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About the regions

Central West and Orana

Central West and Orana sits at the heart of NSW, with access to all corners of the State and beyond. Tourist attractions include the Warrumbungle National Park, Mudgee wineries and the Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Major towns include Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo. NSW TrainLink Regional train and coach services run through the region.

Far West

The Far West is a unique part of NSW steeped in culture, history and heritage. Major towns include Broken Hill, Cobar, Wentworth and Bourke. People visit from around the world to enjoy significant Aboriginal and European heritage and the unique outback experiences. Attractions include the opal mining towns of White Cliffs and Lightning Ridge, an historic river port at Bourke and national parks such as Culgoa, Sturt, Gundabooka and Mungo.

New England North West

Ranging from World Heritage listed rainforests along the Great Dividing Range to the agriculturally productive plains around Narrabri and Moree, the New England North West is one of the most dynamic and diverse parts of NSW. Major towns include Armidale and Tamworth. The region is home to some of the Australia's finest annual events like the Tamworth Country Music Festival and Armidale Autumn Festival. With strong transport links to Newcastle and South East Queensland, the New England North West can be easily accessed via NSW TrainLink Regional train and coaches services.

Newcastle and Hunter

Two hours from Sydney, the Newcastle and Hunter is home to beautiful beaches and Australia’s oldest wine region. Major towns include Newcastle, Taree, Maitland, Cessnock and Scone. Intercity trains and NSW TrainLink Regional trains and coaches run throughout the region.

North Coast

From great surfing beaches to World Heritage rainforest to playful dolphins, the North Coast of NSW is the perfect place to live, work and play. The stretch of coast between Port Macquarie and Tweed Heads is easily with good roads as well as trains, buses, airlines and tours. Major towns include Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Lismore and Ballina.

Riverina Murray

The Riverina Murray is situated along the Victorian border and Australian Capital Territory borders. Enjoy World Heritage-listed national parks, explore nation-making heritage in historic towns, cruise the iconic Murray River, and visit acclaimed wine regions, all through a network of trains, regional coaches and local ferries. Major towns include Albury, Griffith and Wagga Wagga.

South East and Tablelands

Extending from the Southern Highlands and Tablelands in the north to the Victorian border in the south and with the nation's capital at its heart, South East and Tablelands is one of the most geographically diverse regions in NSW. The region is known for its pristine coastline, marine environments and well known national parks, including the popular Kosciusko National Park and Australia's largest ski fields. Major towns include Bega, Bowral, Goulburn, Yass, Queanbeyan, Batemans Bay, Moruya and the Port of Eden. NSW TrainLink Regional train and coaches run services throughout the region

Sydney and surrounds

Includes the greater metropolitan area of Sydney, as well as the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Illawarra. The region offers a rich mix of colonial and indigenous history, incredible variety of cuisine, multicultural festivals, internationally famous beaches, museums, fascinating exhibitions and world-class theatre productions.