Just how big is New South Wales?

Do you know how big this state really is? No idea how much time you will need to tour it? Then you must read this if planning a visit to New South Wales!

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An emu in Ouback NSW cooling in the shade of a tree
Where ever you drive in Australia, watch out
for Kangaroos, hitting one can wreck your car

For those of you who didn't already know, Australia is big, really big. It is hard to appreciate just how big NSW is from the map on this page. You could be forgiven for thinking that it is not such a big place. But that would be incorrect.

So the important questions are:
Just how big is the state, and how long will it take to tour it?

Just how big is it?

While it may not be as big as some other states and territories in Australia, it still covers 809,444 km², which is big... really big. This should help to put things in perspective for you.

If it was its own independent country, it would be ranked the 36th biggest in the world, larger than countries such as Turkey, Chile, and France. It is more than twice the size of countries like Germany, Finland, and Poland, and you could fit the entire United Kingdom in here 3 times and still have some space left over!

In fact, to drive along the coast from the southern border of NSW to the northern border is a whopping 1,300 kms. That's more than the drive from London to Berlin, which is 1,100 kms!

Driving the NSW coast line is comparable with driving half way across Europe!

How long will it take to tour New South Wales?

I am currently updating this information and hope to have it back online shortly. I apologise in advance for any incontinence this may cause my readers.

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