New South Wales

NSW is the most populated state of Australia with a population of 6.3 million. It comprises an area of 800,640 sq km and the whole state is located within the temperate zone. Sydney is the capital city and the state is 10 hours ahead of GMT.
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Central NSWCentral NSW
The wheat and sheep farming belt. Bathurst, Orange, Parkes, Cootamundra, Gundagai, Yass, Goulburn, Forbes, Mudgee, Gilgandra, Dubbo, Wagga, Tamworth, Armidale, Muswellbrook and the Hunter Valley
NSW CoastNSW Coast
Follow the Princes and Pacific Highways from Eden to Tweed Heads and discover the many delightful holiday towns and attractions that dot the magnificant coastline of eastern Australia.
Outback NSWOutback NSW
Bourke, Tibooburra, Milparinka, Mungo, Mootwingee, Lightening Ridge, White Cliffs, Wilcannia, Goondiwindi, Walgett, Nyngan. These outback areas are really worth seeing and experiencing for yourself.
Snowy MountainsSnowy Mountains
Australia's only alpine region, which covers both sides of the NSW and Victorian border. Includes Cooma, Jindabyne and nearby ski resorts, Kosciuszko, Alpine, and Snowy River National Parks.[Feature Story]
Sydney/Blue MtnsSydney/Blue Mtns
Australia's largest city - where all the action is. Host of the 2000 Olympics. The obvious city icons are the Harbour Bridge & the Opera House but for those that like camping, a trip up to the Blue Mountains and surrounding area will be most rewarding.

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Abercrombie River NPAbercrombie River NP
This trek is located in the Central Tablelands region of New South Wales and offers the visitor some moderate four-wheel driving, and picturesque camping sites beside the Abercrombie River and Silent Creek. The area is also known for its trout fishing.
Barrington TopsBarrington Tops
The magnificent Barrington Tops National Park boasts superb mountain top accommodation, excellent walking trails, suitable 2WD and 4WD routes and great camping spots.
Bendethera ValleyBendethera Valley
This cleared yet picturesque valley, right in the heart of the Deua National Park provides excellent camping grounds right beside the crystal clear waters of the Deua River. Bendethera Valley is possibly the pick of all 4WD camping destinations in southeast NSW.
Corner CountryCorner Country
Follow the Cobb & Co and Charles Sturt routes from Broken Hill, where the bitumen gives way to dirt as it heads deeper into outback NSW. Discover old towns like Milparinka and Tibooburra, before finishing where NSW, SA and QLD join at Cameron Corner.
Darling River RunDarling River Run
Set within the heart of outback NSW, the Darling River Run is a fascinating trek that takes you back through time. This route follows the meandering Darling River, between the historic town of Bourke and the town of Wentworth, where the Darling greets the Murray River.[Feature Story]
Howes Valley - Yengo NPHowes Valley - Yengo NP
The Howes Valley trek located in the heart of the Yengo National Park can be completed by itself or be incorporated into the Wiseman’s Ferry to Wollombi Trek (see Yengo National Park trek).
Kidman WayKidman Way
This bitumen route is also the shortcut from Victoria, through the heart of western NSW, up to Central Qld where it meets the Matilda Highway at Cunnamulla
Lightning RidgeLightning Ridge
What brings tourists from all over the globe to Lightning Ridge in outback New South Wales? - The answer is black opals. A handful of opal mining towns attract visitors alike to Coober Pedy, Andamooka and White Cliffs, but Lightning Ridge is the only town in Australia where the precious and highly prized black opal is found.
Mildura to Mungo NPMildura to Mungo NP
This route takes you to Mungo National Park from Mildura travelling on the Buronga Arumpo Road. It passes through some nice outback scenery including Lake Arumpo.
Mungo National ParkMungo National Park
Mungo NP holds the most ancient and culturally significant artefacts in all of Australia. This area in far southwest NSW has become very popular since the remains of Mungo Lady and Mungo Man was discovered. Step back thousands of years in time to a lake that was once brimming with water and life.
Mungo NP via Top Hut RoadMungo NP via Top Hut Road
This route takes you to Mungo National Park from Mildura travelling on the Buronga Arumpo Road. It passes through some nice outback scenery including Lake Arumpo.
Stockton BeachStockton Beach
Stockton Beach is the 4WD and dune buggy playground capital of Australia. Just 2 hours north of Sydney via the freeway, this huge expanse of sand dune area is open for camping and frolicking. Some say the dunes are higher than in the Simpson Desert! A great experience.
Tallaganda National ParkTallaganda National Park
The Tallaganda National Park/State Forest is 300km south west of Sydney and 50km south east of Canberra. The park has a large fluctuation in elevation and rainfall resulting in a variety of flora and fauna.
Taree to Werrikimbe via Port MacquarieTaree to Werrikimbe via Port Macquarie
Explore Greater Port Macquarie including remote forest 4WD trails, waterfalls, beaches, mountains, rainforests, escarpment thrills and loads of idyllic remote camps.
Watagan MountainsWatagan Mountains
Only 100km North of Sydney on the edge of the Great Divide, behind the Central Coast lies the rainforest gullies of the mountains. Accessible by 2WD unless raining, this area is quite popular with excellent campsites, walking trails and lookouts.
Wollemi National ParkWollemi National Park
Less than 100kms from Sydney, the Wollemi National Park is a great weekend destination. Fantastic camping and walking opportunities in NSW's largest wilderness area.
Yengo National ParkYengo National Park
Situated just 100kms from Sydney, this is a great day or weekend trek. The majority of the tracks in Yengo National Park are 4WD only, so lock in your hubs and discover the great views and scenery.

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