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
The Snowy Mountains are a winter wonderland, offering all kinds of activities including downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and night skiing. Whether you're a beginner or experienced, the beautiful snowfields and spectacular scenery will captivate you.
Skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes for some downhill thrills in Kosciuszko National Park. Non-skiing adventure-seekers will enjoy hiking or snowshoeing. Australia's longest ski runs and highest peaks are in the Snowy Mountains. Lively towns such as Jindabyne and Cooma and the ski resorts in this alpine region are also popular destinations in warmer months for hiking, horseriding, kayaking and fishing. From skiing and snowboarding to tobogganing and building snowmen, the snowfields in south-west NSW are great for thrills and fun. Test your skills at terrain parks and you can even try night skiing.The snow season runs from June to October, with July and August the most popular.
For Underwater Lovers
Explore the pristine underwater worlds in NSW, where you'll see marvellous marine life and old ship wrecks in crystal clear waters. From clownfish and turtles to seals and dolphins, the beautiful waters of NSW are a haven for sea creatures large and small. You'll find plenty of beautiful locations to snorkel and scuba dive, along with tours and scuba diving schools.
One of the most spectacular diving and snorkelling sites in the world is at Lord Howe Island, a World Heritage area for its remarkable geology and rare birds, plants and marine life. In the Lord Howe Island Marine Park, the world's southernmost coral reefs teem with over 500 species of fish. On the South Coast, Shellharbour is a gorgeous location with diving and snorkelling operators that can take you right to where the action is. Bass point in Shell Cove is a marine reserve and one of the South Coast's scuba dive and snorkel hot spots. Farther south, Jervis Bay's marine park has resident dolphins and on Montague Island just off Narooma, you can snorkel or dive with seals.
For Adrenaline Junkies
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