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.
Nell Pyle, OAM, with the support of the community of Maitland, established the Australian Museum of Clothing and Textiles in 2005. Nell's express wish was for the collection to be available to the pub...
The award winning Australian Reptile Park is the hands on zoo and boasts loads of animal interaction and exciting wildlife shows. Have a close encounter with some of the park's scaly and furry ani...
The Avoca Point Cafe provides the perfect setting to enjoy any dining experience ranging from a seaside casual lunch through to your special wedding day.
Take advantage of the beautiful Avoca...
Brocklesby's main claim to fame occurred on Sunday morning 29 September 1940, when two Avro Anson training planes were involved in a mid-air collision over Brocklesby. The planes were joined together ...
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Discover why the locals love living here and take Awaba Bay Foreshore walk. Listen to the birds first thing in the morning, enjoy the views of th...
If you're four-wheel driving, head out to Baal Bone Gap for a picnic and some of the finest views in the Blue Mountains. You'll find huge examples of the rock pagodas that make this part of the mounta...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/gardens-of-stone-national-park/baal-bone-gap-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
The Back Creek picnic area is a popular place for birthday celebrations and family gatherings. There are free gas barbecues, easily accessible picnic tables and a large field that is perfect for a spo...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-gum-hills-regional-park/back-creek-picnic-area/picnic-bbq