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Six national parks that feel like you’re in a Hollywood movie

Ever wish that your life was like the movies? Do you find yourself daydreaming about living as a dashing secret agent, walking alongside dinosaurs or finding a portal to a secret world behind the filing cabinet? I reckon you probably have, but there’s no harm in a bit of fantasy if it gets us out the door. In fact, New South Wales is home to some incredible environments that resemble the locations of famous films and make you feel as if you’re on a cinematic adventure.

Person hiking in Border Ranges National Park. Photo: Branden Bodman/DPIE
Photo Information Border Ranges National Park Branden Bodman/DPIE, 2018 On the lookout for a dinosaur!

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