New South Wales
Mid-North Coast. Home of the "Big Banana". Located approx. mid-way between Sydney and Brisbane.
Mid-North Coast. Approx 15 km from the sea coast and the major regional centre for the Manning River Valley.
New England Region. Set high on the Great Dividing Range, regarded as a Cathedral and University City.
New England Region. Home of the annual Tamworth Country Music festival, held for 10 days each year in January.
Orana Region. Attractions include the Western Plains Zoo.
Mid-West Region. Home of Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit, venue for the Bathurst 1000 in October each year.
Riverina Region. City developed as part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.
Murray Region. Located on the northern side of the Murray River.
Riverina Region. Name means 'the place of many crows' in the in aboriginal Wiradjuri language.
Mid-West Region. Key industries include agriculture, mining, health services and education.
Capital Country. Located 1 hour from Canberra, Goulburn is a railhead and service centre for the surrounding pastoral industry.
An isolated mining city and LGA in the Far West of NSW, near the border with SA on the crossing of the Barrier Hwy and the Silver City Hwy, in the Barrier Range.
The area was once known as "The Coalfields" and is now the gateway city and service centre to the vineyards of the Hunter Valley, which includes Pokolbin, Mount View, Broke, Rothbury, and Branxton.
Located at the northern extremity of Brisbane Water, an extensive northern branch of the Hawkesbury River estuary and Broken Bay. Approx. 50 km from Sydney CBD as the crow flies.
Named after the Duke of Grafton, a former Prime Minister of the UK. Proclaimed a city in 1885. 630 km north of Sydney in the Clarence River Valley.
150 km north of Sydney and 20 km south of Newcastle, the LGA consists of a set of closely contiguous towns that surround a coastal saltwater lake.
A major regional centre in the Northern Rivers Region, located on the Bruxner Hwy and the Wilson River.
Established in 1820, a city in the Lower Hunter Region on the Hunter River.
6th largest and 2nd oldest city in Australia, 160 km north from Sydney on the mouth of the Hunter River, it has the largest coal export harbour in the world.
170 km south by road from Sydney, situated on the Shoalhaven River. Surrounded by dairy industry and a number of State forests, but is also a retirement and leisure area for Canberra and Sydney.
Located on the eastern coast of Australia, 82 km south of Sydney. The 3rd largest city in the state of NSW.
Ornithorhynchus anatinus. The animal emblem. The platypus is a furry creature, about 30cm - 38cm long, it has webbed feet and a large duck-like bill which it uses to gather its food from the bottom of rivers.
Flower emblem. A large (10-12cm across) and spectacular scarlet flower growing in the bush in clumps of tall stems.
The bird emblem of New South Wales. This great brown kingfisher is sometimes called a 'laughing jackass' because of its distinctive territorial laughing call. They hunt snakes, lizards, fish and insects and live at forest edges, in clearings.
Proclaimed the State fish of New South Wales in 1998. A friendly but powerful coastal fish that often follows divers. It can be up to a metre long and weigh between 2 and 15kg, though some specimens may reach 40kg or more.
Proclaimed the State gemstone of New South Wales in 2008. It is the most rare and valuable type of opal.