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. Mount Barrington picnic area

    Mount Barrington picnic area

    High in the 'tops' region of Barrington Tops National Park, Mount Barrington picnic area offers spellbinding views over the vast mountain ranges and the western fall of Barrington World Heritage wilderness park. While...

  2. Killer Whale Trail

    Killer Whale Trail

    Take a day trip back in time. When boats were made of wood and men were made of steel!It's a trail rich with whales and tales of adventure. This self-drive day tour takes you to five historical...

  3. Tongarra Bicentennial Museum

    Tongarra Bicentennial Museum

    The Tongarra Bicentennial Museum was opened in 1988. The Museum collection includes artefacts significant to the history of Shellharbour from their Aboriginal heritage, first settlement by immigrants and the...

  4. Narrawallee Inlet walking track

    Narrawallee Inlet walking track

    Leading through a delightful array of unspoilt coastal forests and waterways, the natural beauty of Narrawallee Inlet walking track is bound to enliven the senses and revive the spirit. Situated in Narrawallee Creek...

  5. Falls Gallery

    Falls Gallery

    Established in 1989, Falls Gallery provides changing exhibitions of works on paper and ceramics by emerging and well established artists.This beautifully restored turn of the century weatherboard...

  6. Pulse Climbing

    Pulse Climbing

    Pulse Climbing is the Hunter Valley's only dedicated indoor rock climbing centre. They cater to all levels of climber from novice to advanced.Their extensive indoor facility at Adamstown has over...

  7. Australian Woodwork

    Australian Woodwork

    Australian Woodwork's Hunter Valley Gallery was purpose built to showcase Australian made fine furniture and woodwork in native timbers. They sell handmade wooden gifts and furniture, created by...

  8. Snowy Mountains Cookies

    Snowy Mountains Cookies

    Indulge your taste buds with a visit to Australia’s highest bakehouse. Peek through the glass into the kitchen and see how it all happens! Located in Jindabyne, New South Wales, visitors can purchase ‘imperfect’ but...

  9. Mobong walking track

    Mobong walking track

    The first 500m of the easy walk along Mobong walking track follows a historic tramway that was once used when the area was logged for timber. You'll even walk across old sleepers along the path. The trail then follows...

  10. Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve

    Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve

    The Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve is located 25 kilometres north west of Uralla along Thunderbolt's Way. The reserve sits within the traditional lands of the Anaiwan people, the main Aboriginal tribe of the New...

  11. Cathcart Collectables

    Cathcart Collectables

    Cathcart Collectables is home to an amazing collection of Monaro history and memorabilia from the past through to the present. There are displays ranging from tractors and farm machinery to coins and bottle openers....

  12. Bundjalung National Park

    Bundjalung National Park

    If you enjoy holidaying on the water, you'll love Bundjalung's combination of river, beach and freshwater lagoons. This north coast park stretches north from Iluka to Evans Head with the Pacific Ocean as its eastern...

  13. Pattimores Lagoon

    Pattimores Lagoon

    A visit to the tranquil wetlands of Pattimores Lagoon, in Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve, is a great way to soothe frazzled nerves and immerse yourself in natural beauty. Near Ulladulla, it's an ideal remote getaway...

  14. Washpool National Park

    Washpool National Park

    Take time out to explore the unparalleled landscapes of Washpool National Park, a place of steep gorges, clear waters and magnificent tracts of ancient rainforest. You'll find some of the most varied and least...

  15. Rocky Point trail

    Rocky Point trail

    Bouddi National Park offers plenty of mountain biking opportunities on well-defined trails, also suitable for walking. One of the best cycling routes for beginners is Rocky Point trail, a one-way trail beginning just...

  16. Tunnel Road picnic area

    Tunnel Road picnic area

    The restoration of the old quarry site at Tunnel Road picnic area is both pretty and impressive. Lots of native plants and bushes - flowering common fringe myrtle with its pale-pink blooms and stunning yellow bitter...

  17. Square Head track 1

    Square Head track 1

    Leading to the entrance of Cullendulla Creek, this terrific short walk touches swamp oak and spotted gum forest before revealing a peaceful beach and rest spot in sight of Cullendulla Beach and the Batemans Bay...

  18. Geebung picnic area

    Geebung picnic area

    Nestled into the dunes, Geebung picnic area is a perfect beachside spot just north of popular Diamond Head campground, in Crowdy Bay National Park. Only a short stroll to the golden crescent sands of Dunbogan Beach,...

  19. Steam and Vintage Museum

    Steam and Vintage Museum

    Wagga Wagga's Steam and Vintage Museum displays a magnificant array of engines, all working. There are shearing and threshing machines, and all types of stationary engines. They are open to the public on the same days...

  20. Lady Gails Bookshop and Curios

    Lady Gails Bookshop and Curios

    From the hard to find gift to the hidden treasure for yourself, Lady Gail's Bookshop and Curios is a must visit when stopping in Holbrook. You won't find just books here but a treasure trove of antiques, second hand...

  21. North Head walking track

    North Head walking track

    It's a short, easy stroll on North Head walking track from the carpark down through a lovely section of endangered littoral rainforest to the mouth of Brunswick River. Tear yourself away from scenic ocean views and...

  22. Cudgen Nature Reserve

    Cudgen Nature Reserve

    Visit Cudgen Nature Reserve and you'll quickly leave the hectic Tweed Coast behind, as you surround yourself in a mosaic of beauty and contrasting landscapes. It's a modest reserve, but it's packed full of things to...

  23. Horseshoe Bay Beach

    Horseshoe Bay Beach

    South West Rocks has a beautiful little beach surrounded by towering pines. This sheltered area is very popular with families wanting to swim. Horseshoe Bay Beach is close to rewarding fishing spots and central to the...

  24. Thredbo Resort

    Thredbo Resort

    Thredbo provides a snow experience like no other resort in Australia. With a beautiful alpine village right at the base of the mountain with over 30 bars and restaurants, dedicated beginners ski slopes and snow play...

  25. Eurobodalla National Park

    Eurobodalla National Park

    Eurobodalla National Park, on the far south coast of NSW, stretches from Moruya Head to Mystery Bay. It's an exceptional place to visit on a daytrip from one of the nearby coastal towns of Moruya, Narooma, Bodalla and...

  26. Pambula Merimbula Golf Club

    Pambula Merimbula Golf Club

    The only 27 hole golf course on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, the course winds its way through beautiful native bushland abutting the pristine Merimbula lakes. Lots of Australian wildlife on display....

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