Thursday, October 28, 2010

Facts about New South Wales

Tourism New South Wales guide to Area, climate, Geography, Getting To New South Wales, Population, time and latest deals.

Facts : New South Wales

State Capital: Sydney

Population: 6.83 million (63% in Sydney)

Area: 802,000 sq km

Geography: Bordered to the west by South Australia, to the north by Queensland and to the south by Victoria, New South Wales also contains the two federal enclaves of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT, home to Canberra), and the Jervis Bay Territory.   New South Wales can broadly be divided into four geographical areas – the narrow coastal strip running the length of the state from the border with Victoria in the south, to the border with Queensland in the north, home to numerous beaches, and national parks; the mountainous Great Dividing Range, which again runs the length of the state, about 60 miles inland; the inland agricultural plains west of the Great Dividing Range, covering two thirds of New South Wales; and finally, the arid Outback region around Broken Hill in the far north west of the state. The state capital, Sydney, is located on the coast

Climate: Generally speaking, the further north you go in New South Wales, the hotter is gets, and the further west you go, the drier it becomes. New South Wales enjoys a temperate climate however, without some of the huge variations that some of the other states may encounter. Average summer temperatures are around 28 degrees Celsius, winter temperatures around 15 degrees and most rainfall falls between March and July.

Time: GMT+10 hours

Australia Flight Tickets

Getting To New South Wales
Sydney's Kingsford Smith International airport is Australia's busiest, and many visitors choose to begin or end their Australian adventure here. You can also fly into Sydney from all over Australia, using domestic airilnes such as Qantas and Virgin Blue.

For those with time to spare or travelling on a budget, Sydney is linked to most other cities by a number of coach routes, but travellers should bear in mind the distances involved - the journey to Brisbane is around 16 hours, Melbourne 12-13,  and Adelaide around 20 hours.  You can either plan your route in advance and purchase individual "sectors" of a journey, or if you want a bit of freedom and flexibility, then you can purchase a certain number of kilometres and travel up to your chosen distance on a variety of routes.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Calendar of Events Australia

Calendar of Events Australia


8th - Post Mardi Gras Dance Party in Alice Springs;

22nd-23rd - Borroloola Barra Classic (fishing comp) in Katherine.


26th–3rd May - Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival in Darwin.


3rd–5th - Katherine Country Music Muster;

24th - Bass in the Grass (music event) in Darwin.


7th–9th - Tattersall's Finke Desert Race in Alice Springs;

24th–9th July - Darwin Pride Festival.


5th–4th Aug - Darwin Cup Festival;

19th - Katherine Rodeo.


6th–10th - Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair.


6th - ASSA ABLOY Henley on Todd regatta in Alice Springs.


11th - Gove Bush Golf Classic in Kakadu & Arnhemland.

11th-18th - Masters Games in Alice Springs;


14th-16th - Lasseter's Open in Alice Springs.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Explore the island state of Tasmania - Hobart

Experience your next vacation to unique history of Hobart. You will be amazes at the beauty of the city's and heritage. Founded as a penal colony and the most interesting thing is that Hobart is Australia's second oldest city. Hobart is the gateway to the rugged beauty and most populous city of the Tasmanian countryside. You will find green-tin-roofed and red-tin-roofed timber houses at the lower slopes of Mount Wellington.
The city was settled in 1804 by Lieutenant Governor Collins and grew rapidly as the clearing house for British and Irish convicts

Things to do in Hobart
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical
  • Cadbury Cruise
  • Mount Wellington
  • Hobart Aquatic Centre
  • Tasman Bridge
  • South Bruny National Park
  • Tinderbox Marine Reserve
  • Rosny Mini Golf
  • Caldew Park (The)
  • Mount Field National Park
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