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.
If you'd love a coastal experience without all the sand then this scenic lookout has all the bases covered. Governor Game lookout is a great spot for a break on a car tour of Royal National Park. It o...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/royal-national-park/governor-game-lookout/lookout
While visiting Border Ranges National Park be sure to stop by Blackbutt lookout picnic area to enjoy a dramatic vista across a spectacular geological formation. This popular picnic spot sits on the Tw...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/border-ranges-national-park/blackbutt-lookout-picnic-area/lookout
Visit Morpeth Wine Cellar and Moonshine Distillery to taste boutique Hunter wines and Morpeth Moonshine.
There are two copper pot stills where Morpeth Moonshine is made on-site including Orig...
Sometimes referred to as the Dingeldei picnic area, Mount Bouddi picnic area is a great spot for a bush picnic. Roll out the picnic blanket or sit at one of the picnic tables and enjoy the peaceful at...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/bouddi-national-park/mt-bouddi-dingeldei-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
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 ...
Eurobodalla National Park, on the far south coast of NSW, stretches from Moruya Head to Mystery Bay. It's an exceptional place to visit on a daytrip from one of the nearby coastal towns of Moruya, Nar...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/eurobodalla-national-park
Lowes Square is Howlong's sporting precinct with Australian Rules football, tennis, netball, cricket, pony club, an outdoor swimming pool, dog walking track, BMX track and park and barbecue area. Ther...
Thompson's Store is a great place to grab a quick bite, with a tasty takeaway menu including burgers, fish and chips, gourmet rolls, and salads. Thompson's also serves locally-baked bread, rol...www.lordhoweisland.info/accommodation-and-dining/dinning/thompson-store/
Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse stands on a dramatic headland east of Seal Rocks village. Completed in 1875, it is the first lighthouse designed by colonial architect James Barnet and one of only two tower...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/myall-lakes-national-park/sugarloaf-point-lighthouse/historic-site