Family outdoor adventures in NSW


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.

  • Oakvale Farm & Fauna World, Port Stephens
  • The Murray River, Echuca Moama

Family adventure ideas for natural attractions

Discover the marvellous natural attractions of NSW on a family adventure. From dolphins in Jervis Bay and Port Stephens to World Heritage wildernesses, NSW will excite the whole family. You can also experience adventures such as snorkelling with seals and little penguins at Montague Island on the NSW South Coast.

Explore the beauty of the Murray River in Country NSW. The historic Port of Echuca is home to Australia's largest fleet of steam-driven paddlesteamers, with Echuca Paddlesteamers offering one-hour cruises. Or take the family on a riverboat cruise with Murray River Paddlesteamers.

Montague Island, near Narooma

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.

Treetop Adventures, Central Coast

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.

  1. 7 Oaks Sapphire Fossicking

    7 Oaks Fossicking Property is a family operated private venue and has been producing sapphires since the 1960s. Located on Frazer Creek, 20 kilometres from Inverell, visitors are welcome to fossick...

  2. Amazement Farm and Fun Park

    From magical mazes to friendly farm animals and many more amazing attractions and activities on offer. The Amazement Farm and Fun Park is a tonne of fun for the whole family.Explore their multiple magical...

  3. Apex Park Picnic Area Narooma

    If you are looking for that perfect picnic area then look no further. Sit back and take in the stunning views of the Wagonga Inlet whilst enjoying a picnic or barbecue lunch. After lunch take your pick from a number...

  4. Bellevue Hill Lookout

    Comprising a large space for unstructured recreation, playground equipment, shaded picnic facilities, free barbecues and public amenities, Bellevue Hill Reserve is one of Cowra's most popular parks. To many local...

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