Getting to the historic towns, magnificent national parks and fun festivals in Country NSW is easy. You can travel by car on well-maintained roads, fly into regional airports and rent a car, or arrive by train at beautifully preserved colonial railway stations – bring your bicycle for a cycling adventure.
From day trips to road trips, enjoy scenic drives in spectacular landscapes and savour delicious food and wine experiences. You’ll find plenty of places to stay to suit various budgets, from camping and caravanning to heritage pubs, guesthouses, cottages, motels, resorts and retreats, and farm stays.
Major towns are well serviced by regular flights from Sydney. You can fly from Melbourne and Brisbane to some towns too, such as Dubbo. Hire a car at regional airports and visit attractions, ranging from fabulous galleries and intriguing museums to wineries and World Heritage wilderness.
The Melbourne-Sydney railway stops at delightful towns, including Albury by the iconic Murray River and Goulburn, near the spectacular Wombeyan Caves. Check out NSW Trainslink for more rail journeys in the countryside. The rail and coach network map is helpful when planning your trip.
You can take a scenic train trip from Sydney to Parkes for the annual Elvis Festival and to acclaimed wine regions, such Orange, Riverina, Southern Highlands, Canberra District and New England. Enjoy wine tasting at cellar doors. There are craft breweries and distilleries in some of the wine regions.
Coach services are available to many major destinations. You’ll find local tour operators offering wonderful experiences, from winery tours to outdoor adventures such as kayaking, fishing and horseriding. There are aerial adventures too, including sailplaning, paragliding and ballooning.