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Adventure and sport

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  • Skiing at Perisher

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Find your adrenaline rush in NSW

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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The best of adventure and sport in NSW

Children snorkelling in rockpools, Lord Howe Island.

If you crave adventure in NSW, you've come to the right place. No matter what the season, you can choose from a wide variety of landscapes, climates, activities and experiences all with easy access to tour operators and local guides.

For snow lovers, theres no better place than the Snowy Mountains. Skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes for some downhill thrills in Kosciuszko National Park. Non-skiing adventure-seekers will enjoy hiking or snowshoeing.

If water sports are more your thing, there are plenty of places to go. Surfers grab your surfboards and head to Byron Bay, Shellharbour, or Newcastle's Merewether Beach. To see spectacular marine life up close, visit Lord Howe Island, a World Heritage-listed destination for snorkelling and scuba diving.

The oceans, lakes, rivers and estuaries around NSW offer a lifetime's worth of exciting fishing, boating and kayaking challenges. Want more? Experience the rush of whitewater rafting in Jindabyne and Penrith, or go parasailing in Port Stephens.

For adventure in NSW, the sky's the limit! Book a hot-air-balloon or helicopter ride over the stunning vineyards of the Hunter Valley, go skydiving in Wollongong, or try hang-gliding in Stanwell Park.

Get to know the State's unique and rugged terrain on a caving, canyoning, abseiling or rock climbing adventure. Four-wheel-driving and off-roading tours are popular in both Country NSW and Outback NSW. Or explore parts of the State on horseback - youll find great horseriding options in Sydney and throughout NSW.

  • Adrenaline and adventure tours

    Reach for the skies skydiving, ziplining and on an aerobatic joy flight across the azure of NSW. Ride the world's steepest-incline passenger train or abseil into depths of spectacular limestone caves.
  • Scenic hikes and walks

    Be rewarded with stunning views as you tackle hikes through forest and heathland, across age-old sandstone, before reaching mountainous summits. Invigorating short walks also offer panoramic views of the coastline.
  • Escape to the Outback

    Sleep in an underground motel, experience life on a station and camp out under the stars. Escape to Outback NSW to witness striking sunrises and captivating sunsets in a landscape of beautiful vast sand plains.

Discover NSW on a caravan and camping holiday

A NSW caravan and camping holiday gives you the freedom to explore the State in your own time and at your own pace.

Whether you’re after waterfront views, bush surrounds or all the creature comforts of a luxury cabin, nature is right on your doorstep when staying in a NSW Holiday Park.

Book your caravan and camping trip and step right into your holiday today!

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