NSW national parks and nature reserves
NSW has over 870 national parks and nature reserves. From outback walking tracks and coastal lookouts to picturesque campgrounds and beaches, you’ll never run out of things to do in NSW national parks.
Before visiting a national park, please check the latest COVID-19 advice about closures and restrictions.
Types of protected areas
Parks, reserves and protected areas within the national parks system cover a diverse range of environments that we manage for conservation.
Find plans of management, pest management strategies, and other information about how we manage parks.
Our park management policies cover many issues and situations. These policies are designed to protect native plants, animals and ecosystems while meeting the needs of visitors.
Establishing new parks
Learn how we acquire land to establish new parks and how you can offer or propose land for new parks.
Fire management in national parks
Learn how fires start, what affect fire has on plants and animals and the ways we manage the impact of fire in national parks and reserves.
Commercial activities in parks
You require a licence to operate commercial tours or to undertake commercial filming and photography in NSW national parks.