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Destination guide

Explore New South Wales in holiday homes to rent

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

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

Beaches

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 20,405 holiday rentals near New South Wales. From 10,354 Houses to 182 Farmhouses, 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 HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Byron Bay: 1,107 holiday rentals
  • Culburra Beach: 1,110 holiday rentals
  • Nelson Bay: 1,490 holiday rentals
  • Vincentia: 1,145 holiday rentals
  • Berry: 913 holiday rentals

HomeAway 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: 1,107 holiday homes
  • Culburra Beach: 1,110 holiday homes
  • Nelson Bay: 1,490 holiday homes
  • Vincentia: 1,145 holiday homes
  • Berry: 913 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): 518 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?

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

  • Wategos Beach: 1,237 holiday rentals
  • Barrington Tops National Park: 41 holiday rentals
  • Callala Beach: 1,800 holiday rentals
  • Bonville Golf Resort: 441 holiday rentals
  • Jenolan Caves: 296 holiday rentals

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

Explore destinations around New South Wales

Byron Bay
1,107 holiday rentals
Culburra Beach
1,110 holiday rentals
Nelson Bay
1,490 holiday rentals
Vincentia
1,145 holiday rentals
Berry
913 holiday rentals
Mollymook Beach
599 holiday rentals
Callala Beach
1,301 holiday rentals
Sydney
3,745 holiday rentals
Kangaroo Valley
454 holiday rentals
Katoomba
541 holiday rentals
Kiama
506 holiday rentals
Bowral
275 holiday rentals
Hyams Beach
1,162 holiday rentals
Yamba
355 holiday rentals
Leura
538 holiday rentals
Port Macquarie
335 holiday rentals
Palm Beach
1,196 holiday rentals
Terrigal
1,375 holiday rentals
Pokolbin
517 holiday rentals
Currarong
1,100 holiday rentals