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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.

Forbes

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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

Albury

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Albury remains a major crossing point of the river Murray With its twin city of Wodonga on the Victorian side,… Read More »Albury

Wentworth

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East of Mildura along the Murray River and where that river meets the Darling, Wentworth has a heritage of being an important… Read More »Wentworth

Mulwala

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Popular for water sports, sharing a lake with Yarrawonga. The twin towns of Yarrawonga, Victorian side and Mulwala, New South Wales… Read More »Mulwala

Thredbo

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On the banks of the Thredbo River and with Australia’s highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, a few kilometers to the north,… Read More »Thredbo

Tumut

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To the north of the Blowering Reservoir and at the edge of the Riverina plains, Tumut is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery… Read More »Tumut

Kiandra

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Kiandra is a ghost town of historical buildings with a history A few kilometers east from the Selwyn Snow Resort,… Read More »Kiandra