New South Wales has a vast array of national parks and reserves. Almost 10% of New South Wales is listed as a National Park. It's a state with a great variety of land types from rainforests to mangrove swamps to alpine herb grasses to eucalypt forests to deserts.
Barrington Tops National Park
Part of the Mount Royal Raange and rises to 1577 metres at Polblue with plenty of wlaking tracks. The entry town is Dungong or Gloucester.
Ben Boyd National Park
A coastal park with Boyd's tower built by Ben Boyd in 1846 and used as a lookout for whales. Whaling is in evidence at the Davidson Whaling Station. Just south of Eden.
Blue Mountains National Park
Bouddi National Park
Runs north of Broken Bay on the Central Coast with Maitland Bay a crescent shpaed beach named after the Maitland wrecked here in 1898. There are around 100 Aboriginal sites in the park. South of Gosford.
Bellinger River National Park
Bournda National Park
Bundjalung & Iluka
Crowdy Bay National Park
Dooragan National Park
Dorrigo National Park
Well visited with a Rainforest Cente with a good display of the area and has at the back a Skywalk above the tress. West of Coffs Harbour.
Gibraltar Range National Park
Hat Head & Arakoon National Park
Jervis Bay National Park
Kinchega National Park
A desert oasis formed from the Darling River flowing into the Menindee lakes and attracts a lot of birdlife. South East of Broken Hill.
Kosciuszko National Park
The highest areas in Australia with Mt Kosciuszko at 2228 metres. In winter a ski area and in the summer bushwalking, fishing and mountain biking. Close to Jindabyne.
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Just to the north of Sydney and where the Hawkesbury River splits into a number of waterways. Popular places are the beach at The Basin, the Aboriginal rock carvings and the view from West Head. Just north of Sydney.
Some good swimming holes and river gorges. North of Inverwell.
Lane Cove National Park
If you only have time to visit Sydney there is the Lane Cove National Park within the city environs. The pretty Lane Cove river is ideal for short boating trips or to walk along its banks. There is a wildlife shelter with frogs, lizards and flying foxes. Easy access only 11 kilometres from the city centre. You can fish, walk, canoe, ride a bike and have a picnic.
Mann River Nature Reserve
Mount Kaputar National Park
Morton National Park
A flat plateau with deep carved gorges and lots of waterfalls. The central area is around Fitzroy Falls. West of Nowra.
Mungo National Park
Murramarang National Park
A park with rugged coastline and Durras Lake. South of Ulladulla.
Mutawintji National Park
Gorge country and has some of the best Aboriginal Art in NSW. West of Broken Hill.
Myall Lakes National Park
The largest coastal lake system in New South Wales and at the north has the Sugar Point Lighthouse. East of Bulahdelah.
Namadgi National Park
A park close to Canberra in the high wilderness with some good examples of rock art including the site at Yankee hat. Close to Canberra.
New England National Park
Nightcap National Park
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Royal National Park
The first park established in Austrlaia with beaches, walks and impressive headland areas. To the south of Sydney.
Sturt National Park
A very remote park that is the true Outback experience with some strange flat mountains that jump up from the plains. Cameron Corner is where the states of Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales meet. 335 km north of Broken Hill.
Sydney Harbour National Park
Warrumbungle National park
Shaped by an ancient volcano that left some spires that provide good rock climbing. One of the main attractions is night time as so far from city lights that the night sky dazzles with stars and very popular with astronomers. West of Coonabarabran.
Washpool National Park
Werrikimbe & Willi Willi National Park
Wingham Bush National park
Yengo National Park
Yuraygir National Park
A long stretch of coastline with cliff top lookouts and quiet beachs. South of Grafton.