Just to the north of Lismore, Whian Whian State Conservation Area was formed to protect an area that surrounds Nightcap National Park. This charming area and its surrounds are chock-full of fantastic,...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/whian-whian-state-conservation-area
Mountain biking, quad bikes and cycling
Around NSW there are plenty of places to go cycling on mountain trails, in national parks, through vineyards and rainforests, and along beachside cycle paths.
Cycling, mountain bikes, cycling events
Around NSW there are plenty of places to go cycling on mountain trails, in national parks, through vineyards and rainforests, and along beachside cycle paths. They range from short, easy rides suitable for the whole family, to half-day and full-day rides through some of the most beautiful scenery in the State. Why not plan your cycling holiday around a cycling event? Find out more here. Many towns and regions in NSW have established cycleways. Find out where they are and download your onn map.
Other great destiantions in NSW to go cycling include the Blue Mountains for mountain bike touring and the Snowy Mountains in spring. A tandem bicycle tour around the Hunter Valley vineyards is fun or meandering between vineyards along country roads by bike in Mudgee. Cycling around Lord Howe Island is the best way to travel on this tiny island or sample a piece of rainforest beauty in Nightcap National Park, on the North Coast. Head out along one of the 20 easy rides along Central Coast cycleways and don't miss the fantastic bike rides around Narooma, Tilba and Bermagui on the South Coast.
Couple cycling along the waterfront, Mount Lidgbird, Lord Howe Island. Image Grahame McConnell
Cycling along the beach-front pathway, Ballina, Northern Rivers. Image Don Fuchs
Mountain biking on Shipley Plateau, Blackheath, Blue Mountains. Image Chris Jones
Cyclists with bikes on the chair lift at Thredbo, Snowy Mountains in Summer. Image Jon Armstrong
Dorrigo National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area offers stunning scenery that has been millions of years in the making. The park contains a range of forest type...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/dorrigo-national-park
2km (one way) - 0.5 hour
There are few nicer ways to enjoy the sights that picturesque Port Macquarie has to offer than a hike or stroll along Googik Heritage walking track. Set in a pristine...
27km (one way) - 3.5 hour - Medium difficulty
For an invigorating ride or walk that will work your muscles and clear your head, try Woodford - Oaks trail in Blue Mountains National Park. The ...
Picturesque Chichester State Forest is located in the Lower Barrington Tops and offers free picnic and camping grounds, the majority located near creeks/rivers.
Telegherry, Frying Pan, Curra...
8.2km (one way) - 5 hour - Medium difficulty
Visitors to Gardens of Stone National Park can ride or bike the Crown Creek fire trail, a section of the iconic Bicentennial trail, which stretche...
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park provides a delightful day out for Newcastle residents and visitors. In a protected bushland setting, your family and friends can enjoy barbecue areas, play equipment, a ma...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-gum-hills-regional-park
Just a short drive from Bega, Mimosa Rocks National Park offers up show-stopping headland views, beaches and pure lagoons, and you'll be spoilt for choice with lookouts, rainforest pockets and histori...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mimosa-rocks-national-park
Bongil Bongil National Park, south of Coffs Harbour, has plenty to offer, including wild beaches, sweeping coastal views and peaceful streams.
The park is popular with locals for a spot of fi...