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. Stockton Beach

    Stockton Beach

    Stockton Beach is situated at the southern end of Newcastle Bight, where there is a sweeping expanse of sand and sand dunes, and views stretching back to Port Stephens.Council Lifeguard Services...

  2. Old Kinchega Homestead

    Old Kinchega Homestead

    Built on the edge of a billabong off the Darling river in the mid- to late-1870s and occupied for some 60-80 years, Kinchega Homestead was of great significance to the area, and tells an enthralling story of the area...

  3. John Oxley Cottage

    John Oxley Cottage

    John Oxley Cottage was originally part of the grant made by Governor Lachlan Macquarie to John Oxley in 1815 and 1816. There is no record of its original builder, but it is a typical 'workman's cottage' thought to...

  4. Jamberoo Action Park

    Jamberoo Action Park

    Jamberoo Action Park, NSW's favourite water theme park is located an hour south of Sydney and is set amongst 40 hectares of landscaped gardens and parklands, it's the perfect setting to relax or join the kids on a...

  5. Four Mile Hut trail

    Four Mile Hut trail

    Combine exquisite views of Mount Jagungal/Tabletop Mountain with an historic hut visit and a spot of birdwatching on Four Mile Hut trail. This day walk begins in Kiandra, about 500m south of the old Kiandra Courthouse...

  6. Nelson Beach

    Nelson Beach

    It's a short and easy walk along the dunes to Nelson Beach - stay for a moment to enjoy the spectacular view of the glistening aqua-blue waters, or take a picnic and find the perfect spot to relax. Be sure to take...

  7. Abercrombie House

    Abercrombie House

    Abercrombie House, a heritage treasure of the region and private home of the Morgan family, is open on many days during the year for guided tours and self-guided tours. The heritage experience includes the 50 room...

  8. Mid-State Shearing Shed Museum

    Mid-State Shearing Shed Museum

    The Mid-State Shearing Shed Museum was built in a disused railway goods shed by a group of retired shearers and the people of Nyngan. Their wish was to inform the public of the important contribution that the shearing...

  9. Grotto Walk

    Grotto Walk

    On the banks of the Shoalhaven River in North Nowra (access from Yurunga Drive) is The Grotto. Whilst access to The Grotto is steep in parts, the walk is short and the ambience of the reserve more than makes up for...

  10. Bongil Beach

    Bongil Beach

    If you love walking along wild and untamed beaches, then Bongil Beach in Bongil Bongil National Park is the place to be. Nestled between Bongil picnic area in the north and Bundagen Headland to the south, it's ideal...

  11. Palm Grove walk

    Palm Grove walk

    This easy half kilometre walk takes about 30 minutes, and begins from the scenic Wilson River picnic area. You may be lucky to see spotted-tailed quolls and wallabies darting among the smooth barked blue gum trees....

  12. Maitland Markets

    Maitland Markets

    Maitland Market is held at the Maitland Showground and displays the best of home made, home grown and home baked goods, artisans, musicians, gourmet food and the finest quality craft ever assembled. With over 600...

  13. Kayaking Broulee

    Kayaking Broulee

    This scenic ocean route follows the coastline from Batehaven to Mossy Point, visiting many of the stunning bays and beaches along the way. It is a challenging 20 kilometre sea paddle, but has options for shorter trips...

  14. Saltwater National Park

    Saltwater National Park

    Saltwater National Park is a small coastal reserve surrounded by rainforest, just east of Taree. It's a popular seasonal camping spot for local Aboriginal people, and its convenient coastal locale means that surfers,...

  15. Umina Beach

    Umina Beach

    Umina Beach is located in the southern coastline of the Central Coast, on the Peninsula. Umina Beach has excellent surfing conditions, choppy in strong southerlies. The Umina Beach Surf Life Saving Club has been on...

  16. Wooli Beach

    Wooli Beach

    If you're looking to enjoy water, wildlife and natural wonders, Wooli Beach is the place for you. This secluded beach is surrounded by Yuraygir National Park and offers a story book setting for rest and relaxation....

  17. Whitegum lookout

    Whitegum lookout

    Spectacular views of the volcanic landscape of Warrumbungle National Park await you at Whitegum lookout. Be sure to take a hamper or thermos flask with you, there are picnic tables where you can enjoy a picnic or...

  18. Booyong walking track

    Booyong walking track

    If you love oxygen-rich rainforests, then you've got to try Booyong walking track from Sheepstation Creek campground or Forest Tops campground. This long walk is a perfect introduction to the lush world of Border...

  19. Lilianfels Spa

    Lilianfels Spa

    Surrounded by spectacular national parks in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, a visit to Lilianfels Spa is like returning home.Enliven your senses with soothing and restorative body and...

  20. Gap Beach walking track

    Gap Beach walking track

    If you're after a heart-pumping trek, then grab your hiking boots and head for Gap Beach walking track, in Hat Head National Park. Near South West Rocks, it's a great walk for experienced bushwalkers, birdwatchers,...

  21. The Cove Miniature Golf Course

    The Cove Miniature Golf Course

    The Cove Miniature Golf Course is an Australiana themed 18 hole miniature golf course. The course is natural grass and each hole is themed individually based on various Australian themes such as Ned Kelly, Holden,...

  22. Tumut Valley Violets

    Tumut Valley Violets

    Tumut Valley Violets is a small business with a difference, it started off as a hobby in the early 1980's and is now a major tourist attraction in the Tumut region. Set in the grounds of the old...

  23. Catalina Country Club

    Catalina Country Club

    Located on Beach Road Batemans Bay on the beautiful South Coast of NSW.The Club is 1.5 km from the CBD of Batemans Bay and just 147 km from Canberra and 276 km from Sydney.Enjoy a round of Golf on our 27...

  24. Ben Scott Memorial Bird Trail

    Ben Scott Memorial Bird Trail

    Ben Scott Memorial Bird Trail is part of the Tri-Avian Corridor - walk through the mini-wetlands on the tracks and boardwalks to the bird hides. Look for and listen to the sounds of birds in the bush...

  25. Rainbow Beach

    Rainbow Beach

    Rainbow Beach trends south-south west for 2.5 kilometres from the dolerite rocks at Middle Rock Point to the sedimentary rocks at Bonny Hills, The beach is backed by a fore dune, then two kilometres long Duchess Gully...

  26. Tuross Head Foreshore Ride

    Tuross Head Foreshore Ride

    The spectacular waterways of the coastal town of Tuross Head are the setting for this easy and enjoyable family ride. The ride follows the Coila Lake, ocean and Tuross River foreshores on the off-road shared pathway....

  27. Crystal Creek Miniatures

    Crystal Creek Miniatures

    Enjoy an hour long fun, informative, hands on walking tour and talk. Over 100 miniature animals are featured in the miniature animal collection on this working stud farm. As well as over 50 miniature horses, you'll...

  28. Port Macquarie Day Spa

    Port Macquarie Day Spa

    Would you like to escape to a world of tranquillity, with friendly professional staff, amazing results driven products, and a huge variety of treatments? Well that's exactly what you'll get at Port Macquarie Day Spa....

  29. FyreGallery

    FyreGallery

    FyreGallery is a boutique fine art gallery specialising in works on paper and textiles. FyreGallery usually exhibits April to May and November to December each year. Located in the heart of unique...

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