Australia’s most populous state still has plenty of wide open space with over 780 national parks covering a diverse terrain of rugged bush, rainforest, coast, and outback desert. New South Wales is home to Sydney, the country’s bustling capital, nestled among a region of scenic splendor. In summer, there’s no better place than the beach, sandy and rocky coastline stretching out along the Tasman Sea. Two seasons keep things simple, with the wet season trickling to an end at the end of April just in time for perfect sunny days in May. There may be no better way to take in the excellent weather than a wilderness hike along the Sapphire Coast. The picturesque Light to Light Walk begins at Boyd’s Tower and defines a 30 kilometer path to Green Cape Lighthouse that is not to be missed. Extend your summer holiday this year at one of these coastal accommodations in New South Wales.