New South Wales’ is well-know for its seemingly endless beaches and bushland, and its sophisticated dining scene. But combine the icons with lesser-known attractions, and this east coast state becomes a destination worthy of bucket list status.

Whether you want to get out of the house for a day, a weekend or an extended trip, the regional communities of NSW are ready and waiting to welcome you. Pile into the car for a road trip along the North Coast or indulge your palate with sips from one of Australia’s oldest wine-producing regions at the Hunter Valley. Chase waterfalls and lookouts in the Blue Mountains, discover there is more than just alpine thrills around the Snowy Mountains, or get a taste of NSW’s food bowl throughout the Riverina.

Get a peek at what is awaiting throughout regional NSW below and start planning your trip today.

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Click below to discover regions of New South Wales:



North Coast

  • Places to keep in mind: Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Lismore, Byron Bay, Tamworth


Hunter Region

  • Places to keep in mind: Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Barrington Tops


Blue Mountains

  • Places to keep in mind: Blackheath, Katoomba, Mt Victoria, Lithgow, Wentworth Falls


South Coast

  • Places to keep in mind: Bega, Batemans Bay, Merimbula, Eden, Wollongong


Snowy Mountains

  • Places to keep in mind: Perisher, Crackenback, Jindabyne, Thredbo, Mount Kosciuszko


Riverina Murray

  • Places to keep in mind: Griffith, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Deniliquin

Travel inspiration from the blog:

When to go & weather:

  • Summer (December - February): Warm weather great for the beach and festivals
  • Autumn (March - May): Pleasant and mild, perfect conditions for hiking and sightseeing
  • Winter (June - August): Cooler temperatures and peak ski season
  • Spring (September - November): Ideal for whale watching and national parks

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