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.
The idyllic Arakoon National Park on the NSW mid north coast is home to the historic Trial Bay Gaol and is a wonderful place for a daytrip to explore Australian history or for a family camping holiday...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/arakoon-national-park
Arakoon State Conservation Area is located three kilometres east of South West Rocks. This reserve is home to Trial Bay Gaol (1886), a picturesque ruin which was built as a public works prison but was...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/Arakoon-National-Park/Trial-Bay-Gaol/tourist-information
Country Art Escapes Regional Art Trail offers visitors to the New England North West the opportunity to go on a cultural tour. Explore the artist studios, galleries, museums and other cultural venues ...www.countryartescapes.com.au