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.
King Edward Park was dedicated as a recreation reserve in 1863. Within the grounds was a bowling green and the Obelisk, built as a navigational marker in 1850; the focal point is a Victorian rotunda....
14km (one way) - 0.5 hour - Easy difficulty
Because Cottan-Bimbang overlays Oxley Highway, it's possible to get a sense of it without leaving the beaten path. But interested travellers and ke...
Faulls Ridge is perched atop the scenic ridges above Gloucester, just like a European vineyard but so much nicer. Don't miss their new vintage 'William Carter' red!
2km (one way) - 2 hour - Hard difficulty
Pheasants Peak walking track is a short, yet challenging walk, through old growth forest with spectacular views from the summit. Go walking through ta...
0.5km (one way) - 0.5 hour - Easy difficulty
An easy walk that can be enjoyed by pretty much everyone, the Finchley cultural walk gives people a real understanding and respect for one of the ...
Located halfway up Mount Kaputar, Doug Sky lookout provides the best seat in the house for sightseeing. One glimpse of this sweeping vista and you'll understand why the area is known as Big Sky Countr...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mount-kaputar-national-park/doug-sky-lookout/lookout
The ever-popular Diggers Beach is perfectly located for tourists - right across the road from Coffs Harbour's Big Banana. Wide and sheltered, Diggers makes for a lovely wind-free beach walk. It's not ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/coffs-coast-regional-park/diggers-beach/swim-surf
1km (one way) - 0.5 hour - Hard difficulty
For a rewarding walk with breathtaking scenic views across the dramatic volcanic landscape in Mount Kaputar National Park, try Governor Summit walki...