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

Pokolbin, 2320, NSW, Australia

Pokolbin is at the center of the Hunter Valley wine Region, located  in New South Wales. This area is best known for its wineries, resorts and getaway accommodation.  Some of the most popular activities include winery tours, short breaks and visiting the Hunter Valley Gardens with its Festival of Flowers.  Pokolbin is part of New… Read More

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Port Macquarie, 2444, NSW, Australia

Port Macquarie is a large town on New South Wales North Coast, approximately 390km north of Sydney. Port Macquarie Accommodation Accommodation in Port Macquarie available through booking.com Port Macquarie School & Community Links Postcode: 2444 Community Links: Port Macquarie-Hastings Regional Gallery Local Council: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Local Schools: Port Macquarie Primary School Port Macquarie High… Read More

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Parkes, 2870, NSW, Australia

Parkes in Central NSW, is 365km from Sydney and 306km from Canberra. Originally a goldmining settlement, it was renamed Parkes after Sir Henry Parkes, the ‘Father of Federation’. Parkes is perhaps best known as home of ‘The Dish’ – the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope. The annual Parkes Elvis Festival is held in the second week… Read More

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Perisher, 2624, NSW, Australia

Perisher is Australia’s largest skiing resort, in the beautiful Australian Snowy Mountains Region, approximately 600km south-west of Sydney. Perisher Accommodation Perisher Valley accommodation with booking.com Perisher Tours… Read More

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Pambula Beach, 2549, NSW, Australia

Pambula Beach is a small coastal town with a stunning beachfront that is a major tourist destination. Pambula Beach is part of New South Wales South Coast Region. Pambula Beach Accommodation… Read More

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Pacific Palms, 2428, NSW, Australia

Pacific Palms is a small coastal town on the North Coast of New South Wales near Forster. The major industry is tourism with thousands of tourists visiting Pacific Palms to enjoy magnificent beaches and Booti Booti National Park. Pacific Palms Accommodation… Read More

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Orange New South Wales – Australia

Orange (Central NSW) is the birthplace of Australia’s most famous bush poet Banjo Paterson. Orange Accommodation Accommodation in Orange available through booking.com Orange School & Community Links School Links Orange Public School Orange High School Orange East Public Schools Anson Street School TAFE / University Links Western Institute of TAFE – Orange Campus Community Links… Read More

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Oberon, 2787, NSW, Australia

Oberon is in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales. The town has major farming, forestry and wood industries. Oberon Accommodation… Read More

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North Haven, 2443, NSW, Australia

North Haven is 30 km south of Port Macquarie, and part of New South Wales North Coast Region. Local activities include fishing, surfing and exploring nearby Crowdy Bay National Park. North Haven Accommodation… Read More

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Nowra, 2541, NSW, Australia

The city of Nowra on Sydney’s South Coast, approximately 170km south of Sydney. Nowra is also the primary town of the Shoalhaven District and a popular tourist area. Nowra is a part of New South Wales South Coast Region. From Nowra, you can escape inland to Kangaroo Valley for horseriding and bushwalking. Local Council: Shoalhaven… Read More

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North Coast Region, NSW, Australia

The NSW North Coast Region refers to the coastal towns north of Newcastle, well known for miles of perfect beaches, friendly seaside towns and surrounding wilderness. The North Coast Region includes the following towns: Blueys Beach & Boomerang Beach Bulahdelah is a small country town offering farmstay and rural getaways. Coffs Harbour Diamond Beach &… Read More

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Schools and Education in Newcastle Australia

Schools in Newcastle Newcastle is in the Hunter / Central Coast education region. You can find all registered schools on the Schools NSW site see school search or Hunter / Central Coast region schools listings (direct links may change) or go direct to some school websites below Adamstown Public School Callaghan College Jesmond Senior Campus… Read More

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Newcastle – Australia

Newcastle is the second oldest city in Australia. It lies between a working harbour and surf beaches and is on the mouth of the Hunter River. Like Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom, Newcastle was a major coal mining town and port. Newcastle is approximately 160km or two hours drive north of Sydney. Newcastle… Read More

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Newcastle Hotels and Resorts – Australia

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Newcastle Backpackers – Australia

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New England Region, NSW, Australia

The New England Region is an inland district in northern New South Wales, situated at the top of the Great Dividing Range. It has a mild alpine climate and four distinct seasons, creating the autumn colours this region is celebrated for.  The landscape is generally rural tablelands, interspersed with large granite boulders.  There are spectacular… Read More

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Narrandera, 2700, NSW, Australia

Narrandera it lies on the junction of the Newell and Sturt Highways and is the gateway to the productive Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area in the New South Wales Riverina Region. Narrandera is 549kms from Sydney, 428kms from Melbourne, 852kms from Adelaide and 341kms from Canberra. The annual John O’Brien Festival festival celebrates “John O’Brien’s” poetry, bush… Read More

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Nelson Bay, 2315, NSW, Australia

Nelson Bay is a town in the Central Coast of New South Wales, it is located on the southern shore of Port Stephens, approximately 60km north of Newcastle. Nelson Bay is part of New South Wales North Coast region. Local Council: Port Stephens Council Nelson Bay Accommodation See also nearby Shoal Bay accommodation… Read More

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Narrabri, 2390, NSW, Australia

Narrabri is part of New South Wales’ New England Region. It is in the Namoi Valley, approximately 520km north-west of Sydney. The area is a centre for Australian cotton production and is also known for its wheat and livestock. Nosh on the Namoi – Gourmet food , wine and music festival. Held annually in Narrabri. Australian… Read More

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Nambucca Heads, 2448, NSW, Australia

Nambucca Heads is a coastal town on the North Coast of New South Wales, situated at the mouth of the Nambucca River, approximately 552km north of Sydney. Nambucca Heads is part of New South Wales North Coast Region. Nambucca Shire Council is the local government. Nambucca Heads Accommodation… Read More

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Narooma, 2546, NSW, Australia

Narooma is a small town at the mouth of the Wagonga Inlet on the Princes Highway, it is a popular fishing destination, approximately 360km south of Sydney. Narooma is in the Eurobodalla Shire Council local government area and is part of New South Wales South Coast Region. Narooma Accommodation… Read More

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Muswellbrook, 2333, NSW, Australia

Muswellbrook is located in the upper Hunter Valley region, 243km or 3 hours drive north-west of Sydney. It is well-known for its agriculture and coal-mining industries, and is also the birthplace of the ‘Blue Heeler’ Australian Cattle Dog. Aberdeen is a small town about 12 kilometres north of Muswellbrook on the New England Highway. Muswellbrook Regional… Read More

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Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia

Murwillumbah is a medium-sized town on the Tweed River, in the hinterland of far northern NSW. The town is surrounded by national parks and many mountains which are visible from the town centre, including Mt Warning. Murwillumbah has major and independent supermarkets, department stores, and boutique shopping, and is a regional centre for nearby villages… Read More

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Mudgee New South Wales – Australia

The Mudgee region in Central NSW is 3½ hours or 250km from Sydney – accessible on Highway 86 from the Blue Mountains or . The region includes Mudgee, Kandos, Rylstone and Gulgong, the town on Australia’s original $10 note, and has a long history of food, wine and wool production. There are also four major… Read More

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NSW Murray River Escapes – Australia

NSW Escapes along the Murray River New South Wales towns along the Murray River include Albury, Barooga and Tocumwal… Read More

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Mount Victoria, 2786, NSW, Australia

Mount Victoria is a town in the Blue Mountains, approximately 120 km from Sydney. Mount Victoria Accommodation… Read More

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Mossvale and Bundadoon, 2577/2578, NSW, Australia

Mossvale and Bundadoon are in the Southern Highlands to the east of the Hume Highway.  Mossvale is 130 km south-west of Sydney, on the Illawara Highway which cuts across from the Hume Highway to the coast. The Bundanoon Highland Gathering, Brigadoon, is held every April. In July 2009, Bundanoon launched a “Bundy on Tap” campaign to… Read More

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Morpeth, 2321, NSW, Australia

Morpeth, Hunter Valley, NSW Morpeth is a small town in the Hunter Valley, located 37km north-west of Newcastle in the City of Maitland. It is a popular tourist destination due to its many historical buildings and riverbank setting. Morpeth is a part of New South Wales Hunter Region. Morpeth Activities and Attractions Morpeth Museum –… Read More

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Moruya, 2537, NSW, Australia

Moruya is a small town on the Moruya River, approximately 322 km south of Sydney along the Princes Highway. The town is a well-known dairy and oyster-farming centre. Moruya is a part of the Eurobodalla Shire Council local government area and New South Wales South Coast Region. Moruya Accommodation… Read More

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Moree, 2400, NSW, Australia

Moree is a part of New South Wales New England Region and is approximately 640 km north-west of Sydney. Located at the junction of Gwydir and Mehi rivers, it is a major centre for the Australian cotton growing industry.  It is also noted for its Artesian Spa Baths. Golden Grain Cotton Festival – annual fundraising… Read More

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Mollymook NSW

Mollymook is a small beachside town in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales. With its picturesque (and lifesaver patrolled) surf beach, scenic golf courses and relaxing country atmosphere, Mollymook is the ideal seachange holiday destination, just three hours’ drive south of Sydney, and two and a half from Canberra. Mollymook is just a few… Read More

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Moama NSW

Moama, NSW 2731 Moama and Echuca are two cities that are separated by the junction of the Murray, Campaspe and Goulburn Rivers as well as state lines. Moama is in south west New South Wales, while Echuca is a Victorian city. Nevertheless, the two cities live as one community, and are often referred to as… Read More

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Merimbula, 2548, NSW, Australia

Merimbula is on the south east coast, 470kms south of Sydney, 585 east of Melbourne and 247kms south east of Canberra. Situated around the Merimbula Lake adjoining the Pacific Ocean, Merimbula is the holiday ‘resort’ of the Sapphire Coast, popular for its excellent surf and fishing Merimbula is a part of the Bega Valley Shire Council… Read More

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Mittagong, 2575, NSW, Australia

Mittagong is a part of New South Wales’ Illawara Region and is the gateway to the Southern Highlands. It is approximately 110 km south of Sydney and 40km inland from Wollongong. Mittagong is known by the locals as Mitta. Mittagong Accommodation… Read More

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Moama NSW: hotels, motels, backpacker hostels

Moama NSW: accommodation listings including hotels, motels, backpacker hostels

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Maitland Serviced Offices – Australia

Click here to see these serviced offices, executive suites and virtual offices in Maitland and make an no-obligation request to receive more information by instant email. See also serviced offices in Newcastle… Read More

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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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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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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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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 Accommodation in Kingscliff available through booking.com Kingscliff School & Community Links Postcode… 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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Kempsey, 2440, NSW, Australia

Kempsey is on the north coast of New South Wales, approximately 450 km north of Sydney. Kempsey is a part of New South Wales North Coast Region. Local Council: Kempsey Shire Council TAFE / Universities: North Coast Institute of TAFE – Kempsey Campus Kempsey Accommodation… Read More

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Kiama, 2533, NSW, Australia

Kiama is a coastal town on the South Coast region of New South Wales, known for its popular surfing spots and clean environment. Kiama Accommodation Accommodation in Kiama available through booking.com Kiama Links Kiama Municipal Council Kiama Tourism Tours to Kiama… Read More

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Illawarra, Shoalhaven & Southern Highlands Region, NSW, Australia

The Illawara region is south of Sydney and includes the towns of Berry, Bowral, Gerringong, Kangaroo Valley, Mittagong, Shoalhaven Heads and Wollongong The Illawarra Folk Festival is held in January each year at at the Bulli Showground on Slacky Flat. Bowral hosts the annual Tulip-Time Festival in Spring each year Illawarra Accommodation & Experiences Follow… Read More

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Iluka, 2466, NSW, Australia

Iluka, which translates to “by the sea”, is a small coastal town, directly opposite Yamba, at the mouth of the Clarence River in the Far North Coast Region of New South Wales. Iluka is famous for catering for rock, river and deep sea fishing but also offers glorious, clean beaches, Iluka Bay and a World… Read More

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