The Best Things to Do in New South Wales

There are so many great things to do in New South Wales, so if you’re not familiar with the state but you’re due to be spending time there soon, we’re going to talk today about some of the activities you’ll probably want to spend your time on.

There’s so much more to New South Wales than Sydney, and if you haven’t explored many of the state’s wonders beyond Sydney, you’ve got a lot still to discover. Read on now aod learn about the very best things to do as you make your way across the state of New South Wales.

Winter Sports in Kosciuszko National Park

When you imagine the best things to do in Australia, winter sports might not be the thing that comes to mind. But in Kosciuszko National Park, you can do plenty of winter sports. It’s a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and the winters here are very snowy. That makes it the perfect place for skiing and snowboarding, while enjoying the beautiful mountainous surroundings. Don’t miss out on it.

Explore the Culture in Canberra

If you’re looking for some culture, the best place to head to in New South Wales is Canberra, Australia’s capital. It’s where you’ll find both the National Library of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia as well. Both of these locations are must-visit attractions for anyone who’s interested in art and culture. The National Gallery in particular is a fantastic hub of art and culture. The Australian War Memorial is also worth a visit if you’re interested in learning more about the country’s history.

Relax on the Beaches of the South Coast

Relaxing on the beach might be more your thing. And if so, New South Wales has plenty to offer you. It’s home to some of the best coastlines you’ll find anywhere in Australia, or anywhere in the world for that matter. If you want to get the best beach experiences, Bondi Beach and the beaches of the South Coast are the places that you’ll want to try out first of all. They offer what most beach-lovers are looking for.

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Go Whale Watching

If you love wildlife and you’ve never seen whales up close and in person before, your visit to New South Wales will give you the opportunity to change all of that. There are great whale watching Coffs Harbour locations and opportunities, so be sure to make the most of them. And besides the whale watching, Coffs Harbour has a lot to offer too, so be sure to make the most of the wildlife and beautiful natural landscapes you’ll find here.

Enjoy the Nature and Surfing at Byron Bay

Byron Bay is a favorite for many backpackers and young travelers. It’s all about surfing and taking it easy, and the social scene is great here too. It’s the kind of place that you can have fun simply hanging out in and meeting new people. Everyone seems to be friendly and up for a conversation. And if you love nature, the walks that you can have along the Byron Bay coastline will definitely be worth your time and attention.

Explore the Blue Mountains

Nature lovers tend to gravitate towards the Blue Mountains, and it’s not hard to see why. If you love hiking and spending time in nature, you’re going to have a great time checking out the Blue Mountains and exploring them extensively. There’s an abundance of beautiful mountains in this part of the state, and you won’t want to miss out on it if that’s what you’re into. There are group hikes and adventure tours you can take if you don’t want to go it alone.

Eat at All the Great Restaurants and Sydney

It would be wrong to wrap up a guide to traveling around New South Wales without talking about Sydney. And we’re going to focus on the food culture that exists in the city. There’s no shortage of great restaurants in the city, from the Italian cuisine of Alberto’s Lounge to the trendy and Asian-inspired No.5. There are so many great places and if you’re a foodie, you’ll love exploring them.

As you can see, you’re probably not going to run out of things to do and see next time you visit New South Wales. There’s so much fun to be had here, and the activities and places we’ve discussed above are just the top of the iceberg. There’s so much more to see, and you’ll find out for yourself along the way.

About the author


Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

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