Major Driving Routes
Sydney to Melbourne Drive - Including the Grand Pacific Drive
Pacific Coast Drive - Towards Qld
Wine & Food
Award-winning top-rated restaurants are liberally sprinkled across New South Wales with committed chefs attracted by the abundant, quality, seasonal produce. Stock up on delicious gourmet goodies at the farm gate, artisan bakeries, family-owned wineries and the regular farmers’ markets that are now a tourist feature of most major NSW towns.
Stay for a few nights to enjoy a regional cooking class or wine tasting course in the Hunter Valley, Mudgee or the Southern Highlands. Experience rare vintages, organic hand-made cheeses and fresh seafood from some of the cleanest waters in the world or a box of succulent organic figs, juicy peaches or crisp apples. Lunch on the veranda of an old country pub, fish and chips on the beach, an afternoon cream tea in a quaint café or tasting fine wine made by a third generation wine-maker.
Nature & Scenic
Experience everything the Blue Mountains has to offer, and for snow lovers, head to Jindabyne for some skiing or snowboarding action. NSW offers a vast array of World Heritage National parks, world famous Australian animals, and other natural attractions.
The stunning array of National Parks and State Forests is a major drawcard to the region, from rainforests hiding rare and endangered species of flora and fauna to the surreal golden dunes of Sahara-like beauty, there's something for everyone.
Art & Culture
The roots of Australia's Aboriginal culture stretch back many thousands of years and exploring the connection is a potent source of wonder for most visitors. In Outback NSW, there are safari guides that will help you to unlock the Aboriginal cultural heritage of this amazing landscape.
A network of excellent public galleries are littered through NSW, along with major music festivals that draw in the young crowds through the Summer months.
Beach & Coastal Encounters
The State’s coastline stretches 1590km with a grand total of 892 beaches including Sydney’s famed harbour and ocean beaches and seven of Australia’s National Surfing Reserves. With all that choice, you’re bound to find just the right beach for a surfing weekend, a surfing road trip or a fun-packed beach holiday with the kids.
World-famous surf breaks attract keen surfers from around the globe but there are also plenty of beaches where you can learn to surf with an accredited surf school.Some famouse beaches include: Byron Bay, Port Stephens, Kingscliff, Gerringong, Bondi Beach, Manly, Palm Beach, Central Coast!
NSW has a whole host of places where you can see animals in their natural habitats. Secluded coastlines, NSW national parks, state forests and reserves as well as remote areas are just where animal lovers are likely to be in luck.