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.
6km (one way) - 2 hour - Easy difficulty
Little Dandahra Creek walking track is the ideal way to get acquainted with the landscape of Gibraltar Range National Park. This superb walking track ...
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 gal...
2km (return) - 0.67 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
Girrakool loop track is a short and easy walk that starts and finishes at Girrakool picnic area. It offers scenic views over waterfalls a...
In 1999, Wattlebark Gallery was opened at Mogo where a rotating exhibition is on view daily. The Batemans Bay Arts and Crafts Society members work in various mediums, ranging from oils to watercolour,...www.eurobodalla.com.au
The historic Barmedman Hotel has eight rooms for accommodation and great meals for lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Sunday. They cater for parties and functions, have great beer and service, as well a...
Glen Ian Ostrich and Emu Farm definitely warrants a visit. You will see ostriches, emus, alpacas, cows, horses and caged birds. There is a tour which takes about 40 minutes and is in three stages; fro...
The Oyster Pot sells Sydney Rock Oysters from the pure pristine waters of Wapengo Lake. The oysters are shucked on a daily basis to ensure their taste and freshness is at its best.
This walk follows the old Summit Road - closed to public vehicles since 1976 - to Mount Kosciuszko. The walk passes through snow gums, heath and herb fields and provides sweeping views of the Main Ran...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kosciuszko-national-park
Stop to stretch your legs at Hawkesbury lookout. You'll find it conveniently located on Hawkesbury Road at Hawkesbury Heights - one of the Blue Mountains' smallest towns. This grassy lookout is border...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/yellomundee-regional-park/hawkesbury-lookout/lookout