Geotrails provide a unique tourism experience by guiding visitors on a journey that is focused on the local geology. Designed to promote an understanding of earth science, they enable people to explore the natural environment and learn about its diversity.
Geotrails may feature walking tracks and driving routes, lookouts, points of interest, visitor centres and supporting information to encourage learning and an appreciation of our environment.
Port Macquarie coastal geotrail
The Port Macquarie Coastal geotrail is a 4 km walk along the coast from Shelly Beach to Rocky Beach. Learn more>
Newcastle coastal geotrail
The Newcastle Coastal geotrail explores the prominent rock platforms and cliffs of the coastline from Nobbys Beach to Merewether headland. Learn more>
Warrumbungle National Park geotrails
The Warrumbungle National Park geotrails follow existing walking tracks and roads to explore the eroded remnants of Warrumbungle Volcano. Learn more>
Mutawintji National Park geotrail
Mutawintji National Park geotrail in far west NSW follows existing walking tracks to explore ancient rock formations, rock art and fossils revealing evidence of life up to 500 million years ago. Learn more>
Geotrails in development
Following on from the very popular Port Macquarie Coastal geotrail, Newcastle Coastal geotrail and Warrumbungle National Park geotrails, the Mutawintji National Park geotrail has recently been released. Production of a road-based geotrail in the central Darling River region is also in progress.
All projects involve collaboration with local councils, site custodians, stakeholders and the community and each will have an associated printed brochure and a self-guided tour app available through the NSW GeoTours platform.
NSW GeoTours app
Explore our geotrails by downloading the free NSW GeoTours app on your smartphone or tablet (Android and Apple). Key points of interest on each of the tours have been geo-tagged to pop up when you reach the site. Note that even if you are in an area where phone network access is limited, your smartphone in-built GPS can still locate where you are when using the app.
Updated app platform
The NSW GeoTours app platform has changed. To continue using, existing users may need to update the app on their device, please follow the instructions below.
For Android users: How to update the Play Store & apps on Android
For Apple users: How to manually update apps on your Apple device
Users may notice some changes to the functionality and appearance of tours in the new app platform.