Getting to Country NSW

Getting to the historic towns, beautiful 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 railway stations that have preserved their colonial charm. You can also bring your bicycle for a cycling adventure.

Take a scenic day's drive or embark on a road trip where you will find spectacular landscapes and one-of-a-kind food and wine experiences. You’ll also find places to stay to suit a range of budgets, from camping and caravanning to heritage pubs, guesthouses, cottages, motels, farm stays, resorts and retreats.

Passengers arriving at Dubbo City Regional Airport, Dubbo

Major towns in Country NSW are well serviced by regular flights from Sydney and you can fly from Melbourne and Brisbane to towns such as Dubbo, too. Hire a car at regional airports and visit attractions that range from quirky galleries and intriguing museums to award-winning wineries and World Heritage wilderness.

The Melbourne-Sydney rail route stops at charming towns including Albury on the iconic Murray River and Goulburn near the spectacular Wombeyan Caves. Check out NSW TrainLink for more rail journeys in the countryside. Note: the rail and coach network map is helpful when planning your trip.

An Elvis look-a-like and friends enjoy the Parkes Elvis Festival 2014

You can take a scenic train trip from Sydney to the annual Parkes Elvis Festival and to acclaimed wine regions, such as Orange, The Riverina, Southern Highlands, Canberra District and New England. Coach services are available to many major destinations in Country NSW or you can join a local tour operators  to get around.

Useful links for travel in Country NSW are the Bureau of Meteorology and Live Traffic NSW.