The original rocket was built in Kirkby Park in 1972 to commemorate the Centenary of Education. It was built with money left over from the Centenary of Education Ball held as part of the celebrations....
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.
Yass has a famous and nationally important heritage property - Cooma Cottage.
The great Australian explorer Hamilton Hume lived here from 1840 until his death in 1873. Hume is famously known ...
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Circling Mount Keira in an engaging loop, the ring track is a terrific setting for a casual hike or an energetic run. Expect to encounter a lush p...
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 ...
Kembali Imports features a range of beautiful products from practical, everyday bits and bobs to the unusual, exotic and unique. There is a rich selection of furniture, carvings, arts and crafts from ...www.portstephens.org.au/stay-in-port-stephens/salamander-bay/kembali-imports
The ever-popular Diggers Beach is perfectly located for tourists - right across the road from Coffs Harbour's Big Banana. Wide and sheltered, Diggers makes for a lovely wind-free beach walk. It's not ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/coffs-coast-regional-park/diggers-beach/swim-surf
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Maitland Bay track is one of Bouddi National Park's most popular bushwalks. This short, steep walking track begins at Maitland Bay Information C...
The Casino Regional Livestock Exchange Centre is the largest saleyards in Northern NSW. The centre is situated just a short distance from Casino and the Northern Co-operative Meat Company.
The Rotary Club of Nelson Bay, Port Stephens Council, and the State Government have recently upgraded the site to ensure that the Lookout reclaims its status as an iconic tourist attraction for Port S...www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g529008-d4214552-r160621971-Gan_Gan_Lookout-Nelson_Bay_Port_Stephens_Greater_Newcastle_New_South_Wales.html