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Fishing on Lake Hume, Albury Albury and Surrounds The iconic Murray River winds through Albury in a lush river valley. 

Armidale streetscape, New England North West Armidale and Surrounds Armidale is a city of culture and learning, with a wonderful heritage...

Full moon shines over the 'Walls of China', Mungo National Park. Balranald - The gateway to the World Heritage listed Mungo National Park...

Quaint townscape of Hill End, near Bathurst Bathurst and Surrounds One of Australia’s oldest inland settlements, now a...

Cowra district, full of colourful scenic drives (Photo: H. Lund/Tourism NSW) Cowra and Surrounds Famous for its wineries and wartime history

Ute on a pole in Deniliquin, Riverina Deniliquin and Surrounds The "ute capital of the world" is set on the Edward River

Giraffes at Western Plain Zoo, Dubbo Dubbo and Surrounds Worth a visit for the wonderful Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo.

Balancing rocks in Glenn Innes, New England North WestGlen Innes, Inverell and Surrounds The area's Celtic origins are commemorated by the Australian Standing Stones.

Enjoy prime fishing spots in Goulburn region Goulburn and Surrounds A colourful past that includes explorers, gold-diggers and bushrangers.

Shearers in Hay, Riverina (Photo: M. Newling/Tourism NSW) Griffith and Surrounds A blend of cuisine, culture and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Cotton fields in Moree, Central NSWMoree, Narrabri and Surrounds One of the country's richest agricultural areas, with natural hot springs.

Wine maker, Mudgee (Photo: M. Newling/Tourism NSW) Mudgee and Surrounds The area around Mudgee boasts about 50 wineries.

Enjoying local wine in Orange, Central NSW Orange and Surrounds A beautiful area with a growing reputation for its produce and cool-climate wines.

CSIRO Observatory, Parkes, Central NSW Parkes and Surrounds Home of the Parkes Observatory's radio telescope, where the film The Dish was made.

The Old Stone House, Bungendore (D. Fuchs/Tourism NSW) Queanbeyan and Surrounds Historic villages, colonial architecture, great food and wine.

Lee Kernaghan at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Central NSW Tamworth and Surrounds Best known for its annual country music festival in January.

Segenhoe Horse Stud, Scone, Upper Hunter Upper Hunter Endowed with rolling plains and rugged mountains, the Upper Hunter has a taste for the good life.

Proteas from Karrindee Blooms, RiverinaWagga Wagga and Surrounds On the Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga has a thriving arts community.

The Breadknife in Warrumbungles National Park, near Coonabarabran, Central NSW (Photo: S. Wright / Tourism NSW) Warrumbungle and Surrounds The ancient spires of Warrumbungle National Park bear witness to a history of volcanic eruptions.

Signs in Outback NSW Wentworth and Surrounds At the confluence of the Murray and Darling rivers, a launching pad...

Views overlooking Wee Jasper, Yass region Yass and Surrounds With its landscaped streets and restored heritage, Yass is a charming town.

 

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  • Pioneering history, cultural events, museums, galleries, food and wine and paddlesteamers
  • West of the Great Dividing Range to Outback New South Wales, from the Murray River north to the Queensland border

Why go there

Some of Australia’s most historic country towns dot this region. These quintessentially Australian settlements, founded by gold miners, graziers and farmers and chosen by artists for their special light, are loved by visitors today for their old-world general stores and friendly country pubs.

Elsewhere in the region, prepare for the unexpected: a giant telescope; memorials to Australia’s wartime history; fields of sunflowers adjoining cotton and wheat fields; captivating regional art galleries and a great outdoor zoo.

Don’t miss

  • The Breadknife in Warrumbungles National Park, near Coonabarabran, Central NSW (S. Wright/Tourism NSW)

 

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Areas within

Fishing on Lake Hume, Albury Albury and Surrounds The iconic Murray River winds through Albury in a lush river valley. 

 

Armidale streetscape, New England North West Armidale and Surrounds Armidale is a city of culture and learning, with a wonderful heritage...

 

Full moon shines over the 'Walls of China', Mungo National Park. Balranald - The gateway to the World Heritage listed Mungo National Park...

 

Quaint townscape of Hill End, near Bathurst Bathurst and Surrounds One of Australia’s oldest inland settlements, now a...

 

Cowra district, full of colourful scenic drives (Photo: H. Lund/Tourism NSW) Cowra and Surrounds Famous for its wineries and wartime history

 

Ute on a pole in Deniliquin, Riverina Deniliquin and Surrounds The "ute capital of the world" is set on the Edward River

 

Giraffes at Western Plain Zoo, Dubbo Dubbo and Surrounds Worth a visit for the wonderful Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo.

 

Balancing rocks in Glenn Innes, New England North WestGlen Innes, Inverell and Surrounds The area's Celtic origins are commemorated by the Australian Standing Stones.

 

Enjoy prime fishing spots in Goulburn region Goulburn and Surrounds A colourful past that includes explorers, gold-diggers and bushrangers.

 

Shearers in Hay, Riverina (Photo: M. Newling/Tourism NSW) Griffith and Surrounds A blend of cuisine, culture and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

 

Cotton fields in Moree, Central NSWMoree, Narrabri and Surrounds One of the country's richest agricultural areas, with natural hot springs.

 

Wine maker, Mudgee (Photo: M. Newling/Tourism NSW) Mudgee and Surrounds The area around Mudgee boasts about 50 wineries.

 

Enjoying local wine in Orange, Central NSW Orange and Surrounds A beautiful area with a growing reputation for its produce and cool-climate wines.

 

CSIRO Observatory, Parkes, Central NSW Parkes and Surrounds Home of the Parkes Observatory's radio telescope, where the film The Dish was made.

 

The Old Stone House, Bungendore (D. Fuchs/Tourism NSW) Queanbeyan and Surrounds Historic villages, colonial architecture, great food and wine.

 

Lee Kernaghan at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Central NSW Tamworth and Surrounds Best known for its annual country music festival in January.

 

Segenhoe Horse Stud, Scone, Upper Hunter Upper Hunter Endowed with rolling plains and rugged mountains, the Upper Hunter has a taste for the good life.

 

Proteas from Karrindee Blooms, RiverinaWagga Wagga and Surrounds On the Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga has a thriving arts community.

 

The Breadknife in Warrumbungles National Park, near Coonabarabran, Central NSW (Photo: S. Wright / Tourism NSW) Warrumbungle and Surrounds The ancient spires of Warrumbungle National Park bear witness to a history of volcanic eruptions.

 

Signs in Outback NSW Wentworth and Surrounds At the confluence of the Murray and Darling rivers, a launching pad...

 

Views overlooking Wee Jasper, Yass region Yass and Surrounds With its landscaped streets and restored heritage, Yass is a charming town.

 

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