General information for New South Wales, Australia. A large densely populated state, New South Wales is located on the south-eastern coast of Australia. Abbreviated NSW, New South Wales has a population of 6.7 million and is home to the country's largest and oldest city, Sydney. NSW also encompasses the Australian Capital Territory, which is home to the country's capital, Canberra.

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General Information About New South Wales

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Tourism New South Wales

New South Wales (NSW) is located on the south-eastern coast of Australia. New South Wales has a population of 6.7 million, making it the most populous state of the country.

New South Wales is home to the country's largest and oldest city, Sydney. The state also encompasses the Australian Capital Territory, which is home to the country's capital, Canberra.

Sydney and the coastal areas of New South Wales are the most popular tourist destinations, but the whole state offers experiences which will suit all interests and tastes. If you're looking for a destination that has it all – white sandy beaches, historical and cultural sites, natural wonders and more – start planning your next trip to New South Wales.

Travelling in New South Wales

Public transport within Sydney is fantastic. Visitors can travel by rail, bus or on ferries in the harbour. Taxis are another option as are private cars, parking is just a bit difficult to come by in the central city.

Travelling outside of Sydney is a bit harder as public transport links may not exist, unless towns are on the same direct road on the way to Sydney.

Travel by air is also possible, with airlines such as Qantas, Regional Express, Airlink and Brindabella Airlines making regular flights between cities and towns in the region.

Popular destinations include:

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Time Differences

New South Wales is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +10) when daylight savings are not being observed, and 11 hours ahead when daylight savings are being observed.

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