North Coast Adventure

Highlights

Unforgettable experiences

The North Coast offers many unforgettable adventures. Enjoy swimming with dolphins, diving with turtles, surfing perfect waves, whitewater rafting or sand-boarding on giant dunes, to name just a few. You can even go four-wheel-driving in subtropical rainforest.

  • South Smoky Beach, Hat Head - Image Kempsey Shire Council
  • Victoria Park Nature Reserve, near Lismore

Escape to the North Coast of NSW for adventure, from spectacular coastal drives on the Legendary Pacific Coast to adrenalin-pumped activities including surfing, diving, hang-gliding and skydiving. For a gentler adventure, enjoy enchanting walks in World Heritage rainforest.

Off-road experiences include Worimi National Park, near Port Stephens, where four-wheel drives are permitted on the beach. Sand Dune Adventures and Sand Dune Safaris tour Stockton's towering sand dunes. Explore rainforest, near Coffs Harbour, on the Orara Escarpment 4WD touring route.

Stockton Dune Buggy

You'll discover some of the world's best surf beaches along the marvellous coast. Marine parks offer wonderful water adventures too. Go swimming with wild dolphins with Dolphin Swim Australia in Port Stephens. See turtles, rays and other marine life diving in Solitary Islands Marine Park with Jetty Dive or in Cape Byron Marine Park with Sundive Byron Bay or Blue Bay Divers.

For aerial thrill-seekers, popular skydiving spots are NewcastlePort Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay, which is also great destination for hang-gliding. And Byron Bay Microlights offers tandem flights over the World Heritage-listed Wollumbin-Mount Warning National Park.

Hang Gliding over Bar Beach Newcastle

One of Australia's best whitewater rafting rivers is the Nymboida River. Discover the natural beauty of Nymboi-Binderay National Park on an exhilarating rafting tour with Exodus Outdoor Adventures or Liquid Assets Adventure Tours, which offers a two-day rafting and riverside camping escape.

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