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.
Whether you're on a road trip, cycling tour, or based in a nearby town, Tooloom picnic area is a great place to visit. Set in a small clearing within the lush subtropical rainforest of Tooloom Scrub, ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/tooloom-national-park/tooloom-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
10km (one way) - 2 hour - Hard difficulty
Great North walk is a much-loved, iconic bushwalk that was created in order to celebrate the Bicentennial year of 1988. It travels all the way from S...
Sacred to the local Aboriginal Yuin People for centuries, in May 2006, Biamanga was returned to its traditional custodians as part of a joint management agreement with NSW National Parks. What does th...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/biamanga-national-park
Weddin Mountains National Park, near Grenfell, consists of a small rocky range of mountains and provides a great day out for all the family to enjoy. Home of Ben Hall's Cave, the land is blessed with ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/weddin-mountains-national-park
The Old Grafton to Glen Innes Road features an old historic tunnel and was built by a contractor in c1866-68. It is situated approximately 120 kilometres east of Glen Innes and was hewn out of rock ...
The grassy Terania Creek picnic area is an ideal place to relax for a picnic or barbecue lunch with family and friends. This area was the scene of protests to save the rainforests of NSW from further ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/nightcap-national-park/terania-creek-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Scutts Hut is a fascinating historic site and well worth the walk-in adventure. This slice of early pioneer history is set on the scenic banks of Horsearm Creek within Mount Kaputar National Park in N...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mount-kaputar-national-park/scutts-hut/historic-site
The Casino Regional Livestock Exchange Centre is the largest saleyards in Northern NSW. The centre is situated just a short distance from Casino and the Northern Co-operative Meat Company.
After a short 750m walk from the main entrance to Stonewoman Aboriginal Area, past grey kangaroos basking in the sun on open grazing lands, you come across something very special. Tingha Stonewoman is...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/stonewoman-aboriginal-area
1.6km (return) - 1 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
Meander through rich, remnant rainforest teeming with diversity on the Rainforest loop walk in Minnamurra Rainforest Centre. You'll have a...
1.8km (one way) - 1 hour
Starting at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area, this easy walk meanders alongside Woolgoolga Creek to Woolgoolga Creek Falls. Stroll through subtropical rainforest and admi...