If the instinct for adventure travel runs in your blood, New South Wales is your natural habitat. It's got the lot - diversity of terrains and weather that will give you plenty of choice of adventure activities as well as easy access with tour operators and local guides. Whether your idea of outdoor fun involves skiing in the Snowy Mountains, boating, hiking and bushwalking in the Blue Mountains or Barrington Tops, hang gliding in Stanwell Park or driving on a scenic outback tour, NSW has plenty to offer.
Is fishing your addiction? The oceans, lakes, rivers and estuaries around NSW offer a lifetime's worth of challenges. Boating? Take a relaxing houseboat holiday on the placid waters of Myall Lakes or the Murray River or go wild and experience thrills at the other extreme with a ride on a raging, white water river. Lord Howe Island off the north coast of NSW is a marine playground, home to more than 500 species of fish and 90 species of coral. Classified as a marine park because of this pristine environment, the waters here are perfect for swimming, surfing, diving, snorkelling and fishing.