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.
This walk offers fantastic views of the Jamison Valley and surrounding cliffs, not to mention stunning waterfalls at both ends of the walk. Highlights would be the paths cut halfway up the cliff face ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/national-pass/walking
3km (one way) - 2 hour - Medium difficulty
Meandering through the bush and along the creek, this walk is a fantastic way to get back to nature and experience unique plants and animals of Torr...
It was once popular to claim that you could see 10 per cent of NSW from Mount Kaputar summit lookout. Whatever the actual percentage, the 360-degree scenic view is spectacular, with the ever-changing ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mount-kaputar-national-park/mount-kaputar-summit-lookout/lookout
The centrepiece of this park, tucked away behind the Princes Highway at Bomaderry, is the lovely Bomaderry Creek Gorge. Here you'll discover a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of life. A s...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/bomaderry-creek-regional-park
Standing high on a narrow headland, Smoky Cape Lighthouse is surrounded by the stunning coastal scenery of Hat Head National Park. The lighthouse itself is as beautiful as the views - check out its wi...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/hat-head-national-park/smoky-cape-lighthouse/historic-site
Fishermans Bay foreshore in Tomaree National Park is a wonderful place for a family day out by the sea. Featuring a lovely, secluded beach, it's a great area for swimming and snorkelling on a sunny da...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/tomaree-national-park/fishermans-bay-foreshore/picnic-bbq