New South Wales

New South Wales Cities, Towns and Regions

New South Wales is home to one third of Australians and claims to have the biggest economy of all states and its capital is Australia’s best known city, Sydney.

The 1000km eastern coastline offers a range of ports, beaches and tourist destination. Central Coast covering the Gosford and Wyong Shire offer an escape for Sydney dwellers. Other popular holiday destinations include Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay

Inland is the Great Dividing Range with the Blue Mountains and the Snowy Mountains and Mt Kosciuszko with winter ski resorts.

Further inland is farmland extending to the dry western plains and desert. Broken Hill is the western-most town in NSW – further from Sydney than it is from Adelaide or Melbourne.

South of Sydney is the Illawarra, Shoalhaven & Southern Highlands Region

New South Wales operates on Australian Eastern Standard Time. They put their clocks forward each summer for daylight saving.

You can find pages for regions, cities and towns in New South Wales by following the links on the left. There are also special pages for NSW Holiday Parks and NSW Cabins and Cottages

See BCL Sydney for a lot more statewide information pages

Maitland, 2320, NSW, Australia

Maitland, NSW Maitland is located on the Hunter River approximately 163km north of Sydney, New South Wales and is easily accessible from the New England Highway. Maitland is set on the banks of the Hunter River and is the gateway to the Hunter Valley.  The city has many attractive historical buildings and an annual Steam… Read More

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Snowy Mountains: The Man from Snowy River

The Man from Snowy River To Anglo-Australians of a certain age, the Snowy Mountains conjures two memories, the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme, and Banjo Patterson’s “The Man from Snowy River.” As well as learning about these at school, they will remember Leonard Teale (actor in the 70’s television program Homicide) reciting the peom on the… Read More

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Lithgow, 2790, NSW, Australia

Lithgow is a small town in a valley on the north-west edge of the Blue Mountains, on the Great Western Highway, two hours west of Sydney. The annual Ironfest Festival attracts many visitors with historical re-enactments (including medieval re-enactments) and a musical program including classical music, jazz, rock, country & western, bush, medieval and modern… Read More

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NSW Luxury Escapes – Australia

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Lismore, 2480, NSW, Australia

Lismore is in the Northern Rivers District of New South Wales, beside the Wilsons River. Approximately 821 km north of Sydney in the NSW Far North Coast Region, Lismore is closer to Queensland’s Gold Coast and Brisbane. The annual Lismore Lantern Parade includes a kids art festival, a film festival, live entertainment, a street parade… Read More

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Kingscliff, 2487, NSW, Australia

Kingscliff is a coastal town south of Tweed Heads, part of the North-Coast Region of New South Wales. Although it is part of New South Wales Far North Coast Region, it is often described as the Gold Coast’s version of Noosa. Kingscliff Accommodation see Kingscliff Hotel listings Kingscliff School & Community Links Postcode: 2487 Local… Read More

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Lennox Head , 2478, NSW, Australia

Lennox Head is a coastal town just north of Ballina, part of the Far North Coast Region of New South Wales. Lennox Head is known for the beautiful Seven Mile Beach. Lennox Head Accommodation… Read More

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Leura, 2780, NSW, Australia

Leura in the Blue Mountains Leura is a small town in the Blue Mountains , approximately 110km west from Sydney. It is near the Blue Mountains railway line and the Great Western Highway. Leura Accommodation… Read More

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Jervis Bay on the South Coast, NSW, Australia

Jervis Bay is a natural harbour opening to the Pacific Ocean, in the South Coast Region of NSW. It is popular for recreational fishing, scuba diving and whalewatching. The bay is about 150 km south of Sydney. The nearest city is Nowra, about 40 km to the north. The Jervis Bay Territory is a territory of… Read More

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Kangaroo Valley, 2577, NSW, Australia

Kangaroo Valley is between Mossvale and Nowra, about 150km or two hours southwest of Sydney and approx 200 km northeast of Canberra. The village of Kangaroo Valley is National Trust-listed, and home to the oldest suspension bridge in Australia, the sandstone Hampden Bridge. Kangaroo Valley is enclosed between the Cambewarra and Barrengarry Mountains in the… Read More

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