Regions of New South Wales

Lithgow is situated at the base of the western escarpment of the Blue Mountains 156km west of Sydney on the Great Western Highway. An electric train also runs from Sydeny to Lithgow.

Mungo National Park has evidence of 30,000 years of human life.

In the far-flung parts of the State you will discover the other side of the people of New South Wales.

The Hunter Valley is famous for its wine, its history and spectacular scenery.

On hearing the words 'Hunter Region' many people immediately think of wine. The region is New South Wales' premier wine growing district. The rich soils around the tiny settlement of Pokolbin in the fertile Hunter Valley have attracted winemakers since the earliest days of European settlement.

Hang gliding over the Illawarra coastline.

The Illawarra - which stretches from Jervis Bay to the edges of the Royal National Park south of Sydney - was the first part of New South Wales ever seen by Europeans. As he sailed up the coast in 1770, Captain James Cook carefully recorded his impressions in his journal.

This beautiful stretch of coastline has seen less development than most of the coast north of Sydney.

Often referred to as the 'Holiday Coast', this beautiful stretch of coastline is characterised by peaceful lakes, quiet fishing villages and some of the most beautiful coastal views anywhere in Australia.

Beautiful billabongs abound in the Murrumbidgee region.

Around 520,000 people live in this area and the population growth rate is around 1.5 per cent. Both Canberra and Wagga Wagga are situated in the Murrumbidgee, which is one of the most densly populated regions in in rural Australia.

A typical outback pub in North Western New South Wales.

In Australian slang the term "The Back of Burke" is often used to refer to an area that is inhabitable. This region of North Western N.S.W.

Mostly situated on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, this region is known for its sheep and cattle grazing. The climate can range from very hot in summer to very cold in winter. The area is dotted with pretty towns with beautiful gardens and charming cottages.

As close to paradise as any place on earth.

Many people believe that the Richmond - Tweed area of New South Wales is as close to paradise as anywhere on Earth. The ocean waters are always warm. The days, even in winter, can be balmy and gloriously sub-tropical.

Two famous landmarks at sunset:<br>Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

Sydney boasts Australia's leading attractions, the most obvious being the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House (pictured above) and the historic Rocks area where Sydney was first settled. The city has a lively, cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse population.