New South Wales, Australia: Photo Diary

My favorite photos of New South Wales, Australia!

It’s my five year anniversary of moving to Australia!

On May 31 2018, I flew to Sydney on a Working Holiday Visa and honestly didn’t think I would still be living here in 2023. But here we are!

Australia is an incredible place to live, and I’ve had so many fun adventures during my time here.

I don’t plan on leaving any time soon, but I do love to spend time reflecting on all the memories.

To celebrate 5 years of living in New South Wales, I’ve decided to make a photo diary.

Many of these photos have featured on my blog before, but I wanted to put them all in one place like a digital photo album. This is mainly for my own entertainment, but hopefully others may find these photos inspiring!

Why I Love New South Wales, Australia

New South Wales is packed with so much beauty and diversity.

From big cities like Sydney and Wollongong, to charming small towns like Tilba Tilba, Thirroul, and Port Stephens, to all the national parks, scenic drives, and pristine beaches in between, I’ve literally never been bored while living here.

I’ve spent most of my time living around the Sydney area, but I’ve done road trips down to Melbourne in Victoria and up to Noosa in Queensland.

So whether I’m traveling along the entire coastline or just going on day trips around home, there is always something gorgeous to see in New South Wales!

New South Wales Photo Diary

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Sydney Harbour
wairo beach
Wairo Beach, Burrill Lake
Sea Cliff Bridge, Clifton
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Bodalla Lavender Shop, Bodalla
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Sydney Harbor during the annual Vivid Festival
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Sydney Opera House during Vivid
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Somewhere near Leura Cascades, Blue Mountains
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Yadboro Flats Camping Area
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Sydney Opera House
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Oak Park Rock Pool, Cronulla, Sydney
Salmon Haul, Cronulla, Sydney
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Mystery Bay Campground
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Scottish Rocks, Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay
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Iluka Beach, Jervis Bay
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Kelly’s Falls, Helensburgh
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Cronulla, Sydney
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Royal National Park
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Hindmarsh Lookout, Southern Highlands
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Tilligerry Habitat, Port Stephens
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Tomaree Head Summit Walk, Port Stephens
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Flagstaff Point Lighthouse, Wollongong
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Camel Rock, Wallaga Lake, Bermagui
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Little Blowhole, Kiama
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Clyde River Berry Farm
Barrenjoey Head Lighthouse, Palm Beach, Sydney
Barrenjoey Head Lighthouse, Palm Beach, Sydney
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Pigeon House Mountain Summit
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Voodoo Point, Cronulla, Sydney
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Iluka Break Wall
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Newcastle Memorial Walk, Newcastle
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Byron Bay
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Curracurrong Falls Walk, Royal National Park
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Wallis Lake, Forster
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Wallis Lake, Forster
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Figure 8 Pools, Royal National Park
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Macquarie Pass National Park
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Coledale Markets, Coledale
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Sandon Point, Bulli
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Govett’s Leap Lookout, Blue Mountains
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Austinmer Ocean Pools, Austinmer
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Wollongong Botanic Garden
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Shelly Beach Rock Pool, Cronulla, Sydney
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Sublime Point Lookout, Blue Mountains
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Somewhere on the South Coast of NSW after the 2020 bushfires
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Tilba Tilba
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Narrawallee Inlet
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Narrawallee Inlet
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Australian cuisine at our apartment in Wollongong
wedding cake rock
Wedding Cake Rock, Royal National Park
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North Era Campground, Royal National Park
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Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains
Jenolan River Walking Track, Jenolan
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Bronte Baths, Bronte, Sydney
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Crescent Head
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Crescent Head
byron bay
The Pass, Byron Bay
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Sublime Lookout, Thirroul
wollongong rock pool
Wollongong Lighthouse Rock Pool
nan tien temple
Nan Tien Temple

Looking for more Australia travel inspiration?

Check out some of my other articles! I have travel guides, road trip itineraries, personal experiences, and more. Feel free to drop me a comment or a message if you have any questions about traveling to Australia!

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