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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
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.
See BCL Sydney for a lot more statewide information pages
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Bega is in the south-east region of News South Wales, famous for the popular Bega cheese. It is located between the beachfront and the Kosciuszko snow resorts. Bega is near the junction of the Princes and Snowy Mountain Highways which link Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Bega is part of New South Wales South Coast Region… Read more
Bermagui is a seaside town at the northern end of the Sapphire Coast in NSW’s South Coast Region. As well as beach, surfing and swimming, natural attractions include Bermagui State Forest, Bermagui Nature Reserve and Wallaga Lake National Park. Bermagui also has a goldmine. Bermagui is in the Bega Valley Shire Council local government area. Bermagui… Read more
Berry is a small town on the Princes Highway, about 145 km south of Sydney, and between Kiama and Nowra. Berry is in rich dairy country in New South Wales’ Illawara Region. The Berry website by the local chamber of commerce has a wealth of local information and events. Berry Accommodation Accommodation in Berry available… Read more
Blackheath is a small resort town located near the top of the Blue Mountains, approximately 120 km west of Sydney. The town is the highest in the Blue Mountains and is well known for its breathtaking views. Blackheath Accommodation… Read more
B&Bs can provide a more personalised stay, with lots of local advice, information and insights. Even better – someone else makes the breakfast! NSW Regional Bed & Breakfast… Read more
Bathurst Tours & Activities There’s more to Bathurst than Motorsports at Mt Panorama… Read more
Bathurst, the oldest inland settlement in Australia, is perhaps best known for motor racing at Mt Panaroma. Bathurst Local Knowledge This description was written by BCL readers. Established in the early 1800s, today Bathurst has a youthful feel. This is a “uni town” and the sprawling campus of Charles Sturt University lies on the edge… Read more
Barrington Tops is a World Heritage listed National Park located in the Hunter Valley Region, approximately 200km north of Sydney. It is noted for its spectacular mountain scenery and is on one of the highest points of the Great Dividing Range Barrington Tops Accommodation & Experiences Accommodation in Barrington available through booking.com… Read more
Batemans Bay, NSW Batemans Bay is a coastal town on the estuary of the Clyde River. It is approximately 280km south of Sydney on the Princes Highway, and south-south-east of Canberra along Kings Highway (52). Batemans Bay is part of Eurobodalla Shire Council local government area and South Coast Region of New South Wales. The… Read more
Bathurst is famous for its motor racing at Mount Panorama
Ballina, at the mouth of the Richmond River in northern NSW, is on the Pacific Highway just 90 minutes drive south of the Gold Coast or 2 1/2 hours south of Brisbane. Ballina Accommodation Accommodation in Ballina available through booking.com Ballina Tours and Activities Ballina Activities – go skydiving Ballina Schools, Links and Information Postcode… Read more
Barooga is a small NSW town and popular holiday resort on the Murray River opposite Cobram in Victoria. Cobram/Barooga is at the centre of a rich pastoral, dairy, fruit and wine-growing district, known as the ‘the food bowl of Australia’. Tocumwal is upstream, about 20 kilometres drive. The local council is Berrigan Shire Council Barooga… Read more
Helicopter flights, flying lessons in Ballina… Read more
Armidale is the lively major city of the northern New South Wales tablelands and New England region. It is approximately half way between Brisbane and Sydney on the New England Highway. Passenger rail services and flights run to and from Sydney. Within Armidale, there are bus services around the suburbs into the city centre. Armidale… Read more
Albury is a New South Wales city on northern bank of the Murray River. Together with the Victorian city of Wodonga on the south bank, it forms an urban area with a population of around 80,000. The city is surrounded mainly by agricultural land, including many vineyards. It is a short distance from the historic… Read more