New South Wales is easy to love, and now’s the time to book a getaway that gives back. Plenty of bushfire-affected communities around the state are ready to welcome you with open arms, and by staying and spending in NSW you’ll be lending a much-needed hand. From the bush to the beach, from wilderness to wine country, it’s time to show the world your favourite holiday spots in NSW and share the love on social media too.
Once you get there, snap a photo of your favourite holiday spot framed with your hands in a heart shape and post with #LoveNSW. Why not get inventive and showcase a heart shape in your holiday photos in other ways – a heart-shaped flower, cloud or even order a milky love heart on your morning latte. However you show your love for NSW, every little bit counts. Take an empty esky and load up with local produce; dine out in regional restaurants; or take a fascinating guided tour. Now’s the time to discover something new in this diverse state and share the love.
SALT & SERENITY | NORTH COAST
Come and soak up the fresh salty air and share the love. The NSW North Coast is a wonderland of surf beaches, winding waterways, magical hinterland and awe-inspiring rainforests, stretching from Newcastle in the south to the Tweed region close to the Queensland border.
Along the way, take time to swim in secluded pristine beaches of Port Macquarie, surf legendary breaks, snorkel over pristine reefs in Coffs Harbours Solitary Island Marine Park, and eat fish and chips by the sand. The region has a vibrant food and wine scene, including craft breweries, distilleries, innovative restaurants and exceptional fresh produce. Visit visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast
WINE & WONDERS | HUNTER VALLEY and SURROUNDS
There’s something for everyone to love in The Hunter, where Australia’s oldest wine region sits beyond the thriving coastal hubs of Newcastle and Port Stephens. Start your day with a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the vines then visit several of the 120 wineries to sample the latest vintage. Dine at award-winning restaurants, play a round at a championship golf course and spend the night in a stylish boutique hotel.
Further afield, travellers can bushwalk through rainforest in Barrington Tops National Park, ride a quad bike through the sand dunes of Stockton Beach, take a dip in one of the original ocean baths in Newcastle and spot whales off the coast of Port Stephens. Visit visitnsw.com/destinations/hunter/hunter-valley
COOL COASTAL | SOUTH COAST
Head south from Sydney and fall in love with the magical coastline stretching from Stanwell Park all the way to Eden on the Sapphire Coast. There are many parts of the beachside bushland not affected by recent fires and holidaying amongst the natural beauty will give a much-needed revival to your wellbeing and community spirit. The South Coast boasts quiet villages, aquatic adventures and bustling markets to load up on local veggies and seafood.
Relax on some of the whitest sands in the world, see kangaroos in the wild and savour freshly shucked oysters on Australia’s Oyster Coast. The South Coast is an ideal self-drive destination, with the scenic Grand Pacific Drive winding its way between Sydney and Melbourne. Visit visitnsw.com/destinations/south-coast
INLAND JOURNEY | COUNTRY NSW
From vast plains to lush highlands, there is so much to love in Country NSW. Begin in one of the historic towns that dot the countryside, marvel at the heavens in the Warrumbungle Dark Sky Park, join a lion safari at Taronga Western Plains Zoo or take a road trip through vineyards and working farmland. There’s an ever-changing landscape and fresh country air that’s made for outdoor adventures; and a rich Indigenous history with ancient sites, artefacts, and Dreamtime stories to discover. Why not plan your trip into country NSW around a colourful regional festival?
There’s the Celtic Festival in the Glen Innes Highlands, the Orange Winter Fire Festival in August, and the Cherry Blossom Festival in Cowra every spring. You’ll find warm country hospitality and welcoming locals everywhere you go, making for an unforgettable stay. Visit visitnsw.com/destinations/country-nsw
OUTBACK HEROES | OUTBACK NSW
Rich red land meets endless blue skies in the NSW outback, a place that’s unlike anywhere else on earth. Discover ancient Aboriginal sites and rock art that’s been preserved for thousands of years, explore the otherworldly landscapes of the Mungo National Park, search for glittering opals and soak in artesian bores where two-million-year-old water comes straight from the ground.
Share the love in the unofficial capital of the outback, Broken Hill, and stroll the streets of historic country towns that are lined with heritage sandstone buildings.The outback is a place for off-road adventures, camping under the stars and having a heart to heart with a local in a remote pub.
GOURMET GETAWAY | RIVERINA MURRAY
Now’s the time to discover the food bowl of NSW, a rich agricultural region on the banks of the mighty Murray River.
Cruise along the river in a restored century-old paddle-steamer, see koalas in gum tree forests at Narrandera, visit the state’s largest inland city, Wagga Wagga, and walk in the footsteps of bushranger Ned Kelly in historic Jerilderie.Visit the region in spring to follow the bright golden flowers of the Canola Trail and visit the beautiful Albury Botanical Gardens. Take some time out for a glassof wine — the Riverina produces one quarter of Australia’s wine and there are more than a dozen wineries in the region, including big names like De Bortoli and McWilliams.
MOUNTAIN TREASURE | BLUE MOUNTAINS
Known as Sydney’s backyard wilderness, the Blue Mountains is just 90 minutes’ drive from the city. It’s home to some of the most loved landscapes in the country and the famous sandstone formation, Three Sisters. Taste the region’s gourmet delights, stay overnight in a heritage hotel, revive with a soothing spa treatment or tee off at a scenic golf course with mountain views.
Ride the highest skyway in Australia over the spectacular wilderness or immerse yourself in the landscape with a bushwalk, rock climb or abseil. Finish your stay with afternoon tea in a heritage garden then travel along the Bells Line of Road to sample apple cider or pick apples from the orchards.
Explore all the amazing outdoor adventures the Hawkesbury has to offer, from horse riding, kayaking, mountain biking to waterskiing. Head into the historic towns and discover the World Heritage convict road and dine in on the delish produce straight from region.
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