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Bowral Town | Bowral

A prosperous town on the Hume Highway and the centre of a rich agricultural district. There are many features of interest within easy reach. Gibraltar Mountain will recall its namesake. Belmore Falls, Macquarie Pass and many other spots are worthy of a visit. The town itself possesses fine shopping centres and many outdoor sporting facilities are provided. The town stands on a portion of the orig...

Bulahdelah Town | Bulahdelah

Bulahdelah is a favourite starting point for boating trips around Myall Lakes. Visitors today can still see some of the town’s local history. The old Plough Inn, once a Cobb & Co station post opens its doors to the public each day. Nearby Alum Mountain is named after the only known above ground deposit of alunite in the world, found here late in the 19th Century.

Glen Innes Town | Glen Innes

Glen Innes, with its picturesque lay-out and English trees, is one of the prettiest towns in the New England district. It is on the Northern Railway Line, 680 kms from Sydney and midway between Armidale and Tenterfield. The visitor may enjoy many sports including golf, bowls, tennis and trout fishing (in season). Hotel accommodation is escellent. The mining boom and introduction of the railway l...

Kempsey Town | Kempsey

On the Macleay River, 503 kms from Sydney on the Pacific Highway. Kempsey is the most important town in the Macleay River District and the centre of a magnificent dairying and agricultural region. Within easy reach of the town by road are the summer camping resorts of South West Rocks (30 kms) and Crescent Head (16 kms) where fishing and surfing are the principal pastimes.

Muswellbrook Town | Muswellbrook

Situated on the Hunter River and is an important town 272 kms from Sydney. It is the centre of a dairying and mining district. The surrounding country is ful of interest and trips can be arranged to include a visit to Barrington Tops. At Gerald Park, at the south end of the town, there is a camping ground.

Newcastle City | Newcastle

Newcastle is the second city and port of New South Wales and, in volume of shipping, is the third port of Australia. It stands on the southern shores of the estuary of the Hunter River, and is the outport for the produce of the Hunter River Valley. Coal was first discovered in the Newcastle area by Lieutenant John Shortland when he explored the mouth of the Hunter in 1797, and it was not long bef...

Singleton Town | Singleton

Further inland, the towns of Singleton and Muswellbrook on the New England Highway, servicing the Upper Hunter region and providing most of the accommodation. Singleton is a sizeable town with a visitor information centre, shops, cafes and restaurants. There is also the new Hunter Valley Gardens, Singleton Historical Society and Museum, Royal Australian Infantry Corps Museum, and a few family bus...

Tenterfield Town | Tenterfield

Tenterfield is situated on the Dumaresq River on the New England Highway. The town is up-to-date and possesses facilities for the visitor. A special feature of the district is its fishing and bushwalking. Sir Henry Parkes, five times premier of New South Wales, was the member for Tenterfield from 1882 to 1884. He returned here in 1889 to make the speech that earned him the title of ‘Father of F...

Albury Town | Albury

This border city is on the banks of Australia's largest river, the Murray, and in the midst of a most picturesque, rich agricultural and pastoral district. It is 307 kms from Melbourne by rail and 647 kms from Sydney and served by good roads from all directions. A well planned town with an excellent shopping centre and beautiful homes. Within easy reach of many attractive beauty spots, it makes a...

Armidale City | Armidale

The stately provincial city that emeged from the pastoral empires established on the prime grasslands of New England Plateau is today the most culturally and architecturally rich of Australia’s inland cities. Originally named by the Scottish family of Mac-Donald, after their estate, the town is prosperous, being the centre of a large agricultural district. The surrounding mountainous country...

Ballina Town | Ballina

On the north coast and a popular holiday resort at the month of the Richmond River; along the banks one may see sugar and banana plantations. There is much to interest the tourist and adjacent to the town are camping sites and also at East Ballina and Lighthouse Beach.

Bega Town | Bega

Bega today is the major commercial and administrative centre of the south-east coast. The town sits at the junction of the Princes Highway and the Snowy Mountains Highway. Bega is the largest centre of trade on the far south coast. The town is 11 kms from the port of Tathra and 457 kms from Sydney. The surrounding district is given mostly to the production of cheese and butter together with graz...

Bombala Town | Bombala

Bombala is a small town, 250 metres above sea level, in the Monaro region. The town sits in a picturesque valley home to the Bombala River.

Broken Hill City

Known as "The Silver City" and possesses one of the most colourful histories of any town in the Commonwealth. The hotel accommodation is very good. There are many pleasing features including a splendid park and playground at Silverton. Visits to the rich mines can be arranged. There are many sporting facilities including golf, tennis, dog racing and outdoor cinema. Trips to the outback can be arra...

Brooklyn Town

On the beautiful Hawkesbury River only a few kms from Peats Ferry. The fishing is excellent and there are many features pleasing to the visitor. Scenic trips can be arranged to neighbouring beauty spots.

Brunswick Heads Town | Brunswick Heads

A rich agricultural town on the North, Coast with a special appeal for holiday makers. Swimming, surfing and other sporting facilities are provided. There is a splendid camping site near the town on the Brunswick River.

Byron Bay Town | Byron Bay

A leading town on the North Coast. The town is the centre of a rich mixed farming area and has much to interest the tourist. The surfing is good. The surrounding country affords many delightful trips of scenic interest. There are camping grounds at Clark's Camping Area, situated half a km from the town on the Cape Byron Road, also at Cape Byron and another near the centre of the town adjoins the b...

Cessnock Town | Cessnock

The largest wineries in the Hunter Valley region are located near Cessnock and Pokolbin, about 30 kms west of Newcastle. Australia's oldest wine producing area, the Hunter River Valley combines coal mining with its vineyards. As a result, Cessnock resembles a busy mining center more than a picturesque wine town. But the cellars and winery buildings around Pokolbin have the traditional look about t...

Coff's Harbour City | Coffs Harbour

This seaport is the outlet for the produce of the timber, banana-growing, and dairying districts of this part of the coast, and is the port nearest to the branch railway line to the Dorrigo plateau. The main part of the town is two kms inland from Coff's Harbour Jetty, where a fine harbour has been constructed with a depth of water sufficient for steamers engaged in coastal and New Zealand trade. ...

Cooma Town | Cooma

There is a diversity of scenery for the tourist and the fishing in the neighbourhood is good. Camping is available on the Cooma Showgrounds half a km from the town. The town is the "taking off" place for famous Mount Kosciusko with its variety of winter sports.