Destination guide

Have a city break with New South Wales luxury escapes

New South Wales is a great place to find a rental from which you can explore Hobart. A quick flight from Sydney to Hobart is less than 2 hours long, so you'll have more than enough time to explore the town and its surrounding natural features. After you're finished adventuring, you can relax in luxury accommodation by Hobart that will pamper you with high-end amenities. Luxury accommodation options are seemingly endless throughout New South Wales as it's one of the most popular destinations for travellers in the country.

Things to do

Attractions near New South Wales holiday homes

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.


Things to do near New South Wales holiday rentals

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.


Local weather for your stay in New South Wales holiday rentals

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.


Beach areas near New South Wales holiday homes

New South Wales has pristine beaches for sunbathing, swimming and endless water sports. Holiday homes are available near places like Manly Beach, a bustling beachfront with tall trees and nearby shops, and Lord Howe Island, a picturesque island with white-sand beach, tropical forests and surfing. You’ll also like Shelly Beach, a sandy beach with snorkelling and turquoise waters.

Food & drink 

Sample regional cuisine in New South Wales

Cuisine in New South Wales reflects the state’s multicultural makeup, which includes Asian, European, African and indigenous influences. Fresh fish is a staple on most menus, particularly snapper and barramundi. You’ll also find rock oysters and tropical fruits like avocado and passion fruit. If you want to experience the distinctive flavours of New South Wales, visit a restaurant near your holiday accommodation.

Where to stay near New South Wales?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 18,858 holiday rentals near New South Wales. From 166 Farmhouses to 9,682 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near New South Wales is on HomeAway.

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 travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Byron Bay: 1,052 holiday rentals
  • Central Coast: 2,249 holiday rentals
  • Culburra Beach: 1,088 holiday rentals
  • Vincentia: 1,125 holiday rentals
  • Berry: 894 holiday rentals 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: 1,052 holiday homes
  • Culburra Beach: 1,088 holiday homes
  • Vincentia: 1,125 holiday homes
  • Berry: 894 holiday homes
  • Mollymook Beach: 657 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): 566 holiday houses
  • Sydney, NSW (RSE-Rose Bay Seaplane Base): 3,990 holiday houses
  • Forster, NSW (FOT): 747 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? offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in New South Wales. From travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wategos Beach: 1,183 holiday rentals
  • Callala Beach: 1,764 holiday rentals
  • Bonville Golf Resort: 426 holiday rentals
  • Jenolan Caves: 293 holiday rentals
  • Dolphin Park: 356 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New South Wales listed on 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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