"NEW SOUTH WALES - THE PREMIER STATE" Top 5 Page for this destination State of New South Wales by balhannah

State of New South Wales Travel Guide: 13,112 reviews and 35,126 photos


This is a lovely trip along the scenic coast of northern New South Wales. You can come with me as a virtual friend for a SEASIDE HOLIDAY.

Ballina, Evan's Head, Yamba, Maclean, Bellingen, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, South West Rocks, Stuarts Point, Macksville, Nambucca Heads, Coffs Harbour, Red Rock, Grafton, Lawrence, Casino, and Lismore.
I hope you have enjoyed looking around this small part of Australia!

In 2015 we passed through NSW on our way to the Snowy Mountains. Our first town in NSW was TENTERFIELD a town with plenty of history and beautiful autumn leaves. From there, just click on the BLUE links at the bottom of each page to follow our journey through NSW to Victoria and back.

SYDNEY is known as one of the most beautiful harbours in the World, this is the city most visited by overseas visitors.
Of course, this is where you will find the Harbour Bridge (the Coathanger) and the Sydney Opera House.

Nearby, are the heritage listed BLUE MOUNTAINS' a must visit if you have the time.

* CLIMATE....Temperate/ Humid, gets cold in Winter.
* SCENERY.... COAST.....Lush, Sub-tropical in the North of the State.
* FURTHER INLAND.... Dryer..... Grain/crop farming, Cotton, Pecan nuts, Sheep & Cattle.
* NEAR THE RIVER MURRAY....Fertile, grow Fruits, vegetables & more
* INLAND....very dry....desert like

New South Wales is the most populated State in Australia.
with 7million + people living here.

* DISTANCE FROM...Victorian Border to Queensland border is......
1400km from Eden in the south to Tweed Heads in the north
AND.... 1100km east to west from Sydney to Broken Hill

THE NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAY is an alternative route to the Pacific Highway that links Sydney and Brisbane.

Whilst a slightly longer route than going via the coast (by approx. 50 km), the New England Highway is often less busy and hence an easier and safer drive.
Allow 10 - 12 hours to complete the entire Sydney - Brisbane drive, depending upon traffic conditions.

The scenic alternative, THUNDERBOLT'S WAY, which passes through Gloucester and Walcha to Uralla is about 70 km shorter than the New England Highway.

I have travelled and seen the majority of New South Wales, trouble is, it was when I didn't have a digital camera and I wasn't a member of this site.
So some photo's are scanned and some tips haven't been written because of lack of photos!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots of interesting sights and scenery
  • Cons:Sydney has very, heavy traffic if you are driving.
  • In a nutshell:Something for everyone in this State!
  • Last visit to State of New South Wales: Jun 2015
  • Intro Updated Nov 14, 2015
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  • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    Good additions!

  • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2015 at 3:21 AM

    Thank you for interesting tour!

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    After staying when I was a student in the old South Wales I wanted to have a look at the New South Wales. It seems indeed all very good!

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Feb 21, 2014 at 1:32 PM

      Thanks Eddy! Plenty of lovely spots in this state. Pity the towns are under states so you would know which ones.

  • JulieJueletha's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2013 at 7:39 AM

    Brilliant photo of the Waratah flower. So colorful!

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    I staid in South-Wales, U.K, and liked the people and seaside (Barry) there so that I was curious to see what New South Wales looks like.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2011 at 3:15 AM

    Thanks Dee for an excellent view on what to do in NSW :-)) I found a lot for sis :-) Especially the free park guide they will love.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2010 at 3:25 AM

    Some great info on the State of New South Wales. Good to see some roadside rest areas, as I'm sure there is great distances here as in our country of Canada.

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    That's a very interesting page, Dee. I had to google Blue Heelers, as I had not known them. Beautiful dogs!

  • aannee's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    The free booklet for the National Parks is a good idea, didn't know there was one available.

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2009 at 9:41 PM

    School of air reminded me of tv program skippy the bush kangaroo. was fascniated by freedom of school. nice tips and pics - nature and history together makes sense :-) i find it logical to begin reading about state / province 1st to get an idea.

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