New South Wales
New South Wales is based on Australia’s east coast and shares a coastline with the Tasman Sea. The state was originally founded as a penal colony back in the 18th century. Due to the diversity of the NSW terrains, it is a popular destination for trails and boasts numerous World Heritage sites. Some of the main attractions include the Gondwana Rainforests, Blue Mountains and the Willandra Lakes.
Due to the geographic features of New South Wales, the climate tends to vary depending on the location. In certain areas towards the west, there is an arid climate where temperatures tend to skyrocket. In the mountains, on the other hand, snowfall is fairly common. In the southern parts of the state, subtropical and oceanic climates are the norm.
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