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. The Village Woodworks

    The Village Woodworks

    Locally handmade products, pergolas and gazebos to dining tables, side tables, bird feeders and dovecotes.Great range of locally made products. Great range of pottery and gardening products....

  2. Bowral Golf Club

    Bowral Golf Club

    Founded in 1901, Bowral Golf Club has traditionally been the cornerstone of golf in the Southern Highlands. Today's course was laid out by the famous Carnegie Clark in 1919 on land acquired by Samuel Horden. A...

  3. Snowy Scheme Museum

    Snowy Scheme Museum

    Sixty two years after the launch of the Snowy Mountains Scheme by the then Governor-General, Sir William McKell, the current Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, travelled to Adaminaby on Saturday 15 October 2011 to open...

  4. Pinnacle walk and lookout

    Pinnacle walk and lookout

    Without a doubt, the journey along the Pinnacle walk to Pinnacle lookout is one of the highlights of the whole park and not to be missed. It's a short walk through World Heritage-listed rainforest before the track...

  5. Lock-Up Cultural Centre

    Lock-Up Cultural Centre

    Listed in the NSW Heritage Register, the building is constructed in Sydney sandstone and is one of a row of four significant buildings on Hunter Street that reflects the prosperity of early Newcastle...

  6. Opal Bin

    Opal Bin

    Opal Bin have a collection of Lightning Ridge amazing carved opals, top quality solid opals in every price range and great opal specimens, unique individually designed jewellery in silver and gold....

  7. Border Ranges National Park

    Border Ranges National Park

    Border Ranges National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area is a large area of wilderness that protects untouched rainforest and unique plants and animals connected to the ancient...

  8. Artisans Nest Gallery

    Artisans Nest Gallery

    Artisans Nest is an artist run gallery featuring some of the region's finest fibre artists and craftspeople.You will find a unique, ever changing range of original wearable art in luxurious silks and wools, hand...

  9. Paroo-Darling National Park

    Paroo-Darling National Park

    Discover Paroo-Darling National Park's rich history on a school excursion or camping trip to explore the Murray-Darling Basin. Enjoy kayaking, canoeing, fishing and picnicking opportunities.At Paroo-Darling...

  10. Diamond Waters Garden

    Diamond Waters Garden

    As one of the oldest gardens in both the Camden Haven and Port Macquarie Districts, Diamond Waters Garden is a walk in the rainforest filled with rare and extraordinary plants including giant king ferns, bromeliads,...

  11. Stonebridge Golf Club

    Stonebridge Golf Club

    Stonebridge Golf Course is the Hunter Valley's newest 18 hole championship course. Designed by local golfing master, Jack Newton, this 18-hole Par-72, 6,127 metre layout offers unique challenges to all golfing...

  12. Murwillumbah Golf Club

    Murwillumbah Golf Club

    This Northern Rivers country golf course, Murwillumbah Golf Club, is arguably one of the finest in Australia. Close to Wollumbin National Park, the towering mountain peak of Mount Warning is ever-present as you...

  13. Lake Glenbawn Recreation Area

    Lake Glenbawn Recreation Area

    Lake Glenbawn Holiday and Recreation Park is located in the Upper Hunter Region, just 15 minutes past Scone. This large spacious park offers a family holiday or a day trip with a difference. Set on the banks of...

  14. Vinden Estate Wines

    Vinden Estate Wines

    A boutique winery and vineyard owned and operated by Guy and Sandra Vinden. Our Cellar Door is located in a beautiful building amid extensive gardens with views to the Brokenback Ranges. Our range of wines...

  15. 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 court house, the gothic...

  16. Bangadilly National Park

    Bangadilly National Park

    Located 20km from Bowral in the Southern Highlands of NSW at Canyonleigh, Bangadilly National Park offers opportunities for remote wilderness hiking, wildlife photography and birdwatching.Although easily...

  17. Jerilderie Steam Rail

    Jerilderie Steam Rail

    Jerilderie Steam Rail and Heritage Club has a mini rail seven and a quarter inch gauge that is run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers continually adding to the mini rail area on the banks of the Billabong Creek...

  18. Nobbys Beach

    Nobbys Beach

    Newcastle's highest profile beach, with council Lifeguard Services provided Monday to Saturday year round and volunteer members of Nobbys Surf Lifesaving Club provide beach patrols on Sundays during the swimming...

  19. Walcha Open Air Gallery

    Walcha Open Air Gallery

    Walcha Open Air Gallery is an ever growing open air exhibition of sculptures and artworks that makes up part of Walcha's beautiful streetscape. The Open Air Gallery currently consists of over 40...

  20. Richmond Beach

    Richmond Beach

    Wander along a short and easy walking track and within a few steps you’ll arrive at the secluded beauty of Richmond Beach. Ideal for families, it provides protection from most onshore winds and makes for a peaceful...

  21. Warrah Trig cycling loop

    Warrah Trig cycling loop

    This cycling loop takes in the best the national park has to offer, crossing several fire trails and pausing for scenic views at Warrah lookout. With so much ground to cover, feel free to do as much or as little as...

  22. Armidale Heritage Tours

    Armidale Heritage Tours

    The Guided Heritage Tour is a two and a half hour taster of Armidale. You will be taken on an historical journey through Armidale with a lively and personal commentary from one of the tour guides....

  23. Gloucester Museum

    Gloucester Museum

    The Gloucester District Historical Society Inc operates the Gloucester Museum which contains material of historical significance to the district. The collection and preservation of photographic...

  24. Captain Cook's lookout

    Captain Cook's lookout

    For a scenic treat, make your way to Captain Cook’s lookout at the base of Smoky Cape lighthouse. Pause to feel the salty breeze as you gaze out over the Tasman Sea and Hat Head National Park.Visit between...

  25. One Mile Beach

    One Mile Beach

    The stretch of beach known as One Mile is located in the residential area of Forster and is extremely popular with surfers and families. Patrolled during the holidays and on weekends the beach is bordered by a large...

  26. Chaelundi National Park

    Chaelundi National Park

    North-west of Dorrigo, Chaelundi National Park has the largest old-growth forest in northern NSW, with fun places to go biking, swimming, picnicking and camping.You’d be forgiven for thinking the ‘great...

  27. Bundidgerry Walking Track

    Bundidgerry Walking Track

    The track consists of three loops - the short loop (three kilometres), Lake Talbot loop (seven kilometres) and the Murrumbidgee loop (11 kilometres) and follows a scenic route around Lake Talbot and the majestic...

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