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New South Wales Travel Guide
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New South Wales caters for all types of holiday, whatever the time of year. Visits to the Hunter Valley wine district and the Blue Mountains (a World Heritage Listed National Park), which are to the west of Sydney, are greatly recommended.

The Hunter Valley is home to famous wine makers such as Wyndham Estate, Rosemount and McGuigans, and has over 80 wineries and many restaurants.

Port Stephens is nearby, and is a great spot for water sports and dolphin and whale watching. Lightning Ridge, which is to the northwest, is a frontier town where the world’s only source of black opal is to be found.

The region of the Snowy Mountains in the southeast of the State, including Mount Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest peak, is very popular during the skiing season (June to October) as well as in summer for bush walking. Resorts in the Snowy Mountain region include Thredbo and Perisher Blue, the latter incorporating Perisher Valley, Guthega, Blue Cow and Smiggins.

Uncommercialised and unassuming, Broken Hill and the surrounding national parks of the New South Wales outback offer a taste of the original Australian wilderness. Featuring ancient landscapes, aboriginal culture and unusual flora and fauna, they are amongst the highlights of the region.

The Menindee Lakes, 113 kilometres (70 miles) from the town by a good road, cover an area of water 8 times the size of Sydney Harbour with plenty of bird life and provide a major attraction for motor boat and sailing craft owners.