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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
Fort Denison – Muddawahnyuh, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo credit: John Yurasek © DPIE

Fort Denison – Muddawahnyuh

Fort Denison – Muddawahnyuh (mud-uh-'wahn-yuh) is closed for maintenance and conservation works until early 2022. Fort Denison is a heritage fort on a Sydney Harbour island, once called Pinchgut. This former military site is the most complete Martello Tower in the world and a popular Sydney attraction.

Fees apply. Park entry fees apply.
Sydney Harbour National Park in Sydney and surrounds
Trial Bay Gaol, 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.

Fees apply. Free park entry.
Arakoon National Park in North Coast
A group of friends on the balcony of Hosies accommodation Hill End Historic Site. Photo: J 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.


Free park entry

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