New South Wales boasts over 800 national parks and a similar number of beaches. If you love the outdoors, in New South Wales you’ll never be far from beautiful forests, dramatic escarpments, rivers and lakes.
Throw in beautiful wine regions, historic villages and some of Australia’s quirkiest outback towns and you get a sense of the diversity on offer in New South Wales. Start in the iconic capital Sydney, and choose your own adventure from there.
Some of the more popular parks where fees apply include Kosciuszko, Ku-ring-gai Chase, Lane Cove Royal and Mungo National Parks. Camping fees do apply at National Park campgrounds. Passes are available online at NSW Parks and Wildlife website.
Lightning Ridge and White Cliffs are not only quirky outback opal towns but are also set in an other-worldly landscape. The harshness of the landscape is offset by the chance to relax in one of the areas many mineral springs. Also check Burke on the banks of the Darling River or Australia’s newest astronomy hotspot Coonabarabran.
For this visit to Mungo National Park we booked a sunset tour. This allowed us to get onto the dunes and amongst the rock formations. Best of all, on a cloudless evening, we looked forward to seeing the changing mood of the place at sunset.
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