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New South Wales Is House Sitting Paradise

With more than 7 million people, New South Wales offers a world of house sitting opportunities for everyone.

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Australia's most populous state is also its economic powerhouse, accounting for much of the country's business, ranging from agriculture to IT to tourism. In NSW you'll find all sorts of house sitting assignments in a variety of settings from ski fields in the Snowy Mountains to magnificent beaches in Byron Bay and dry, rural cities like Casino.

Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales, has the largest population of any city in Australia. Greater Sydney, with almost 5 million people has a little under 2 million private homes, making it a great place to find house sitting assignments. The area is the pulsating cultural hub of Australia and is host to many of the country's social and cultural happenings like the Sydney Festival, the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Oxford Street, the Sydney Film Festival, and Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi Beach.

You'll find many galleries and museums in Sydney, such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and galleries of contemporary art in inner-city areas like Chippendale. For entertainment and the performing arts, Sydney boasts of its world-famous Opera House, as well as stages like the Capitol Theatre and the Parade Theatre at the National Institute of Dramatic Art campus. Parks, shopping malls, pubs and music hubs dot the city, as do nightspots in areas like Kings Cross, Circular Quay and The Rocks.

The city of Wollongong, in the Illawarra region is another fascinating place for a house sitting position. The third-largest city in New South Wales after Newcastle, Wollongong has a population of almost 300,000 people. It is situated in between the scenic waters of the Tasman Sea and the sandstone precipice of the Illawarra Escarpment, with its famous mountains like Mount Keira, Mount Murray and Broker's Nose. An active cultural scene together with a lively nightlife, sporting events, beaches and parks a-plenty combine to make Wollongong a choice pick for a house sitting position.

There's a world of experience in New South Wales to add spice to your house sitting assignment. Whether its marveling at the autumn colours in Bathurst, haggling at the country markets in Lismore and Ballina, gawking at the Big Banana in Coff's Harbour, or living it up at the Country Music Festival in Tamworth, it's all yours for the choosing in New South Wales.