Your ultimate guide to

NSW

Discover the best places to visit and things to do in New South Wales with our ultimate travel guide. From beautiful beaches, world-renowned wine regions, charming country towns, adrenaline pumping snowfields and the magnificent outback, it’s easy to plan your next NSW getaway.

 

New South Wales is a great holiday destination for a romantic getaway in wine country, family beach holidays on the coast or road-tripping to the outback; NSW has it all.

Things to Do in New South Wales

There are plenty of things to do in New South Wales starting with a bridge climb on the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Escape the city with a sojourn to the Hunter Valley for wine tasting at some of the best cellar doors in the region. For a change of place, explore New South Wales’ natural beauty with a visit to the Three Sisters in the picturesque Blue Mountains.

Outdoor Activities

New South Wales’ temperate climate makes it a great state for outdoor activities. Hiking and bushwalking in NSW is a popular activity in picturesque locations such as the Blue Mountains, Bouddi National Park on the Central Coast and Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains. If you’re time poor and can’t escape the city, we have 5 of Sydney’s best bush walks within easy reach.

Camping & Caravans

Looking to go camping in NSW and wondering how to find the best caravan parks in NSW? If you’re longing to avoid the crowds, we have the 11 most beautiful secluded camping spots including Green Patch in NSW. While it’s hard to tear yourself away from some of the country’s most popular national parks and their associated camping spots such as the Blue Mountains, be adventurous and head inland to Mount Kaputar National Park, an hour’s drive from Narrabri and be inspired by Dawsons Spring campground, considered one of our Top 10 camping spots in Australia.

Brilliant Beaches

The best beaches in New South Wales can be found dotted up and down the coast from Tweed Heads in the north to Merimbula in the south. First time visitors to Sydney will want to head to world-famous Bondi Beach. Head to Hyams Beach on the South Coast renowned for its fine white sand and crystal clear water. Its no surprise Hyams Beach is considered one of Australia’s 10 Best Beaches. In Byron Bay on the North Coast of NSW avoid the crowds at Tallow Beach, perfect for both people and pooches. If you’re after the best spots to snorkel in Sydney we’ve shared the secret spots.

Places to Visit in New South Wales

There are plenty of places to visit in New South Wales starting with a city stay in Sydney, home to the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Discover the diverse regions within 3 hours of Sydney such as the picturesque Blue Mountains, stunning South Coast and world-renowned wine region Hunter Valley ideal for short breaks. New South Wales has it all, from brilliant beaches and pristine national parks to charming country towns and the spectacular outback.

Sydney

New South Wales’ capital, Sydney is a vibrant city with the stunning harbour at its dazzling heart. Explore the heritage sights; discover the intriguing history and marvel at the spectacular harbour and beautiful beaches that make Sydney a world-class city. Make the Sydney CBD your base or explore in all directions with iconic Bondi Beach in the east, sophisticated Palm Beach in the north, “The Shire” in the south and Parramatta in the west, Sydney’s newest thriving metropolis.

Blue Mountains

Just 90 minutes drive from Sydney, the Blue Mountains has some of NSW’s most dazzling natural attractions, most notably the Three Sisters. Explore the natural beauty with bush walks for all levels of fitness or visit Scenic World or Jenolan Caves to see the Blue Mountains from a different perspective. There are plenty of things to do and places to stay in the Blue Mountains in quaint villages such as Leura, Katoomba, Medlow Bath and Megalong Valley.

The Snowy Mountains

The NSW Snowy Mountains is the perfect holiday destination in any season for the outdoor enthusiast. In the winter months, hit the slopes in Perisher or Thredbo for skiing or snowboarding and in the warmer months explore the region by bush walking, bike riding or hiking. In any season, there are plenty of things to see and do in the Snowy Mountains.

How to Stay in New South Wales

You’ll find options in New South Wales to suit every budget from camping and caravan parks, budget hotels to beachside resorts, boutique hotels and luxury accommodation.

 

Wondering where to stay in NSW? Whether you’re planning a family holiday, city break, adventure holiday, romantic getaway or luxury experience there is a destination to suit every style, from a coastal holiday in Byron Bay, to a rural retreat in Orange, New South Wales has the perfect accommodation to suit your style and budget.

Where to Eat in New South Wales

You’re spoilt for choice for top-notch places to eat in NSW starting with dining in the harbour city. Grab breakfast in Sydney’s Bondi, lunch at iconic waterside restaurant Catalina and dinner harbour side at Quay; consistently voted as one of Sydney’s best restaurants.

 

Some stellar regional dining hot spots are putting small-towns on the map, like Paper Daisy in Cabarita Beach and Fleet at Brunswick Heads,  both on the North Coast of NSW. Likewise if you’re heading south, check out Biota on the NSW South Coast.

Tours & Packages New South Wales

There are plenty of tours and packages to make the most of your NSW holiday. Try whale watching during whale season in Byron Bay or a day trip to the Blue Mountains taking in the highlights such as Wentworth Falls and the Three Sisters. Book a wine tasting tour in the Hunter Valley  to taste award-winning wines in a bucolic setting.