Things to do
Adventure and sport
Abseiling, canyoning and caves
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.
Abseiling, canyoning,caving and rockclimbing in NSW
NSW has plenty of natural attractions for adventure lovers in the Blue Mountains, the Snowy Mountains and in national parks such as the Warrumbungles and Bungonia. If you enjoy abseiling, canyoning, caving and rockclimbing adventures, you'll find plenty of opportunities to have an adrenalin-filled adventure.
There's nowhere in Australia that's better to start than in the Blue Mountains National Park. There are plenty of summer and winter adventures available with accredited tour operators. The Empress Canyon near Wentworth Falls is one site that combines abseiling with canyoning that has water jumps, exhilarating swims, waterslides plus great scenery.
Bungonia State Recreation Area near Goulburn claims to have the deepest canyon in Australia making it a very popular caving and rocklimbing location.
Canyoning in the Claustral Canyon, Blue Mountains National Park. Image Don Fuchs
Entrance to Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains
The Blue Lake, outside the entrance to Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains. Image Stuart Owen Fox
Abseiling, Snowy Mountains
Abseiling, Khancoban in Summer, Snowy Mountains. Image Jon Armstrong
Rock Climbing, Wollongong
Rock Climbing, Wollongong. Image Tourism Wollongong
Walkabout Tours, Blue Mountains
Tourists viewing cave formation with 'Walkabout Tours', Blue Mountains, NSW. Image Paul Blackmore
Rock climbing, Blue Mountains
Rock climb at Mount York, Blue Mountains, NSW. Image Paul Blackmore