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.
3km (one way) - 0 hour - Easy difficulty
It's hard to believe that such a tranquil location is so close to civilisation. Berrara Creek is accessible by boat ramp near the village. Paddle your...
2km (one way) - 1 hour - Easy difficulty
This easy walk in Conimbla National Park runs between Ironbark picnic area and Wallaby picnic area, so you can enjoy a picnic in a lovely and scenic s...
Located in the beautiful wine district of the Hunter Valley, Cypress Lakes is a picturesque 6,487 metre par 72 18 hole championship golf course and is ranked among the top resort courses in Australia....www.oakshotelsresorts.com.au
The ever-popular Diggers Beach is perfectly located for tourists - right across the road from Coffs Harbour's Big Banana. Wide and sheltered, Diggers makes for a lovely wind-free beach walk. It's not ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/coffs-coast-regional-park/diggers-beach/swim-surf
Blacksmith's Corner is located in the old gold mining village of Wattle Flat which is 10 kilometres south of the historic and well known village of Sofala.
This landmark was once the orig...
25km (return) - 7 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
Prepare to see all Wallingat National Park has to offer in one easy drive. The 25km loop that is Wallingat Forest drive takes you through t...
In the current days of laser leveling and mechanised harvesters, the horse drawn plough is virtually relegated to a curiosity. In Lake Cargelligo, the role of the Australian Draught Horse in the early...
If you enjoy holidaying on the water, you'll love Bundjalung's combination of river, beach and freshwater lagoons. This north coast park stretches north from Iluka to Evans Head with the Pacific Ocean...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/bundjalung-national-park
If you are looking for a picturesque place to picnic, then you can't go past Stokes Island picnic area. Surrounded by bangalay-banksia forest, it's an idyllic beach spot that will leave you feeling re...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/meroo-national-park/stokes-island-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Wilsons Headland picnic area is a picturesque picnic spot, just moments from the ocean. In spring, it's a great spot to admire the vibrant colours and intricate beauty of the wildflowers, but all year...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/yuraygir-national-park/wilsons-headland-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
The Historic Culcairn Hotel is a must see destination in town, as well as a great stop for a meal and a cold drink.
Built in 1891, the original building was extended in 1910 with the additio...
3km (one way) - 1.25 hour - Medium difficulty
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 ...
A half day drive through the regions most productive farmland first settled in 1840, experience history, culture and scenic beauty. The drive explores some of the district's best farming land, whi...