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From scenic driving routes to multi-day walks, you'll discover a host of things to do in NSW national parks.

Places to stay

Whether you're planning a family camping trip or an unforgettable coastal weekend getaway, you'll find what you're after in NSW national parks.

Sunset windmill and birds. Mount Wood area of Sturt National Park. Photo: John Spencer &copy: DPIE

Outback NSW

You don't need to leave NSW to get a taste of the outback. Tour its wildlife-rich landscapes, rugged 4WD touring trails, rustic camping spots – and discover rich Aboriginal culture stretching back tens of thousands of years.

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Breadknife and Grand High Tops in Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Copyright Simone Cottrell

Country NSW

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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Canoeing near Barooga, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/OEH


The Murray-Riverina region is full of adventure and activity for all ages. Discover the ancient landscapes of Mungo National Park, and tour along the mighty Murray River - its river red gum wetlands a haven for birds.

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Aerial view of Shark Bay coastline, Bundjalung National Park. Photo: Jessica Robertson &copy: DPIE

North Coast

Home to some of the best beaches in Australia, North Coast NSW national parks boast spectacular walking tracks, top spots for whale watching, snorkelling and fishing - and World Heritage Gondwana rainforests.

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A family play on a beach at Jervis Bay National Park. Photo: David Finnegan © DPIE

South Coast

Stretching from the Wollongong to Eden and the Victorian border, the NSW South Coast tempts you with clear waters and national parks teeming with walks, waterfalls and wildlife. Discover its white sand beaches, rainforests and untamed coastline.

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Two women walk along Manly Scenic Walk, near Dobroyd Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell © DPIE

Sydney and surrounds

Explore the twisting inlets and harbour islands of Sydney Harbour National Park, and head to south Sydney for world-class bushwalking and mountain biking experiences in Royal National Park. Looking for more things to do when in Sydney? Visit the Three Sisters and hazy blue valleys of Blue Mountains National Park.

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Sunrise over a snow covered field, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Snowy Mountains

Home to Kosciuszko National Park, the Snowy Mountains region is a unique alpine wonderland of rivers, mountains, ski fields, caves, and glacial lakes.

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Top 10 parks

Bouddi National Park

Located near Gosford on the NSW Central Coast, Bouddi National Park spoils you with secluded beaches, coastal walking tracks and Aboriginal cultural sites.

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Yuraygir National Park

Yuraygir National Park is a top spot on the NSW North Coast for surfing, fishing and beachside camping. Spot whales in winter or Australia’s coastal emus on the Yuraygir coastal walk.

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Myall Lakes National Park

Myall Lakes is home to one of the largest coastal lake systems in NSW. Paddle the waters, cast your line for a spot of fishing, and go whale watching along the park's 40km of beaches.

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Kosciuszko National Park

If you're an adventure sports thrill seeker, the Snowy Mountains has it all. Hit the ski slopes in winter, climb Mount Kosciuszko, or go bushwalking and cycling in spring.

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Lane Cove National Park

Close to Sydney's CBD, Lane Cove National Park is a beautiful pocket of bushland nestled on Lane Cover River. It's a great spot for bushwalking, kayaking, boating, picnicking and camping.

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Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Get a taste of nature without leaving Sydney. Check out Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park's breathtaking lookouts and Aboriginal sites. Walk to hidden creeks and coves, or bring family and friends for a waterfront picnic.

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Sydney Harbour National Park

Sydney Harbour National Park is jewel of the city. Explore the park's inlets and islands on a foreshore walk, delve into colonial and Aboriginal heritage, and picnic with some of the best views in town.

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Blue Mountains National Park

World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park is a must-see when in Sydney. Visit the iconic Three Sisters and explore its magnificent waterfalls, walks and adventure sports.

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Royal National Park

Take a day trip to Australia's oldest national park in Sydney's south. Royal National Park has everything from beaches and rainforest, to beautiful walking tracks.

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