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4WD touring routes

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Adventure sports experiences

Birdwatching and wildlife facilities

Boating facilities

Canoeing/paddling experiences

Termeil Lake, Meroo National Park. Photo: J Dunn

Termeil Lake

Termeil Lake is a peaceful refuge for wildlife and visitors alike, with options for fishing, swimming, paddling, picnicking and birdwatching in pristine surroundings.

Free. Free park entry.
Meroo National Park in South Coast
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Cycling trails

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Driving routes

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Fishing spots

Horse riding trails

Group riding event Basket Swamp National Park. Photo:V Sherry Athra

Basket Swamp horse riding trails

Saddle up and explore 21km of horse riding trails in Basket Swamp National Park, near Tenterfield. You'll find rides suitable for all ages and experience levels on our network of fire trails.

Free. Free park entry.
21km of trails
4-8 hr
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Snow sports facilities

Surfing spots

Tallow Beach, Arakwal National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

Tallow Beach

Tallow Beach is 3.2km from the heart of Byron Bay and a great place for swimming, birdwatching, whale watching, beach fishing, and just throwing down a towel to soak up the sun.

Free. Free park entry.
Arakwal National Park in North Coast

Swimming spots

Moon Bay, Mimosa Rocks National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

Moon Bay

A short and easy walking track descends steeply to the secluded beach at Moon Bay in Mimosa Rocks National Park. Enjoy a picnic on the sand and explore the historic heritage of the area.

Free. Free park entry.
Mimosa Rocks National Park in South Coast
Front beach, Arakoon National Park. Photo: Debbie McGerty/OEH

Front Beach

Front Beach offers family friendly options including swimming, paddling, liloing and picnicking in Arakoon National Park on the mid North Coast of NSW.

Free. Free park entry.
Wheelchair access
Arakoon National Park in North Coast
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Walking tracks

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Aboriginal sites

Cafes and kiosks

Canopy Cafe, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: NSW Government

Canopy Cafe

Canopy Cafe in Dorrigo National Park is a great place to eat near Coffs Harbour, offering fresh contemporary cuisine in a stunning forest setting, with all day breakfast and lunch, and great coffee.

Free. Free park entry.
Wheelchair access
Dorrigo National Park in North Coast

Education centres


Grazing trail food stop in Morton National Park. Photo credit: Chris Thompson. <HTML>&copy; Amanda Fry

Highland Valley Forage

Savour the best of the Southern Highlands on a food and wine trail through Morton National Park. Choose between a 4km or 9.4km experience and enjoy the exceptional scenery and local produce on offer.

Fees apply. Free park entry.

Saturday 24 October 2020. Sessions run between 10am and 6pm. You'll select a start time when you book.

Morton National Park in South Coast, Country NSW
Male and female glossy black cockatoos in the trees, Pilliga National Park, 2019. Photo: Tammy Kuijpers &copy; DPIE

The great inland glossy count

Did you know that Inland NSW has a significant but declining glossy black cockatoo population? Help us conserve the inland glossy black cockatoo by taking part in a glossy count across 3 national parks.

Free. Free park entry.

Pilliga Forest, Pilliga National Park:

  • Sign up by Wednesday 4 November 2020.
  • Count day: Saturday 7 November 2020

Goonoo National Park:

  • Sign up by Wednesday 11 November 2020.
  • Count day: Saturday 14 November 2020

Goobang National Park:

  • Sign up by Wednesday 18 November 2020.
  • Count day: Saturday 21 November 2020
Pilliga National Park in Country NSW
Claustral Canyon, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Michael Breer.

Virtual reality canyoning experience

Use virtual reality goggles to explore Claustral Canyon when you visit Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blackheath. Get up close to spectacular waterfalls and wildlife in the Blue Mountains. 

Fees apply. Free park entry.

Virtual reality canyoning experiences have been cancelled until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park in Sydney and surrounds


Historic buildings/places

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.
Wheelchair access
Arakoon National Park in North Coast
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Picnic areas

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Show caves


Aerial view of a group of people standing near 2 red tents in a winter snow camp. Photo &copy; Eric Philips

Australian Alps novice ski touring course

Challenge yourself and expand your horizons on a 5-day winter expedition in the Snowy Mountains. Travelling with the experienced guides of Icetrek Expeditions, you'll learn new backcountry skills in the high country around Mount Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest peak.

Fees apply. Park entry fees apply.
Contact Icetrek Expeditions for tour schedule.
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park in Snowy Mountains
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Bare Island in La Perouse, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: E Sheargold/DPIE

Bare Island and Cape Banks ultimate day tour

Uncover the wealth of history along the shores of La Perouse, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. From a shipwreck to the Henry Head fortifications, there's plenty to delve into on this guided tour.

Fees apply. Free park entry.

Tours run 9.30am to 3pm. Meet at 9.15am.

2020 dates: Sunday 11 October and Saturday 7 November 2020.

2021 dates: Sunday 10 January, Wednesday 20 January, Sunday 24 January, Saturday 6 March, Sunday 11 April and Sunday 2 May 2021.

La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park in Sydney and surrounds
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Visitor centres