Discover all the amazing things to do and see in the State of New South Wales

From the beautiful beaches and splendid national parks to the historic towns, delicious wine regions, dazzling snowfields and the striking Outback. There are fascinating art exhibitions and fabulous concerts, bustling farmers markets and traditional agricultural shows, as well as thrilling sports and much more.

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About NSW

The City

Sydney is Australia's global city; set around a spectacular harbour and edged with stunning surf beaches. From the city's iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, to its exciting dining and outdoor bar scene, and a non-stop calendar of blockbuster events, Sydney shines all year round.

As Australia's most geographically diverse state, New South Wales offers a spectacular range of nature experiences from hiking through wilderness areas, snorkelling and diving, spotting wildlife and exploring the stars of the regional night skies. The NSW coastline is a remarkable 1,590km long, with 990km of beautiful beaches. It's no wonder that beach-goers and surfers love NSW beaches; there are around 890 ocean and bay beaches in the State, and Sydney itself has almost 100 beaches.

Food & Wine

When it comes to food and wine, each NSW region exudes its own energy and personality based on climate, soil and terrain, with abundant fresh produce and innovative restaurants to be found all across the State. And whether you're partial to a Hunter semillon or a cool-climate tempranillo, you'll find plenty of scope for exploration and experimentation in each of the State's 14 wine regions.

Local Culture

Discover the ancestral stories of local Aboriginal people that explain their deep spiritual connection with the land, sea and sky. Admire rock art in spectacular national parks, follow ancient Songlines on walking tracks, and taste "bush tucker".

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Signature Experiences

Check out some of our signature experiences around NSW from our accredited business partners to enjoy more out of your vacations.

Food and Wine in NSW


Taste the mouth-watering delights of NSW, from elegant Hunter Valley wines and quality produce in the beautiful countryside to fresh seafood on the gorgeous NSW South Coast. Explore tranquil small wine regions of Mudgee and Orange, discover delicious restaurants and classic country pubs, and enjoy the rural charm of farmers markets.

Whale watching at Byron Bay


From Eden in the south to Tweed Heads in the north, thousands of humpbacks and other whales migrate along the NSW coast every year between May and November. Paddle alongside curious dolphins in Batemans Bay and Byron Bay or swim with them off the coast of Port Stephens.

Hiking in NSW


No matter what the season, NSW offers fun, thrilling and memorable experiences. Climb Australia's highest peak, explore World Heritage-listed wilderness, surf world-famous breaks, try canyoning in the Blue Mountains and kitesurf along the beaches of the South Coast.

Beaches in NSW


Whether you enjoy a walk along the golden sands of a famous beach like Bondi or Manly, a beginner's surf lesson on the North Coast or a leisurely beach walk followed by breakfast, you'll find the perfect beach to match your wish-list in NSW.

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Cultural and heritage attractions in NSW are as diverse and fascinating as the landscape, and you'll be captivated by museums, galleries and historical tours.

Road Trips


Hit the road and see NSW at your own pace. There are many adventures to choose from, driving from beautiful beaches and spectacular national parks to historic towns like Broken Hill, delicious wine regions, dazzling snowfields and the incredible Outback.

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The natural beauty of NSW is ideal for a family holiday at any time of the year. You can enjoy a beach holiday, pitch a tent in a national park, explore the Murray River on a houseboat, touch sharks in an aquarium, and see dolphins and whales frolic in the ocean.

Aboriginal culture


Discover the Dreaming stories of the world's oldest living culture on wonderful Aboriginal-guided tours and in Aboriginal art and dance

Outback NSW


The NSW Outback is a vast region where red ochre earth merges with clear blue skies. Pass through small towns, camp under the stars, discover ancient Indigenous heritage, be awed by an abundance of wildlife and drop into friendly pubs to swap stories with local characters.