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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
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
Exterior of Hosies accommodation at night, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: J Spencer/OEH

Hill End Historic Site

Discover life during the gold rush at Hill End Historic Site and explore heritage buildings and mine relics. You can stay in heritage accommodation, or camp with your dog at dog-friendly campgrounds.


Free park entry

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