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. Dales Mini Museum Henty

    Dales Mini Museum Henty

    Dales Cellar Mini Museum is a collection of trash and treasure memorabilia of the past including Henty's Manual Telephone Exchange, the first 'ambulance' a two wheeled stretcher, cash registers, jugs, irons, toasters,...

  2. Old Settlement Beach

    Old Settlement Beach

    Weather-sculpted sandstone rocks are dotted across the tiny and secluded Old Settlement Beach.Situated to the island's north, the beach is a great place to surrender to relaxation as you enjoy the...

  3. Yoga Retreat

    Yoga Retreat

    Byron Yoga Centre was established in 1988 by John Ogilvie and is one of the longest running yoga schools in Australia. The centre offers daily general yoga classes of diverse styles as well as workshops, annual yoga...

  4. Barmedman Mineral Pool

    Barmedman Mineral Pool

    Barmedman Mineral Pool is a large therapeutic pool that is said to ease aches and pains due to the high mineral content. The pool is fed by an underground stream and is surrounded by shady grassed areas...

  5. Bead Shack

    Bead Shack

    Create! Design! Enjoy! Play, Shop, Learn. See for yourself why the love of beads reside in the Shack. Bead Shack is a family owned business based in the seaside town of...

  6. Megalong Books

    Megalong Books

    Megalong Books carries a large selection of fiction, non-fiction and children's titles in its Leura shop. Plus a wide variety of books about the Blue Mountains, including titles on its history,...

  7. Mungabareena and Water Works

    Mungabareena and Water Works

    Mungabareena Reserve is an important cultural reserve that has significance to many Aboriginal clans in this region. It is where Aboriginal peoples from different clans meet to trade before continuing towards Mount...

  8. Red Hands Cave

    Red Hands Cave

    Allow yourself to be mesmerised by the layers of hand prints and stencils in Red Hands Cave; one of the best examples of Aboriginal art in the Blue Mountains. Although it's thought to have been painted between 500 and...

  9. Blue Mountains Chocolate Company

    Blue Mountains Chocolate Company

    From chocolate making demonstrations, a cafe serving world famous real hot chocolate and delicious cakes, the Blue Mountains Chocolate Company offer a myriad of in store hand made chocolate products and home made jams...

  10. Australian Reptile Park

    Australian Reptile Park

    Located on the Central Coast of NSW, approximately one hour north of Sydney and one hour south of Newcastle, is the award winning Australian Reptile Park, renowned to be a great family fun day out. ...

  11. Landers Falls Lookout

    Landers Falls Lookout

    Landers Falls Lookout is accessed by a 1.6 kilometre return walk. After a small steep climb from the 4WD carpark, you'll reach the first of two lookout points. From here, you can see the steep...

  12. Greenglade picnic area

    Greenglade picnic area

    At Greenglade picnic area, the first thing you'll notice is the sound of some rainbow lorikeets screeching overhead. But that's about all you'll hear, because this is one of the most tranquil places on the NSW coast....

  13. RD Opal Centre

    RD Opal Centre

    Located in the scenic coastal town of Coffs Harbour on the NSW Mid-North Coast, RD Opal Centre is one of Australia's longest running and best known opal gemstone and jewellery stores.Offering only the...

  14. Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

    Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

    The award winning Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures is one of Australia's premier treetop walk and zipline experiences. The Treetop Walk and Zipline experience, which is officially the highest Zipline Tour in Australia...

  15. Ocean and Earth Factory Outlet

    Ocean and Earth Factory Outlet

    Come along to the Ocean and Earth surf accessories, headquarters, and factory outlet. They offer bargain price clothing for girls, boys, men and women for all seasons. Ocean and Earth are leaders in quality surf...

  16. Holmes lookout

    Holmes lookout

    Sitting up high on the ridge line, Holmes lookout offers spectacular scenic views looking out over mighty Clyde River as it winds its way towards the sparkling blue of the Pacific Ocean. You'll see Batemans Bay to the...

  17. The Coast walking track

    The Coast walking track

    Discover one of the Central Coast's most beautiful walks. The Coast walking track runs through a narrow strip of forest between Forresters and Bateau Bay Beaches. Setting out from Bateau Bay Beach picnic area, you'll...

  18. Yamba Museum - The Story House

    Yamba Museum - The Story House

    The award-winning Yamba Museum, operated by the Port of Yamba Historical Society, is centrally located. Check the web site for up-to-date information about special exhibitions and events at the Yamba Museum. Like the...

  19. Riverside Park

    Riverside Park

    Take a stroll along the riverbank into the City Centre and read about Lismore’s rich river history at the interpretive story sites along the way. This wonderful park connects residents and visitors to the Wilsons...

  20. Burumin Art Gallery

    Burumin Art Gallery

    Burumin Art Gallery consists of many authentic Australian traditional, contemporary, indigenous and non indigenous artworks both within Australia and worldwide. When you buy a piece of art from...

  21. Snowy Valleys Way Touring Route

    Snowy Valleys Way Touring Route

    The Snowy Valleys Way, running from Gundagai, New South Wales to Beechworth Victoria, is a touring route encompassing over 300 kilometres of breathtaking scenery and landscapes, and a whole swag of things to see and...

  22. Mount Stillwell walk

    Mount Stillwell walk

    Wander through ancient snow gum forests along mountain ridges on Mount Stillwell walk. This medium difficulty hike in Kosciuszko National Park takes in breathtaking, unbroken views of Main Range, including Mount...

  23. Bass Point Reserve

    Bass Point Reserve

    Bass Point Reserve is a 72 hectare coastal jewel, located just south of Shellharbour Village and contains one of the few littoral rainforest areas in the Illawarra. The reserve is recognised as one...

  24. Coolah Tops National Park

    Coolah Tops National Park

    Sitting at the junction of the Warrumbungle and Liverpool ranges, Coolah Tops National Park is a beautiful landscape of giant grass trees, tall eucalypt forests and stands of huge snow gums. Take in spectacular views...

  25. Bangalore Falls walking track

    Bangalore Falls walking track

    Bangalore Falls is a must-see destination within Bindarri National Park. These spectacular waterfalls are easily accessible, yet in a beautiful, remote location. It's an easy 500m walk from the car park, and the views...

  26. Evans Head Living Museum

    Evans Head Living Museum

    The Evans Head Living Museum is located at the Old School site in Woodburn Street, Evans Head. The Museum boasts historical photographs, newspaper articles, World War II memorabilia and items...

  27. Aerohunter

    Aerohunter

    Your only opportunity to fly in Australia's rarest war birds. Experience the thrill of a lifetime with an authentic war bird military experience flown by an experienced RAAF or Ace aerobatic pilot...

  28. Bexhill Open Air Cathedral

    Bexhill Open Air Cathedral

    The Bexhill Open Air Cathedral is located at Inspiration Point, Bexhill, and overlooks the Corndale Valley with views of the Nightcap National Park in the distance. The panoramic view from the Open Air Cathedral makes...

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