Make your next holiday something special and register for the Nature Nomads program - combine your travels with a volunteering experience in NSW national parks
Plan your days with our suggested short drives or long itineraries. You'll be captivated by the natural beauty of our outback national parks.
Whale watching season in NSW is from 1 June to 30 November each year, so now’s the time to migrate to a coastal national park to see these amazing animals on their own migration.
Want to save money and time when you visit national parks? Interested in supporting park conservation? Buy an annual pass.
Welcome to NSW National Parks
New South Wales has over 865 national parks and reserves. They protect landscapes from rainforests and rugged bush to marine wonderlands and outback deserts. You'll find campsites ranging from luxurious settings to quiet wilderness clearings, and walking tracks to suit every level of experience.
- At 3.30pm each day, watch the pelicans being fed at The Entrance.
- A network of walking tracks allows you to explore the varied and dramatic environment of Wyrrabalong National Park.
Eurobodalla and Sapphire Coast
Upper North Coast
Illawarra, Shoalhaven & Southern highlands
New England Tablelands
Newcastle and Hunter
- Stay in Singleton, gateway to Yengo, Mt Royal and Wollemi national parks.
- Follow the Farm Gate Trail to experience the best in local produce.
- Take the scenic drive through the sub-alpine forests of Kaputar plateau, or climb Mount Kaputar.
- Visit the Sculptures in the Scrub in Timallallie National Park and explore the rugged Dandry Gorge.
- Cameron Corner in Sturt National Park is where NSW, Qld and SA meet.
- Visit the White Cliffs opal fields – a town where many people, including visitors, live underground.
- Go on a horse-riding trek through Man From Snowy River country.
- Enjoy the view from the Koscuiszko Express Chairlift from Thredbo village.
- The new River Red Gums parks in the Riverina are part of the world's largest red gum protected area.
- In Weddin Mountains National Park, visit Ben Hall's Cave, the notorious bushranger's rumoured hideout.
- Outstanding coastal experiences in NSW national parks
- Explore mountain biking tracks in iconic NSW national parks
- Explore World Heritage-listed rainforest areas and Aboriginal heritage
- Discover the rugged, magnificent NSW Outback
- Immerse yourself in incredible fishing spots in NSW
Culture and heritage
- Explore the rich cultural heritage and Aboriginal history of NSW.
- Unearth the best places in NSW to see native wildlife
Heart of Country
So many parks on the must-do list – Mt Kaputar, Oxley Wild Rivers, Cathedral Rock, and the iconic Warrumbungle.
Explore our natural and cultural history while enjoying the warm country hospitality of this charming and diverse region.
Heart of Country regions
North Coast NSW
Magnificent subtropical rainforests meet mountains forged by ancient volcanoes, in huge expanses of World Heritage listed parks.
It's a land where beaches sparkle, waterfalls plunge and trees reach out to the sun.
Regions of the North Coast
The dramatic yet fragile outback embraces Mungo National Park, part of Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, and the ancient Aboriginal artworks of Mutawintji National Park.
This is a region of glowing sunsets, wide open spaces, distant horizons and spectacular wildlife.
Parks in Outback NSW
See a map and list of outback parks
Two important marine reserves at Jervis Bay and Batemans Bay, and the state's largest undisturbed wilderness at Wadbilliga. These are just some of the amazing natural attractions of this land of marine creatures, pristine beaches, colourful birdlife, forests and islands.
Regions of the South Coast
Australia's highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko, looks down on sub-alpine snowgum woodlands and tall forests of alpine ash and mountain gum.
Snow sports dominate in winter; the warmer months bring bracing walks, colourful wildflowers and grand touring routes.
Parks in the Snowy Mountains
See a map and list of Snowy Mountains parks
Sydney and Surrounds
Sydney – a city surrounded by national parks, aquatic reserves and unexpected wildlife. The city gives you fabulous bushland walks, many overlooking the famous harbour.
Wild and rugged, the wilderness of the Blue Mountains is on Sydney's doorstep, great for sightseeing and adventure.
Regions in Sydney and Surrounds