Destination guide

New South Wales – from Sydney to sunny, surfer beaches

Offering a landscape as varied as Australia itself, the south-eastern state of New South Wales offers everything from bustling metropolises to pristine national parks. Travellers who love adventures in the big city should visit Sydney, home to world-famous theatres and majestic gardens. Take a drive down the coast, pausing to soak up some rays on the beach or hop in the water to catch the perfect wave. New South Wales vacation rentals based inland may place you near some of the state's most varied landscapes, from mountains and rainforests to vineyard-covered fields and lush valleys.

Things to do

Will wonders never cease? Natural and man-made marvels

It's no secret that Australia offers a magical landscape of natural wonders and New South Wales is blessed with plenty. The state features hundreds of national parks, including Sea Acres National Park where you can stroll through seaside rainforests, and Blue Mountains National Park, home to the Three Sisters, Australia's iconic rock formation. Long for big city living? Then visit Sydney and tour the treasured Sydney Opera House, scale the arches of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and soak up the vibrant colours of the Royal Botanic Garden. View wildlife at nearby Featherdale Wildlife Park, home to koalas, wallabies and kangaroos.


From skiing to surfing, year-round fun is on tap

New South Wales vacation rentals cater to travellers in search of water-based activities. Spend your days whale watching in Port Stephens, surfing in Maroubra and snorkelling in Bondi Beach. Prefer the rush of a mountain adventure? Pay a visit to Kosciuszko National Park where, depending on the time of year, you'll find bustling ski resorts or mountain lakes filled with swimmers. The state hosts a series of major events throughout the year, including the Sydney Festival which showcases the world of music, theatre and art, and the Tamworth Country Music Festival; both festivals are held in January.


Location, location, location – fair weather regions

It should come as no surprise that New South Wales' climate varies dramatically. The western portion of the state features an arid landscape, where summers are scorching and winters are biting. Conditions along the coast, however, are often sunny and pleasant, while the mountains provide snowy winters and tepid summers. Rainfall varies throughout the state, but if you're visiting the soggy coast it's best to keep an umbrella handy throughout the year. New South Wales vacation rentals on the coast often book quickly in the summer, while the mountains enjoy peak crowds during the winter season.

Natural highlights

From Kosciuszko to koalas – it gets wild in New South Wales

National parks highlight the state's diverse environments, from its arid deserts to its rugged coastlines. Climb to new heights in the Snowy Mountains, a mountain range that's home to mainland Australia's highest peak: the 2,228-metre Mount Kosciuszko. Make your way inland to explore dense forests, some of which are home to one of Australia's most beloved residents – the koala bear. During the winter, you'll find pods of whales and dolphins just swimming off the coastline. Fertile farmland and lush valleys dominate the western slopes of the state, also known as Australia's agricultural centre and home to numerous vineyards.

How many holiday accommodation are available around New South Wales?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 19,878 holiday rentals around New South Wales. From 10,148 holiday houses to 176 farm stays, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around New South Wales is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in New South Wales?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in New South Wales. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Byron Bay: 1,106 holiday rentals
  • Culburra Beach: 1,113 holiday rentals
  • Nelson Bay: 1,489 holiday rentals
  • Vincentia: 1,145 holiday rentals
  • Berry: 900 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in New South Wales! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in New South Wales?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in New South Wales with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Byron Bay: 1,106 holiday homes
  • Culburra Beach: 1,113 holiday homes
  • Nelson Bay: 1,489 holiday homes
  • Vincentia: 1,145 holiday homes
  • Berry: 900 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to New South Wales?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in New South Wales are:

  • Batemans Bay, NSW (QBW-Batemans Bay Heliport): 516 holiday houses
  • Sydney, NSW (RSE-Rose Bay Seaplane Base): 4,464 holiday houses
  • Forster, NSW (FOT): 772 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in New South Wales?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in New South Wales. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wategos Beach: 1,240 holiday rentals
  • Barrington Tops National Park: 41 holiday rentals
  • Callala Beach: 1,797 holiday rentals
  • Bonville Golf Resort: 439 holiday rentals
  • Jenolan Caves: 295 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New South Wales listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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