With its dense, verdant canopy and fairytale-worthy cascade, these beautiful falls in a quiet corner of New England share an uncanny resemblance to Germany’s ancient forests. The moss-covered rocks, abundant ferns and heartwood trees found in this more temperate area of NSW are quite unlike other bushland areas of the state, even thickly forested regions like the Blue Mountains. You’ll find this picture-perfect woodland scene on a trail leading off the Macquarie Pass track, just west of the country town of Tongarra.
Travel is one of life's most magnificent experiences. However, if you're not feeling all that into being stuck on a plane for hours on end (or can't quite hack airfares right now) there are some great alternatives to long-haul travel right here in NSW. With such a diverse spectrum of climates and terrains, you can still get a taste of the world without ever leaving the state. Here are seven places where you can feel like you’re overseas in your own backyard.