New South Wales
With buzzing cities and untouched wilderness, it's a traveller’s dream come true
In its far north, the coast of New South Wales meets the glorious Gold Coast. If you followed the coast south, you’d travel through Byron Bay, Newcastle and Sydney, all the way to the border of Victoria. That’s 2000km of some of the most gloriously scenic coastline you’ll ever see.
Beyond the surf breaks, NSW offers more than 180 national parks and reserves, from the majestic Blue Mountains to the adventure sports hotspot of Kosciusko National Park in the Snowy Mountains.
Then, of course, there are the cities. Sydney is Australia's largest, most famous and most international city, but some of the smaller centres are just as enticing. Whether you’re a wine buff who wants to explore the tastes of the Hunter Valley, you have kids who’ve always dreamed of whale-spotting, or you just need to slap your eyes on the Opera House and Sydney Harbour, New South Wales is a destination ripe for discovery.
What it's really like to learn to surf in Byron Bay
Always wanted to learn how to surf? If not now, then when! It's time to say “carpe diem” and learn how to ride the waves in surf mecca Byron Bay.
The standout eats at Sydney’s best wine bars
What time is it? It’s wine time! Sample these top Sydney wine bars for the winning cocktail of fab grub, cool vibe and cheeky drops.
Gourmet degustations for under $100? Yes, it's possible
Multiple courses of gourmet food at some of the city's finest restaurants don't have to cost the earth - these tasting menus all clock in at under $100.
From yum cha to Argentinian grills: these Byron restaurants are fab
Amazing Asian cuisine, authentic Italian and lip-smacking Latin American - these are the places to eat in Byron Bay when you're craving something different.
Guess where Beau Ryan's favourite cafe is!
Former rugby league player-turned-media personality Beau Ryan has whizzed around the globe as the new host of ‘The Amazing Race Australia’ but he still gets a kick coming home to Sydney’s Sutherland Shire.
Pssst! These are the best happy hours in Sydney's inner city bars
If you thought Sydney bars were too exxy, think again. You can find fabulous drinks and nibbles at prices that won't break the bank around the city, if you know where (and when) to go.
8 reasons to love Crown Street in Surry Hills
Lined with terrace houses, Crown Street in Sydney’s Surry Hills is a hip strip with a relaxed, village-like vibe. Check out our favourite places to eat, drink, shop and chill out at.
How to do Sydney with the family
We get the insider tips from a Sydney mum on where to take the kids on a holiday in the harbour city.
A plane-spotting adventure to remember
Young, aspiring pilots Emily and Archer always light up our faces when they fly on plane-spotting adventures with their mum.
Hopping on board the latest wellness trend, SUP Yoga, in Byron Bay
One of the best places to master your pigeon pose on a paddleboard is in this NSW wellbeing hub.
Where to find the best happy hours in Newcastle
Get the lowdown from a local on the best spots to end a day in the harbour city - without breaking the bank.
These are the coolest bars and pubs in Sydney
From inner city classics to cool spots in the suburbs, these Sydney nightspots are not be missed.
Sydney’s best restaurants with a view
Australia’s most recognisable city doesn’t just look good, it tastes good, too. Here’s where to go when you want great food with great views.
Top 5 free things to do with kids in Sydney
Sydney is well known as an expensive city, but here are five things you can do that the kids will love … and they won’t cost a cent.
These are the hottest brunches in Sydney
From gourmet spreads to eggs different ways, all with a side of great coffee, these are the best Sydney spots for a laid-back brunch.
Pie Times in the Southern Highlands
It’s not all upper crust in NSW’s Southern Highlands, with a pie-centric ‘feastival’ bringing hungry tourists to town.
The hidden gems of Sydney, best explored by bus
There are treasures to be found riding the buses through Sydney’s CBD and suburbs. Keren Lavelle hops on and off three of the city’s busiest routes and explores Sydney by bus.
Two restaurateurs guide to the Northern Rivers food culture & places to eat
New South Wales' lush Northern Rivers region provides a bounty of natural produce for locavore restaurant Fleet. Here are some insider tips on the best food to try.
Things to do in Byron beyond the beaches
Byron Bay is well known for its sparkling beaches, but there’s a lot more to the popular coastal town than just the sun and surf. Here are the top things to do in Byron Bay on a rainy day.