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. Red Cow Farm

    Red Cow Farm

    Red Cow Farm is a unique cool-climate garden set on 2.5 hectares in the picturesque rural village of Sutton Forest. Approximately 1.5 hours from Sydney and Canberra, it is one of the leading...

  2. Darbys Falls Observatory

    Darbys Falls Observatory

    At Darbys Falls Observatory visitors can explore the universe with one of the largest telescopes available to the public, a 500 millimetre Newtonian. Also available are the 400 millimetre, 300...

  3. Yamba Main Beach and Ocean Pool

    Yamba Main Beach and Ocean Pool

    Right in the heart of town lays one of the best family beaches in Yamba and a must visit while in Yamba. Home to the Yamba Surf Lifesaving Club, one of the oldest clubs in NSW, the beach is...

  4. Blackbutt Reserve

    Blackbutt Reserve

    Blackbutt Reserve occupies approximately 182 hectares of land, six kilometres from Newcastle city centre. It offers visitors many opportunities to link recreational activities and environmental...

  5. Antarctic Beech Forest walking track

    Antarctic Beech Forest walking track

    Step through a portal into the other-worldly charms of Antarctic Beech Forest walking track near Gloucester Tops in Barrington Tops National Park. You'll wander the lush landscape of the...

  6. Durras Lake Discovery trail

    Durras Lake Discovery trail

    If you're spending some quality family time on the South Coast, the Durras Lake Discovery trail is an easy walk in the central precinct of Murramarang National Park. The kids will love hopping...

  7. 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...

  8. Outback Astronomy

    Outback Astronomy

    Hang out with the stars while in Broken Hill. Enjoy a personalised night sky show from the comfort of a reclined chair under the vast Outback sky. You'll be enchanted and amazed by this stargazing...

  9. Leura Cascades picnic area

    Leura Cascades picnic area

    You'll feel like you're on the edge of the world as you gaze across Jamieson Valley from Leura Cascades picnic area. A reviving break while on a driving holiday or cycling trip, it's also a great...

  10. Banksia Point picnic area

    Banksia Point picnic area

    Banksia Point picnic area is a pleasant, grassy picnic area nestled in the forest and conveniently located near a trackhead that leads to walking opportunities out along and below the escarpment...

  11. Mittagong Antiques Centre

    Mittagong Antiques Centre

    Mittagong Antiques Centre houses quality antiques, collectables and vintage: furniture, estate jewellery, silver, rugs, oriental and tribal, books, cameras, retro clothing, art, porcelain, clocks...

  12. Black Head Bowling Club

    Black Head Bowling Club

    Black Head Bowling club is situated on the headland in Black Head village with panoramic views overlooking the scenic coastline.
    Facilities at the Club include TAB, pokies, Keno, cable...

  13. Saltwater National Park

    Saltwater National Park

    Saltwater National Park is a small coastal reserve surrounded by rainforest, just east of Taree. It's a popular seasonal camping spot for local Aboriginal people, and its convenient coastal locale...

  14. Federal Falls walk

    Federal Falls walk

    This loop track starts and finishes at Federal Falls campground, passing through snow gum forest and past gigantic rock faces on its way down to Federal Falls. If you're there after the rain, you...

  15. Three Sisters walking track

    Three Sisters walking track

    Meander through the lush rainforest and you'll emerge at this spectacular setting. Overlooking Kings Beach, you can't find a better spot to sit and contemplate the natural beauty around you. The...

  16. Leura Cascades

    Leura Cascades

    Leura Cascades is a popular picnic area set amidst tall eucalypts. Nearby you can take a walk beside the rapids on Leura Falls Creek down to Bridal Veil Falls and Leura Falls. ...

  17. Wasp Head walk

    Wasp Head walk

    This short, scenic walk in Murramarang National Park, south of Durras Lake, is a delightful easy walk taking in coastal views and golden beaches in this spectacular part of the coast, north of...

  18. Southern Cloud Memorial

    Southern Cloud Memorial

    The Southern Cloud Memorial is dedicated to the airliner 'Southern Cloud', which was Australia's greatest air mystery. On March 21, 1931 the three engine aeroplane disappeared without a trace on a...

  19. Tuggerah Beach

    Tuggerah Beach

    Stretching for approximately six kilometres, Tuggerah Beach is one of the longest on the Central Coast. This secluded beach is hidden alongside the North Entrance Beach and surrounded by...

  20. Hay War Memorial High School Museum

    Hay War Memorial High School Museum

    The Hay War Memorial High School Museum commemorates both Hay and district war service and the life of the school itself in a unique war memorial which has served the Hay community since 1923...

  21. Skywalk lookout

    Skywalk lookout

    Directly connected to Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Skywalk lookout offers a bird's-eye view of the surrounding landscape. Perched right on the edge of the escarpment, the views take in Bellinger...

  22. Kangaroo Valley Golf Club

    Kangaroo Valley Golf Club

    Located between the magnificent Southern Highlands and beautiful South Coast of New South Wales, Kangaroo Valley Golf and Country Club is an easy two hour drive from Sydney or Canberra and the...

  23. Tathra Oysters

    Tathra Oysters

    Tathra Oysters are grown in the pristine waters of Nelsons Lake in Mimosa Rocks National Park. This family business has won numerous awards for their oysters.

    The secret to their...

  24. Woodenbong and District Golf Club

    Woodenbong and District Golf Club

    Woodenbong and District Golf Club is the only licensed club in Woodenbong, providing a focal point for the community with all the usual club facilities.
    The nine hole golf course has a...

  25. Riverside

    Riverside

    Riverside is located on the banks of the Apsley River within the World Heritage listed Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Bushwalking, fishing (permit required) and canoeing trips into the...

  26. PS Providence historic site

    PS Providence historic site

    You might wonder what the lace monitors and bearded dragons make of it, but the rusty hunk of metal on the banks of the Darling River marks the site of a major tragedy. In 1872 the boiler on the...

  27. Tactical Paintball Games

    Tactical Paintball Games

    Located in Moorland, just 25 north of Taree, Tactical Paintball Games is an all new paintball field for the Mid North Coast.

    Here at Tactical Paintball Games we have created...

  28. Nerindillah Lagoon walking track

    Nerindillah Lagoon walking track

    Starting from Holly Street in North Bendalong, this circuit may only be 2.5km, but walking it will be a rewarding experience as you stroll along the shore of Nerindillah Lagoon. Take a break at...

  29. Williams River picnic area

    Williams River picnic area

    Williams River picnic area, in the southern section of the park is a beautiful place for a family day out. There's a lovely grassy area for family games or spot for children to play while the...

  30. Harlow Park Horse Riding

    Harlow Park Horse Riding

    Harlow Park Horse Riding is located four kilometres from Uralla on the Gostwyck Road. A variety of rides are offered, from one or two hours, to two or more day camping treks....

  31. Woolgoolga Lake

    Woolgoolga Lake

    Switch to a slower pace of life at Woolgoolga Lake on the north coast. You'll find a family-friendly picnic area, shielded from the sun by shady eucalypts and paperbarks. It's the perfect place to...

  32. Callala Beach RSL Country Golf Club

    Callala Beach RSL Country Golf Club

    Have a game of friendly, easy golf at the Callala Beach RSL Country Golf Club. Play your choice of nine or 18 holes.
    The course is great for learners and there is lots of wildlife such as...

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