Hotel/Leisure in Commercial Center of New South Wales
New South Wales (NSW), or the 'First State' as its affectionately known, although not the biggest Australian state in land area, it is Australia's most populous state (7.5 million people) and home to Australia's most famous city, Sydney. New South Wales has a special place in Australian history because it's coastline was the first to be discovered and named by Captain James Cook in 1770, and in 1788 Sydney was the very first colony to be established by the British in Australia.
New South Wales' biggest city is Sydney, which is also Australia's biggest city, which has a population of 4.5million people. New South Wales represents Australia's South-Eastern area, North of Victoria and South of Queensland. The total area of the state spans 800,642 km2, (which is huge compared with the total area of Japan being 377,944km2, Germany 357,168 km2 and the United Kingdom 242,495km2).
New South Wales' ethnic mix is extremely diverse, with the top five ancestries being Australian, English, Irish, Scottish and Chinese, however the top six languages spoken in New South Wales are English, Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Greek.
The top six countries of birth of people from New South Wales are Australia, England, China, New Zealand, India and Vietnam. This cultural diversity extends to New South Wales ' world-famous culinary reputation, with some of the best international restaurants, award winning wines, exceptional cheese and dairy foods, and arguably the world's best fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood.
The temperatures of the state can range from mild to cold in winter months (Jun – Aug) to scorching hot in the summer months (Dec – Feb). Based on the seasons, various sports and activities are available to participate or to spectate. Cricket is the most popular sport in Summer and Soccer, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Aussie Rules are the choice winter sports and fishing/camping are popular pastimes all year round. In Summer, families regularly go to the beach to surf or swim and barbeques are a regular occurrences at parks and backyards.
There are so many things to do, places to see and delicious tastes to be had in this magical state. Experience the hidden secrets of the coast, the action of the city and the quiet, serenity of countryside.