Travel guide to New South Wales

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New South Wales

Travel preparation


Best time to visit

New South Wales can be visited all year round, but the traveller should be aware that the northern part of the state can get very hot during the summer, whereas the southern part is somewhat chillier, although still quite warm and sunny. In the southern part of the state, you can go skiing in the winter, in Snowy Mountains.


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Local conditions


Time zone

When it is 12.00 in England (summer time), it is 20.00 in New South Wales. When it is 12.00 in England (winter time), it is 22.00 in New South Wales. They have winter time, when we have summer time.

Culture and entertainment

It is possible to find weekly markets, museums etc. in the major cities of the state, but festivals and the like are centred around Sydney.

Accommodation / Hotel

This area has everything from fancy hotels to motels and hostels, as well as a good deal of camping sites. Both in and outside of the cities, you'll be able to find a place to spend the night, and the area also offers the possibility of staying at a sheep farm for a day or two. Book your hotel in New South Wales here

Local transport



You'll find taxis in practically all cities, and they can be hired in the streets or called for.

Special conditions

New South Wales in one of the most visited states in the country, and sometimes there are quite a lot of tourists.
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