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Amazing heritage experiences

Step back in time to the gold rush days on a self-guided walking tour through Hill End Historic Site, or learn about the convicts who constructed Old Great North Road in Dharug National Park. Visit Sydney’s Barrenjoey Lighthouse, built in 1881 from sandstone quarried on-site, or set out by 4WD to Yerranderie Private Town to experience what a real ghost town feels like. These and other amazing heritage experiences await you in NSW national parks.

Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath
Innes Ruins, Lake Innes Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer

Innes Ruins

Innes Ruins at Lake Innes Nature Reserve, near Port Macquarie, is a great place to learn more about early European settlement history in NSW. The ruins are open for guided tours only, so join us to discover its fascinating history.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
Wheelchair
access
Medium
Where
Lake Innes Nature Reserve in North Coast
Historic Trial Bay Gaol Tour, Arakoon National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

Trial Bay Gaol

For a glimpse into Australian history, head to South West Rocks to explore the historic ruins of Trial Bay Gaol. Make sure you see the view from the sentry’s lookout.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
Wheelchair
access
Hard
Where
Arakoon National Park in North Coast
Road into Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Hill End Historic Site

Discover life during the gold rush at Hill End Historic Site. Explore heritage buildings and mine relics. You can camp out or stay in heritage accommodation.

Fees

Free park entry

Things to do
19
Places to stay
2
Where
Country NSW
Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan