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.
A solo traveller's guide to Sydney
Visiting Sydney as solo traveller? There's plenty to keep you busy on land and in the water, plus great views to keep you company.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Insiders' Tips to Byron Bay
Get the lowdown on the best of Byron Bay and surrounds from these Byron insiders.