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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.


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