New South Wales arguably offers the greatest diversity of climate and landscape out of all the states and territories in Australia. Mild winters in all but the alpine regions and hot cyclone-free summers mean there’s never a bad time to go camping in NSW, and many of the best attractions and national parks are easily accessible for 2WD cars.
Plan a relaxing beach vacation along the north or south coast, get your adventure fix with a bushwalking, canyoning or skiing trip, go kayaking or fishing at NSW’s many rivers and lakes, seek out solitude in the vast outback and get to know the cities and towns where a pioneer past and vibrant, modern culture seamlessly interlace.
Surfers, sun lovers and enthusiastic beach-goers are spoiled for choice in NSW. The whole coastline is etched out with sheltered coves and bays, as well as long stretches of sand wide open to barreling waves. If you’re fond of city escapes, NSW has no shortage of vibrant seaside towns where you can step out of your van and into the sand, and live like a local for a few days. Treat your toes to Jervis Bay’s snow-white beaches, or admire striking coastal rock formations in Ben Boyd National Park. Experience the boho vibes in Byron bay, surf culture in Scotts Head, or find a quiet spot away from it all, such as Seal Rocks, Minnie Water or Evans Head.