NSW locations and attractions

The best places to visit in NSW. NSW is full of great walks, great places to visit and hidden gems that even the locals might have missed.

Mona Vale Rockpool

NSW parks and gardens

Skywalk lookout, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary © DPIE

Dorrigo National Park

Dorrigo National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, offers stunning scenery that's been millions of years in the making.

Dad and daughter share a stand up paddleboard on the Murray River. Photo: B Ferguson/OEH

Murray Valley National Park

Explore majestic river red gums or Ramsar-listed wetlands in Murray Valley National Park on a camping to the Riverina. Go birdwatching, fishing and bike riding.

Speers Point Park, Lake Macquarie

Speers Point Park

The Lake Macquarie foreshore has its fair share of green spaces. Perhaps the prettiest of them all is the Speers Point Park.

pond and jetty

The Garden of Light

The spectacular Garden of Light is many gardens including a Cottage Garden, Tuscan Garden, Wisteria Arbours, the lily shrouded pond and hillside woodlands.

Victoria Park Rose Garden

Victoria Park Rose Garden

Walk among the roses in the magnificent Victoria Park rose garden in Goulburn.

Chinese Gazebo People

Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Garden

The Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Gardens are located at the Chinaman's Dam reserve just four kilometres from the town centre. Now, a well established garden.

NSW beaches, rock pools, forests and other natural attractions

Collers Beach

Collers Beach

Collers Beach is a pet friendly beach popular with surfers for the reef breaks at either end including the famous ‘Golfy’ reef.

Werrong Beach track, Royal National Park. Photo: OEH

Werrong Beach Track

Only an hour south of Sydney, take a walk along Werrong Beach track in Royal National Park. 

Mona Vale Rockpool

Mona Vale Rock Pool

Mona Vale rock pool is situated on the tip of a sand spit near the northern end of Mona Vale Beach. 

Mares Forest Creek walking track

Mares Forest Creek walking track

Be in awe of the striking landscape as you take an easy hike along Mares Forest Creek walking track.

Chichester State Forest

Chichester State Forest

Picturesque Chichester State Forest is located in the Lower Barrington Tops and offers free picnic and camping grounds, the majority located near creeks/rivers.

Cudgen Nature Reserve. Photo: NSW Government

Cudgen Nature Reserve

Escape the Tweed Coast crowds and head to Cudgen Nature Reserve. Great for school excursions, with opportunities for fishing, canoeing, picnicking and birdwatching.

NSW historical sites and heritage locations

Cobar Miners Memorial

Cobar Miners Memorial

The Cobar Miners Memorial was officially opened in June 2021. The Memorial is located in the Cobar Miner's Heritage Park.

Mounted Lancers in nineteenth century uniform frame the restored WW2 Matilda Tank named ACE

NSW Lancers Memorial Museum

The museum of Australia's oldest, most decorated Regiment in the mainland's oldest (1820), heritage listed barracks. Trace the evolution of the weaponry, uniforms and equipment.

A look inside our Rathmines Hertitage Centre

Rathmines Heritage Centre

Rathmines Heritage Centre is Lake Mac's newest exhibition venue. Based in Rathmines Theatre, the centre will host a range of changing exhibitions.

Susannah Place Museum

Susannah Place, The Rocks

Built in 1844, Susannah Place Museum is a terrace of four houses that incorporates a recreated 1915 corner store. 

museum sign

Taralga Historical Society Museum

Looking for a day's outing? Then head to historic Taralga. Visit the historical museum and step back in time in the colonial cottage.

Female Orphan School

Female Orphan School, Parramatta

The Female Orphan School (1813) on the Parramatta Campus of Western Sydney University is one of the most significant heritage sites in New South Wales.

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