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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.


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The second largest city in New South Wales in the Hunter Valley Only 162 kilometers north of Sydney, Newcastle is… Read More »Newcastle


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Both a suburb and the main city in the Central Coast at the head of the Brisbane Water branch of… Read More »Gosford

Umina Beach

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 A long stretch of a beautiful holiday beach At the mouth of the Brisbane Water estuary and surrounded by national… Read More »Umina Beach

Woy Woy

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A beautiful river retreat  One of the very early settlements in Australia, Woy Woy is surrounded on three sides by… Read More »Woy Woy


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The oldest inland settlement in Australia and the first west of the Great Dividing Range, Bathurst with its historic houses… Read More »Bathurst


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Located on eastern slopes of the extinct volcano, Mount Canabolas, Orange is a modern city of around 40,000 and serves… Read More »Orange


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Set along the banks of the Lachlan River, Cora is a important agricultural town and more recently a wine centre… Read More »Cowra


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West of Orange and having its roots in the New South Wales gold rush, Parkes is now best known for… Read More »Parkes


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A town that burst into being as a result of the 1861 gold rush and now the centre of a… Read More »Forbes