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.
Surf and the city: Newcastle with kids
Newcastle is a beachy town full of family-friendly fun.
Steel yourself: the best things to do in Newcastle
From ocean baths and coastal walks to national parks and city galleries, our guide to Newcastle’s best.
The best things to do in Sydney
One of the world’s great cities, Sydney is an Aussie icon that’s as much about cosmopolitan style as it is about board shorts, pubs and beach culture.
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.
Byron babes: Byron Bay for kids
Byron is packed with kid-sized thrills the whole family will love.
This South Coast region is amazing - here's why!
The NSW far south coast has plenty to offer, from whale watching and secret beaches to gourmet food and unique places to stay.
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.
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.
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.