The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area contains the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, large areas of warm temperate rainforest, and nearly all of the world's Antarctic beech cool temperature rainforest.
World Heritage sites in NSW national parks
The globally-recognised UNESCO World Heritage List contains some of the most important examples of natural and cultural heritage in the world. Of the 6 World Heritage Areas within NSW, several are managed by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). These include the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, with its steep gorges, plunging waterfalls and abundant birdlife, Greater Blue Mountains Area, an area of 1 million hectares of ancient and spectacular national park and wilderness, and Willandra Lakes Region, an expansive system of ancient lakes formed over the last 2 million years.
The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is a million hectares of wilderness. Within easy reach of Sydney, visitors can take in the scenic views from a number of NSW national parks.
Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area is an ancient landscape formed by wind and water. You can experience this ancient landscape at Mungo National Park.
Explore Australia’s convict history by hiking or cycling the Old Great North Road, 1 of 4 convict sites in NSW.