New South Wales covers a vast area and is geographically diverse - it's also a great starting point on any itinerary. This region of bright blue skies and vivid red earth contains endless stretches of Pacific Coast beaches, lush countryside dotted with quirky towns, rugged cattle country; steamy rainforests and fast-flowing rivers zig-zagging their way through the mountains. Its most famous city is, of course, Sydney with its cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant nightlife, along with famous landmarks such as the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The region is also home to the picturesque Blue Mountains; the country's capital city, Canberra, while if you carry on towards the west, you'll eventually reach the graceful city of Melbourne. While you're in New South Wales, don't miss the opportunity to tour the enticing Hunter Valley wine district, sampling a few of the many world-class wines along the way!