Region: New South Wales
New South Wales – The Opera House, the Bridge, the Harbour, Bondi and Manly Beaches – no prizes for guessing that Sydney is of course the principle city in the State of New South Wales. But don’t treat New South Wales simply as an excuse to enjoy the highlife in Sydney. Drive to the north, the west and the south to see NSW from a different angle. Within easy reach of the city are the Blue Mountains, the Hunter Valley and Port Stephen, a little further away are the coastal towns of Coff’s Harbour and Byron Bay – inland to Broken Hill and south to Wollongong and on to the Snowy Mountains. Travel east (yes, east) to little known Lord Howe Island.