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New South Wales

The state of New South Wales consists of just over 800,000 square kilometers on Australia’s east coast, sitting between Queensland to the north and the border of the Murray River, with Victoria to the South.

The state has the largest population in Australia at around 7.8 million with most of these persons living in the coastal Greater Sydney area. The Greater Sydney area was also the first point of European contact, with the explorer James Cook landing there in 1770 and then a penal colony established in 1788. It was the first and major point of administration for British colonization of the far South Pacific, in fact.

The state comprises a narrow beautiful coastline that meets with the spectacular mountains and plateaus of the Great Dividing Range. Over the range is the western slopes consisting of fertile farming lands before meeting the arid outback of the western plains.

Bondi Beach

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One of Australia’s most famous beaches The closest ocean beach to central Sydney, the famous Bondi Beach is a kilometer… Read More »Bondi Beach

Botany Bay

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The bay is the historic place where the first European set foot on the shores of eastern Australia, now amid… Read More »Botany Bay

Manly

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A favourite holiday beach across the harbour. Located on a short peninsula to the north of Sydney Harbour, Manly and… Read More »Manly

The Domain

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Located to the east of Sydney’s central business district, originally for the exclusive use of the colony governor, The Domain… Read More »The Domain

Hyde Park

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Located within the Sydney central business district, the 16.2 hectare and beautifully maintained Hyde Park grew out of “The Commons”… Read More »Hyde Park