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Top 5 Nature Attractions - Sydney & NSW

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
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Published March 24th 2020
Enjoy the outdoors being surrounded by nature, not people


The list below features all Top Nature Attractions across Sydney and New South Wales.

1. Botanic Gardens

Some Botanic Gardens include Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Australian Botanic Gardens, Wollongong Botanic Gardens, Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens, Auburn Botanic Gardens, Stony Range Botanical Garden, Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, Mt Penang Gardens, and North Coast Regional Botanic Garden.

Click here for a list of Top Free Botanic Gardens across New South Wales.



2. National Parks

Surround yourself with tranquillity, sounds of nature, fresh air, and at most times- seclusion.

New South Wales is home to an impressive 870 National Parks with an offer of a diversity of landscapes and wildlife: from the rainforest, bush, coastal, outback deserts, alpine to the seaside. There is one to suit every nature lover.

Click here for Top tips on the perfect bushwalk.

National Parks include Royal National Park, Brisbane Waters National Park, Morton National Park, Bournda National Park, Eurobodalla National Park, Ben Boyd National Park, Mimosa Rocks National Park, Murramarang National Park, Bouddi National Park, Sydney Harbour National Park, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Blue Mountains National Park, Lane Cove National Park, and much more.

Click here for a list of National Parks across New South Wales.

Please note due to the recent unprecedented bushfires and floods, some National Parks might be closed, or walking tracks, lookouts, picnic areas, etc. closed. See the website for notices and updates.



3. Lookouts

From mountains to coastline, bush to beach, desert to valleys, New South Wales is blessed with some of the best lookouts in the world.

Some lookouts include Blue Mountains Cliff Drive Lookouts, Burragorang Lookout, Cape Solander Lookout, Stanwell Tops Lookouts, Bald Hill Lookout, Mount Pleasant Lookout, Saddleback Mountain Lookout, and much more!



4. Visit Dams & Reservoirs

This attraction is not entirely natural, as man has played a role, however, almost every dam is surrounded by nature, from rainforest to bush, mountain to dramatic coastal cliffs. During a pandemic it is the best time to visit dams, especially popular ones, they won't be overcrowded with busloads of tourists.

Some of the dams include the World-Heritage Listed Warragamba Dam, Nepean Dam, Avon Dam, Mangrove Creek Dam, Cordeaux Dam, Deep Creek Dam, Tallowa Dam, Prospect Reservoir, Woronora Dam, Brogo Dam, Fitzroy Falls Reservoir, Cataract Dam, Manly Dam, and much more.

Click here for a list of Dams and Reservoirs.



5. Beaches

Australia is fortunate to have some of, if not the best beaches in the world, and New South Wales is home to a range of beautiful beaches, including hidden, secluded ones.

There is a beach escape for everyone to enjoy from tranquil bays to the best surf beaches, world-famous to the iconic, well-kept secret to World-Heritage Listed, snorkelling to fishing beaches.

Some of the best beaches include world-famous Bondi, Manly and Palm Beaches, city beaches including Coogee, Maroubra, Cronulla, Chinamans Beach, Balmoral, National Park beaches including Chowder Bay, Wattamolla Beach, Lobster Beach, Pretty Beach, Pebbly Beach, secluded beaches, regional beaches, and more.

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When: All year round
Where: Sydney & New South Wales
Cost: Free- National Park or Garden fees may apply- see website
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Mother's Day was always at Warragamba Dam (my mother's choice), whilst Cataract Dam was the destination for Father's Day (my father's favourite).
BBQ's with chopped wood (now electric), hot water to make a 'cuppa' and clean toilets.
Always well maintained by MWSDB (now Sydney Water), our dams are a great recreation area for family get togethers or friends socialising.

Every year I attend the Dawn Service at Manly Dam. Sadly this year, the service will not take place.
by Gloria (score: 2|337) 16 days ago
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