New South Wales is well-known for its sparkling capital of Sydney, its seemingly endless beaches and bushland, and its sophisticated dining scene. But combine the icons with lesser-known attractions, and this east coast state becomes a destination worthy of bucket list status.
NSW has the highest population of any state in Australia, with 8,172,500 residents as of 31 December 2020.
Roughly 64.5% of the state’s population live in Greater Sydney.
NSW has the fastest growing population in Australia growing by roughly 106,100 people annually. Greater Sydney and Newcastle have the highest population densities in the state, with 391 and 423 people per square kilometr
In NSW, the summers are warm and partly cloudy and the winters are short, cool, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 8°C to 27°C and is rarely below 5°C or above 32°C.
Top things to do
- Sip world-class wines in Mudgee and the Hunter Valley
- Escape to chilled-out coastal destinations like Jervis Bay and Byron Bay
- Camp, hike and mountain bike in the national parks of the Blue Mountains and Sapphire Coast