New South Wales is distinguished by its rugged coastline and incredibly vast landscape, from national parks to rainforests, outback countryside to beaches, and all else in between. This south eastern state is most known for its capital city, Sydney, bringing millions of visitors each year to catch a glimpse of the incredible Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.
Starting in the north, the next popular hub after Sydney would have to be Byron Bay, known for its unique, laid back vibe and picture-perfect beaches. Follow the Legendary Pacific Drive leading you from Byron Bay down to Sydney and through many National Surfing Reserves located in Newcastle, Crescent Head, Lennox Head, Angourie (south of Yamba). For a diverse selection of some of Australia’s top wineries take some time out in the Hunter Valley, or for a touch of snow venture straight to the picturesque Snowy Mountains.
Head west to Outback NSW for an insight towards Australia’s rich history and quaint colonial villages; here you’ll have a chance to uncover an array of national parks and native wildlife too. Or for even more historic towns, wine regions and wilderness, iconic to Australia, Country NSW would have to be the place.
In Central Coast you’ll find a mix of stunning beaches, lush national park and crystal clear waterways, or if you’re ready to switch to island time, take a two-hour flight to Lord Howe Island. With nothing but lush mountains and pristine sandy beaches, only 400 visitors are allowed on the island at any one instance to maintain its natural existence. Back on the mainland, continue south, and you’ll reach the South Coast, which would have to be the perfect road trip destination. A region stretching from Sydney to the border of Victoria, take note of the Grand Pacific Drive, considered to be one of the most scenic and spectacular driving routes.
Indulge in New South Wales’ choice of experiences from lush national parks to charming wine regions, mesmerising beaches and glitzy city life. Australia’s most populous state brings a diverse mix of adventures just waiting to be explored.