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

Jindabyne, 2627, NSW, Australia

Jindabyne, in the Snowy Mountains Region of NSW, is on the shores of Lake Jindabyne, popular destination for skiers in winter and fishing in summer. Jindabyne Accommodation… Read More

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Huskisson & Vincentia, Jervis Bay

Huskisson and Vincentia are towns on the shores of Jervis Bay. It is a popular tourist destination with white beaches and crystal clear water. Huskisson is in the Shoalhaven City Council local government area and part of New South Wales South Coast Region. Huskisson Accommodation… Read More

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Hawkesbury Valley Region, NSW, Australia

Hawkesbury Valley Region The Hawkesbury Valley is on the north west border of  Sydney. The area includes historic towns of Windsor and Richmond and smaller towns like Lower Portland, Ebenezer, Pitt-Town and Colo. HawkesburyHarvest.com.au has details of farmers markets at Penrith and Castle Hill and a farm gate trail. Hawkesbury Valley Accommodation… Read More

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Hay, 2711, NSW, Australia

Hay was established in 1859 on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River and at the junction of the Mid Western, Sturt and Cobb Highways. Hay is a part of New South Wales Riverina Region. Local Council: Hay Shire Council Local Schools: Hay Public School, Hay War Memorial High School Hay Accommodation… Read More

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Holbrook, 2644, NSW, Australia

Holbrook is between Melbourne and Sydney on the Hume Highway, approx 60km north of Albury. Visitors to the town are greeted by the unlikely sight of a submarine, HMAS Otway, next to the submarine museum and visitors information centre. The Submarine Precinct is a well known stop over on the Hume Highway. For those who… Read More

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NSW Holiday Parks – Australia

Holiday parks offer a range of self-catering accommodation with all you need to relax and unwind. They have become increasingly popular in Australia with families who want a complete package of self-catering accommodation, entertainment and activities. NSW Holiday Parks, Tourist Parks… Read More

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Hunter Valley Region, NSW, Australia

The Hunter Valley extends from Murrurundi in the north to Cessnock in the south. The southern regions of this area are 2 to 3 hours drive from Sydney. The Hunter Region is well known for historical towns, wine regions and attractive rural landscapes. This region offers a diverse range of landscapes from the mountainous wilderness of the… Read More

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Goulburn, 2580, NSW, Australia

Goulburn is 190km south-west of Sydney on the Hume Highway, branded as ‘Australia’s First Inland City’. The town is located at the junction of the Wollondilly and Mulwaree rivers. Goulburn is part of New South Wales Capital Country Region. Local Council: Goulburn Mulwaree Council TAFE / Universities: Illawarra Institute of TAFE – Goulburn Campus V8… Read More

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Grafton, 2460, NSW, Australia

Grafton is 665km north of Sydney, and renowned for its riverbank parks and jacaranda trees. Grafton is on the Clarence River, and at the junction of the Pacific Highway (Brisbane to Sydney) and Gwydir Highway which runs west to Glen Innes, Inverell, Moree, and Walgett . Grafton is part of New South Wales Far North… Read More

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Griffith, 2680, NSW, Australia

Griffith is a city in the south west region of New South Wales, a thriving city developed as a result of irrigation. Griffith is a part of New South Wales Riverina Region. Griffith Festival of the Gardens – Tour around a variety of privately owned town, farm and outback gardens, see floral art & quilt… Read More

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Gilgandra , 2827, NSW, Australia

Gilgandra, on the Castlereagh River in Central NSW, is between Coonabarabran and Dubbo on the Newell Highway. The Castlereagh Highway and the Oxley Highway also meet at Gilgandra. Gilgandra is known as the “Town of Windmills” and “Home of the Coo-ees.” The Windmills come from the time before they had a central water supply the… Read More

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Glen Innes, 2370, NSW, Australia

Glen Innes is a highland town in the heart of the New England Region of New South Wales on the New England Highway and the Gwydir Highway. Glen Innes is famous for its Celtic heritage and Celtic Festival. It is also the gateway to sapphire country and the Fossicker’s Way. Glen Innes activities and attractions include… Read More

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Gloucester, 2422, NSW, Australia

Gloucester is in the picturesque Avon valley, on the Gloucester River. It’s an hour’s drive inland from Taree and Tuncurry/Forster, not quite 2 hours drive from Newcastle, and 3 hrs drive from both Sydney and Armidale along Thunderbolt’s Way. Gloucester is serviced by three Countrylink XPT trains in each direction on the North Coast railway line… Read More

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Forster, 2428, NSW, Australia

Forster is a large coastal town on the north coast region of New South Wales, just over 300 km north of Sydney. Forster is divided by Wallis Lake and the centre of Great Lakes, an area well known for fishing and other water activities. Forster and the smaller neighbouring town of Tuncurry are connected by… Read More

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Gerringong, 2534, NSW, Australia

Gerringong is on the Illawara Coast with spectacular views of beautiful white sand and beach fronts. Gerringong is  just south of Kiama, part of New South Wales Illawara Region and 126 km south of Sydney. Gerringong Accommodation… Read More

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Forbes, 2871, NSW, Australia

Forbes, NSW The township of Forbes, in Central NSW is on the banks of the Lachlan River in the heart of the rich Lachlan Valley. Forbes is on the Newell Highway. Lake Forbes is popular for its cycle and walkways, BBQ facilities, playgrounds and amenities. Forbes Shire Council website includes photos and community information. Forbes… Read More

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Far North Coast, NSW, Australia

Far North Coast NSW Far North Coast refers to the coastal towns of the tropical north-eastern region of New South Wales, known for magnificent beaches, rivers and world heritage forests. The Far North Coast Region includes  Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Grafton, Iluka, Kingscliff, Lennox Head, Lismore and the Tweed Coast Far North Coast Accommodation Follow… Read More

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Dubbo, 2830, NSW, Australia

Dubbo, NSW Dubbo is in the centre of NSW and it is known as the shopping capital of the west. Dubbo is a service city with a catchment encompassing a third of the area of NSW. Dubbo Accommodation Accommodation in Dubbo available through booking.com Dubbo Things To Do Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre includes… Read More

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Eden, NSW, Australia

Eden, on the south coast of New South Wales, is a former whaling town on Twofold Bay. The Eden Whale Festival is held in October each year. Eden is on the Princes Highway approximately 512 km. Bega Valley Shire Council Eden Community Website contains local information, history, boating and fishing conditions and more.  It is… Read More

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Dubbo NSW Hotels and Motels

Hotels and accommodation listings for Dubbo NSW

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Diamond Beach, 2430, NSW, Australia

Diamond Beach and Old Bar are seaside towns, south-east of Taree and north of Forster. Old Bar is one of the popular beaches along the coastal strip and just 15 minutes’ drive from Taree. Diamond Beach and Old Bar are part of New South Wales North Coast Region. The annual Old Bar Beach Festival, held… Read More

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Cowra, 2794, NSW, Australia

Cowra, NSW Cowra is on the Lachlan River, in Central New South Wales, approximately 310 kilometres drive due west of Sydney. The Cowra Prisoner of War Camp site is listed as one of the top Heritage sites in NSW. In 1944 over 1000 Japanese POW staged a mass breakout that was the biggest in British… Read More

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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… Read More

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Coffs Harbour, 2450, NSW, Australia

Coffs Harbour is on the east coast, mid way between Sydney and Brisbane along the Pacific Highway in what is known as the North Coast region of NSW. It is a popular holiday destination so you should book these hotels and resorts well ahead to ensure best choice, especially during busy periods. Coffs Harbour is home to… Read More

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Cooma, 2630, NSW, Australia

Cooma is at the junction of the Monaro and Snowy Mountains Highways in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains Region, south of Canberra. Cooma is also home of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme and its education centre. TAFE / Universities: Illawarra Institute of TAFE – Cooma Campus Local Council: Cooma-Monaro Shire Council Cooma Accommodation… Read More

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Coonabarabran, 2357, NSW, Australia

Coonabarabran, in Central NSW, is often referred to as the ‘Astronomy Capital of Australia’. Australia’s largest optical astronomy research facility, Siding Spring Observatory, is 27 km west of Coonabarabran. It is also the gateway to the Warrumbungle National Park. The Warrumbungle Region is 6 hours drive from Sydney and 2 hours drive north-east of Dubbo… Read More

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Corowa, 2646, NSW, Australia

Corowa is on the banks of the Murray River, on the New South Wales side of the border, west of Albury. It is 3 hours from Melbourne, 4 hours from Canberra and 6 hours from Sydney. The Australian Billy Cart Championships, held on Easter Saturday each year, is an event for all ages with competitors… Read More

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Charlestown, 2290, NSW, Australia

Charlestown is a major commercial centre between the northern end of Lake Macquarie and the coastline, just 10 kilometres west-southwest of the Newcastle CBD. Charlestown Accommodation… Read More

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Cessnock, 2325, NSW, Australia

Cessnock is in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, approximately 2 hours north of Sydney.  It is well known for producing excellent table wines. Adventure activities including hot air ballooning, rally car driving and fighter jet flights are local attractions. Cessnock Accommodation… Read More

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Central Coast Hotels and Resorts – NSW

Hotels and resorts on the Central Coast

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NSW Central Coast

The Central Coast region, covering the Gosford and Wyong Shire, is south of Newcastle and north of Sydney. The region includes the towns of Dooralong, Wyong, The Entrance, Toowoon Bay, Ourimbah, Bateau Bay, Gosford, Terrigal, Avoca Beach, Woy Woy and Ettalong.

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Byron Bay & Ballina Skydiving – Northern NSW

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NSW Cabins and cottages in regional NSW – Australia

Cabins and cottages in regional NSW provide privacy for getaways, retreats or solitude for creative work.

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Capital Country, NSW, Australia

Capital Country refers to the region that lies on the northern borders of the Australian Capital Territory and is set along the tableland of the Great Dividing Range. The Capital Country Region includes the following towns: Goulburn Queanbeyan Yass Young Capital Country Accommodation Follow the links above for detailed listings, or… Capital Country Links Crookwell… Read More

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Casino, 2470, NSW, Australia

Casino is on the Richmond River, 32kms west of Lismore, in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. Casino is at the junction of the Bruxner Highway and the Summerland Way. Casino Beef Week, held in May each year, has a street parade, family fund day, “Breakfast with the Butchers” and more. Casino Accommodation, Tours… Read More

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Byron Bay – Australia

Byron Bay is on the eastern coast of Australia, about 200 km south of Brisbane, 105K south of Surfers Paradise and 800 km north of Sydney. During the summer months Byron is flooded with tourists, many of them surfers vying for the best waves. There are plenty of beaches in and around Byron to choose… Read More

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Byron Bay Motels, NSW – Australia

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Byron Bay Tours – Australia

Byron Bay Tours Byron Bay is approx 105K south of Surfers Paradise. It is included as a stopover in many coach tours of the east coast and is popular as a destination in its own right. Tours to and at Byron Bay through Viator… Read More

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Byron Bay Luxury Hotels and Resorts – 5 star

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Byron Bay Holiday Cabins and Cottages – Australia

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Byron Bay Backpackers hostels – Australia

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Brunswick Heads, 2483, NSW, Australia

Brunswick Heads is at the mouth of the Brunswick River; it is 10km north of Byron Bay. Brunswick Heads is part of New South Wales Far North Coast Region. Local Council: Moreland City Council Brunswick Heads Accommodation see also Byron Bay Accommodation… Read More

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Blueys Beach & Boomerang Beach, NSW, Australia

Blueys Beach, Boomerang Beach and Elizabeth Beach are small coastal towns at the southern end of Wallis Lake on the north coast region of New South Wales. They are approx 300 km north of Sydney.  Local attractions are the beaches, lake and Wallingat National Park. Coming from the north, you can get to the Beaches… Read More

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Bourke, 2840, NSW, Australia

Bourke, NSW Bourke is 780 km north-west of Sydney, and about the same distance south-west of Brisbane. It was an historic riverport on the Darling River and is seen as the edge of the “real outback” – anything beyond is “out the back of Bourke”. Visit the Back O’Bourke Exhibition Centre Bourke Accommodation… Read More

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Bowral, 2576, NSW, Australia

Bowral, in the New South Wales Southern Highlands, is approximately 107 km south of Sydney, at the base of Mount Gibraltar. Grand gardens, historic estates and manor houses are a reminder of its history as a retreat for Sydney’s well-to-do. Bowral is also home to the Bradman Museum, now The International Cricket Hall of Fame… Read More

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Broken Hill Australia

The famous mining town of Broken Hill is the western-most town in NSW – further from Sydney than it is from Adelaide or Melbourne. Even though it is in NSW, Broken Hill and Silverton operate on Central Standard Time which is the same as Adelaide and South Australia. Broken Hill Accommodation Accommodation in Broken Hill… Read More

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Blue Mountains New South Wales

The Blue Mountains are west of Sydney, New South Wales. There are several small towns including Katoomba, Blackheath, Leura, Lithgow, Mount Victoria and Wentworth Falls Other Blue Mountains Links Blue Mountains City Council University of New England Armidale UNE has centres or associate campuses in Brisbane, Sydney, Blue Mountains and Blue Mountains to enable students to study… Read More

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Blue Mountains Hotels, Cottages, Retreats, B&B – Australia

Hotels, Cottages, Retreats, B&Bs in the Blue Mountains, just west of Sydney.

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Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains – Australia

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Katoomba, 2780, NSW, Australia

Katoomba is just over 100 km west of Sydney and just over 1000m above sea level. The Scenic Skyway to Katoomba is the steepest railway in the world. Katoomba Accommodation Accommodation in Katoomba available through booking.com… Read More

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