An idyllic base from which to explore an area that has been doing it tough over summer.
Of Australia's state capitals, only Sydney and Hobart are older than Port Macquarie.
Slow travel is captured in a heritage train trip between Sydney and Melbourne.
It may be best known for its car and bike races, but Australia's oldest inland city has a rich indigenous and settler history.
The check-in counters have changed little in the upgrade, but who needs them when online check-in is so easy?
Some of the best Southern Highlands food, wine and heritage spots have joined forces.
The 10 boutique stays profiled here – none of which have been affected by the fires aside from smoke haze – are dramatically raising standards in country NSW and Victoria.
The pool, the views and the pavilions make this a hinterland highlight in the Byron Bay region.
Beaches, mountains, caves and rivers; this state has it all. From outback New South Wales to the bustling, bright capital, from the north coast to south coast; there is nothing that will disappoint. Hop on a train, go for a drive; no matter how you choose to see it, Australia's most populous state is a long-standing favourite among travellers local and abroad.