Growing up outside Sydney, I thought I had seen all the best places to visit in NSW. But that was a bit premature because we’d only ever really visited Sydney and the North Coast.

There are so many more places to visit in New South Wales that are off the beaten path, that are just as beautiful, if not more beautiful, than the places I knew growing up.

The Best Places To Visit in NSW

If you’re planning a trip around New South Wales and want some incredible places to add to your itinerary, then keep reading for some inspiration…

Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay is magical. Definitely the highlight of our visit down the South Coast and a place we’d like to explore more.

The Snowy Mountains & Mount Kosciuszko

We’ve never been into skiing, and have only done it once in the States, but visiting the Snowies in the summer months really opened up our eyes to how much there is to do there.


You’ll fall in love with its heritage buildings, wide streets, parks and country charm. I know it’s a cliche, but Mudgee is a hidden gem, only 3.5 hours drive from Sydney.

Kangaroo Valley

If you haven’t been to Kangaroo Valley yet, you should. The valley is as green as Ireland with Australian bush escarpments and wildlife (they have plenty of wombats).

The Blue Mountains

There is relaxation, adventure, and rejuvenation in the Blue Mountains, and we were impressed by the unbelievably good local produce, cafes, cosy pubs, and restaurants.

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