If you're four-wheel driving, head out to Baal Bone Gap for a picnic and some of the finest views in the Blue Mountains. You'll find huge examples of the rock pagodas that make this part of the mounta...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/gardens-of-stone-national-park/baal-bone-gap-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
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.
The Back Creek picnic area is a popular place for birthday celebrations and family gatherings. There are free gas barbecues, easily accessible picnic tables and a large field that is perfect for a spo...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-gum-hills-regional-park/back-creek-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
1.5km (one way) - 2.5 hour - Hard difficulty
Fit and active visitors looking for a day's adventure won't want to miss Badgerys Spur walking track, a steep and challenging descent through a be...
The Glen Innes District is renowned for its unique rock formations, one of the most unusual is Balancing Rock, 12 kilometres south of Glen Innes on the New England Highway. The gigantic boulder of gr...
Bald Hill lookout is about a 3km drive from the Hill End town centre and a great place to relax and enjoy the sunset. Be prepared for gusty winds as you travel up high to the lookout and view over the...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/hill-end-historic-site/bald-hill-lookout/lookout
Bald Hill tourist mine offers a unique opportunity to step into an original 1870s mine shaft and experience the subterranean world of a colonial goldminer. It's easily accessible by car on the way to ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/hill-end-historic-site/bald-hill-tourist-mine/historic-site
4km (return) - 2 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
Bald Hill walking track is an easy walk that meanders through open woodlands, past the historic relics of old mine workings. Situated in Hil...
Whether you're planning a day trip from Tenterfield, or a short vacation from Brisbane, it's well worth visiting Bald Rock National Park. From Bald Rock picnic area, follow the Border Link trail to th...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/bald-rock-national-park
3.2km (one way) - 1.5 hour - Medium difficulty
A short drive from Tenterfield, Bald Rock Summit walking track meanders through a tranquil bush setting up to the summit of the water-streaked d...