NSW Attractions

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.

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  1. Chaelundi National Park

    Chaelundi National Park

    North-west of Dorrigo, Chaelundi National Park has the largest old-growth forest in northern NSW, with fun places to go biking, swimming, picnicking and camping.You’d be forgiven for thinking the ‘great...

  2. Mebbin National Park

    Mebbin National Park

    Near Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads, Mebbin National Park is a paradise for nature-lovers. It’s a significant nature conservation area, which protects an important part of the Tweed landscape while also serving as a...

  3. Cowra Military and Migrant Camps

    Cowra Military and Migrant Camps

    The history of Cowra is marked by stories of the military and migrants from World War Two. Between 1940 and the end of the war, the Cowra Military Camp trained some 80,000 military personnel. After World War Two, the...

  4. Urana Soldiers Memorial Hall

    Urana Soldiers Memorial Hall

    Step back in time with the Urana Soldiers Memorial Hall. The historical building represents an outstanding example of the architecture of yesteryear and is thought to be the largest of its type in New South Wales....

  5. Hunter Wine Theatre

    Hunter Wine Theatre

    Hunter Valley Resort offers the total 'wine experience' with the Hunter Wine Theatre for visitors to the Hunter Wine Country.The fun side of seeing a winery in action is when the grapes are being...

  6. Casino Folk Museum

    Casino Folk Museum

    The Casino Folk Museum has an amazing collection of photographs, artefacts and machinery, with a focus on local history of the Casino district. The friendly volunteers will be happy to show you around...

  7. Holmes lookout

    Holmes lookout

    Sitting up high on the ridge line, Holmes lookout offers spectacular scenic views looking out over mighty Clyde River as it winds its way towards the sparkling blue of the Pacific Ocean.You’ll see Batemans Bay to...

  8. Mystery Face Walking Track

    Mystery Face Walking Track

    The Mystery Face walking track takes you through open woodland and past remarkable granite rock formations. Awaken your imagination and see what shapes and figures you can see along the way.The Mystery Face...

  9. Mimosa Rocks National Park

    Mimosa Rocks National 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 historic sites to...

  10. New England Wilderness Walk

    New England Wilderness Walk

    Descending over 1,000 metres from the edge of New England Tableland to the headwaters of Bellinger River, this multi-day walk invites experienced bush walkers on a journey through diverse wilderness.Best...

  11. Bennetts Gorge Picnic Area

    Bennetts Gorge Picnic Area

    Located on the western side of Mount Gunderbooka, just 50 kilometres from Bourke, Bennetts Gorge picnic area is a great place for a picnic lunch or barbecue.The picnic area is also wonderful for birdwatching...

  12. Armidale Folk Museum

    Armidale Folk Museum

    The Armidale Folk Museum is conducted by Armidale Dumaresq Council and traces its origins back to 1933. It is housed in the magnificent 1863 Armidale Literary Institute and traces the history of this New England city...

  13. Alan Ussher Glassblowing Studio

    Alan Ussher Glassblowing Studio

    Alan Ussher designs, creates and sells beautiful artistic and functional glass art pieces at his glassblowing studio in South Lismore. If you are interested in handcrafted jewellery making and looking for jewellery...

  14. Bay City Cinemas

    Bay City Cinemas

    Bay City Cinemas is an independent locally owned and operated family business, employing and supporting local young people and the community.Bay City Cinemas brings to Batemans Bay all the latest...

  15. Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum

    Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum

    The Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum documents the history of and the importance of Mcintyre Airfield in Tocumwal, and also post war operations when over 700 aircraft were scrapped for aluminium. Later the airfield...

  16. Kerewong State Forest

    Kerewong State Forest

    Swans Crossing in Kerewong State Forest is a popular picnic and camping area for families set on a former dairy/beef property owned by the Swan family. Now, surrounding regenerated native forest and hardwood...

  17. Spring Glade Walking Track

    Spring Glade Walking Track

    Spring Glade walking track is an invigorating way to reach the summit of Mount Canobolas. It offers a relatively easy walk and connects with several other trails in the area.Along Spring Glade walking track,...

  18. Peace Memorial

    Peace Memorial

    Blue Mountains artist Tom Coley sculpted and donated his black granite Peace Memorial to the town of Katoomba in 2008. It's believed to be Australia's first public peace memorial, and is located at Civic Place, just...

  19. Cooma Little Theatre

    Cooma Little Theatre

    Cooma Little Theatre (CLT) was founded in 1955 and has been active in the Monaro region as a community group since then.Each year Cooma Little Theatre mounts a least four of its own high quality productions....

  20. Nowra Croquet Club

    Nowra Croquet Club

    Croquet - the thought sport. A game requiring skill and strategy.Suitable for all - male and female, young and old, low cost involved.Croquet is played on a court which measures...

  21. Pot Holes walking track

    Pot Holes walking track

    Pot Holes walking track is a short walk with no signage through stunted heathland to unspoilt coastline.  With scenic views and picturesque places to picnic along the way, it makes for a great day trip from Ulladulla...

  22. Princes Rock Walking Track

    Princes Rock Walking Track

    This historic track leads to one of the best lookouts in Blue Mountains National Park. Princes Rock walking track winds down from Wentworth Falls picnic area and follows a path trodden by sightseers since the late...

  23. Perpendicular Point

    Perpendicular Point

    The majestic Perpendicular Point with its spectacular vertical cliffs plummeting 40 metres to the sea below, is the main feature of Kattang Nature Reserve. This reserve is surrounded by rock platforms, with the Camden...

  24. Biamanga National Park

    Biamanga National Park

    Jointly managed by Aboriginal people and the NPWS, Biamanga National Park is a significant Aboriginal site filled with dramatic landscapes and places to unwind.Sacred to the local Aboriginal Yuin People for...

  25. Northern Rivers Community Gallery

    Northern Rivers Community Gallery

    The Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is privileged to be housed in the historic former Ballina Municipal Council Chambers. Built in 1927, Ballina Shire Council renovated this building in 2007 to the highest...

  26. Sawpit Walking Track

    Sawpit Walking Track

    This short and easy stroll is perfect for the whole family. Beginning from the northern end of Sawpit Creek picnic area, the walk follows Sawpit Creek through woodland, taking in candlebark, bark sallee, white sallee,...

  27. Rainforest Walk

    Rainforest Walk

    Few rainforest walks are as lovely as this walk found in Coramba Nature Reserve. A relaxing 800 metre return walk will take you down to Orara River, following under the cool canopy of the rainforest and past majestic...

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