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Country NSW region


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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Country NSW is a great region for adventure and activity, its wide open spaces perfect for camping, fishing, walking and rock climbing. 

In Pilliga National Park , you'll find a thriving koala population and beautiful sandstone caves containing Aboriginal rock art. Head to the World Heritage Gondwana rainforests of New England National Park for a glimpse of kangaroos and wallabies and great bird watching opportunities.

For a taste of yesteryear, explore NSW’s iconic heritage towns and learn about the gold rush at Hill End Historic Site. And you won't want to miss the breathtaking volcanic landscape of Warrumbungle National Park – a fantastic location for bushwalking and camping under the stars.

Activities in this region (267)

Explore Hartley's historic village

Homestead, Hartley Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer

Hartley Historic Site

Step into this historic inland settlement among the sandstone buildings of Hartley Historic Site, on the western edge of the Blue Mountains. Stay in the newly renovated historic cottages. The village also offers a gallery, cafe and tours.

Stay in heritage accommodation

Old Trahlee at dusk, Hartley Historic Site. Photo: David Hill, Deep Hill Media

Old Trahlee

Old Trahlee offers unique accommodation in a charmingly restored colonial cottage in Hartley Historic Site, at the foot of the Blue Mountains.

St Bernard

St Bernard's Presbytery

Stay at deluxe St Bernard’s Presbytery cottage for a romantic getaway. Located only 15 minutes from Mount Victoria, it’s the perfect spot to immerse yourself in Hartley Historic Site’s colonial past.

Australia's only Dark Sky Park

The Breadknife and HighTops at sunset, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Copyright Simone Cottrell

Warrumbungle National Park

Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran in NSW is a great place for camping, walking, birdwatching and, as Australia's only Dark Sky Park, it's perfect for stargazing.

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Coonabarabran-Warrumbungle National Park-Tooraweenah, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary