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.
While visiting Border Ranges National Park be sure to stop by Blackbutt lookout picnic area to enjoy a dramatic vista across a spectacular geological formation.
This popular picnic spot sits ...
Located near the northern end of Crowdy Bay National Park, just down from Dunbogan Beach, Blackbutt picnic area is a place full of surprises.
Enter through a maze of sentry-like blackbutt and...
Blackbutt Reserve occupies approximately 182 hectares of land, six kilometres from Newcastle city centre. It offers visitors many opportunities to link recreational activities and environmental educat...www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/recreation/blackbutt_reserve
30km (one way) - 2 hour - Easy difficulty
For some of the most awe-inspiring mountain, valley and waterfall views in the state, you can't miss this driving route, taking in an amazing cluster...
Blacksmith's Corner is located in the old gold mining village of Wattle Flat which is 10 kilometres south of the historic and well known village of Sofala.
This landmark was once the orig...
The Blowhole is said to be sacred to the Ulupna and Bangaragn Aboriginal Tribes and when the Murray River is low, the Blowhole flows and bubbles. It is said that it seems to come alive.
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park provides a delightful day out for Newcastle residents and visitors. In a protected bushland setting, your family and friends can enjoy barbecue areas, play equipment, a ma...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-gum-hills-regional-park
3.5km (return) - 1.5 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
This delightful track offers a soothing riverside walk through patches of untouched forest in Barrington Tops National Park. From Willia...
When it's time for a day with the family in the great outdoors, pack up the car and head to Blue Hole picnic area for a relaxing day out in the bush. Locals from nearby towns, including Armidale, have...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/blue-hole-picnic-area/picnic-bbq