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. Eight Second Ride

    Tuesday 22 January 2019 to Thursday 24 January 2019 , Tamworth

    Eight Second Ride will be Performing live in The New Outdoor Arena at The Imperial Brew House During The 2019 Tamworth Country Music Festival. Eight Second Ride's front man was a finalist on the legendary X-Factor television talent show…

    22 Jan - 24 Jan
  2. Gulgong Markets

    Tuesday 22 January 2019 to Saturday 27 July 2019 , Gulgong

    Gulgong Markets are a group of local art, crafts, food plants and produce stalls that come together every fourth Saturday in Coronation Park, Gulgong. Gulgong's 19th century charater creates a beautiful atmosphere for their quirky and…

    22 Jan - 27 Jul
  3. Boost Juice Pop Up

    Tuesday 22 January 2019 to Thursday 31 January 2019 ,

    Boost Juice mobile is coming to Yarrawonga Mulwala at Tunzafun from January 14 to 31. Open from 10am to 6pm. Come on down and enjoy a juice or smoothie.…

    22 Jan - 31 Jan
  4. Children's School Holiday Weaving Workshops

    Tuesday 22 January 2019 to Friday 01 February 2019 , Wagga Wagga

    Classes run each morning during the school holidays. Groups are kept small so your child will settle in quickly and have plenty of individual attention. Children have their own floor loom to work on and a short introduction will have them…

    22 Jan - 01 Feb
  5. Movie and Bowl School Holidays Event

    Tuesday 22 January 2019 to Sunday 27 January 2019 , Wagga Wagga

    These school holidays enjoy their special Movie and Bowl Deal. A fun filled time at the bowling alley coupled with a relaxing few hours at the Forum Cinemas. The new Virtual Reality Arcade is now available! Go where no other ride can…

    22 Jan - 27 Jan
  6. Mikayla J

    Tuesday 22 January 2019 to Thursday 24 January 2019 , Tamworth

    Mikayla J will be Performing live in The New Outdoor Arena at The Imperial Brew House for the 2019 Tamworth Country Music Festival. Mikayla J is a contemporary country music artist from central Queensland.…

    22 Jan - 24 Jan