Middle Brother National Park may look small from the outside, but inside are two big surprises. Surviving years of local logging, Bird Tree and Benaroon are two of the largest blackbutts in the entire...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/middle-brother-national-park/bird-tree-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
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.
Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a relaxing day by the water at Perch Hole picnic area on Lake Innes, on the north coast of NSW. This large estuarine lake in the middle of the reserve is an idyllic spot ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/lake-innes-nature-reserve/perch-hole-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Located within one and a half hours drive, north-west of Grafton is this rugged gorge where thundering waterfalls and savage rapids intermingle with deep pools and sections of calm water. The scenery ...
It doesn't really matter how hot the weather gets when you've got a place to cool off. Washpools waterhole is a natural swimming hole in Middle Brook, only 500m from Washpools picnic area and viewing ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/towarri-national-park/washpools-waterhole/picnic-bbq
44km (one way) - 72 hour - Hard difficulty
Looking for an exhilarating adventure that will give your mind and body a hard yet exhilarating workout? The dynamic Six Foot walking track packs it...
In the 1930s the original band hall was built with a plain appearance. The first mural was painted by Rodney Mark and featured a laughing kookaburra, comical cows and musical notes. The Band Hall is a...
Mutawintji National Park is a special place; you can feel it when you're there. You may not be able to quite put your finger on what it is, but this place will remain with you long after you leave...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mutawintji-national-park
Woolgoolga Creek picnic area is a delightful place for a picnic and a fantastic way to experience the plants and animals that make Sherwood Nature Reserve so special. Nestled below towering flooded gu...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/sherwood-nature-reserve/woolgoolga-creek-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Somersby Falls picnic area is the perfect place to escape from everyday life. Enjoy your meal amidst lush rainforest that feels a million miles away but in reality is so close to home. It's a great pl...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/brisbane-water-national-park/somersby-falls-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
East Tolans is an irrigated mixed property growing winter crops such as wheat and canola and summer crops such as rice and lucerne. It has native vegetation areas, tree plantations, cattle, sheep, an ...
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/
A rare sight in the middle of the outback - a beautiful park with a lake, big grassed areas and an adventure playground for the kids.
Relax in the shade of a tree, have a picnic or a stroll...
3.6km (one way) - 1.5 hour - Medium difficulty
On Waterfall walk you'll pass a magnificent strangler fig, through sub-tropical and warm temperate rainforest, to a sparkling waterfall and plun...
2km (one way) - 1 hour - Medium difficulty
For sensational gorge views and fantastic river fishing, Slippery Rock walking track is a great introduction to the dramatic landscape of Kwiambal N...