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.
2.5km (return) - 1 hour (each way) - Medium difficulty
With its exquisitely sculpted sand dunes, hardy, gnarled trees, grassy woodlands and age-old lakebeds, the Foreshore walk incorporates t...
Dunera Museum - The Hay Internment and Prisoner of War (POW) Camps Interpretive Centre was established in 1999 in air-conditioned carriages at the Hay Railway Station, circa 1882. The station is herit...www.hay.nsw.gov.au/Museums/DuneraMuseum/tabid/99/Default.aspx
Located on the edge of Guyra, 37km north of Armidale, Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve offers a special birdwatching experience. The reserve is a rare breeding place for several freshwater wetlan...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mother-of-ducks-lagoon-nature-reserve
1km (one way) - 0.4 hour - Easy difficulty
This short, scenic walk in Murramarang National Park, south of Durras Lake, is a delightful easy walk taking in coastal views and golden beaches in ...
For some of the most incredible views in NSW, you can't go past Gordon Falls lookout and picnic area in Blue Mountains National Park, near Leura. With sweeping views, excellent birdwatching, bush walk...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/gordon-falls-lookout-and-picnic-area/lookout
With trails and terrain to suit every level get ready for an action and adrenaline pumped day on Thredbo's famous mountain trails.
Thredbo is famous for its legendary downhill track. Thre...
This site is listed as one of the Top Heritage Sites in NSW. In 1944 over 1000 Japanese Prisoners of War (POW) staged a mass breakout that was the biggest in British and Australian War History. 231...
After just a short stroll from Bittangabee Bay carpark, you'll arrive at a site of curious ruins, left untouched since the 1840s. A stone building on the shore of Bittangabee Bay, the structure was ne...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/ben-boyd-national-park/bittangabee-bay-ruins/historic-site
After exploring the fascinating Yanga Woolshed, stop for a bite at the nearby Yanga Woolshed picnic area. Located in Yanga National Park, part of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, the picnic area is ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/yanga-national-park/yanga-woolshed-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
An exploration of Big Willandra's past isn't complete without a visit to the shearing precinct. After you've enjoyed the elegant rooms at the Homestead, wander through these beautiful rustic buildings...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/willandra-national-park/willandra-shearing-precinct/historic-site