New South Wales is in the southeast of Australia
with the Pacific Ocean to the East, Queensland
to the north and Victoria
to the south.
Government's State Plan seeks to increase visitation to our
national parks, and reserves by 20 per cent by 2016. To meet this
target the government seeks to provide high quality and diverse
visitor experiences and promote these special places effectively,
while ensuring the protection of their conservation values.
Key recommendations of the report include:
- a focus on iconic experiences in key areas close to Sydney and
within three hours drive of major airports in Williamtown, the Gold
Coast, Ballina, Coffs Harbour and Canberra;
- clarifying national parks legislation to make sustainable tourism
a clear outcome;
- a review of accommodation and leasing policies in our parks to
provide a clear understanding of the range of acceptable accommodation
options, including huts, standing camps and cabins;
- a state-wide reservation system for accommodation and campsites
to allow on-line bookings;
- changes to encourage sustainable nature based tourism outside
parks that will encourage visitors into neighbouring areas;
- a calendar of regular events suitable to parks and reserves, such
as the recently announced 'Island Hopping' event in Sydney Harbour
- legislative changes to increase the range of low key tourism experiences
and attractions permitted in parks
Waratahs (Telopea speciosissima) belong to the genus Telopea, in
the Proteaceae family. The plant is native to a small area of the
central coast of New South Wales, and it grows wildly in hilly areas
Newcastle and Wollongong. In 1962 it was proclaimed New South Wales'
official floral emblem.
River is the longest river in Australia, flowing 2,739 kilometers
from northern New South Wales to its confluence with the Murray
River at Wentworth.
New South Wales has around a hundred ocean baths documented online
New South Wales Ocean Baths.
These pools are tidal swimming pools on the open coast and waves
break over the side of these pools. Some of the oldest baths are
in the cities of Newcastle and Wollongong, although Sydney's ocean
baths are better known.