Outback stargazing in New South Wales
Increasing light pollution in most corners of the globe makes it harder to see the night sky in all its star-speckled, awe-inspiring glory. Fortunately, regional New South Wales is rich in dark, remote locales...
Places in New South Wales
Book a window seat for your flight to Sydney: day or night, this city sure is good-lookin’. Scratch the surface and it only gets better. Making a Splash Defined just as much by its rugged coast as its exquisite harbour, Sydney relies on its coastal setting to replenish its reserves of charm; venture too far away from the water and the charm suddenly evaporates.
The reputation of this famous beach town precedes it to such an extent that first impressions may leave you wondering what all the fuss is about. The beaches are great, but then again there are spectacular beaches all along this coast. What makes Byron special is the singular vibe of the town itself.
Sydney & the Central Coast
Chances are Sydney will be your introduction to Australia's East Coast and there simply isn't a better one. The city’s spectacular harbour setting, sun-kissed beaches and sophisticated sheen make it unique in Australia, and its outdoorsy population endows it with a confident charm that every city yearns for but few achieve.
Byron Bay & Northern NSW
Beach towns and national parks leapfrog each other all the way up this stupendous stretch of coast. Inland, lush farmland and ancient tracts of World Heritage–listed rainforest do the same. Providing a buffer between New South Wales' big cities to the south and Queensland's built-up Gold Coast, the North Coast offers an altogether quieter and simpler way of life.
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