The Best National Parks in NSW

Scattered with pockets of protected scenery, New South Wales is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. The state’s national parks cover rugged mountain ranges, sandy foreshores and peaceful bushland, providing travellers with a choice of destinations to reconnect with nature.

Ingenia Holidays offers accommodation near some of the best national parks near Sydney, so you won’t have to travel far from the bright lights of the state capital to get back to nature in NSW. Swap the urban jungle for an actual jungle and let Mother Nature cure your stress by adding these national parks to your itinerary.

Blue Mountains National Park

Less than an hour’s drive from Ingenia Holidays Nepean River, Blue Mountains National Park lays claim to some of Australia’s most captivating scenery. Measuring over 260,000 hectares, it’s one of eight protected areas that form part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains Area.

Crawling with kangaroos, waterfalls, scenic highways and bushwalking tracks, it’s the most visited national park in NSW. You can explore the park’s forested valleys and cliffs on foot or take a leisurely drive in search of the perfect vantage point for taking photos. Be sure to check out the Three Sisters while you’re in the Blue Mountains – a dramatic rock formation that can be seen from the Echo Point Lookout.

If you’re looking for places to stay near the Blue Mountains, book a campsite or cabin at Ingenia Holidays Nepean River.

Arakoon National Park

Featuring rocky foreshores for fishing and sandy beaches for swimming and whale-watching, Arakoon National Park is a seaside oasis. It’s just a few minutes’ drive from Ingenia Holidays South West Rocks, providing guests with easy access to pristine natural landscapes.

One of the only man-made structures inside the park is Trial Bay Gaol, a heritage-listed former public works prison and internment camp. History buffs can wander among the gaol’s crumbling ruins and marvel at the surrounding landscape from the guard tower lookout.

Regardless of when you decide to visit, Arakoon National Park remains beautiful all year round. Summer and autumn’s mild temperatures make it ideal for family beach holidays, winter is prime whale-watching season, and the park becomes blanketed in colourful wildflowers with the arrival of spring.

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Tomaree National Park

If you’re headed to the Hunter Region of NSW, set some time aside for exploring Tomaree National Park. The perfect backdrop for an outdoor adventure, it has picnic-friendly beachfronts and whale-watching vantage points galore. Located on the doorstep of Ingenia Holidays One Mile Beach, this hidden gem is the ideal setting to experience the calming influence of nature.

Strap on your bushwalking boots and hike the Tomaree Head Summit track to be rewarded with panoramic views over Port Stephens. While you’re up there, make sure you check out the historic gun emplacements, which were built in 1941 as part of Australia’s World War Two east coast defence system.

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Arakwal National Park

Perched on the most easterly point of mainland Australia, Arakwal National Park offers a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay’s thriving town centre. A haven for wildlife and Aboriginal heritage, it includes a 3km stretch of sand dunes and dense coastal forest. Despite being so close to Byron, Arakwal National Park is so secluded you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere.

Enjoy a short stroll through the park to beautiful Tallows Beach or walk all the way to the Cape Byron Lighthouse. Well-maintained walkways make it easy to explore the diverse landscape, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost while keeping an eye out for local birdlife like kookaburras and black cockatoos.

Stay just a stone’s throw from Arakwal National Park at Ingenia Holidays Byron Bay.

Whether you’re looking for a coastal national park or an inland oasis, Ingenia Holidays can help you get back to nature without sacrificing your creature comforts. Choose your favourite destination from our NSW holiday parks to start planning your outdoor escape today.