Enjoy a spectacular array of NSW events, from music festivals to long lunches, art exhibitions, bustling farmers markets and traditional agricultural shows, as well as thrilling sports and much more. Due to the current circumstances, make sure to check the event website or social media pages before planning your trip.
New South Wales is the best destination in the world for diverse terrains, beautiful beaches, great surf breaks, special underwater worlds and magnificent national parks, including UNESCO World Heritage wilderness. You’ll be thrilled with the fun, exciting, intriguing and delicious events, too.
The most visited state in the nation is home to Sydney, Australia’s most beautiful capital city. Year-round you’ll find festivals, shows and markets in the vibrant regions along the coast, in the sylvan countryside, the splendid Blue Mountains, the towering Snowy Mountains, and the striking outback.
In the snow season, enjoy great skiing in the Snowies and then have more fun at the Perisher Peak Festival, which features hundreds of concerts. In the warmer months, try your luck casting a line in the annual Snowy Mountains Trout Festival, and watch thrilling rodeo and mountain-biking contests.
The fertile landscapes of Country NSW grow all kinds of fresh produce. Join in the celebrations at harvest festivals, rural shows and farmers markets. And there are thrilling sports, such as the Bathurst 1000, a V8 supercar event held every year in Bathurst, which has a rich colonial heritage.
The following pages will also help you plan your holidays, short breaks and weekend escapes:
Destination NSW acknowledges and respects Aboriginal people as the state’s first people and nations and recognises Aboriginal people as the traditional owners and occupants of New South Wales land and water.