The beach of Lennox Point, with the township of Lennox Head in the far right
Places in New South Wales on this website
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New South Wales is a state on the southeast corner of the Australian continent. It is the oldest state in Australia, and part of the earliest European settlement which began there in the 18th century around Sydney Cove.
New South Wales covers an area of 809,444 sq km (312,528 sq mi). It has a population of 7 million people, the majority of which are concentrated in the Sydney Metropolitan Area. The city of Sydney is the oldest European settlement in Australia, and it is today also the biggest city in the country.
The famous rock formation called Three Sisters, located at Katoomba, New South Wales
New South Wales is bordered by Queensland to the north, South Australia to the west, and Victoria to the south. The Australian Capital Territory forms an enclave within the state.
Within New South Wales is Mount Kosciuszko, which at 2,228 m (7,310 ft) is the tallest mountain in Australia. It is located in the Snowy Mountains, within Kosciuszko National Park, on the southern part of the state, near the border with Victoria.
The geography of New South Wales is that of desert to the west and farmland to the east. The state is a major wine producing region of Australia. The main mountain range is known as the Great Dividing Range. It stretches from Victoria through New South Wales into Queensland. Within this area is the aforementioned Snowy Mountains, with many peaks rising above 1,000 m.
Charlotte Pass Village Ski Resort
Going to New South WalesBy Plane
The main airport is Kingsford Smith International Airport in Sydney. It is the biggest airport in Australia, with the most connectivity with all the cities of the country.
You can enter New South Wales by road from South Australia, Victoria and Queensland. The border towns are Broken Hill, Albury-Wodonga or Eden and Tweed Heads respectively.
From South Australia, take the Barrier Highway. From Victoria, you can take the Hume Highway entering at Albury, the Princes Highway entering at Eden, anf the Sturt Highway entering just north of Mildura. From Queensland take the Pacific Highway, entering at Tweed Heads/Coolangatta.
The vista from Mount Finini in Namadgi National Park
Major Cities of New South Wales
Places of Interest in New South Wales