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New South Wales A -Z Highlights

  • October 2, 2015
  • By 50 Shades
  • 16 Comments
New South Wales A -Z Highlights

New South Wales (NSW) is a state located on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, South Australia to the west, the Tasman Sea to the east and surrounds the whole of the Australian Capital Territory. New South Wales’ capital city is Sydney, which is also the nation’s most populous city.

Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour

New South Wales is rich in history, landscapes and contrasts. It’s home to sophisticated Sydney, where there is a profusion of beautiful beaches, the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Explore New South Wales and drive north for the coastal jewels of Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay, or south to swim with dolphins in Jervis Bay or whale watching on the Sapphire Coast. You can also explore the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine growing region, the Great Lakes District of Lake Macquarie and Forster/Tuncurry and the surfing mecca villages dotted along the coastline of the North Coast.

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A – Avoca Beach

Avoca Beach

Avoca Beach on the Central Coast

B – Batemans Bay

Batesman Bay

Batesman Bay, Eurobodalla

C – Crescent Head

Crescent Head

Crescent Head on the North Coast

D – Dalmeny

Dalmeny

Dalmeny on the South Coast

E – Eden

Eden

Eden on the Sapphire Coast

F – Forster/Tuncurry

Forster/Tuncurry

Forster/Tuncurry, Great Lakes Area

G – Gerringong

Gerringong, Illawarra

Gerringong, Illawarra

H – Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley

I – Iluka

Iluka

Iluka on the North Coast

J – Jamberoo

Jamberoo, Illawarra

Jamberoo, Illawarra

K – Kiama

Kiama in the Illawarra

Kiama in the Illawarra

L – Lake Macquarie

Lake Macquarie, Hunter Region

Lake Macquarie, Hunter Region

M – Moruya

Moruya

Moruya, Far South Coast

N – Narooma

Narooma

Narooma, Far South Coast

O – Old Bar

Old Bar

Old Bar, Taree

P – Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie, Mid North Coast

Q – Queenscliff/Manly

Queenscliff/Manly

Queenscliff/Manly in Sydney

R – Redhead

Redhead

Redhead at Lake Macquarie

S – Shoal Bay/Port Stephens

Shoal Bay/Port Stephens in the Hunter Region

Shoal Bay/Port Stephens in the Hunter Region

T – Tuross Head

Tuross Head

Tuross Head, Eurobodalla

U – Ulladulla

Ulladulla, Shoalhaven

Ulladulla, Shoalhaven

V – Vincentia/Jervis Bay

Vincentia/Jervis Bay, South Coast

Vincentia/Jervis Bay, South Coast

W – Woolgoolga

Woolgoolga

Woolgoolga on Coffs Coast

X – SusseX Inlet

Sussex Inlet, Jervis Bay

Sussex Inlet, Jervis Bay

Y – Yamba

Yamba

Yamba on the North Coast

Z – Zara/Chillingham

Zara/Chillingham

Zara/Chillingham, Tweed Valley

My travels through New South Wales has mainly comprised of following the coastline, however I have ventured inland on a few occasions. There are many beautiful regions inland including the majestic Blue Moutains, the Snowy Mountains, Country NSW and Outback NSW. It looks as though another caravan trip could be on the cards!

Make sure you read some of my other posts about New South Wales

Australian Beaches: Southern NSW

Australian Beaches: Northern NSW

In My Backyard: The Tweed Coast

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By 50 Shades, October 2, 2015 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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50 Shades

Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.

16 Comments
  • Toni | 2 Aussie Travellers
    October 2, 2015

    Excellent list and some great locations, lots of new ones to me here (and bonus points for creative use of the letter x)

    • Kathy
      October 2, 2015

      Thanks Toni, I’m glad you enjoyed my A-Z of NSW. X and Z are always a challenge. You just have use your imagine! :)

  • Michelle Weaver (@pinkypoinker)
    October 2, 2015

    Remember the fictional novel I was writing? I based it around Eden and Narooma. My favourite places in Australia! I’ve only been twice but they’re hard to get out of your mind they’re so pretty.

    • Kathy
      October 2, 2015

      The South Coast of NSW is extremely pretty. It was lush and green with beautiful beaches and countryside. I can see why you would want to base a novel here. :)

  • Jenny P
    October 2, 2015

    What a clever idea for a post Kathy. A list to check off once we get that caravan. My favourite photos are the beautiful shots of Old Bar – so tranquil.

    • Kathy
      October 2, 2015

      Thanks Jenny. However we have barely touched the surface of New South Wales. There is so much inland to see. I like the shots of Old Bar too. We stayed here in our caravan a few years ago. :)

  • budgettraveltalk
    October 2, 2015

    Well, I loved the manly ferry and the bridge – such a great shot. Redhead looks amazing – is that a Surf Club on the beach?

    • Kathy
      October 3, 2015

      The manly ferry trip is an absolute must do when you visit Sydney. I do love Sydney, but wouldn’t want to live there. Redhead was and amazing beach and yes that is the Redhead Surf Club. New South Wales does have a lot to offer the traveller and we would like to explore it some more. :)

  • Ruth Daly
    October 5, 2015

    These are great photos – I spent a few weeks in NSW last year and loved it. You’ve definitely given me some ideas of where to go on my next trip!

    • Kathy
      October 5, 2015

      Hi Ruth, our trips down the NSW coast have mainly been short caravan trips and we have spent a lot of time on the Northern NSW Coast. However, during our big Australian trip we explored the South Coast of NSW and thought it was amazing. Next time we intend going inland and exploring a few other gems in NSW. Thank you for dropping by my blog. :)

  • jenny@atasteoftravel
    October 5, 2015

    A fabulous reminder of the reasons to get out of the city…so many great places to see. In 2014 I joined the A to Z blogging challenge and blogged daily according to a theme and the alphabet. I always though I would do this on WA but the thought of everyday blogging was too much. This post would be a great base for you to use in next April’s challenge…just a thought!!

    • Kathy
      October 5, 2015

      I have already done an A-Z for West Australia and also one for Queensland. Blogging every day would be a huge challenge. I’m not sure I would be up for it! Thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

  • Ruth
    October 6, 2015

    You have been all over Australia! You have to give me a private tour someday!

    • Kathy
      October 6, 2015

      We have been all over Australia Ruth! There are lots of parts in the centre of Australia however that we haven’t visited. It’s pretty desolate in the centre. I would love to give you a tour – have you got 12 months? :)

  • Red Nomad OZ
    October 18, 2015

    Great selection, Kathy!! I laughed when I got to the last one – the Chillingham Fruit & Veg stall missed out by a whisker from being in my loo book because they didn’t get back to me about using my pic of their outdoor dunny!! Maybe next time!!

    • Kathy
      October 19, 2015

      Thanks Red. What a shame you didn’t get Chillingham in your book. It is a gorgeous little village. Looking at New South Wales and its wide variety of places to see, it really made me think that we have a lot more exploring to do. Like I said earlier, we have barely touched the surface of some of the inland areas. :)

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