Arts, culture and heritage
A network of excellent public galleries can be found in regional centres as diverse as Albury, Grafton, Cowra, Newcastle and Moree.
NSW galleries and museums, Aboriginal art, modern art, art tours
Around NSW, local communities celebrate their heritage through arts and cultural events, museums and galleries. Sydney plays host to many museums and galleries and theatre, or if you're heading out into regional NSW, don't forget to check what's on at the small towns and villages across the State.
There are plenty of fascinating stories to unravel in fine public museums which capture moments in history unique to a region or town. Some good examples include the Age of Fishes Museum at Canowindra, the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum at Bathurst, The International Cricket Hall of Fame at Bowral, Shear Outback: Australian Shearers' Hall of Fame at Hay and the Temora Aviation Museum.
Other cultural attractions well worth visiting around NSW include smaller private museums in historic towns with relics of earlier times. You'll also find beautiful galleries showcasing the work of local artists, photographers, and crafts from candles to clayworks and woodturning. Aboriginal cultural experiences include specialist tours and art galleries.
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Over 40 hotels peppered the trails around the shire where folk of yesteryear stoppe...
For some of the most incredible views in NSW, you can't go past Gordon Falls lookout and picnic area in Blue Mountains National Park, near Leura. With sweeping views, excellent birdwatching, bush walk...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/gordon-falls-lookout-and-picnic-area/lookout
The Little Gallery is operated by the Monaro Art Group and displays paintings, photographs, crafts and sculptures by talented local artists and craftsmen. All items displayed are also available for pu...
0.7km (one way) - 0.75 hour - Easy difficulty
Nestled in the rugged ranges of Nightcap National Park, World Heritage-listed Protestors Falls walking track leads through magnificent rainforest...
7km (return) - 4 hour (each way) - Medium difficulty
In 1844, Captain Charles Sturt led the Central Australia Expedition from the streets of Adelaide, then along the Murray and Darling rivers...