New South Wales Australia

New South Wales: Ultimate Australia

If you're heading to Australia for the first time, it's likely you'll arrive in New South Wales (NSW) - its capital city of Sydney, to be more precise. It's practically a pilgrimage for backpackers these days, iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Bondi Beach sitting high on many must-visit lists. It's a cornucopia of backpacker-friendly hostels, bars, restaurants, and more, as well as an ideal place to pick up some temporary work.

Many first-time visitors travel to NSW and stay here a while to get used to the Aussie way of life, and are rewarded with things to see and do. This is the most populated city and state in the country, meaning there are plenty of reasons for travellers both old and new to visit NSW.

And this year, more than most, they need your help! The bushfires and droughts have made things difficult for many NSW communities. You can show your support by holidaying in NSW this year. Whether you’re more at home on the beach or in the bush, love the bustling city life or want to escape to a national park, in NSW there is an option for everyone.

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