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. Brimbin picnic area

    Brimbin picnic area

    There’s something completely relaxing about picnicking near a river – the sounds, the fresh smell, the coolness of the air and all the wildlife that waterways attract. Brimbin picnic area is located right on Dawson...

  2. Crowdy Bay National Park

    Crowdy Bay National Park

    Crowdy Bay National Park offers an abundance of wildflowers, birds and animals, bushwalking, swimming and fishing in 8,022 hectares of coastal plains. There are long sweeping beaches north and south, extensive...

  3. Angourie Beach

    Angourie Beach

    Angourie Beach was declared a National Surfing Reserve in 2007, the second site in Australia to be recognised for its significance to recreational surfing and, as such, is considered sacred by Australian surfers...

  4. Wiradjuri Walking Track

    Wiradjuri Walking Track

    The Wiradjuri Walking Track covers around 42 kilometres, circling much of the city and exploring riverbanks, hilltops and everything in-between. Good starting points for your nature-based...

  5. Sunshine Iris Nursery

    Sunshine Iris Nursery

    Located eight kilometres north of Lockhart at 'Quamby', Sunshine Iris Nursery currently has over 600 different varieties of iris and daylilies available for sale. They specialise in the older vintage bearded Iris...

  6. The Lookdown Lookout

    The Lookdown Lookout

    It’s an easy walk from the carpark at the end of Lookdown Road to Bungonia lookdown, which offers superb scenic views into Bungonia Creek Gorge and beyond.The word ‘lookdown’ sounds quaint and old-fashioned...

  7. Way Way Creek Road Drive

    Way Way Creek Road Drive

    Winding its way through the tall rainforest, across bubbling creeks, this picturesque drive makes an ideal family day trip and peaceful way to escape the holiday crowds.Take a scenic drive in the forest,...

  8. Budawang National Park

    Budawang National Park

    Budawang National Park is declared a wilderness area, with hiking, river camping, swimming and scenic views for advanced, well-equipped travellers.Budawang National Park is wilderness. Rugged and isolated,...

  9. Djanbung Permaculture Gardens

    Djanbung Permaculture Gardens

    Djanbung Permaculture Gardens is a superb example of earth wise living. Djanbung Gardens is dedicated to permaculture, ecological design and the development of human creativity and skills.Djanbung...

  10. The Village Forge

    The Village Forge

    The Village Forge is known for unique customised pieces. By melding the tradition of Blacksmithing with contemporary Metal Fabrication techniques, inspired designs of classic decoration, sculpture, architecture and...

  11. Deriah Aboriginal Area

    Deriah Aboriginal Area

    Ideal for school groups and families, Deriah Aboriginal Area, near Narrabri, offers opportunities to picnic, enjoy scenic views and learn about the area’s Aboriginal heritage.Deriah Aboriginal Area offers a...

  12. Balancing Rock

    Balancing Rock

    The Glen Innes District is renowned for its unique rock formations, one of the most unusual is Balancing Rock, 12 kilometres south of Glen Innes on the New England Highway. The gigantic boulder of granite rests...

  13. Cobb and Co Stables Morven

    Cobb and Co Stables Morven

    Experience the Cobb and Co way, take an easier trip back in time when the coach rolled over flat terrain and tranquil creeks. Cobb & Co 'Changing Stations' were established by 1877. The route for...

  14. The Pines Picnic Area

    The Pines Picnic Area

    The Pines picnic area in Yarriabini National Park is a relaxing spot for a family picnic. Wander along the rainforest walking track, admire Aboriginal art and relax in this tranquil forest setting.Set...

  15. Empire Cinema

    Empire Cinema

    Empire Cinema is the oldest commercial cinema in the country operating from 15 September 1915. It will celebrate its centenary on 15 September 2015.A four screen digital cinema screening first...

  16. Springloaded Trampoline Park

    Springloaded Trampoline Park

    Springloaded Trampoline Parks were born from a passion for fun, fitness and skill development. With strong roots in the sport of gymnastics, founder John Reynolds wanted to provide an exciting avenue for individual...

  17. Bald Hill Tourist Mine

    Bald Hill Tourist Mine

    Experience the underground world of a goldminer at Bald Hill tourist mine. A short walk or drive from Hill End, this guided tour is ideal for families and school groups.Bald Hill tourist mine offers a unique...

  18. Pointer Gap lookout

    Pointer Gap lookout

    With spectacular sweeping views along NSW South Coast, Pointer Gap lookout is perched atop the escarpment in the eastern region of Morton National Park, near Yatte Yattah on Princes Highway. Offering a pretty picnic...

  19. Wayne Williams Gallery

    Wayne Williams Gallery

    Wayne John Williams hails from Broken Hill and has lived in this rural mining city all of this life. All his works are drawn using black lead pencils on top quality art paper. Wayne's drawings are inspired by photos...

  20. Killalea State Recreation Area

    Killalea State Recreation Area

    Killalea State Recreation Park is a spectacular tract of coastal land that has been dedicated as a public recreation reserve available for surfing, fishing, picnics, bushwalking and camping. The park also has bunk...

  21. Cowra Military and Migrant Camps

    Cowra Military and Migrant Camps

    The history of Cowra is marked by stories of the military and migrants from World War Two. Between 1940 and the end of the war, the Cowra Military Camp trained some 80,000 military personnel. After World War Two, the...

  22. Gulaga National Park

    Gulaga National Park

    Gulaga National Park was created in January 2001. It covers an area of 4673ha.Gulaga (Mount Dromedary) and the surrounding landscape have great spiritual significance to local Aboriginal people, particularly...

  23. Staples Lookout

    Staples Lookout

    Right on the side of the road, the scenic Staples lookout provides views across Brisbane Water and Woy Woy Bay.If you’re looking for a scenic place to gaze across the expanse of Brisbane Water and Woy Woy...

  24. Ammerdown Historic Homestead

    Ammerdown Historic Homestead

    Ammerdown is a perfect country residence that exudes quality from every quarter. It is a tribute to its architect, builders and its proud and loving owners - both past and present.The property is a...

  25. Tomaree National Park

    Tomaree National Park

    Tomaree National Park near Port Stephens is a great weekend getaway. Explore Fort Tomaree on a school excursion, or go whale watching, walking to see koalas or go fishing.Tomaree National Park, jointly...

  26. Caves Beach

    Caves Beach

    Caves Beach is well known for its namesake - a network of sea caves at the southern end of the beach, which can be explored at low tide. Caves Beach has well maintained barbecue facilities and a picnic area. Bring...

  27. Turkey Flat trail

    Turkey Flat trail

    Turkey Flat trail is the ultimate twitchers’ trail, taking you through the habitats of countless woodland and wetland birds.The trail begins at Turkey Flat wetlands, close to Leeton. Start with a little...

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