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Welcome to the official tourism, destinations and events website. Discover all the things to do and see in the wonderfully diverse New South Wales, from the beautiful beaches and splendid national parks to the historic towns, delicious wine regions, dazzling snowfields and the striking outback.
Short breaks in NSW
From romantic weekend getaways in rolling wine country to memorable beach holidays on the NSW coast, finding the perfect short trip in NSW is easy. Discover delicious foodie experiences and thrilling adventure, as well as spectacular natural wonders and more.
You’ll find many memorable experiences. The sublime coast is perfect for beach holidays and whale watching. Savour wines in the Hunter Valley and other wine regions. Explore nation-making heritage in country towns, and enjoy the amazing Blue Mountains and the spectacular Snowy Mountains.
Enjoy a spectacular array of events, from the iconic Tamworth Country Music Festival to tasty festivals in the wine regions. There are wonderful art exhibitions and fabulous concerts, bustling farmers markets and traditional agricultural shows, as well as thrilling sports and much more.
Saturday 23 March 2019 , Griffith
Rewind in the Vines is a celebration of Australian rock icons and a showcase of the wines that put the Riverina in a global spotlight. This family-friendly festival aims to look back on the soundtracks of the 70s and 80s, set among the…23 Mar
Sunday 31 March 2019 , Orange
In the style of a European one-day classic, the Newcrest Orange Challenge is no easy cycle. There are no shortcuts. The quiet and car-free country roads are punctuated with sharp, tough climbs, never ending hills and challenging road…31 Mar
Friday 05 April 2019 to Sunday 14 April 2019 , Orange
The shires of Orange, Cabonne and Blayney are known as 'The Food Basket' of NSW. Each year F.O.O.D. Week (Food Of Orange District) supports local produce and 'fine food' with an annual event held over 10 days in April, showcasing the…05 Apr - 14 Apr
Monday 08 April 2019 to Sunday 14 April 2019 , Nelson Bay
Sail Port Stephens is an annual yachting regatta held in the gorgeous waterways of the Port Stephens Marine Park, with the regatta centre hosted at d'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay. The regatta offers great sailing for all classes of boats…08 Apr - 14 Apr
Friday 12 April 2019 to Sunday 12 May 2019 , Katoomba
Set in the heart of the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor canvas showcasing over 25 artworks from local, national and international artists. Perfect for art…12 Apr - 12 May
Friday 19 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Canowindra
See the magic and spectacle as a plethora of hot air balloons take to the skies each morning and late afternoon in Canowindra every April, over an eight day period at the Canowindra International Balloon Challenge. The highlight is the…19 Apr - 28 Apr
Browse all the special deals and packages on the website. There are great savings on hotels in stunning locations. You’ll find fabulous deals throughout the year. Relax in the extraordinary natural beauty and enjoy fabulous food and wine. In the snow season, check out the exciting ski packages.
More about New South Wales
The most visited state in the nation is home to Sydney, Australia’s most beautiful capital city. There are transport options from Sydney to the marvellous destinations and fun adventures in the regions. There are trains and coaches, as well as flights from Sydney Airport to many regional airports.
What about getting to an island paradise? The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island is only a short plane trip from the mainland. A top destination all year, the island is home to the world’s most southerly coral reefs, as well as lovely beaches and great fishing, snorkelling and diving.
Wondering where to stay in NSW? Then search the accommodation on the website. There are options to suit various budgets, including camping and caravanning, B&Bs, classic pubs, motels, heritage guesthouses and farm stays, as well as eco-retreats, luxury hotels and spa resorts.
The following pages will also help you plan your holidays, short breaks and weekend escapes: