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From scenic driving routes to multi-day walks, you'll discover a host of things to do in NSW national parks.

Places to stay

Whether you're planning a family camping trip or an unforgettable coastal weekend getaway, you'll find what you're after in NSW national parks.

Sturt National Park. Photo: John Spencer.

Outback NSW

You don't need to leave NSW to get a taste of the outback. Tour its wildlife-rich landscapes, rugged 4WD touring trails, rustic camping spots – and discover rich Aboriginal culture stretching back tens of thousands of years.

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Warrambungles National Park. Photo: Gavin Hansford

Country NSW

The sprawling heart of Country NSW offers plenty of adventures for families, thrill seekers and nature-lovers. Discover a unique landscape of World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforests, Aboriginal culture, gold mine relics, and Australian wildlife.

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Murrumbidgee Valley National Park. Photo: Gavin Hansford

Murray-Riverina

The Murray-Riverina region is full of adventure and activity for all ages. Discover the ancient landscapes of Mungo National Park, and tour along the mighty Murray River - its river red gum wetlands a haven for birds.

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Family playing at Little Bay, Arakoon National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

North Coast

Home to some of the best beaches in Australia, North Coast NSW national parks boast spectacular walking tracks, top spots for whale watching, snorkelling and fishing - and World Heritage Gondwana rainforests.

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Greenfields Beach, Jervis Bay National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

South Coast

Stretching from the Southern Highlands to Shoalhaven and Eden, the NSW South Coast is a haven of wildlife and protected national parks. Discover its white sand beaches, rainforests and cascading waterfalls.

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Views from Goat Island to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour National Park: Photo: David Finnegan

Sydney and surrounds

Explore the twisting inlets and harbour islands of Sydney Harbour National Park, and head to south Sydney for world-class bushwalking and mountain biking experiences in Royal National Park. Looking for more things to do when in Sydney? Visit the Three Sisters and hazy blue valleys of Blue Mountains National Park.

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Sunrise over a snow covered field, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Snowy Mountains

Home to Kosciuszko National Park, the Snowy Mountains region is a unique alpine wonderland of rivers, mountains, ski fields, caves, and glacial lakes.

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Top 10 parks

Top parks for wildlife encounters

NSW national parks are home to an extraordinary array of Australian animals. Check out some of the best parks for whale watching, bird watching and other wildlife experiences.

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Animal and plant profiles

Kosciuszko National Park

If you're an adventure sports thrill seeker, the Snowy Mountains has it all. Hit the ski slopes in winter, climb Mount Kosciuszko, or go bushwalking and cycling in spring.

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Sydney Harbour National Park

Sydney's harbour jewels are on show in Sydney Harbour National Park. Explore the park's twisting inlets and islands on a foreshore walk, or pack a picnic for some of the best views in town.

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Ancient landscapes

Discover the rugged red desert of Mutawintji National Park on an Outback NSW adventure.

Mutawintji National Park

Birdwatching in Yanga National Park

Nestled on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, Yanga's river red gum wetlands are a haven for many species of migratory birds - a twitcher's paradise.

Yanga National Park

Things to do in Yanga National Park

Waterfalls and wilderness

Discover the rare dry rainforest, dramatic gorges and towering waterfalls of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in Country NSW.

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Lane Cove National Park

Close to Sydney's CBD, Lane Cove National is a beautiful pocket of bushland nestled on Lane Cover River - a great spot for bushwalking, kayaking, boating and camping.

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Royal National Park

Take a day trip to Australia's oldest national park in Sydney's south. Royal National Park has everything from beaches to rainforest, and beautiful walking tracks.

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Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Get a taste of nature without leaving Sydney. Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park protects northern Sydney's creeks and coves. Check out its breathtaking lookouts, Aboriginal sites, and stop for a waterfront picnic.

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