Travelers are voting North Sydney, Abbotsford and Homebush as the best of 38 towns & villages near Sydney. There are 7 towns & villages near Gosford a city just 31 km from Sydney and 4 towns & villages near Wollongong which is 42 km distant. The most popular of these are Newport near Gosford and Robertson in Wollongong. You can find 203 towns & villages in New South Wales and 777 towns & villages in the country of Australia. Our members favorite in New South Wales is North Sydney and Surfers Paradise is the top pick in Australia. Want more? Check out our map of towns & villages near Sydney.