Nature

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NSW National Parks

A rich terrain of National Parks cover more than 7 million hectares of NSW. From pristine rainforests to rugged outback deserts, these protected areas are abundant in natural beauty and biodiversity. Preservation of these areas allows the enjoyment and exploration of all New South Wales has to offer.

  • Grand High Tops at Warrumbungle National Park
  • Shaw Vineyard Estate, Capital Country

Nature-based holidays in Country NSW

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Some of the most beautiful natural environments in the state can be found in Country NSW.

Mungo National Park is one of NSW's most significant national parks, the world's oldest known ceremonial burial site. Part of the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area, this starkly beautiful landscape is made up of a series of sand dunes and ancient lake beds. It’s a region where you can discover profound and ancient natural and cultural histories.

Situated in the heart of the Northern Tablelands, the area surrounding Armidale has some stunning mountain scenery and includes national parks, gorges and dramatic waterfalls. Be sure to explore New England National Park, a World Heritage-listed natural wonder.

The lush Southern Highlands region is as picturesque as any painting. Check out the fertile Kangaroo Valley, nestled between the Barrengarry and Cambewarra mountains, or hike to the splendid Fitzroy Falls or Belmore Falls, both of which have magnificent views of the region.

The Wagga Wagga area is blessed with Livingstone National Park, made up of over 2,000 hectares of bushland. Home to woodland birds such as the turquoise parrot, and native flora such as the kangaroo thorn, you may also spot kangaroos, goannas and wombats as you explore the park. For a relaxing wander through beautiful gardens, check out the Wagga Wagga Botanical Gardens, which includes a chinese garden, a restaurant and even a mini zoo.

The spires of Warrumbungle National Park are testaments to the volatile volcanic activity that occurred in the area. This is also one of the few places where you can find rainforest in such dramatic surroundings.

The string of friendly villages that make up the Yass Valley are bordered by the remote and beautiful Brindabella National Park, with fantastic walking tracks and driving routes against gorgeous alpine scenery. There’s also the Hume and Hovell Walking Track, which extends from Yass all the way to Albury.