Things to do
Adventure and sport
Skydiving, hang gliding, parasailing and ballooning
Scenic flights and ballooning
Discover the beauty of New South Wales from above, on board a scenic flight or hot-air balloon ride. Perfect locations to enjoy ballooning include over the vineyards of the Hunter Valley, at beautiful Byron Bay and in the pretty countryside around Canowindra in Central NSW.
In the air adventures in NSW
If you've ever wanted to fly, then parasailing 100 metres above a beautiful Port Stephens seascape will get you pretty close. Fly solo or in tandem, stay dry or get wet while you enjoy 10 exhilarating minutes off the ground before returning a boat.
Stanwell Park offers Sydney's longest established and most popular hang gliding centre, while North Wollongong's Skydive the Beach allows you to experience the incredible rush of falling from Australia's highest altitude of 14,000 feet above the beach.
If you're seeking a peaceful and tranquil flying experience, try Aussie Balloontrek which flies over the picturesque beauty of Canowindra; the hot air capital of Australia. Precision Helicopter Tours offer scenic flights around the Coffs Harbour Coast.
Paragliding from Bald Hill, Wollongong. Image Tourism Wollongong
Balloon Festival, Canowindra
Hot Air Balloon festival, Canowindra, Central NSW
Parasailing, Shoal Bay
Parasailer at Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, North Coast. Image Port Stephens Tourism
Hot air ballooning, Canowindra
Hot air ballooning in Canowindra at sunrise, Central NSW. Image Evolving Images
Hang gliding at Stanwell Park. Image Tourism Wollongong