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. Great Inland Way

    Great Inland Way

    The Great Inland Way is a highway tourist route that travels inland from Sydney to Cairns and Cooktown. It is a 2,956 kilometre journey along fully sealed roads, and some of the highlights include: Sydney, Bathurst,...

  2. Nimbin Craft Gallery

    Nimbin Craft Gallery

    The Nimbin Craft Gallery has specialised in quality locally made art and craft for more than 20 years, from pottery, shoes and jewellery to clothing, leather goods and much more.Nestled in the...

  3. Cycle Narooma to Dalmeny

    Cycle Narooma to Dalmeny

    The 21 kilometre scenic Narooma to Dalmeny cycling route follows the shores of Wagonga Inlet, the Pacific Ocean and Mummaga Lake. The Narooma township is home to plenty of delightful cafes and...

  4. Wyrrabalong National Park

    Wyrrabalong National Park

    Discover paradise just minutes from The Entrance on the Central Coast. Go whale watching, fishing, surfing, bushwalking and birdwatching at Wyrrabalong National Park.Divided into two sections, Wyrrabalong...

  5. Kangaroo River Walking Track

    Kangaroo River Walking Track

    A short walk down to Kangaroo River (Lake Yarrunga) offers the sort of solitude and pristine nature that makes our national parks such treasures. Bring some swimmers and a picnic lunch for a relaxing afternoon by the...

  6. Chrysties Museum

    Chrysties Museum

    Take a travel back in time. Come and experience the era of the classic cars, trucks, caravans, tractors and a host of other collectables. Set on 1.8 hectares, Chrysties Museum is a life time collection of amazing...

  7. Village Green picnic area

    Village Green picnic area

    Backyard not big enough? Why not use ours. At Village Green picnic area in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park, there’s plenty of parking, picnic shelters, barbecues and open space in a picturesque setting so everyone can...

  8. Bundanon

    Bundanon

    Bundanon is the home of the late Arthur Boyd. It was donated to the people of Australia in 1993 by the artist, who believed "you can't own a landscape" and wanted to share the place that inspired him so much, with...

  9. Mundi Mundi Plains

    Mundi Mundi Plains

    The Mundi Mundi plains lookout is on the edge of the world! From the top of the hill, the flat lands of the Mundi Mundi plains stretch out for an eternity. Take a self-guided walk and take a champagne picnic! Visiting...

  10. Bowning Antique Centre

    Bowning Antique Centre

    When visiting Bowning drop into Aladdin's Cave better known as the Bowning Antique Centre. Just like in the ancient fairy tale you will find something to suit every person.Items range from beautiful antique...

  11. Bentleg Market and Gallery

    Bentleg Market and Gallery

    The Bentleg Market and Gallery specialises in high quality art and souvenirs. They carry an extensive range of quality paintings and Aboriginal artefacts. Australiana items are also available. They...

  12. Garling Gallery

    Garling Gallery

    Garling Gallery is situated in the rural village of Wongarbon, 15 kilometres east of Dubbo in the Central West of New South Wales. The fully restored 100 year old shop front adds historical charm and warmth to the...

  13. Newcastle Golf Club

    Newcastle Golf Club

    Located at the mouth of the Hunter River, two hour's drive from Sydney, Newcastle (formerly known as the Stockton Course) is one of only two courses in NSW given international recognition by the panel of experts...

  14. Newnes Shale Oil Ruins

    Newnes Shale Oil Ruins

    At the end of Wolgan Valley lies a reminder of the shale oil industry. The township and shale oil mining complex was established in 1906. The Newnes Oil Shale Mine produced low grade oil. Set within beautiful mountain...

  15. East Orange Heritage Trail

    East Orange Heritage Trail

    The City of Orange was administered as two separate council areas during the 1800s. In 1912 the Municipality of East Orange amalgamated to form the Orange Municipal Council. The East Orange Heritage Trail explores...

  16. Mount Brogden Walking Track

    Mount Brogden Walking Track

    A real nature-lover’s track, this great half-day walk leads you to the lookout at the top of Mount Brogden.As you set out, take a good look at the surrounding native bushland. It’s predominantly white...

  17. Oaklands Barn

    Oaklands Barn

    Oaklands Barn is a unique destination for all ages and tastes, at Pambula on the beautiful NSW Far South Coast.The Oaklands Barn site is home to a number of different businesses.The design of...

  18. Holbrook Miniature Railway

    Holbrook Miniature Railway

    The Holbrook passenger carrying miniature railway runs in the beautiful Ten Mile Creek Gardens in the centre of Holbrook on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. It is available for special...

  19. Wollumbin National Park

    Wollumbin National Park

    World Heritage-listed Wollumbin National Park, in the Northern Rivers region, is a great place for a picnic or a hike. Organise a school excursion to view the summit of Wollumbin from nearby locations...

  20. Gloucester Tops circuit

    Gloucester Tops circuit

    The Gloucester Tops circuit combines three popular and scenic walks in Barrington Tops National Park into a longer seven kilometre circuit. It’s an excellent option for a shorter day walk and a great walk to get a...

  21. Mungabareena and Water Works

    Mungabareena and Water Works

    Mungabareena Reserve is an important cultural reserve that has significance to many Aboriginal clans in this region. It is where Aboriginal peoples from different clans meet to trade before continuing towards Mount...

  22. 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...

  23. Caves Beach

    Caves Beach

    Caves Beach is well known for its namesake - a network of sea caves at the southern end of the beach, which can be explored at low tide. Caves Beach has well maintained barbecue facilities and a picnic area. Bring...

  24. McGuigan Wines Hunter Valley

    McGuigan Wines Hunter Valley

    A warm welcome awaits you at McGuigan Cellars, the home of McGuigan Wines in the heart of the Hunter Valley. The friendly and knowledgeable team will guide you through a tasting of award-winning McGuigan wines from...

  25. Kooringa Cave

    Kooringa Cave

    Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind you and discover the spectacular world of stalactites and stalagmites in the underground world at Kooringa Cave.It might be the smallest of the show caves...

  26. Macquarie Pass National Park

    Macquarie Pass National Park

    Wander among the rainforest and towering eucalypts, experience scenic views, enjoy picnicking and bushwalking along the Illawarra escarpment, near Wollongong and Kiama.One of the joys of New South Wales’...

  27. The Yass Courthouse

    The Yass Courthouse

    The grand Yass Courthouse building replaced an earlier 1847 courthouse. Designed by architect James Barnet it was built at a cost of 15,000 pounds. Quite impressively, this courthouse is still in use today....

  28. Cabbage Palm Loop Walking Track

    Cabbage Palm Loop Walking Track

    Cabbage Palm loop walking track begins at Sugar Creek picnic area in Wallingat National Park and follows the first section of Coachwood walk. Along the way, you’ll meander over the alluvial flats of Hotel Creek, which...

  29. Waterways Wildlife Park

    Waterways Wildlife Park

    Located seven kilometres from Gunnedah on the Mullaley Road, Waterways Wildlife Park has many different varieties of wildlife. Get up close and personal with the cute and cuddly koalas at Waterways...

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