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With its beautiful coastline,
deep forests,
wide rivers,
many quaint and historic old towns,
rich farmlands
and empty outback,
there is so much more to New South Wales than simply the capital , Sydney - great town that it is.

Sydney is where the history of the European settlement of Australia began with a struggling penal colony and for several years that was all there was to the new country. Once explorers pushed north and south along the coast and opened up the way across the mountains to the sweeping plains on the other side though the colony soon attracted new settlers with its promise. Many of the small hamlets dotted around the countryside grew into towns and cities and New South Wales became, and remains, the most populated state in the nation.

There's still plenty of open space however and visitors who take the time to explore beyond the glass towers and glittering waters of Sydney and her beautiful harbour will find themselves richly rewarded.


Blooming in the bush now -

Australian Christmas bells

  • Last visit to State of New South Wales: Nov 2005
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  • tropicrd's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    Wonderful pages...as a former NSW resident it brings back great memories for me...thanks for sharing.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    Excellent overview on New South Wales. The state certainly has lots of wonderful natural attractions. We just came back from Sydney and Blue Mountains two months ago. Hope to visit more destinations in New South Wales one day. ~ho & pang

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2009 at 11:58 PM

    What an interesting page, there is a pub without beer but a brewery ;-) and its great to see "the bullocky and his team" Merry Christmas and a happy new year, Leyle !

  • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    A page chock full! took a trip down memory lane fr when I lived in Aust. (70s) been to a lot of these areas, but some are new to me; but I spent a lot of time in the Hunter Valley, since I worked in the wine industry then.

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2009 at 4:53 AM

    Superb page, thanks! We have friends here and are hoping to visit them next year... there is so much to see and do here - I loved your stories and photos, thanks!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Spectacular pages about State of New South Wales. Such vivid descriptions and brilliant photographs. Your devotion to your pages is quite evident and appreciated.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Excellent overview of NSW. Lots of stunning natural beauty and interesting Australian history. Cheers from Penang, SL :)

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    An amazing page that only drives home to me how little I saw of NSW in the short time I was there a few decades ago! 'The lot' hamburger tip really struck home because I still remember how much I loved my first one - with beet root and eggs included!

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2008 at 9:08 AM

    I enjoyed my glimpse of New South Wales--thanks for a very descriptive walk through this charming part of the country!

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2007 at 7:30 AM

    Those flowers looks lovely! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a coming year full of fun travels!

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