Top events in New South Wales

June
04

Held over 14 days, the Sydney Film Festival is one of the longest running events of its kind in the world. Each year the festival brings together...

August
10

The world's largest run and Sydney's favourite sporting event, City2Surf is a sporting calendar highlight. The event sees 75,000 people pounding...

December
01

Though it started small, today Tropfest is known as the largest short film festival in the world. Hosted in The Domain, where crowds of thousands...

Palm Beach, New South Wales
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New South Wales Travel Guide

Key Facts
Area

800,642 sq km (309,130 sq miles).

Population

7.4 million (2013).

Population density

9.2 per sq km.

Capital

Sydney.

New South Wales is blessed with a combination of history (it's Australia's oldest state), natural beauty (snow-capped mountains, forests and miles of spectacular coastline) and urban glitz (Sydney).

The echo of Australian settlement rings through graceful sandstone edifices while historic pubs are sprinkled around the countryside. Large tracts of pristine bushland are protected in a series of state and national parks that virtually surround the capital city and make for wonderful exploration. The coastline delivers miles of white sandy beaches and pounding surf.

Sydney has a bounty of quality beaches on its doorstep, including the world-famous Bondi Beach and Manly. Sydney itself is the dynamic hub of the southern hemisphere, and one of the most stunning cities in the world, surrounded by World Heritage areas.

Edited by Jane Duru
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