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.
Blissing out: the best things to do in Byron Bay
From stunning surf beaches to lush green hinterland, whale watching and boho markets, here’s the best of Byron Bay.
How to do Byron Bay on a budget
Think Byron might be out of your budget? Think again with these savvy suggestions.
Top reasons to visit Byron Bay
There's more to this northern NSW town than its beautiful beaches. With great food, natural wonders and fab weather, it’s clear why it's such a drawcard.
More than a beach: Bondi’s best kept secrets
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8 reasons to love Crown Street in Surry Hills
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How to do Sydney with the family
Insider tips from a Sydney mum on where to take the kids on a holiday in the harbour city.
The ultimate couple's getaway itinerary for Sydney
Planning a romantic weekend in Sydney? Here are the best places to wine, dine and indulge.
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
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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
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.
Travelling with kids? Here’s what you should know
Master the art of holidaying with young kids to ensure your holiday is relaxing and stress-free with these tips from a well-travelled mum.
Where to find the best coffee in Newcastle
This coastal enclave just two hours’ drive from Sydney has transformed from industrial hub to cosmopolitan city – and it’s developed a thirst for great coffee.
Birthday weekend? Here are the top 5 places to go
Where are the best places in Australia for a long weekend birthday bash? It all depends on how you like to party – here are our top picks.