Travelers are voting North Sydney, Homebush and Abbotsford 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 202 towns & villages in New South Wales and 776 towns & villages in the country of Australia. Our members favorite in New South Wales is Merimbula and Surfers Paradise is the top pick in Australia. Want more? Check out our map of towns & villages near Sydney.