Places to visit in New South Wales

The state of New South Wales is perhaps most famously known for Sydney, home to the famed Opera House landmark and the stunning Bondi Beach.

Places to visit in New South Wales

However, if you’re looking for things to do in New South Wales besides the beach, how about skiing in the Perisher Valley or enjoying a winery tour in the town of Mudgee?

If you’re planning a trip this year and are looking for cool places to visit in New South Wales, here it is of list places and things you can do there:

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour is roughly the half way point between Brisbane and Sydney and boasts many beautiful beaches and many unspoiled forests areas nearby.

Coffs Harbour is one of my favorite spots in New South Wales as it draws fewer crowds than other popular spots in the state.

You’d love walking along the breakwater wall and the boardwalk for a relaxing stroll taking in the views.

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Coffs Harbour is the Big Banana attraction which is a banana-shaped building with fun attractions like waterslides and play areas.

The Clog Barn is another interesting place to visit in Coffs Harbour, and one of the coolest places to visit in New South Wales, as you can see clog making demonstrations, as well as a neat scaled reproduction of a Dutch village, which includes working windmills and a railway.

If you’re interested on handmade Australian crafts, don’t miss visiting the Australian Wildflower Jewellery Gallery to check out the cool wildflower jewelry collection and handcrafted Australian pottery.


Newcastle is located also along the coast of New South Wales and it's around 2 hours drive north of Sydney.

If you’re looking for a day trip from Sydney to escape the crowds, or a relaxing destination in New South Wales, look no further than Newcastle.

Newcastle is one of my favorite places to visit in New South Wales because of Newcastle’s beautiful seaside front, relaxing atmosphere and friendly locals.

If you’re traveling to New South Wales looking to enjoy plenty of beach walks, Newcastle won’t disappoint, especially as you walk the lovely beaches of Nobbys beach and Newcastle beach.

One interesting place to visit if you’re interested in Newcastle’s maritime past, it is the Newcastle Region Maritime and Military Museum, as it's housed at Fort Scratchley.

King Edward Park is another interesting place to explore in Newcastle because of the amazing ocean views you can get from the cliffs, and Bogey Hole which is a popular swimming spot.


Sydney should definitely be on your list of places to visit in New South Wales as there are lots of fun and interesting things to do in this cosmopolitan city.

Sydney is also located along the coast of New South Wales and it is famously characterized by the two stunning landmarks of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Cool places to visit in Sydney include the Sydney Tower, Sydney Opera House and China Town.

If you’re interested in history and architecture, don’t miss a visit to the Barracks Museum at Hyde Park and a walk along The Rocks district to check out the colonial buildings.

If you’re only visiting Sydney on a day trip or for a short vacation, two must-see places are the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Outback Center where you can learn about Aboriginal culture.

Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park is without a doubt one of the best and most popular national parks in the country and it’s only a couple of hours drive west of Sydney.

Blue Mountains is one of the most popular day trips from Sydney so if you’re basing your holiday in Sydney and are looking to enjoy fun outdoor activities, Blue Mountains Park offers this and more.

The park boasts many hiking trails that lead to look-out points where you can get amazing views such as the Govett Leap look-out which offers views of Horseshoe falls.

Having said this, there are other options for fun ways to explore the park such as hopping on the Zig Zag steam train and the cable car ride to take in the beautiful sights.

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