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. Ash's Speedway Museum

    Ash's Speedway Museum

    Ash's Speedway Museum is open weekends, Public Holidays or by appointment. The museum is the largest collection of speedway memories in the Southern Hemisphere. It holds a large collection of...

  2. Gnostic Corner

    Gnostic Corner

    Gnostic Corner consists of six unique shops and services, operating in a co-operative, non-competitive manner, providing old-fashioned personalised service in a relaxing atmosphere. Whether you're looking for the...

  3. Glenworth Valley Horse Riding

    Glenworth Valley Horse Riding

    Glenworth Valley has over 200 quality horses that cater for all riders. Their friendly staff will select a horse to suit your riding ability, from gentle horses for beginners to more challenging horses for experienced...

  4. John O'Brien Heritage House

    John O'Brien Heritage House

    Located next to the St Mel's Roman Catholic Church in Audley Street you will find a Late Victorian style residence with large encircling veranda. This was the residence of parish priest for 27 years, Father Hartigan,...

  5. Jerusalem Creek Picnic Area

    Jerusalem Creek Picnic Area

    This remote picnic spot, in the most southerly entrance to Barrington Tops National Park, near Dungog, is a great escape from the modern world. Jerusalem Creek picnic area offers a rare opportunity to experience the...

  6. Three Wise Mums

    Three Wise Mums

    Three Wise Mums is a 100 per cent natural skin care company, with a boutique range of handcrafted skin care products derived from nature. Three Wise Mums has a luxurious and indulgent bath, body, and skin care range...

  7. Illawarra Rhododendron Gardens

    Illawarra Rhododendron Gardens

    In 1968 the search for a suitable site revealed a quiet valley, 229 to 274 metres above sea level at Mt. Pleasant under the north eastern summit of Mt. Keira. This land was owned by Australian Iron and Steel and then...

  8. Mandagery Creek Venison

    Mandagery Creek Venison

    Mandagery Creek Australian Farmed Venison was established in July 2002 with a commitment to process superior, young Australian Red deer. A lean and subtle venison is produced that is an exciting, accessible and...

  9. Chaffey Dam

    Chaffey Dam

    Chaffey Dam provides valuable public recreation in an attractive setting in the Peel Valley. Water sports such as swimming, sailing, boating and fishing are popular activities on the lake. There are beautiful parks...

  10. Shoalhaven City Arts Centre

    Shoalhaven City Arts Centre

    Shoalhaven City Arts Centre is a regional art gallery with access to a broad range of national, regional and local arts, especially showcasing the artistic and cultural strength, diversity and activity of the arts...

  11. Woolgoolga Beach and Headland

    Woolgoolga Beach and Headland

    Woolgoolga Beach and Headland has the best whale watching in the Coffs Region, plus great surfing, fishing and picnics and scenic views.Treat the family to a day by the sea at Woolgoolga Beach and Headland...

  12. Sawn Rocks Walking Track

    Sawn Rocks Walking Track

    The magnificent Sawn Rocks are one of Australia’s best examples of a rock formation called ‘organ-piping’ – because they look like a wall of giant organ pipes. They are a fascinating reminder of Mount Kaputar’s...

  13. Aslings Beach

    Aslings Beach

    Aslings Beach is central to the town of Eden, and flanks the northern part of Twofold Bay. Whales (October-November) and dolphins are often seen right along the shoreline, either feeding or sheltering in the Bay. A...

  14. Howes Trail

    Howes Trail

    Whether you’re keen to hit the road on a 4WD tour or explore nature at its best, scenic Howes trail offers an exhilarating day trip. Part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, this beautiful car touring...

  15. The Westport Club

    The Westport Club

    The Westport Club Port Macquarie is the regions premier entertainment hub offering everything from waterfront dining, to live music, the barefoot bowls.With a recent AUD13 million renovation, and sitting on...

  16. Bundanon Trust

    Bundanon Trust

    Bundanon Trust (including the Bundanon Homestead and Riversdale) is located on 1,100 hectares of pristine bush land overlooking the Shoalhaven River, near Nowra in New South Wales. It was a gift to the Australian...

  17. Yass Archives

    Yass Archives

    The Yass Archives are located upstairs at the Memorial Hall, entry via the lane way to the Library off Comur Street in Yass. The Yass Library is located at the back of the hall and next to the archive's office....

  18. Glenbrook - Nepean lookout

    Glenbrook - Nepean lookout

    Millions of years ago, the river etched a path through the sandstone, creating the magnificent Fairlight Gorge. Today, you can admire the resulting landscape and scenic mountain views from Glenbrook - Nepean lookout,...

  19. Kosciuszko Education Centre

    Kosciuszko Education Centre

    Kosciuszko Education Centre near Sawpit Creek picnic area is a wonderful place to learn all about Australian wildlife and our national parks in a fun, interesting environment. Displays and indoor interactive...

  20. Moonee Creek Canoe Route

    Moonee Creek Canoe Route

    What could be more relaxing than a day paddling, kayaking or canoeing in Moonee Creek? This estuary is part of Solitary Islands Marine Park which was the first marine park to be created in New South Wales. Tranquil...

  21. The Falls Water Falls

    The Falls Water Falls

    Follow Central Mines trail to The Falls Water Falls at Summer Hill Creek for breathtaking views of the creek cascading down over two levels. The falls are lovely all year around, but are particularly striking when...

  22. Bertha's Gully Walking Track

    Bertha's Gully Walking Track

    This very scenic walk takes you up through Bertha’s Gully on the western side of the Weddin Mountains. Named after Bertha Seaton of the historic Seaton’s Farm, it leads to a secluded, tranquil spot where you’ll often...

  23. Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

    Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

    Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, near Armidale contains world heritage listed rainforest, historic sites and waterfalls. It’s perfect for walking, camping and fishing.Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, part of the...

  24. Rest-A-While Gardens and Gallery

    Rest-A-While Gardens and Gallery

    A hidden gem, Rest-A-While Gardens is the perfect venue for your wedding with peaceful secluded areas ideal for photo opportunities. Located beside the Gol Gol Creek the gardens are designed to complement any style...

  25. Bar Mountain Lookout

    Bar Mountain Lookout

    Bar Mountain lookout in World Heritage-listed Border Ranges National Park offers scenic views out over Warrazambil Wilderness Area.Part of Bar Mountain circuit, this scenic lookout sits atop an escarpment...

  26. The Farm Byron Bay

    The Farm Byron Bay

    The Farm is principally a working farm which houses a collection of micro-businesses all sharing in a common goal. You are invited to come and see for yourself how a farm operates, supports the environment and...

  27. Illawarra Lookout Walking Track

    Illawarra Lookout Walking Track

    Don’t have much time, but want to discover the wonders of this fragile environment? A walk to Illawarra lookout is a must, with spectacular views, colourful spring wildflowers and amazing birdlife.Starting...

  28. Tamworth Regional Gallery

    Tamworth Regional Gallery

    Tamworth Regional Gallery was established in 1919 and is one of the oldest galleries in NSW. The Gallery moved to its new purpose built facility in 2004 that houses two gallery spaces, and a gallery shop. The Gallery...

  29. Yanga National Park

    Yanga National Park

    Yanga National Park, close to Balranald, features lots of great fishing spots along the Murrumbidgee River. Bring your tent or caravan to stay at the free campgrounds.Yanga National Park may be one of the...

  30. Fitz Roy Iron Works

    Fitz Roy Iron Works

    The Fitz Roy Iron Works was the first iron works in Australia, which operated from 1848 to the 1890s, establishing the industry in this country. The enterprise struggled to be successful over the subsequent decades,...

  31. Lighthouse Beach Ballina

    Lighthouse Beach Ballina

    Stroll along walking tracks and view birds (migratory, shore and bush) as they fly, feed and roost. Watch for echidnas, lizards, frogs, wallabies, and humpback whales migrating between June and October, and see...

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