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About New South Wales

When first thinking about moving to Australia, the often-mistaken-to-be-capital city of Sydney probably crossed your mind. Whilst Sydney is a fantastic place to consider for your move to Australia, as the most populous state in the country, New South Wales has many other great locations to boast about.

Urban Areas

Sydney; let’s start with the obvious. Although technically not the capital of Australia, Sydney is the country’s biggest city, with a population of over 5 million. As well as having lots going on culturally, Sydney is home to the largest financial district in Australia. The city also hosts the largest natural harbour in the world, famously marked by the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

Newcastle has a strong cultural heritage showcased in its variety of art galleries and museums. Like most Australian coastal cities, Newcastle has many beautiful beaches which set the scene for its notable chilled-out surf culture. In recent years, craft beer has been infiltrating the local culture in Newcastle, so if this is up your street, be sure to consider Newcastle as a potential location when moving to Australia.

Tamworth offers a different atmosphere to the beach culture of coastal cities, being known as the country music capital of Australia! Tamworth Country music festival takes place every year in late January; the events dominate the streets of the city for the duration of the festival, which is the second biggest country music festival in the world. Tamworth is located almost equidistant from Sydney and Brisbane, which could prove useful if you have business in both of these commercial hubs.

Bathurst is the oldest inland settlement in Australia, and has developed strong revenue from the education, tourism and manufacturing industries. Bathurst also has a central business district with banking and government services, as well as a good range of retail stores and shopping centres.

Getting Around in New South Wales

The state government of New South Wales operates railways throughout the state, with NSW TrainLink providing intercity, country and even interstate services.

In terms of aviation services, Sydney’s Kingsford Smith airport is the largest airport in Australia, with separate terminals for international and domestic flights.  New South Wales is also served by numerous domestic airports.

Things to do in New South Wales

Of course, when moving to New South Wales, you don’t want to miss visiting Sydney famous attractions, so Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and Bondi beach surely deserve a visit.

For a change of scenery, though, head up to the Blue Mountains, where you’ll be taken aback by the natural beauty of this national park, with plenty of walks to enjoy and lookouts to pause and soak up the scenery.

The snowy mountains offer something which you probably hadn’t included in your list of priorities when thinking about moving to Australia: skiing! This region offers something a little different to the often hot Australian climate, so is well worth a visit.

Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine-growing region, and a stunning place to enjoy panoramic views of the vast vineyards. You can also go on tours and visit winemakers to learn how they do it!

Technically outside of New South Wales, although totally enclaved by the state, is Australia’s capital, Canberra. The city lies in the small state of Australian Capital Territory, but you can hop in from New South Wales to visit Parliament House and learn about Australia’s political landscape.

Interesting Facts

There are more than one million tiles covering the roof of Sydney Opera House.

The arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is affected by temperature, and can move up and down up to 18cm as it heats and cools.

The state got its name from its founder Lieutenant James Cook, who when sailing up the coast thought that it looked like south wales!

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