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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.

Glen Innes

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A proud Scottish heritage and grand 19th century buildings A town that grew out of the pastoral history of the… Read More »Glen Innes

Ebor Falls

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A cascading waterfall of the Guy Fawkes River A very picturesque, cascade waterfall a short distance from the roadway, Waterfalls Way,… Read More »Ebor Falls

Inverell

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Australia’s Sapphire City – Inverell To the west of Glen Innes is the small township of Inverell in the beautiful valley of… Read More »Inverell

Tia Falls

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The Tia River as it plunges over the edge of the New England plateau. Another of the rivers that forms… Read More »Tia Falls

Dangars Gorge

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An ancient gorge on the edge of the New England tablelands. South of Armidale and within the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, Dangars… Read More »Dangars Gorge

Lake Hume

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Lake Hume is the 20,000 hectare lake formed by the damming of the Murray River, 18 kilometers due east of… Read More »Lake Hume