New South Wales
NEW SOUTH WALES (NSW) is Australia’s most populous state, located in the SE of the country, north of Victoria and south of Queensland. Its coast faces the Tasman Sea. Within the state are two Federal enclaves: Australian Capital Territory (ACT), and the Jervis Bay Territory. The NSW capital is Sydney (also the largest city in Australia) with over 60% of NSW’s population being based there.
The three major cities are Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong which all lie along the coast. The NSW coastal strip has a climate warming from cool temperate on the far south coast to subtropical near the Queensland border, and includes the regions south of Sydney such as the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Eden, and to the north of Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle, Port Stephens and the North Coast.
The mountainous area of the Great Dividing Range and the high country surrounding them includes the Southern Highlands, Central Tablelands and the New England regions. Numerous ski resorts are open in winter in the Southern Alps. The Hunter Valley near Newcastle is one of Australia’s main wine producing regions.
Since prior to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, NSW has actively promoted itself internationally as a destination for visiting superyachts, attracting over 400 superyachts to NSW waters since then. A viable and extensive superyacht industry comprising marinas, shipyards, refit and maintenance providers, agents and all manner of support infrastructure has been created that provides a full service capability to any superyacht that visits the state.
This industry is represented by the NSW Superyacht Industry Association, Superyacht Sydney, and more details about cruising NSW and the available services can be found on the Association’s web site at www.superyachtsydney.com.au.
Captain’s log: New South Wales – First Class Fleet Services