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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 when it comes to adventure sports.

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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. 

Snorkelling South Coast
Diving & Snorkelling

While NSW has many breathtaking scuba diving sites, snorkellers can also strap on a mask and discover a fantastic underwater world at many pristine locations. There's a great diversity of marine life, scores of different fish species and wrecks and reefs to explore.

Mountain biking in the Blue Mountains
Mountain Biking

Around NSW there are plenty of places to go cycling on mountain trails, in national parks, through vineyards and rainforests, and along beachside cycle paths.

Fly fishing, Tumut
Fishing

Got a taste for the reel life? Or is boating more your style? With the largest network of lakes in the country, rivers, estuaries and the teeming marine life of the ocean, NSW is superbly equipped for recreational boating and fishing.


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