Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales © Georges Antoni and Ken Butti
New South Wales
- Top things to do
- Getting to New South Wales
New South Wales boasts endless golden beaches, breathtaking natural treasures and one of the world’s most famous and vibrant cities.
New South Wales is well-known for its sparkling capital of Sydney, its seemingly endless beaches and bushland, and its sophisticated dining scene. But combine the icons with lesser-known attractions, and this east coast state becomes a destination worthy of bucket list status.
Stunning coastlines, rugged outback, hazy mountain ranges and even lush, subtropical forests are all natural features that can be found throughout New South Wales. Here are just a few of the state's top destinations worth exploring:
- Sip world-class wines in Mudgee and the Hunter Valley
- Escape to chilled-out coastal destinations like Port Stephens and Byron Bay
- Camp, hike and mountain bike in the national parks of the Blue Mountains and Sapphire Coast
Sydney is one of Australia’s most accessible cities, making New South Wales easy to explore.
International flights arrive into Sydney Airport (SYD) daily from around the world, and you can fly to Sydney from every major Australian city, as well as from regional Australia. New South Wales also has regional airports in popular destinations like Byron Bay and Newcastle, as well as some smaller towns like Mudgee.
If you’d rather stick with four wheels, New South Wales is an epic destination for road trips, with beautiful winding coastlines and endless rugged bushland to explore. The drive to Sydney takes three hours from Canberra and about nine hours from Melbourne and Brisbane.