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New South Wales

New South Wales is Australia's south-eastern states and its capital is Sydney. New South Wales offers different experiences, with plenty of things to explore and do which suit all interests, there are natural wonders, sandy beaches to relax on, historical sites and hospitable country communities. Major attractions are:-

Sky View Observation Wheel, the largest re-locatable tourist attraction is now in Darling Harbor.

Sydney Harbor Bridge with Bridge Climb Sydney: From dawn till dusk, the view from the top is always different and unique Sydney experience.

Sydney Opera House is a cultural and architectural masterpiece of the 20th Century.

Queen Victoria Building is the most beautiful shopping centre in the world.

Sydney Tower has been a real icon and an integral part of Sydney’s world eminent skyline, for over 30 years.

Madame Tussauds in Sydney is a museum, where beautifully carved wax icons of the great personalities of the world could be seen.

Customs House and Glasshouse shopping centre are other main attractions of Sydney.

New South Wales has endless attractive beaches, breathtaking natural reserves and one of the worlds most well-known and vibrant cities which offer many things to do. There are various opportunities to explore Aboriginal art and culture in art galleries. Visit national parks; see animals and New South Wales natural attractions. Surf on the beautiful beaches and beach events along the coast. Enjoy New South Wales pubs, gourmet food, farmers' markets and vineyards. Do adventure tours like hikes and walks, cycling routes and mountain-bike trails. Scenic drives in New South Wales through wine regions and alpine countryside.

New South Wales organize various events throughout the year, few among them are Real Film festivals, Australian Surf Festival, Annual Hilltops Wine Dinner, Dubbo festival, Fireside Festival, Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Ironman Australia Triathlon and many other.

New South Wales is an exciting tourist destination; its main tours are as follows:

Pegasus Coach Tours, Aussie Farm stay and Bush Adventures, Hunter Valley Vine Link Tours, Impressive limousines and Starship Cruises etc. The state has a very good transport network and connectivity to different parts of the country. It offers a number of transport choices to the visitor that suits their budgets and requirements.

New South Wales
Coordinates 32°9′42″S 147°1′4″E
Capital city Sydney
Demonym New South Welshmen
Government Constitutional monarchy
Governor Marie Bashir
Premier Barry O'Farrell
Australian state
Established as Colony 26 January 1788
Responsible government 1856
Became state 1 January 1901
Australia Act 3 March 1986
Area
Total 809,444 km² 312,528 sq mi
Land 800,642 km² 309,130 sq mi
Water 8,802 km² (1.09%) 3,398 sq mi
Population (End of March 2012)
Population 7,272,800
Density 9.12/km² 23.6 /sq mi
Elevation
Highest point Mount Kosciuszko - 2,228 m (7,310 ft)
Zipcodes
Postcodes Range 1000—1999 (LVRs and PO Boxes only), 2000—2599, 2619—2898, 2921—2999,
Gross State Product (2010–11)
Product ($m) $419,900
Product per capita $57,828 (4th)
Time zone(s) UTC+10 (AEST), UTC+11 (AEDT), UTC+9:30 (ACST) (Broken Hill), UTC+10:30 (ACDT) (Broken Hill), UTC+10:30 (LHST) (Lord Howe Island), UTC+11:00 (LHDT) (Lord Howe Island)
Federal Representation
House seats 48/150
Senate seats 12/76
Abbreviations
Postal NSW
ISO 3166-2 AU-NSW
Emblems
Floral Waratah (Telopea speciosissima)
Animal Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Bird Kookaburra (Dacelo gigas)
Fish Blue groper (Achoerodus viridis)
Mineral or Gemstone Black Opal
Colours Sky blue (Pantone 291)
Website www.nsw.gov.au
Footnotes Coordinates
Map Western-Australia Northern-Territory Queensland New-South-Wales Victoria-Australia Tasmania-Australia South-Australia
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