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 the best in the world - diversity of terrains, beautiful waterways and weather that will give you plenty of choice when it comes to adventure sports.
The best of adventure and sport in NSW
If you crave adventure, you've come to the right place. No matter what the season in NSW, you can choose from a wide variety of spectacular landscapes, marvellous waterways, thrilling activities and wonderful experiences all with easy access to tour operators and local guides.
For snow lovers, there's 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. At surf schools, and on surf safaris with the likes of Mojo Surf and Surf Camp Australia, you can learn to surf. To see spectacular marine life up close, visit the World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island or marine parks 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 - you'll find great horseriding options in Sydney and throughout NSW.