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. Culburra Surf Beach

    Culburra Surf Beach

    Warrain Beach is the surfing beach for the settlement of Culburra. It begins on the south side of Penguin Head and runs to the south for 3.7 kilometres past the usually blocked mouth of Wollumboola Lake to the low...

  2. Studio Czes

    Studio Czes

    Studio Czes offers distinctive, high quality, landscape photography.Studio Czes is a gallery featuring the photographic works of Czes Staciwa. He has travelled extensively in Australia and has...

  3. Hangdog Climbing Gym

    Hangdog Climbing Gym

    Hangdog has over a 140 different climbs on 40 ropes, offering a great range of climbs from easy to extremely challenging. Hangdog teaches you how to belay (hold and control the rope) your partner...

  4. Tallowa Dam

    Tallowa Dam

    Tallowa Dam is a major part of the Shoalhaven water supply scheme that was built to supplement the water supply for Sydney and the Illawarra during times of drought. It also provides water for local Shoalhaven and...

  5. Snowy Wilderness

    Snowy Wilderness

    Snowy Wilderness is a true Australian outback adventure. Bordering the Kosciuszko National Park and Snowy River, Snowy Wilderness is a sanctuary for Australia's wild brumby and offers 7,500 spectacular acres bursting...

  6. Treats and Treasures

    Treats and Treasures

    Treats and Treasures is a small-town store big on fine vintage collectables and memorabilia, antiques and gifts. Specialising in Arnott's, Bushell's and Coca-Cola collectables. Also features restored Australian...

  7. Queens Lake Nature Reserve

    Queens Lake Nature Reserve

    A little off the beaten track, discover the tranquil charms of Queens Lake Nature Reserve, just south of Port Macquarie on the Mid North Coast. With a variety of lush vegetation, including stands of magnificent old...

  8. Corker trail

    Corker trail

    It's not called Corker trail for nothing. This is a high altitude, high-octane adventure walk for fit and experienced bushwalkers in the rugged mountain country of Barrington Tops National Park. This challenging track...

  9. Carrington Falls

    Carrington Falls

    Carrington Falls, a spectacular waterfall, drops 50 metres down into a gorge into Kangaroo Valley. Located in the Budderoo National Park, well developed walks exist with access to several lookouts including a track...

  10. Lambie Town Walk

    Lambie Town Walk

    Discover Cooma's rich history as you take this self-guided tour around some of Cooma's historic landmarks. You can walk, drive or bike, and maps are available from Cooma Visitor Information Centre....

  11. Coalcliff Beach

    Coalcliff Beach

    Coalcliff is located 24 kilometres north of the Wollongong city centre. This is a small beach in the northern suburbs, surrounded by rocks and cliffs. It is also a popular fishing spot. There is a...

  12. House of Gabriel

    House of Gabriel

    Situated on the picturesque Tweed River, House of Gabriel is one of a kind. The 120 year old historic homestead has been restored to its former glory and houses a unique gift shop, ladies fashions, art gallery and...

  13. Kangarutha walking track

    Kangarutha walking track

    Kangarutha walking track is a challenging walk along Bournda National Park's rugged coastline. Gather your more energetic friends and family members together to spend a day exploring the pebbly beaches, sandy bays,...

  14. Crowdy Head Lighthouse

    Crowdy Head Lighthouse

    Located 33 kilometres north-east of Taree on the mid north coast, is the historic Crowdy Head Lighthouse. This lighthouse was designed and erected between 1878 - 1879 as one of only five small lighthouses built on the...

  15. Thredbo Valley track

    Thredbo Valley track

    There's something for everyone along the Thredbo Valley track. Load the car up with your mountain bikes; the track is easy, so offers great riding for all levels. You can also hike along it, taking in the many...

  16. Ben Boyd National Park

    Ben Boyd National Park

    Ben Boyd National Park near Eden invites you to discover its intriguing history. From Aboriginal middens to a heritage lighthouse, the park holds loads of historic surprises just waiting for you to discover. Its...

  17. Mount Imlay National Park

    Mount Imlay National Park

    Mount Imlay National Park is a peaceful pocket of remote bushland, narrow rocky ridges and deep gullies, just 30km south of Eden on NSW's far south coast. It's a perfect place for those who want to get back to nature...

  18. Pippi Beach Yamba

    Pippi Beach Yamba

    Pippi Beach is an idyllic location to soak up the sun and enjoy the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. It is a popular surfing beach which has a large number of enthusiastic surfing competitors turn up for the...

  19. Cootamundra Bird Walk

    Cootamundra Bird Walk

    The Cootamundra Bird Walk aim is to improve the health of the Muttama creek and remove exotics and plant native species to encourage wildlife such as birds, water creature, and butterflies. History...

  20. Sand track walk (south)

    Sand track walk (south)

    The Sand track walk (south) starts from the southern end of the Beach Road picnic area, and takes you through forested hind dunes running parallel to the beach. Easy enough for the whole family, this level walk...

  21. Maitland Regional Art Gallery

    Maitland Regional Art Gallery

    Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) is situated in the Hunter region, 30 minutes west of Newcastle. It sits east of the Hunter Valley Vineyards and a very short distance from the Maitland Visitor Information Centre...

  22. Wentworth Falls

    Wentworth Falls

    Wentworth Falls located in the Blue Mountains National Park is a spectacular waterfall with magnificent views. One of the most picturesque falls in the mountains, it is where the Jamison Creek drops over the...

  23. Bobbie P Gallery

    Bobbie P Gallery

    Bobbie P Gallery is located on the beautiful Central Coast and located five minutes from the Tuggerah exit on the M1. The Gallery features works by Australian artists including resident artist Robyn Pedley. Robyn's...

  24. Morisset picnic area

    Morisset picnic area

    Enjoy a family picnic on the foreshore, bring along a fishing line and try your luck. The area is also great for spotting sea eagles and cormorants. Be sure to remind the kids to keep an eye out for sea turtles along...

  25. Muswellbrook Golf Club

    Muswellbrook Golf Club

    This 18-hole public showpiece golf course is set in the picturesque town of Muswellbrook surrounded by many industries some of which include Coal Mines, Power Stations, Horse Studs and Vineyards...

  26. Scone Civic Theatre

    Scone Civic Theatre

    Ever wondered who designed Cinemas? Probably not, but the Scone Civic Theatre was designed by two of Australia's most important cinema architects, Crick and Furse. Despite their brilliance, most of their cinemas have...

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