Beyers Cottage was built by the pioneering Polish miner Louis Beyers in the 1850s. Beyers was involved in the famous Holtermann Specimen discovery - the largest gold nugget found at the time. He later...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/hill-end-historic-site/beyers-cottage/historic-site
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.
Sacred to the local Aboriginal Yuin People for centuries, in May 2006, Biamanga was returned to its traditional custodians as part of a joint management agreement with NSW National Parks. What does th...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/biamanga-national-park
8.2km (one way) - 5 hour - Medium difficulty
Visitors to Gardens of Stone National Park can ride or bike the Crown Creek fire trail, a section of the iconic Bicentennial trail, which stretche...
2km (one way) - 2 hour - Medium difficulty
Starting at the picnic area by the beach, this short loop trail winds around the top of the headland, providing sweeping views of the pristine coast...
On the lovely grassed Tocumwal Foreshore Park you'll find the 'World's Biggest Codfish' on display representing what this area is most famous for. The Aboriginal name for the Murray Cod is 'Goodoo'....
Big Nellie is one of the main attractions of Coorabakh National Park. It's an imposing rock plug that soars more than 500m above sea level, reminding visitors of an earlier time when the Australian la...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/coorabakh-national-park/big-nellie-lookout-and-picnic-area/lookout
1.5km (one way) - 0.25 hour
If you're hiking or driving along Big River drive, you'll get a feel for this wonderful national park. The route meanders through forest and woodland and is a shor...
1.5km (return) - 0.75 hour (each way) - Medium difficulty
Big Scrub loop walking track offers the chance to experience some of the most magnificent subtropical rainforest in NSW. Part of Nigh...
Located right in the heart of town, Bill Lyle Reserve picnic area, also known as Lyle Park or Lyle Reserve, is an ideal place for a picnic and a great starting point for your walking tour through the ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/hill-end-historic-site/bill-lyle-reserve-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Bill is a prize winning artist and recipient of a fellowship by the Australian Institute of History and Arts. Experience the wonders of Australia's landscape in all its glorious colours, painted ...
Billabong Blue is a Sapphire Fossicking Park on private property which is located 22 kilometres from Inverell.
Enjoy a day out fossicking for an Inverell Sapphire, or take advantage of the p...