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.
Byron babes: Byron Bay for kids
Byron is packed with kid-sized thrills the whole family will love.
Why Newcastle keeps surprising Australia
With glorious beaches, a thriving arts scene and the Hunter Valley wine region on its doorstep, this scenic harbour city is full of surprises.
The Byron Bay brunch secrets the locals don't want you to know about!
You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to enjoying a mid-morning meal at these fab cafes and restaurants in Byron Bay.
These waterfront restaurants in Newcastle are not to be missed!
This coastal city has thrown off its industrial tag to become a thriving cosmopolitan culinary hub. Here's where to go for food with a (ocean) view.
A foodie's guide to Newcastle's hidden gems
This coastal city is having a culinary moment. A foodie resident lets us in on the local secrets that should not be missed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What 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 places to check out on a rainy day.
Top places to explore in blissful Byron
Laid-back surf town meets luxury retreat at this northern New South Wales coastal idyll - our top places to explore in Byron Bay.
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.
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.
Insiders' Tips to Byron Bay
Get the lowdown on the best of Byron Bay and surrounds from these Byron insiders.