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

Singleton, 2330, NSW, Australia

Singleton is set on the Hunter River, approximately 183km north-west of Sydney, considered to be the geographical heart of the Hunter Valley. Singleton  Activities and Attractions Royal Australian Infantry Museum – Lone Pine Barracks, Range Rd, Singleton Sacred Spaces – Tours and musical events in the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Mercy Convent, Queen… Read More

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Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia

Mount Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains is Australia’s highest mountain and the Snowy River is Australia’s highest river. They form parts of the Australian Alps and the Great Dividing Range. The Snowy Mountains are known for the historic Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme, and Banjo Patterson’s “The Man from Snowy River.” During the winter months, major winter… Read More

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Shoalhaven Heads, 2535, NSW, Australia

Shoalhaven Heads is a coastal town in Shoalhaven, most renowned for its spectacular surfing beach. Shoalhaven Heads is part of New South Wales Illawara Region. Shoalhaven Heads Accommodation Accommodation is available at nearby Nowra. Shoalhaven Heads School & Community Links Postcode: 2535 Local Council: Shoalhaven City Council Local Schools: Shoalhaven Heads Public School Shoalhaven Heads… Read More

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Riverina Region, NSW, Australia

Riverina refers to a south-western agricultural region of New South Wales, noted for its flat plains and warm to hot climate.  The Riverina Region includes the following towns: Griffith Hay Narrandera Wagga Wagga Riverina Community Links Riverina Environmental Education Centre  … Read More

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Rothbury, 2325, NSW, Australia

Rothbury is in the Hunter Valley, north of Cessnock.  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. The Hunter Valley Railway Trust and Railway Museum are located on the site of the famous Rothbury Riots in the heart… Read More

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Scone, 2337, NSW, Australia

Scone is on the New England Highway, north of Aberdeen and Muswellbrook, in the Upper Hunter Shire in the Hunter Valley region.  Lake Glenbawn recreation area and Barrington Tops National Park are within easy driving distance. As well as farming, the Scone region is known for breeding thoroughbred racehorses and is known as the “Horse… Read More

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Shoal Bay, 2315, NSW, Australia

Shoal Bay is a town in the North Coast region of New South Wales, located on the southern shore of Port Stephens, it is a popular tourist destination during summer months. Shoal Bay Accommodation… Read More

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Port Macquarie NSW Hotels & Resorts

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Port Stephens NSW Hotels & Resorts

Port Stephens is just over two hours drive North from Sydney. Whales visit Port Stephens in winter each year, and the dolphins live there happily year round. It is a beautiful place to be at any time of the year. See also Shoal Bay and Nelson Bay accommodation… Read More

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Queanbeyan, 2620, NSW, Australia

Queanbeyan Queanbeyan is a city in the south-east of New South Wales, the city lies on the Australian Capital Territory border and is just 10km from Canberra’s CBD. Queanbeyan is part of New South Wales Capital Country Region. Queanbeyan Hotel / Motel Accommodation  See Queanbeyan Canberra Hotels and Motels in our Canberra section. Queanbeyan School… Read More

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