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. Hoddles Track

    Hoddles Track

    Park your car at Saddleback Mountain Lookout (six kilometres south west of Kiama) and follow the green marking posts west, up the escarpment to Mount Noorinan. This track was originally used to transport produce to...

  2. St James' Church

    St James' Church

    St James’ is the oldest church in the Forster Tuncurry Anglican parish and was built in 1884. This historic church sits on the hill above Bungwahl and overlooks the beautiful Myall Lakes.St James' is very a...

  3. Lennox Head Beach

    Lennox Head Beach

    Lennox Head was declared a National Surfing Reserve in February 2007, the third site in Australia to be recognised for its significance to recreational surfing and the largest in Australia, it runs 7.2 kilometres from...

  4. Cave Creek Walking Track

    Cave Creek Walking Track

    The Cave Creek Walking Track is 14 kilometres north of Mittagong and can be reached by bitumen roads. The track provides a leisurely walk of 2.6 kilometres and takes one to two hours to complete the return journey....

  5. Bob Christensen Reserve

    Bob Christensen Reserve

    Free parking is available at Bob Christensen Reserve for up to 96 hours for caravans and recreational vehicles (self-contained) only.Bob Christensen Reserve is located on the Macquarie River within...

  6. Yass and District Museum

    Yass and District Museum

    From its formation in 1961, the Society have been actively collecting objects of historical interest related to Yass and district. The museum was officially opened in its present location in December 1988 after...

  7. Pambula Beach

    Pambula Beach

    The sweeping sands of Pambula Beach are ideal for walking and beachcombing. Collect shells washed up with the tide and explore the fascinating rock pools. Lunch with the kangaroos or take a horse ride through the...

  8. Sturts Steps Touring Route

    Sturts Steps Touring Route

    Sturt's Steps Touring Route is an unsigned route linking Broken Hill with Tibooburra. It follows approximately the route taken by Captain Charles Sturt in 1845 as he led an exploration team into Inland Australia...

  9. 150 Degrees East Meridian

    150 Degrees East Meridian

    This particular meridian is the basis of the Eastern Australian Standard Time, used in Queensland, New South Wales (except Broken Hill), Victoria and Tasmania. The 150 Degrees East Meridian crosses...

  10. Bungendore Fine Art

    Bungendore Fine Art

    This friendly gallery is jam packed with fine paintings by Canberra's regional artists.See landscapes, street scenes, Australian flora and fauna, impressionist and realist interpretations. Meet artists in...

  11. Braemar Gallery

    Braemar Gallery

    Opened in 1988, Braemar Gallery functions as a community gallery, hosting changing exhibitions that showcase works of local and regional artists. Situated in beautiful historic Braemar House, the gallery is a...

  12. Camel Rock

    Camel Rock

    Five minutes drive north from Bermagui along Wallaga Lake Road will bring you to the turn off to Camel Rock. This striking rock formation was identified and named by Bass and Flinders during the first mapping of the...

  13. Stonewoman Aboriginal Area

    Stonewoman Aboriginal Area

    Stonewoman Aboriginal Area holds special cultural significance for local Aboriginal people, who have traditionally used it as a woman’s teaching and ceremonial site.After a short 750 metre walk from the main...

  14. Platypus Picnic Area

    Platypus Picnic Area

    Not far from the popular Dandahra picnic area, Platypus Picnic Area is a quieter alternative for travellers on the Gwydir Highway who want to get a sense of Gibraltar Range National Park without driving too far off...

  15. The Marulan General Store

    The Marulan General Store

    The Marulan General Store is a good, old-fashioned country general store with a grocery section, a newsagent, a NSW Lotteries outlet, a fantastic cafe offering gourmet country fare, and an awesome giftware section...

  16. Mount Imlay Summit Walking Track

    Mount Imlay Summit Walking Track

    Starting at Burrawang picnic area, this challenging walk takes you through dry eucalypt forests and grassy woodlands to the summit of Mount Imlay. The track climbs steeply, rising 600 metres, but there’s plenty to...

  17. Dorrigo Railway Station

    Dorrigo Railway Station

    The museum is devoted to the authentic preservation of all manner of items from the railways of New South Wales, as well as the Glenreagh to Dorrigo branch railway line. While not open to the public just yet, but...

  18. James Estate - Ridge Walk

    James Estate - Ridge Walk

    The Ridge Walk showcases the natural beauty of the region with commanding views in all directions, overlooking James Estate winery, Wollemi National Park, Goulburn River National Park and Mount Dangar...

  19. Gallery 19 Eureka

    Gallery 19 Eureka

    Gallery 19 Eureka is an art gallery featuring paintings reflecting the beauty and landscape of the Illawarra region.This is an artist run gallery, showing artist's transformative and colourful paintings...

  20. Commercial Golf Course

    Commercial Golf Course

    Situated in Albury and boasts a superbly presented course which features a set of consistently wonderful greens regarded as the best in country NSW and is at least the equal of the majority of metropolitan clubs in...

  21. McCaugheys Lagoon

    McCaugheys Lagoon

    Named after Sir Samuel McCaughey, an early pioneer of irrigation, McCaugheys Lagoon is a critical part of a long-term wetland rehabilitation project, offering habitat for a wide range of local plants and animals. From...

  22. Walter Hood ride from Cudmirrah

    Walter Hood ride from Cudmirrah

    Gather a group of friends for a cycling adventure on Walter Hood ride from Cudmirrah in Conjola National Park. Enjoy lunch at Monument Beach picnic area. This route makes for a great day out, taking in heathland and...

  23. Mungo lookout

    Mungo lookout

    Can you imagine what life was like when there were towering kangaroos and birds with legs like a horse? At Mungo lookout in Mungo National Park, you can gaze across the ice age lake bed that has uncovered bones of the...

  24. Exclusive Hot Glass Gallery

    Exclusive Hot Glass Gallery

    Exclusive Hot Glass specialises in creating one of a kind, hand made glass art pieces, including plates, platters, bowls, vases, and jewellery.Glass Artist, Elaine Marshall, originally commenced...

  25. Glow Worm Tunnel

    Glow Worm Tunnel

    The Glow Worms are located in an old rail tunnel 400 metres in length. It was originally constructed as part of the railway line to Newnes Kerosene Shale Works. The line was dismantled around the 1940s.The tunnel is...

  26. Pine Creek State Forest

    Pine Creek State Forest

    Pine Creek State Forest is located outside Coffs Harbour and is a great example of today's ecologically sustainable forest management practices.Pine Creek State Forest is a forest with long management...

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