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 horse riding HORSE RIDING

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Find out about permits & licences


Find out about acquiring a permit to fossick in State forests

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Popular forests

See what activities and recreational facilities are available at our most popular NSW state forests


State forest by region

Select the region on the map to see which state forests are located there.


Award winning forests

State forests offer something for everyone and they have been recognised as top destinations at State and local tourism awards. Recent awards include:

  • Old Bottlebutt at Burrawan State Forest won gold for new tourism development at the 2014 NSW Tourism Awards
  • Strickland State Forest won silver for ecotourism at the 2014 NSW Tourism Awards
  • Forestry Corporation won silver for destination marketing at the 2014 NSW Tourism Awards
  • The State Forests of the Watagan Mountains won gold for adventure tourism at the 2014 Hunter and Central Coast Tourism Awards
  • The State Forests of the Coffs Coast won gold for specialised tourism services at the 2014 North Coast Tourism Awards.

NSW Tourism Awards 2014 gold winnerNSW Tourism Awards 2014 silver awardHunter Central Coast Tourism Gold Award WinnerNorth Coast Tourism Awards 2014 gold winner

Page last updated/reviewed:12 Mar 2015