A selection of beautiful sights in and around Sydney and New South Wales, including maps, pictures, highlights and characteristics.

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Belmore Falls and the Hindmarsh Lookout

The Belmore Falls in Morton National Park is a stunning plunge waterfall with two drops on the Barrengarry Creek. A short walking track guides you along several lookout points, including the Hindmarsh Lookout from where you can enjoy panoramic views over Kangaroo Valley.

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Katoomba Falls Round Walk

Often overlooked by tourists, Katoomba Falls is a beautiful segmented waterfall located between Echo Point and Scenic World in the Blue Mountains.

A short but picturesque circuit walk starting at Scenic World guides you through lush rainforest all the way to the waterfall with panoramic views across Jamison Valley.

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Wollomombi Falls and Chandler Falls, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Wollomombi Falls is an enormous plunge waterfall located 40km east of Armidale in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the New England region of New South Wales. Its neighbour Chandler Falls may be a bit smaller but is still very impressive.

With a height of well over 200 metres, the Wollomombi Falls were once considered the highest waterfall in Australia. Several lookout points give visitors spectacular views of the two waterfalls and the massive gorge they drop into.

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10 Best Lookouts in the Blue Mountains

One of the most popular tourist and weekend-getaway destinations in New South Wales is the famous Blue Mountains, a World Heritage listed area an hour away from Sydney.

Suitable to visit during all four seasons, the Greater Blue Mountains region consists of seven National Park areas and a conservation reserve. The Blue Mountains is home to a large number of impressive lookouts, some very popular, others not so well-known.

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Warragamba Dam and Lake Burragorang Lookout

Warragamba Dam is Australia’s largest concrete dam and is responsible for the creation of Lake Burragorang, Sydney’s primary reservoir for water supply.

Discover the fascinating history and the significance of the dam by visiting the information centre and the various lookout points. The Burragorang Lookout, located 40km south of the dam, offers the best views of Lake Burragorang and the lower Blue Mountains.

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Ballast Point Park, History Brought to Life

Ballast Point Park is a recreational 2.6ha park in Birchgrove on the Balmain Peninsula where visitors can wander through Sydney’s rich history while enjoying panoramic Harbour views.

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Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park

Fitzroy Falls is a picturesque village in Morton National Park (Southern Highlands), famous for its spectacular waterfall with the same name.

Follow the boardwalk from the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre along the creek to a lookout with spectacular views of the waterfall and the enormous Yarrunga Valley below. Around Fitzroy Falls are a couple of exciting bushwalking tracks through native rainforest inhabited by various bird species.

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Milk Beach and Strickland House in Vaucluse

Milk Beach is a tiny, secluded strip of sand right in front of the historic Strickland House in Vaucluse. If you want to avoid the big crowds in Bondi, Coogee and Manly, try Milk Beach for a lazy afternoon in the sun.

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Bobbin Head in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park

Bobbin Head is a popular family day-trip destination situated on Cowan Creek in the west of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Surrounded by beautiful scenery, the area boasts excellent facilities such as picnic areas, gas barbecues and playgrounds. With a great variety of hiking trails, Bobbin Head is also the perfect spot for bushwalking.

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Winifred Falls Trail in the Royal National Park

The Winifred Falls Trail is a relatively short but scenic bushwalk that takes you to the pretty Winifred Falls in the Royal National Park.

Relax on one of the many rock platforms at the waterfall or venture out further to South West Arm Pool or Anice Falls.

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