Experience amazing natural attractions
NSW is one of the best places in the world to see amazing natural attractions. Take the family on an adventure to see dolphins, whales and kangaroos in the wild. You can also see dinosaur trees in the Blue Mountains or experience the Murray River on a paddlesteamer.
Family adventure ideas for natural attractions
Explore the beauty of the Murray River in Country NSW. Take the family on a riverboat cruise with Wentworth River Cruises. The historic Port of Echuca is home to Australia's largest fleet of steam-driven paddlesteamers, with Echuca Paddlesteamers offering one-hour cruises.
Enjoy panoramic ocean and rainforest views on the South Coast at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures, where you can soar on Australia's highest zip-line. From here, you are close to either the famous Kiama Blowhole on the coast or the spectacular Fitzroy Falls on the Southern Highlands.
On the North Coast, amble along the 1.3 km elevated boardwalk at the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, near Port Macquarie. Farther north, follow an ancient emu trail on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk and in nearby Wooli, join Wooli Deep Sea Tours on a snorkelling adventure to see clownfish and turtles. A range of accommodation is available near major natural attractions throughout NSW.
For breathtaking views and thrills in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, visit Scenic World and ride the glass-floored Skyway. See dinosaur trees, the nickname for Wollemi pines, at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah and explore the Jenolan Caves. Or see Australia's highest peaks in the Snowy Mountains on a snow escape or a horseriding tour.