As anyone who lives in New South Wales will tell you, this is one of the best places in Australia to travel for a holiday. Here, there is definitely something for everyone. From some of the worlds best surfing beaches, spectacular cities, beautiful mountain ranges, forests and sub tropical islands as well as magnificent alpine skiing, there is always something to do and somewhere to go, any time of the year.
At some stage of a New South Wales holiday you are sure to see Sydney, and it is a great base to start from with its central location. Every other holiday destination in the state is easy to get to from Sydney so it a great place to start. It has world famous landmarks that every visitor wants to see. The Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge are always at the top of the must see list. Its beaches are legendary and there is a massive list of hotels and resorts to choose from. From a base here, you can start to explore the state.
The north coast has many great tourist destinations. Port Stephens, near Newcastle, the Hunter Valley wineries, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour are all within a days easy driving and present magical scenery and surroundings. Further north, Kingscliff, Yamba and Tweed Heads have superb beaches and great accommodation. Offshore from the north coast lie Lord Howe island and Norfolk island, both of which are within a couple of hours flight from the coast and present some of the finest holiday opportunities in Australia.
To the south of Sydney are some of Australia's finest beachside resort towns. Places like Batemans Bay, Merimbula, Bega have sensational beaches while just inland, is a scenic feast with National Parks, eucalypt forest and beautiful agricultural regions dotted with towns and villages. Inland from this coastal strip is the Australian Snowy Mountains. This region is a special holiday destination any time of the year. Go bushwalking or trout fishing from Jindabyne during the summer months and return in winter to ski at Perisher or Thredbo
West of Sydney are the Blue Mountains. This is another popular destination for Sydneysiders and international tourists. Magnificent scenery, caves and National Parks coupled with beautiful boutique hotel accommodation makes this a great place to visit. The city of Canberra, which is Australia's capital, also lies in country New South Wales. It is a must see for any holidaymaker with some of the country's most important museums and art galleries are here and the cosmopolitan lifestyle is great to share and enjoy. Further west, lies the great outback and towns like Dubbo and Broken Hill.
The beauty and diversity of New South Wales makes it one of Australia's most complete holiday destinations.