Located within one and a half hours drive, north-west of Grafton is this rugged gorge where thundering waterfalls and savage rapids intermingle with deep pools and sections of calm water. The scenery ...
Beaches, Parks and Walks in NSW
Leaving the urban jungle behind and getting back to nature is one of the best ways to unwind – and in NSW, you'll find a huge range of natural wonders, beaches, parks and walks to choose from.
Jervis Bay on the South Coast is one of the State's best kept secrets. Booderee National Park has areas of stunning natural beauty and a string of pristine beaches. There are also spectacular coastal walks all over the region and great views to check out at the Cape St George Lighthouse and Ben Boyd Lookout.
The Three Sisters and Echo Point are the stand outs in NSW's Blue Mountains, but this World Heritage-listed region has breathtaking walks to do, too. In Blackheath, the Anvil Rock look-out is a must, and the Grand Canyon Walk and Blue Gum Forest in the Grose Valley are both challenging but worth it.
Head north to Port Stephens where you'll find Stockton Bight sand dunes, the largest coastal sand mass in NSW – and great for exploring on a quad bike or 4WD tour. Stunning walks can be found in the Tomaree National Park, where you'll find bushland, dunes and stunning sandy beaches.
Further north, Byron Bay is also famous for its natural wonders including the Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Nearby Lismore is also worth a visit for its World Heritage-Listed Border Ranges National Park, and Black Rocks in Bunjalung National Park. At Black Rocks, you can camp, do a bushwalk or take a dip in Jerusalem Creek, stained by the tannin of the surrounding paperbark trees.
Situated on the sandy northern shores of Bombah Broadwater, this secluded spot is fringed with majestic paperbarks. With its sheltered shallow waters, Northern Broadwater picnic area is an ideal swimm...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/myall-lakes-national-park/northern-broadwater-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
10km (one way) - 10 hour - Hard difficulty
It's not called Corker trail for nothing. This is a high altitude, high-octane adventure walk for fit and experienced bushwalkers in the rugged moun...
1km (one way) - 2 hour - Medium difficulty
Sculptures in the Scrub walking track, in Timallallie National Park, takes in the award-winning Sculptures in the Scrub, a project that was four yea...
When it's time to catch up with friends and family, head to the picturesque Victoria Park picnic area. Here, you can enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of the rainforest in the northern NSW hinterland, o...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/victoria-park-nature-reserve/victoria-park-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Glow Worm Glen Adventure is a great evening activity for the whole family. The walk starts at William Street, Morton National Park. Glow worms are only visible after dark. A torch is essential to nego...
Make your way to George Boyd lookout to see the beauty of NSW's South Coast region from up high. Gorge yourself on expansive coastal and hinterland views spanning all the way from Jervis Bay to Kioloa...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/morton-national-park/george-boyd-lookout/lookout
Discover the timeless beauty of NSW's Sapphire Coast at Severs Beach. Located in the fishing and whale watching haven of Eden, this picturesque beach is truly tempting all year round. Visit in summer ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/ben-boyd-national-park/severs-beach/swimming
Middle Brother National Park may look small from the outside, but inside are two big surprises. Surviving years of local logging, Bird Tree and Benaroon are two of the largest blackbutts in the entire...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/middle-brother-national-park/bird-tree-picnic-area/picnic-bbq