Country NSW

Discover the beauty, heritage and tastes of Country NSW, from World Heritage wilderness to acclaimed wine regions, from nation-making heritage to outdoor adventures. You’ll find marvellous things to do and see in historic towns that shaped Australia and in the spectacular national parks.

Riding a paddle-steamer on the iconic Murray River, meeting exotic animals at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, visiting the famous CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, and exploring 430 million-year-old caves are just a few of the many great attractions. You can even try your luck fossicking for gold and gems.

A paddlesteamer on the Murray River - Echuca

The museums are captivating, from the Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame in Bowral to the Age of Fishes Museum in Canowindra, and the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum in Bathurst. A world-class collection of flying historic warbirds is at the Temora Aviation Museum in Temora.

You’ll enjoy wonderful art in regional art galleries, including MAMA in Albury, the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery in Wagga Wagga, and the Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo. In the natural thermal spa town of Moree is the Moree Plains Gallery and one of the finest Aboriginal collections.

Tamworth Country Music festival, Tamworth

There are memorable tours, including heritage, horseriding, wineries and ballooning. The exciting events calendar includes the world-famous Tamworth Country Music Festival in Tamworth. Check out other fun festivals as well as thrilling rodeo and sporting spectacles, such as the Bathurst 1000.

You’ll be thrilled too with the outdoor adventures, from gentle activities such as bushwalking, fishing and birdwatching to adrenalin-pumping mountain biking, canyoning and skydiving. There are plenty of fun activities for young kids, such as wildlife sanctuaries, adventure playgrounds and water parks.

Fishing in Goobarragandra River - Tumut - Snowy Mountains

The natural beauty is magnificently diverse. Stunning sections of the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests are near the Armidale and Glen Innes regions in northern NSW. In south-western NSW is World Heritage Mungo National Park. Australia’s first dark sky park is northwest in Coonabarabran.

Delicious experiences in bountiful agricultural regions include wine tasting at cellar doors and dining at acclaimed restaurants such as BiotaLolli RediniTonic and the Zin House. Browse local fresh produce at farmers markets and farm gates. You can also tuck into hearty meals in heritage pubs.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. NSW VGA Veterans Week of Golf

    Monday 17 September 2018 to Friday 21 September 2018 , Howlong

    The Veterans Week of Golf Tournament is held over four days, the first two days are held at the Corowa Golf Club on September 17th and 18th. ​ The final two days are held at the Howlong Golf Resort on September 20th and 21st. Mens and Lad…

    17 Sep - 21 Sep
  2. Cheesemakers Dinner

    Friday 21 September 2018 , Coolamon

    Learn about cheeses from Australia and around the world- in an evening with Barry Lillywhite, a cheesemaker with 30 over years of experience. Five courses featuring whites, blues, goat cheeses and more.…

    21 Sep
  3. Elvis - An American Trilogy

    Friday 21 September 2018 , Albury Wodonga

    Starring Vic Trevino Junior, Greg Miller and Gino Monopoli. Elvis an American Trilogy is the complete story that takes three of the world's leading Elvis tribute artists starring in one of the most spectacular live concert productions tha…

    21 Sep