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Vacation - New South Wales

Updated on December 3, 2009

Vacation New South Wales

Founded in 1788 and covering some 309, 000 square miles New South Wales is the fifth largest state in Australia.

Even though more than 7 million people live in New South Wales, most live in the coastal cities. As a tourist destination this means lots of open space and some very special land features that remain undisturbed.

For one thing, the outback tourist will find New South Wales is perfect as a starting place for seeing some of the most spectacular landscapes in the least populated places from a central location. New South Wales borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south and South Australia to the west.

Storm over Sydney.

A summer thunder storm can be intense in Sydney and very enjoyable to watch.
A summer thunder storm can be intense in Sydney and very enjoyable to watch.

New South Wales vacations.

Sydney New South Wales is our busiest Airport in the largest Australian city. Sydney is a must see and will take at least  5 days if you do it well and include a few half day trips to some of the highlights. You could also live here your whole life and still not know this city well. There is so much of interest and so many enjoyable things to do in Sydney and the city is growing rapidly.

Sydney has some of the most accessible beaches in any major city. Stay in Sydney for a week or so to enjoy the quality accommodation, nightlife and fine dining as well as the beaches.

Hire a car for road trips, or take outback guided tours of New South Wales that can all be booked online, or ask at your hote for special vacation deals.

Bondi Beach

Looking across Bondi Beach
Looking across Bondi Beach

Sydney Opera House.

Sydney Opera House with The Sydney Harbor Bridge in the background.
Sydney Opera House with The Sydney Harbor Bridge in the background.

Sydney NSW

Sydney is a fast moving International city that retains the charm of the much loved old harbor bridge and opera house, while the city itself is as diverse and interesting in culture as you could imagine any large city to be.

A monorail runs through the city and down to the water at Darling Harbor with it's exotic boats all vying for attention, holding on board parties catered by the many restaurants is a favorite pastime for the rich and famous, especially on hot days.

Sydney restaurants offer all types of food from a wide variety of countries of origin, and the variety of food on offer is astounding.

The Financial centre of town is market St, with it's granite canyon, gleaming with expensive sun sensitive glass. Tower after tower of world wide financial institutions build their monoliths in Market St.

You can walk down Market Street to Darling harbor by crossing the footbridge. Wonderful inner city views are common in Sydney because of the way the city is situated around the bay.

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Wollongong Coastline


If you are staying in Sydney for a while, you may want to see some of the amazingly beautiful places nearby starting at Wollongong..

Wollongong to Shell Harbor has wonderful beaches, parks and views with restaurants and top accommodation all along the coast.

Within just 3 hours drive from Sydney are vinyards, mountains and coastlines to take your breath away.


Nowra Bridge
Nowra Bridge


Shoalhaven includes Nowra and covers the area from Jervis Bay to Batemans Bay.

This whole area is ideal for those who want to enjoy the outdoors. Water sports include jet boat rides, surfing, swimming from perfect whits sand beaches, whale watching, canoeing and kayaking.

The cultural beauty and the wonderfully mild climate of the Shoalhaven turn this area into a wonderland of beauty and activity during all months of the year. With hidden galleries of beautiful unique works, fantastic accommodation, charming shops full of antiques, historic homesteads, spectacular flower shows and fabulous food and wine, the Shoalhaven is a great place for the whole family to visit.

Byron Bay Lighthouse.

The Byron Bay Lighthouse.
The Byron Bay Lighthouse.

Byron Bay

In the north of the state is Byron Bay, a picturesque beach side town in the north of the state of New South Wales that has great beaches.

Byron Bay is located 759 kilometres north of Sydney and 140 kilometres south of Brisbane. Cape Byron, a headland adjacent to the town, is the easternmost point of mainland Australia.

Being accessible by car and coach Bryon Bay can also be reached by direct flights from Melbourne and Sydney.

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We hope you have enjoyed your little look at Sydney, Wollongong and Byron Bay and invite you to visit our other Hubs on Australia.

Sydney Opera House being constructed
Sydney Opera House being constructed
The Mono-rail in Sydney.
The Mono-rail in Sydney.

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