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.
Behind the sand dunes on Mungo Self-guided Drive tour, Round Tank picnic area is a great stop for birdwatching enthusiasts. Round Tank was originally designed as a lure for goats, whose numbers are co...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mungo-national-park/round-tank-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Clyde River National Park is a secluded water sport playground near Batemans Bay, just waiting to be explored. With nine kilometres of river frontage, steep forested hills, tree-lined foreshores with ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/clyde-river-national-park
Some places are so remarkable, they seem tailor made for special occasions. Bullocks Hut, not far from Jindabyne, is just such a place. Framed by dramatic mountains and flat grassy areas, Bullocks Hut...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kosciuszko-national-park/bullocks-hut/historic-site
2.5km (one way) - 1 hour - Easy difficulty
Variety is the spice of this excellent walk from the western side of Ash Island, through its interior, finishing at the picnic area by the river. St...
0.5km (one way) - 0.3 hour - Easy difficulty
When the Dammerel family took the job as full-time operators of the signal station here in 1884, they could not have known what lay ahead over the...