New South Wales occupies about 10% of Australia and offers a diverse range of terrains and climates.
The Blue Mountains 60km west of Sydney offers the best bushwalking. Walking in summer is best avoided because it can be extremely hot up on the plateau. Snow can fall in the New England Tableland, the Barrington Tops and the central west towns of Bathurst and Orange during the Winter months.
In the subtropical north particularly around Lismore significant rain falls from February through to about June.
- Australian Alps Walking Trail is 655km and takes about 8 weeks. This is a spectacular high altitude walking trail that follows the spine of the Great Dividing Range from Walhalla in Victoria to Namadgi National Park in the A.C.T.
- The Bicentennial Trail also passes through NSW.
- Then there’s the 250km two week trek from Sydney to Newcastle known as the Great North Walk< which opened in 1988.
- Hume and Hovell Walking Track is 372km and takes up to 20 days.
- Royal National Park Coast Walk 32km (102 days)
- Six Foot Track 42km (2-3 days)
- Tops to Myall Heritage Trail 220km (10-14 days)
- Wilderness Coast 51km (2-3 days)
- Mt Warning – Tropical NSW
- Washpool – North West NSW
- Gibraltar Range – North West NSW
- Bald Rock – Tropical NSW
- Mt Kaputar – Western NSW
- Warrumbungle – Western NSW
- New England Tableland – Western NSW
- Guy Fawkes River – Sub Tropical NSW
- Cathedral Rock – Sub Tropical NSW
- New England – Western NSW
- Dorrigo – Sub Tropical NSW
- Barrington Tops – Hunter Valley NSW
- Wollemi – West of Sydney
- Blue Mountains – West of Sydney
- Kanangra-Boyd – West of Sydney
- Nattai – Southern Highlands NSW
- Morton – The Shoalhaven NSW
- Bungonia State Recreation Area
- The Hawkesbury – West of Sydney
- Heathcote –
- Nadgee Nature Reserve
Lord Howe Island
For more details visit National Parks NSW