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. Dixon Park Beach

    Dixon Park Beach

    Dixon Park Beach has Council Lifeguard Services provided Monday to Saturday during swimming season and volunteer members of Dixon Park Surf Lifesaving Club providing beach patrols on Sundays during...

  2. Yuelarbah walking track

    Yuelarbah walking track

    Part of the Great North walk that stretches 250km from Newcastle to Sydney, the Yuelarbah walking track is one of the highlights of Glenrock State Conservation Area. Commencing at the wheelchair...

  3. Aslings Beach

    Aslings Beach

    Aslings Beach is central to the town of Eden, and flanks the northern part of Twofold Bay. Whales (October-November) and dolphins are often seen right along the shoreline, either feeding or...

  4. Culcairn Bike Track

    Culcairn Bike Track

    Explore historic Culcairn as you bike your way through town on the bike and walking trail, suitable for all ages.

    Visitors can embark on the entire seven kilometre loop track,...

  5. Scenic World Blue Mountains

    Scenic World Blue Mountains

    Less than two hours from Sydney, Scenic World is renowned for providing the ultimate Blue Mountains adventure - from native birdlife and fresh air, to breathtaking views of the World Heritage...

  6. The Cowra Heritage Walk

    The Cowra Heritage Walk

    Stroll through Cowra's historic past. A brochure from the Cowra Visitors Centre sets out a heritage walk around Cowra that takes a leisurely hour, taking in sights like the old federation-style...

  7. Chifley Home and Education Centre

    Chifley Home and Education Centre

    Chifley Home is a house museum which serviced as the only marital home of Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley and his wife, Elizabeth. The home contains original household furnishings and...

  8. Kosciuszko Express Chairlift

    Kosciuszko Express Chairlift

    The Kosciuszko Express Chairlift is the best way to enjoy the spectacular views of Thredbo.

    The scenic chairlift is open 365 days a year. The Kosciuszko Express Chairlift is...

  9. Bowral Art Gallery

    Bowral Art Gallery

    The Berrima District Art Society was founded in October 1950 by Kath Smith and a committee of interested members of the general public. In 1970 the Society acquired, through the generosity of...

  10. Fingal Bay Beach

    Fingal Bay Beach

    A near-perfect C-curve of sand that faces southeast, Fingal Bay Beach has its own island connected by a sand-spit and is well protected from all but a hefty southeast wind. The spit at the north...

  11. Narrandera Wetlands

    Narrandera Wetlands

    This man made wetland recycles storm water from the town. The aim of the Narrandera Wetlands is to receive the town's stormwater and, through various physical and biological treatment processes,...

  12. Crowdy Head Lighthouse

    Crowdy Head Lighthouse

    Located 33 kilometres north-east of Taree on the mid north coast, is the historic Crowdy Head Lighthouse. This lighthouse was designed and erected between 1878 - 1879 as one of only five small...

  13. Gloucester Tops picnic area

    Gloucester Tops picnic area

    If you're looking for a relaxing and refreshing day out head to Gloucester Tops picnic area. Not far from Gloucester, it's a great base for exploring the unbelievably beautiful walks in the eastern...

  14. Bear Grylls Survival Academy

    Bear Grylls Survival Academy

    24 Hour Adult Courses and 24 Hour Family Courses will be offered for participants looking to learn the ultimate in self-rescue skills from the world's most recognised face of survival and outdoor...

  15. Hawks Nest Beach

    Hawks Nest Beach

    Hawks Nest Beach also known as Bennetts Beach, is the beginning of a long stretch of beach, which enters the Myall Lakes National Park and extends north to the fishing village of Seal Rocks through...

  16. Missingham lookout track

    Missingham lookout track

    Once you've clapped eyes on this spectacular view, you'll never forget it. Missingham lookout walking track leads along the western edge of the escarpment and shows off Kangaroo Valley in all its...

  17. Bunker Cartoon Gallery

    Bunker Cartoon Gallery

    Coffs Harbour's Bunker Cartoon Gallery is a unique heritage listed RAAF underground WWII bunker, which has been converted to Australia's only dedicated cartoon gallery. The gallery houses the...

  18. Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

    Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

    The majestic Mount Canobolas is a dormant volcano that formed millions of years ago when Australia was sitting over a hotspot in the earth's crust. It is part of the Brigooda-Oberon chain that...

  19. Homeleigh Grove

    Homeleigh Grove

    Homeleigh Grove is situated on the border of Australian Capital Territory/New South Wales at Hall. Planting of the olive trees commenced here in 1999 and each year the grove has continued to grow....

  20. Denningtons Cottage

    Denningtons Cottage

    Denningtons Cottage was constructed in 1858 and is part of the department's Conservation Lease Program, where members of the public submit proposals to conserve the property in exchange for a long...

  21. Bournda Lagoon

    Bournda Lagoon

    Bournda Lagoon occasionally opens to the ocean but is usually a calm, warm swimming hole. An avenue of paperbarks fringes the lagoon and a cascade of giant honey myrtles grow down to the shore;...

  22. Lake Eucumbene

    Lake Eucumbene

    Lake Eucumbene in the beautiful Snowy Mountains is located around 40 kilometres from Cooma at its closest point. It sits at an elevation of 1200 metres above sea level making it a pristine alpine...

  23. Kosciuszko National Park

    Kosciuszko National Park

    Kosciuszko National Park with 673,524 hectares is an area of outstanding beauty with glacial lakes, limestone caves, grasslands and woodlands. In winter the Park is host to some of Australia's best...

  24. Bay Tree Gallery

    Bay Tree Gallery

    The Bay Tree Gallery provides an opportunity to promote local artists and their work while at the same time providing a unique shopping experience.

    The Bay Tree Gallery has two...

  25. Albury Railway Station

    Albury Railway Station

    The grandeur of Albury's Railway Station reflects the significant role it played in transporting passengers and goods around colonial New South Wales.

    Appreciate the station's...

  26. Callala Beach RSL Country Golf Club

    Callala Beach RSL Country Golf Club

    Have a game of friendly, easy golf at the Callala Beach RSL Country Golf Club. Play your choice of nine or 18 holes.
    The course is great for learners and there is lots of wildlife such as...

  27. Queens Lake picnic area

    Queens Lake picnic area

    Be warned; once discovered, you might not want to leave the natural beauty of Queens Lake picnic area, just a short drive south of Port Macquarie. Nestled amongst towering eucalypts and lush...

  28. Corowa Whisky and Chocolate

    Corowa Whisky and Chocolate

    Since September 2009, the company known as Corowa Whisky and Chocolate has been open for business and it is gratifying to see visitor numbers increasing.

    A confectionary sales...

  29. Bonville Creek

    Bonville Creek

    You don't need to be an experienced paddler to enjoy Bonville Creek. While close to the thriving holiday village of Sawtell, paddling this tranquil waterway will make you feel you're a million...

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