Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales © Georges Antoni and Ken Butti
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.
Top things to do
- Sip world-class wines in Mudgee and the Hunter Valley
- Escape to chilled-out coastal destinations like Jervis Bay and Byron Bay
- Camp, hike and mountain bike in the national parks of the Blue Mountains and Sapphire Coast
Getting to New South Wales
Sydney is one of Australia’s most accessible cities, making New South Wales easy to explore.
International flights arrive into Sydney daily from around the world, and you can fly to Sydney from every major Australian city, as well as from regional Australia. 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.