Attractions in NSW
In NSW, browse galleries to discover the work of local artists, step back in time in historic museums or enjoy the regions' often unique attractions, shopping and entertainment.
It's easy to soak up the art, culture and history all over Jervis Bay on NSW's South Coast. If you're into antiques, there's great shopping around Berry and Kangaroo Valley. You'll also find flower farms, settlers' museums, Aboriginal arts and crafts to buy and much more.
Country NSW is equally rich in history, architecture and attractions you won't find anywhere else. There are museums dedicated to everything from fossils to fish, military history to writing implements. You'll find unique botanic gardens to explore, arenas where you can hone your riding skills and the chance to go fossicking for sapphires. The truly adventurous can even go gliding in Corowa!
A thriving artist community can be found in NSW's Blue Mountains, where there's a range of local galleries to check out, lots of beautiful architecture and for keen shoppers, a huge range of gift stores and more in Leura and Katoomba.
Broken Hill is also a long-time haven for artists and filmmakers, and the region's many galleries – including Art With Hart, where Pro Hart's daughter Julie exhibits – are well worth a look. Another must-see attraction is the Living Desert just out of town, and its sandstone masterpieces which were created as part of the Sculpture Symposium in 1993.
Keen anglers should definitely head to NSW's Snowy Mountains and the Big Trout of Adaminaby, a popular trout-fishing spot. The region's attractions also include a platypus reserve, memorabilia museum, historic buildings and a number of art galleries. If you're keen to shop, check out stores selling country crafts, Akubra hats – and, of course, a huge range of ski and adventure gear.
Whoever invented the all-day breakfast deserves a medal, and whoever serves an all-day breakfast deserves two. Parc Cafe, at Snowy Region Visitor Centre in Jindabyne, knows what its customers want. As...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kosciuszko-national-park/parc-cafe/eat-drink
Bermagui Gifts stocks a range of quality products ranging from gifts, homewares and fashion, to footwear and home fragrance.
They stock brands such as Guess, Pierre Cardin, Kelly Lane, Go Gi...
The Berry Community and Activity Centre have a wonderful display of handmade crafts in wood, wool and material all made locally. Organically grown vegetables for sale, jams, relishes and, pickles made...
2.8km (one way) - 2 hour
The iconic and much-loved Great North walk is a 250km track that runs between Sydney and Newcastle in NSW. In Palm Grove Nature Reserve, visitors can enjoy a pictures...
Located right in the heart of town, Bill Lyle Reserve picnic area, also known as Lyle Park or Lyle Reserve, is an ideal place for a picnic and a great starting point for your walking tour through the ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/hill-end-historic-site/bill-lyle-reserve-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
The Albury Regional Art Gallery in Dean Street is undergoing a AUD10.5 million redevelopment and is expected to re-open by July 2015. The vision for the new Albury Regional Art Gallery is to create a ...www.alburycity.nsw.gov.au/leisure-and-culture/albury-regional-art-gallery
It will feel like you're on the edge of the world as the views go on forever at Sublime Point lookout - Leura, in Blue Mountains National Park. Offering sensational scenic views of the Jamison Valley,...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/sublime-point-lookout-leura/lookout
0.75km (one way) - 0.5 hour - Easy difficulty
An easy walk from the Spring Hill picnic area through white cypress pine woodland will take you to Falcon Falls, where peregrine falcons come to ...
1km (one way) - 0.17 hour - Easy difficulty
Just an easy walk along a beautiful boardwalk, Cullendulla Beach has pride of place in the nature reserve, right at the mouth of the creek where it...
1km (one way) - 0.5 hour - Hard difficulty
For a rewarding walk with breathtaking scenic views across the dramatic volcanic landscape in Mount Kaputar National Park, try Governor Summit walki...
Step into the depths of Yarrangobilly Caves and you'll discover stalagmites, stalactites and delicate decorations like shawls and cave corals. Explore five caves created from a belt of limestone laid ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kosciuszko-national-park/yarrangobilly-caves/historic-site
65km (one way) - 96 hour - Medium difficulty
Follow the ancient wandering trails of Australia's coastal emus on the multi-day Yuraygir coastal walk. This colossal signposted track traverses t...
Dennings Labyrinth is a guided cave tour for people with a sense of adventure and an interest in history. The tour explores the maze of underground passages and a string of open caverns and chambers, ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/wombeyan-karst-conservation-reserve/dennings-labyrinth/show-caves