Wallaga National Park
Located 10km north of Bermagui access to the park is by walking from the Princess Hwy or by boat from Regatta point or Beauty point. Middens are still found on the shore, relics of the aboriginals who inhabited the area.
Dorrigo National Park
2 km east of Dorrigo. World Heritage listed. Rainforest spilling over the Great Dividing Range inland from Coffs Harbour. Excellent walks and Visitor Information Centre.
Tel: (066) 57 2303.
Queen Mary Falls National Park
Queen Mary Falls is a feature of this 78 ha national park on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, next to Main Range National Park. Spring Creek flows through the park, plunging over the 40m Queen Mary Falls before continuing its journey west to the Condamine River...... Read on: Queen Mary Falls National Park
Lying on the edge of Bell River, Wellington is renowned for its tourist attractions, setting and lifestyle. The Wellington Caves attract over 40 000 visitors a year. The Cathedral cave contains a 15m stalagmite which is thought to be the largest in the word, and in Bone Cave (only open to scientists) fossils millions of years old have been found.
27km to the south-east of town is Lake Burrendong which has a volume of water 3.5 times that of Sydney Harbour.
The first rural community in NSW to be lit by electricity (in 1881), Tamworth is regarded as the country music capital of Australia, hosting a annual country music festival in January which attracts thousands of fans to hundreds of different performances and the presentation of the national awards.
The town also has many attractions which include- The Gallery of Stars (waxworks); The Hands of Stone Corner Stone (hand prints); Tamworth Art Gallery which houses a good collection of paintings, Australian silver, and ivory figurines; and the Pyramid Planetarium north of town, where the solar system is reproduced in miniature
Nungatta National Park
ational ParkLocated 28km south of Bombala in the high country and undisturbed forests at the Victorian Border the park can only be accessed by walking from the Cann River Road.
Seven Mile Beach National Park
Located 6km south of Gerringong this park is inhabited with many birds on a fragile landscape of pale sand dunes and forest.
Nestling in the lovely hills of the Turon River valley is Sofala, the oldest gold town in Australia. Settled only 3 weeks after the first official gold strike at Ophir, Sofala swelled to a peak population 40 000. Today it has contracted to a rustic village of around 100 people.
The surrounding district is primarily superfine wool farms. Each farm has many relics and remnants of the goldrush. One such farm, turned tourist property, is Chesleigh Homestead, boasting 7km of the original Cobb & Co coach road to Hill End, O'Reilly's extensive underground mines, Chinamans creek alluvial diggings, water races, old shanty huts & a wealth of unspoiled history to explore.
Broadwater National Park
Situated 3 km north of Evans Head, Broadwater consists of beautiful beaches, heathlands, undisturbed swamp forest. saltmarsh and 60 000 year old sand-dunes.
There is a barbecue area and lookout off the Broadwater - Evans road.
Sydney, city (1991 pop. 3,097,956), capital of New South Wales, SE Australia, surrounding Port Jackson inlet on the Pacific Ocean. Sydney is Australia's largest city, chief port, and main cultural and industrial center. The city serves as the center for retail and wholesale trade as well as public administration and finance. Its main exports are wool, wheat, flour, sheepskins, and meat; the chief imports are petroleum, coal, timber, and sugar. Sydney has shipyards, oil refineries, textile mills, brass foundries, and automobile, electronics, and chemical plants.
Mimosa Rocks National Park
Situated 22km north-east of Bega this park features jagged coastline with natural rock formations, caves cliffs and headlands and is a favorite for surfers, fishermen, divers and birdwatchers.
This laid-back beach village has a marvellous mixture of cultures and lifestyles. The main pub, The Beach Hotel, is as hip as they come, having been recently rebuilt in earth-toned stucco brick and wood. For surfers, Byron's breaks are world class; and snorkelers and divers can explore a fascinating underwater world. There's a choice of restaurants that traverse the culinary globe; you can indulge in a shiatsu massage, a tarot reading or take time out in a Tai Chi class. Byron is also the place to watch whales and dolphins cruising up the coast, and seen from Cape Byron the most easterly point on the Australian mainland.
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Family Recreation Park
Joy flights daily! Let the Diamond Python take you away. The first roller-coaster on the South East Coast of Australia will show you the world. High-rolling from waterslide to Grand Prix circuit. Tobogganing past Triassic Park and on.....and more
Blue Mountains, region of New South Wales, SE Australia. Located W of Sydney, this elevation is actually a plateau forming part of the Great Dividing Range.
Orange, a town of leafy parks and trees is the centre of a huge apple and pear growing industry. The soils in the area are very fertile as result of lava flows, from the extinct volcano of Mount Canobolas, which have broken down over the millenniums.
Nearby at Ophir was the first goldfield to be exploited with a sizable strike in 1851 , now a flora and fauna reserve whilst on the outskirts of town is one of the finest private mineral collections in the country at the Gallery of Minerals.
Nalbaugh National Park
Located 40km west of Eden this park has no established walking tracks but the wild area offers many unposted walks. Since it remains mainly undisturbed rare creatures such as the powerful owl and the tiger quoll are left in peace.
A small fishing/resort town it has some of the best surfing beaches on the south coast. The town is a holiday centre during the summer months with great fishing spots and a stunning golf course overlooking the ocean. The many caravan parks, motels and fresh seafood make it a perfect spot for a vacation.
Yamba is a pretty little fishing town and resort on the mouth of the Clarence River. Excellent fishing and varied watersports can be enjoyed here. Just to the south is the small town of Angourie, famous for its excellent surfing beaches.
Mount Warning National Park
12 km south-west of Murwillumbah off Murwillumbah-Kyogle Road, Lismore. Heart of one of the earth's great ancient volcanoes, Mount Warning offers a fantastic walk. There is rainforest at the bottom, a steep climb and dazzling views at the top.
Tel: (066) 281 177
Bundjalung National Park
Situated 50 km south of Ballina, Bundjalung stretches from near Evans Head south to Iluka. This park covers large areas of swamp and heathland, mangrove mudflats, cypress swamps, and one of the last wild coastal rivers, the Esk.
Attractions include rare rainforests at Woody Head, canoeing on the rivers and lagoons and excellent surfing and fishing.
Camping is permitted at Woody Head (booking ph: 066 466 134) and Black Rocks.
At the mouth of the Richmond River is the fishing and resort town of Ballina which has a fishing fleet of over 100 boats.This town is surrounded by beautiful beaches.The coastline heading up to Lennox Heads has some of the best surfing beaches in NSW.
Eden situated on the magnificent harbour of Twofold Bay is steeped in the traditions of the sea and started its life a whaling town. Today Eden is the main port on the south coast and a major fishing town. Although whaling is no longer practised the coastline is a whale watching wonderland playing host to these magnificent creatures on their annual migration south during the months of September to November. Many species of whale (Humpbacks, Southern Rights, Minke, Blue) are sighted just offshore during this period, some venturing all the way into the bay.
Charter boats offer deep sea fishing and diving expeditions all year round.
Eden Killer Whale Museum has many fascinating exhibits of Eden's past and houses the skeleton of "Old Tom" a legend Killer whale in his day.
Named from an Aboriginal word meaning 'where the sea makes noise', Kiama is the home to the famous Blowhole, located approximately 90 minutes drive south of Sydney at the centre of the beautiful Illawarra.
Explorer George Bass first anchored his first boat in the small bay which is now the towns harbour and noted hearing "most tremendous noise" from the nearby blowhole. The bay was used by cedar-getters from 1815; by 1831 most of the hinterland was surveyed and the town was planned in 1937. The dairying industry prospered in this area and by the 1890s fresh milk was being sent to Sydney on the new rail service.
The Kiama region boasts many natural features including the Blowhole(a spectacular spurt of water from underground sea caves which can reach up to 60m), Blackbeach, Cathedral Rocks and numerous waterfalls and rainforest.
This busy and expanding agricultural and business centre, located just upstream from the mouth of the Shoalhaven River, is an extremely popular tourist resort because of its stunning beaches extending north and south of the town. Wreck Bay to the south is extremely popular spot for surfing (Australia's Pipeline) and diving, while Jervis Bay is a favorite for the fishermen