Historical Sites & Heritage Locations Attractions
Historical Sites and Heritage Locations in NSW
It's easy to embrace the echoes of the past in NSW, so rich are the regions in history and heritage sites.
Country NSW in particular is full of tributes to settlers who did it tough in the early days, from the Memorial to Pioneer Women in Merriwagga, and Cowra's ‘memorial avenue' which pays tribute to the fallen Australian soliders of WWI. The region is also home to everything from authentic railway museums, historic federation walks and a restored woolshed that's now a famous pub.
In Broken Hill on the edges of NSW's Outback, soak up the character of ‘Silver City', as it's known, on a two-hour Heritage Trail walk past historic buildings and streets named after metals and minerals. The Line of Lode memorial, Silverton Gaol Museum and Historic Daydream mine are also worth a visit.
On NSW's South Coast, maritime history buffs should make a beeline for the Lady Denman Heritage Complex in Huskisson, the centerpiece of which is the wooden ferry built in the area in 1911 and used in Sydney Harbour until 1979.
Head north and you'll discover Aboriginal ceremonial sites, such as the Bora Ring in Tucki Tucki, a unique underground Royal Australian Air Force bunker-turned black'n'white art gallery and a number of stunning churches, theatres and other restored buildings, many dating back to the 1800s.
Step inside Northeys Store and you'll get a glimpse into the past. Just like it was during the gold rush, it's a busy retail outlet providing supplies to adventurers and visitors to the area. It's gre...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/hill-end-historic-site/northeys-store/historic-site
Weethalle is a small farming town on the Mid Western Highway, 57 kilometres west of West Wyalong.
The grand and glorious Royal Hotel was established in 1928, and is located on Railway Street,...
Long after the mega fauna roamed the vast desert landscape, historic Gol Gol Station brought mega flocks of sheep to the region, now protected by Mungo National Park. Adjacent to Mungo Visitor Centre,...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mungo-national-park/mungo-woolshed/historic-site
The Lachlander Museum at 46 Bathurst Street Condobolin was established in 1895 and were printing their newspaper on one of the last operational hot metal printing presses in Australia up until January...
Newcastle's highest profile beach, with council Lifeguard Services provided Monday to Saturday year round and volunteer members of Nobbys Surf Lifesaving Club provide beach patrols on Sundays during t...www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/recreation/beaches_and_pools
The building was formerly the Moree Council Chambers constructed in 1902 although little remains of the original building. After World War II it became the services club. When the club relocated to a...