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Think national parks are just for bushwalking? Think again

Want to make your weekend feel longer? Learning a new skill or doing an activity you haven’t tried before is not only a great way to challenge yourself, but research shows it can make time feel as though it is passing more slowly, so your weekend feels longer. And you never know, you might discover a new favourite hobby (or at least enjoy bragging about doing something different). There are no shortage of things to do in NSW national parks — here are a few ideas to get you started.

A family of four carrying a canoe in Murray River National Park. Photo credit: Boen Ferguson / DPE
Photo Information Murray Valley National Park Boen Ferguson / DPE, 2017

Must see

  • Friends on a road trip to Mungo National Park. Photo credit: Melissa Findley/OEH

    Road Trips

    Must do itineraries for day trips and multi-day adventures

  • Two people sitting outside a tent preparing a drink on a portable stove in a nsw national park campground. Photo credit: Remy Brand / DPE

    Camping & Cottages

    Sleep under the stars or unwind in a rustic cabin or historic cottage

  • Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo credit: Rob Mulally/DPIE

    Hiking & Bushwalks

    From leisurely strolls to blood pumping hikes, there’s a nature trail just for you.

  • A family in two canoes paddles down the Murray River, Murray Valley National Park. Photo credit: Boen Ferguson/DPIE


    Canoeing, kayaking, canyoning or a spot of picnicking, anyone?

  • Person pointing at a small mushroom on a tree, Werrikimbe National Park. Photo credit: Rob Mulally/DPIE

    Nature & Wellness

    Nature makes us feel great. Learn about plants and animals and how you can help us protect them

  • NPWS field officer in light rain. Photo credit: Branden Bodman/OEH

    Ranger Tips

    Essential know-how to get the best out of your visit

Rainforest. Beach. Mountains. Desert. Pick the epic setting for your next escape.

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