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.
Take the easy Maddens Falls walk to the lookout for a view of the waterfall dropping from Maddens Creek to the pools below. The short and easy walking track is a great one for walking with children. I...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/dharawal-national-park/maddens-falls/lookout
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Step back in time and immerse yourself in the life of Australia's aviation history and view som...
Nestled among the red gums and giant honey myrtle, Turingal Head picnic area is a tranquil setting for a relaxing picnic near the glistening waters of Wallagoot Lake and Wine Glass Bay. Sit back and e...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/bournda-national-park/turingal-head-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
You might wonder what the lace monitors and bearded dragons make of it, but the rusty hunk of metal on the banks of the Darling River marks the site of a major tragedy. In 1872 the boiler on the river...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kinchega-national-park/ps-providence-historic-site/historic-site
Yerranderie Private Town is one of NSW's most authentic, unchanged silver mining ghost towns, having been carefully preserved to retain its historic past. Accessed via 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/yerranderie-regional-park/yerranderie-private-town/historic-site
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This beautiful short walk through coastal rainforest links Crowdy Gap campground to Crowdy Beach, just north of Taree. Located in the southern ar...
Bridges are not just functional, they can also be scenic and engineering attractions. Spare a few minutes to admire Barham Bridge over Murray Creek.
The Murray around Barham was settled by gr...
Spend some time at Walbundrie Hotel the finest country pub around affectionately known by the locals as "The Piney". The Hotel is open every day, and with the coldest beer in town and great ...
Hartley Courthouse was designed by colonial architect Mortimer Lewis in the Grecian Revival style. Still largely intact and constructed solidly of locally quarried sandstone, it is an imposing buildin...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/hartley-historic-site/hartley-courthouse/historic-site
After exploring the fascinating Yanga Woolshed, stop for a bite at the nearby Yanga Woolshed picnic area. Located in Yanga National Park, part of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, the picnic area is ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/yanga-national-park/yanga-woolshed-picnic-area/picnic-bbq