New South Wales is vast and varied, with alpine areas that blossom with sunny wildflowers and desolate outback extremes haunted by colonial architecture and aeon's-old aboriginal history. There are also beaches blessed with year-round sun, vast tracts of secluded brush, and fascinating wildlife. New South Wales is one of the most well known tourist attractions in the world and is a lively place to study and live. It is Australia's oldest state and is located in the southeast. It was founded in 1788 and originally comprised much of the Australian mainland.
New South Wales is known for the picturesque harbor of its capital, Sydney. Sydney is Australia's oldest and largest city and a center of international finance. New South Wales can be divided physically into four sections a thin coastal strip, mountainous areas, agricultural plains and dry arid plains.
Sydney is located in a coastal basin between the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Blue Mountains to the west. The city features the largest natural harbor in the world. Sydney is built around one of the world’s most beautiful harbors, with more than 70 beaches in easy reach of its cosmopolitan heart. The center is compact and served by an efficient public transport service. Less than two hours west of Sydney is the Blue Mountains National Park a spectacular area of canyons and caves, sheer-cliffed valleys and pretty stone and timber towns.
On the northern stretch of coast in New South Wales are Northern Rivers and Tropical New South Wales an area of natural wonderland. You will find great nightlife in Kings Cross and the suburb of Paddington, which is also known for its stately Victorian houses and glamorous boutiques. The city's most famous landmarks are Sydney Harbor Bridge which has 6 million hand driven rivets holding it together and the Sydney Opera House both are located on Sydney Harbor. Sydney has a full roster of musical, theatrical and artistic activity throughout the year.
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