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Welcome to NSW Australia

New South Wales is located on the South East Coast of Australia. Sydney is the capital of New South Wales.

The state covers 801,150 sq km from the coast to the outback.

NSW is broken into several tourist destinations:

  • Sydney
  • Blue Mountains
  • Central Coast
  • Country NSW
  • Hunter Valley
  • Lord Howe Island
  • North Coast
  • Outback NSW
  • Snowy Mountains
  • South Coast

 

There are many things to do around NSW:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Aboriginal Culture
  • Adventure Activities
  • Beaches
  • Nature & Parks
  • Road Trips
  • Boating
  • Wineries
  • Hikes and Walks
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Zoos and wildlife

Getting to New South Wales

New South Wales is serviced by many Australian Carriers – Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin and Rex Airlines.

Sydney Airport

Sydney Domestic and International Terminal is located at Mascot. The distance from Sydney CBD is 14 km.

Sydney has 3 terminals:

Terminal 1 – International

Terminal 2 – Jetstar, Virgin, Rex Airlines, Pelican Airways, Link Airways

Terminal 3 – Qantas

NSW Regional Airports

South Coast – Shellharbour, Moruya and Merimbula

North Coast – Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Clarence Valley, Lismore and Ballina

Country NSW – Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Dubbo, Griffith, Moree, Mudgee, Orange, Parkes, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Snowy Mountains (Cooma)

Outback NSW: Broken Hill

For the latest airfare deals compare prices on Skyscanner – our ‘go-to’ for booking airfares.

NSW Train Services

NSW has 365+ destinations to explore on their networks. Some of the major destinations to visit by rail are:

  • South Coast
  • Blue Mountains
  • Central Coast
  • Southern Highlands
  • North Coast
  • Country NSW
  • Outback NSW

For the latest train times, schedules and ticket prices click here.

Bus Travel in NSW

Three private bus companies service NSW.

Firefly Express: Sydney to Melbourne and Adelaide

Greyhound: largest bus network travelling Australia

Murrays: Sydney Canberra, Canberra Narooma, Canberra Wollongong, snow seasons services

Transport Cards

NSW has the OPAL travel card which can be used around the Metropolitan area as well as the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, South Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra regions. The OPAL Card can be used on light rail, metro, trains, buses and ferries. You can also use contactless-enabled American Express, Mastercard or Visa credit or debit cards to pay for travel on public transport.

Wheelchair Accessible Transport Information

The latest buses and trains are wheelchair accessible. For more information click here.

Car Rental in NSW

Car rental is available from all major airports and city/country locations.

For the latest deals and availability click here.

Campervan Hire in NSW

Campervan hire is available from major cities – for more information click here

Electric Vehicle Charging Points in NSW

There are more charging points coming to Sydney and the country areas monthly. Check here before you travel on current locations.

Taxis and Uber/Bolt and Ola

Taxis are available everywhere throughout NSW. Uber is available in Sydney, Newcastle, Byron Bay and Wollongong. Bolt and Ola is available in Sydney.

Accommodation in NSW

Visit our NSW Accommodation page for accommodation throughout NSW. We will also be reviewing hotels and other types of accommodation on a regular basis.

Travel Insurance

The best time to take out travel insurance is when you book and pay for flights, accommodation, tours and activities.

Weather

The best time to visit NSW is in the spring and autumn months outside of the peak season of summer.

NSW public holidays 2022 – 2023

Holiday 2022 2023
New Year’s Day Saturday 1 January 2022 Sunday 1 January 2023
3Additional Day Monday 3 January 2022 Monday 2 January 2023
2Australia Day Wednesday 26 January 2022 Thursday 26 January 2023
Good Friday Friday 15 April 2022 Friday 7 April 2023
Easter Saturday Saturday 16 April 2022 Saturday 8 April 2023
Easter Sunday Sunday 17 April 2022 Sunday 9 April 2023
Easter Monday Monday 18 April 2022 Monday 10 April 2023
Anzac Day Monday 25 April 2022 Tuesday 25 April 2023
Queen’s Birthday Monday 13 June 2022 Monday 12 June 2023
1Bank Holiday Monday 1 August 2022 Monday 7 August 2023
Labour Day Monday 3 October 2022 Monday 2 October 2023
Christmas Day Sunday 25 December 2022 Monday 25 December 2023
Boxing Day Monday 26 December 2022 Tuesday 26 December 2023
3Additional Day Tuesday 27 December 2022 Not applicable

1 Applies to banks and certain financial institutions, see the Retail Trading Act 2008launch.
2 From 31.12.11 when Australia Day (26 January) falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, there will be no public holiday on that day, as the following Monday will be declared a public holiday.
3 From 31.12.11 the Holiday Act provides for an extra public holiday to be added when New Year’s Day, Christmas Day or Boxing Day falls on a weekend