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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.

Jindabyne

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On the eastern side of the Kosciuszko National Park, Jindabyne sits on the lake formed through the damming of the Snowy… Read More »Jindabyne

Cooma

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On the Monaro Plains directly east of the Snowy Mountains and at the junction of the Snowy Mountains Highway and… Read More »Cooma

Tumbarumba

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On the edge of the Riverina region, the quaint township of Tumbarumbah, ‘The gem of the Highlands,’ is an ideal… Read More »Tumbarumba

Byron Bay

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Just an hour south of Tweed Heads and the Queensland border, the subtropical resort township of Byron Bay is famous… Read More »Byron Bay

Forster

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Just north of the Myall Lakes and on a long coastal peninsula that separates the Wallis Lake from the ocean, Forster is… Read More »Forster

Wilcannia

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Wilcannia was once an important port along the Darling River and in fact the third largest inland port in Australia… Read More »Wilcannia