the world. Discover some of the most spectacular beaches on earth, from the NSW South Coast to the Central Coast to the North Coast. Explore the arid outback trails and the dramatic Snowy Mountains, discover the rolling hills of Country NSW and taste some of Australia’s best wines in the Hunter Valley.

Whether you take a few days, a few weeks or a few months to explore the spectacular and varied landscapes and townships of NSW, you won’t be disappointed. With its varied climate and spectacular landscapes, there’s something for everyone in this part of the world. Plan your trip for a public holiday or see where the road takes you.

For one of NSW’s best loved road trips, follow the Legendary Pacific Coast Drive, which runs North from Sydney, through the pretty beaches of the Central Coast and on to Newcastle. Continue on through the spectacular scenery of the NSW North Coast and immerse yourself in the region’s pristine beaches and lush hinterland, journeying to Byron Bay, Australia’s easternmost point.

A trip to the South Coast is a highlight of any visit to NSW. With its clear azure waters and coastline ranging from dramatic sea cliff bridge north of Wollongong to the rocky clifftops around Kiama, to the beaches of Jervis Bay, which have some of the whitest sands in the world, it’ll take your breath away.

Head inland to Country NSW and discover some of the state’s best national parks, as well as the regional food and lifestyle hubs of Mudgee, Orange, Yass and the Southern Highlands villages of Berrima and Bowral.

A journey into Outback NSW brings fresh landscapes into view, with some of the most remote and beautiful areas in the state. Here you can visit Corner Country in the state’s north west, a unique spot where New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia meet, and the spectacular deserts of Broken Hill and the opal mining town of Lightning Ridge have to be seen to be believed.

Head to the Blue Mountains for gorgeous views and epic bushwalks; it’s easy to see why the whole area is world heritage listed. The Snowy Mountains also boasts unforgettable mountain scenery, as well as the best skiing in the state.