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.
If you only do one thing in the Sapphire Coast, make it this one
A glorious lake cruise and a gourmet feast of fresh-harvested oysters with a maverick tour guide proves to be one of the best things to do on the Sapphire Coast.
These Sydney restaurants will transport you straight to the Middle East
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The Byron Bay brunch secrets the locals don't want you to know about!
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Where to dine with a water view in Sydney
Whether it’s world class dining with a view of Sydney Harbour or delicious food on the Northern beaches, these are the best waterside restaurants in the city.
Is foraging everything it’s cracked up to be?
Growing interest in reconnecting with nature has led to an appetite for foraging amongst everyday foodies.
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.
You need to hit up these cool cafes in Newcastle
From old favourite Goldbergs' to newbie Happi Kitchen, there are plenty of places to go for a great cup of joe when in the coastal city. Here is a local's guide.
Check out Sydney's coolest little 'hood - Enmore Road
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A plane-spotting adventure to remember
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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
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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
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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
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The hidden gems of Sydney, best explored by bus
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