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Parks and reserves


Parks and reserves in NSW

New South Wales has breath-taking natural attractions from plentiful World Heritage national parks to hidden treasures where Australian flora and fauna thrive.

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Botanic gardens and nature reserves in NSW

If you enjoy seeing a diversity of native plants and animals, or beautiful seasonal gardens in stunning natural locations, you'll find plenty of botanic gardens, nature reserves and eco-friendly gardens in NSW.

At Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve near Coffs Harbour, you'll see the breeding sites of thousands of muttonbirds; scuba dive in the waters around Julian Rocks Marine Reserve are grey nurse sharks and manta rays. Barren Grounds Nature Reserve near Fitzroy Falls has walking trails amidst native flora and birdlife. The Living Desert Sanctuary near Broken Hill is a sculpture site as well as being a flora and fauna sanctuary.

NSW gardens not to miss include Blue MountainsBotanic Gardens Mt Tomah, a stunning cool-climate garden and The Australian Botanic Garden Mt Annan near Sydney. Eco tours and garden tours are also available in NSW.

Pagoda Lookout, Wollemi National Park by Evolving Images; Destination NSW
Kanangra Falls Blue Mountains by Chris Jones; Destination NSW