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.
Ackroyd Opals has one of Australia's finest collections of opals at Australia's best prices. Opals are cut and polished on site with experience which is second to none. Choose from opal rings...
Adams lookout may seem to be a pretty ordinary name, so it may not prepare you for the extraordinary view that awaits you at the end of the walkway. Like a well-constructed movie, the relatively flat ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/bungonia-national-park/adams-lookout/lookout
Adams Shed in Hartley is a wine lover's paradise with wines in stock from 20 regional wineries.
The first Sunday of each month a representative from the show cased wine of the month will h...
Just 15 minutes by boat from Lord Howe rests an intriguing group of volcanic formations, dubbed the Admiralty Islands. Large pinnacles, coral reefs, larger schools of fish and diving depths of 15-40 m...www.lordhoweisland.info/points-of-interest/points-of-interest/admiralty-islands/
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At an altitude of 1,500m, you'll have your head in the clouds on this high country track that captures the rare beauty of the plateau region of Ba...
Aitkens Australia in the Round is a unique and exciting gallery, display and museum all in one with a spectacular painted panorama of famous Australian destinations.
The harbour-dominated be...
The Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum displays minerals, gems and interesting props regarding mining in Broken Hill and the town's special gift of minerals. This museum is not a static co...www.brokenhillaustralia.com.au/explore-and-discover/mining-attractions/albert-kersten-mining-and-minerals-museum/
The Albury Regional Art Gallery in Dean Street is undergoing a AUD10.5 million redevelopment and is expected to re-open by July 2015. The vision for the new Albury Regional Art Gallery is to create a ...www.alburycity.nsw.gov.au/leisure-and-culture/albury-regional-art-gallery