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Touring in New South Wales (NSW)

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New South Wales (NSW) is the most populous state of Australia. It has approximately 6.9 million people, around 63% of whom are to be found in Sydney, the Capital. Other major cities are Newcastle and Wollongong. Other cities and towns of note are Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Broken Hill, Coffs Harbour , Dubbo, Gosford, Goulburn, Griffith, Inverell, Leeton, Lismore, Nowra, Orange, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Queanbeyan, and Wagga Wagga. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT), and the Jervis Bay Territory are two Federal regions inside New South Wales. It is a great place to go caravanning or camping, in a Caravan, Campervan, Motorhome or Winnebago.

IMAGE: A view of Sydney Harbour Bridge from The Rocks, Sydney
Photo: Sally Mayman. Courtesy Tourism New South Wales


New South Wales has 4 main geographical areas:
A coastal strip including the area south of Sydney such as the Illawarra , the Shoalhaven near Nowra, Newcastle, the Central Coast and the North Coast. The coast borders the Tasman Sea.
The mountainous Great Dividing Range and surrounding high country. Mount Kosciuszko, 2,229m is the tallest mountain. The Central Tablelands and New England region and Southern Highlands are included in this region.
Agricultural plains make up a large part of the state's, with a low population. This includes the Riverina area and Wagga Wagga.
Arid plains with a few small settlements in the far north-west of the state.

IMAGE: Katoomba Falls in the Blue Mountains region
Photo: Photographer Unknown. Courtesy Tourism New South Wales


The temperature has varied from -23.0°C at Charlotte Pass (Great Dividing Range) to 50.0°C at Wilcannia in the far West.

Coal and related products are the NSW's biggest export. Industries. Steel and shipbuilding are diminished in importance and while agriculture remains important its income is diminishing. Information technology and financial services mostly in Sydney, are important, so many companies having their Australian headquarters in the Sydney CBD. The Australian headquarters of many information technology firms can be found in the Macquarie Park area. Tourism, especially in Sydney, the North Coast and other major centres, is a major part of the New South Wales economy.

IMAGE: Lake Menindee in the NSW Outback region
Photo: Photographer Unknown. Courtesy Tourism New South Wales


Major Sporting and other Activities

  • One Day International Cricket series.
  • Tamworth country music festival;
  • The Bathurst 1000, a major part of Australia's touring car racing series
  • The Sydney Cricket Ground 'New Year' cricket test match from 2-6 January each year
  • The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

IMAGE: Montague Island, South Coast region, NSW.
Photo: Photographer Unknown. Courtesy Tourism New South Wales


IMAGE: The Sydney Opera House.
Photo: Hamilton Lund. Courtesy Tourism New South Wales


Major Arts Centres

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Museum of Sydney
  • Pro Hart gallery in Broken Hill
  • Sydney Jewish Museum
  • Sydney Opera House.
  • Sydney Symphony
  • The Australian School of Film, Radio and Television
  • The College of Fine Arts,
  • The Conservatorium of Music
  • The National Art School
  • The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA),



Tourism locations and and Holiday Activities

  • Abseiling
  • Bathurst and Orange in the Western Plains have great country heritage
  • Byron Bay is the most easterly point of Australia
  • Canyoning
  • Caving
  • Coffs Harbour on the North Coast has many beach and Forest Activities.
  • Discover forests with a complex web of plant and animal life.
  • Dubbo has museums, galleries and the Western Plains Zoo.
  • Explore alpine country with mountainsides covered in snow gums.
  • Explore desert parks that become filled with wildflowers in spring.
  • Enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere and well known sights of our Sydney
  • Fishing, seafood, surfing Whale Watching in the South Coast towns of  Batemans Bay, Eden and Merrimbula
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Mountain bike riding
  • Nature tours for bird watching, bush walking and quiet -water canoeing.
  • Para gliding
  • Rock climbing
  • Scenic Tours or Walks in the Blue Mountains
  • Skydiving
  • Summer mountain activities include bushwalking, trout and salmon fishing, water skiing, windsurfing.
  • Snow activities at Ski resorts Charlottes Pass, Perisher-Blue and Thredbo with their gateway town of Jindabyne.
  • Surfing and fishing in the Tweed Heads area
  • View some of Australia's history in the Rocks area of Sydney.
  • Visit genuine outback Australia in the State's far west.
  • Visit kilometres of golden beaches and bays on the North Coast.
  • White water rafting
  • Wine Tasting in the Hunter region.

New South Wales really is a great place to go caravanning or camping, in a Caravan, Campervan, Motorhome or Winnebago.

Click to See Interactive Tour Map of New South Wales



Some of the original source of this information is material from the Wikipedia article
about New South Wales where you can find much more detail about New South Wales.
It is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.  


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