New South Wales is one Australia’s hottest spots for outdoor activities, whether it’s by the beach on the state’s extensive coastline or up in some of Australia’s highest mountains. So whether you like to have some fun in the sun in spring and summer, or love being outdoors in the snow in autumn and winter there is an outdoor activity for you and your family in New South Wales.

Jindabyne, the gateway to the ski fields of the Snowy Mountains, is situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Jindabyne and surrounded by mountains that provide a stunning backdrop for both summer and winter vacations. The nearby Kosciuszko National Park is a must-see, with Mount Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest mountain drawing thousands of skiers in winter and hikers in summer every year. Not only will you discover the unique wildlife, take in the amazing views and soak up the fresh alpine air but climbing the mountain, which is suited for everyone with a modest fitness level, you’ll feel a sense of freedom and achievement like no other. Tours to explore unique flora, fauna, geological features and the history of the area take place all year around.

The New South Wales snow fields are filled with skiers and snowboarding trails during the snowy winter months, with everything from terrain parks to tobogganing. In the warmer months there are plenty of options to suit everyone’s pace. Go for adrenalin pumping mountain bike ride, explore the alpine environment as you climb Mount Kosciuszko, the highest peak in Australia, or relax, unwind and challenge yourself with a round of golf on the highest course in the country.

If you want to head down from the Alps, visit New South Wales coastline for fun outdoors activities year round, from surfing and swimming in the summertime to fishing all year round. Getting outdoors is a great way to bond with friends and family and create life long memories. For the best locations and best value accommodation while you are getting your blood pumping in the great New South Wales outdoors stay a caravan holiday park. With options from luxurious cabins to campsites, and locations all the way from the coast to the mountains.

Where to stay to Explore New South Wales and experience the great outdoors

Discovery Holiday Parks-Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains, NSW

The region’s so stunning, it was chosen as the setting for not one, but two movies, and when you visit Discovery Holiday Parks – Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains, you’ll understand why. Overlooking the gorgeous Lake Jindabyne, which is half as big as Sydney Harbour, Jindabyne is an awesome all year adventure destination. The region’s alpine country ski slopes beckon in winter. Summer’s the time for mountain biking, white-water rafting, horse-riding and bushwalking. This award winning caravan park is just two hours from Canberra and 3kms from the local township. Thirty minutes and you’re right in the Snowy Mountain ski fields.

Freecall: 1800 248 148

Phone: (02) 6456 2099

Website: Click here


Discovery Holiday Parks-Pambula Beach, Sapphire Coast, NSW

With a beach so close you can taste it, Discovery Holiday Park – Pambula Beach boasts an absolute beachfront location, offering 6kms of pure white sand to feel between your toes. Tucked into the northern tip of the rugged Ben Boyd National Park on the NSW Sapphire Coast, this caravan park is a magnet for families. Pambula Beach is a three and a half hour drive from Canberra, with daily flights from Melbourne and Sydney to nearby Merimbula.

Freecall: 1800 677 808

Phone: (02) 6495 6363

Website: Click here


Discovery Holiday Parks-Gerroa, South Coast, NSW

Luxury you wouldn’t expect from a caravan park is waiting for you at Discovery Holiday Parks – Gerroa, NSW, set right on the banks of the pristine Crooked River. Gerroa is an easy two-hour drive from Sydney, and three hours from Canberra. Indulge in your deluxe waterfront double-spa cabin, with body massage shower. Everything you’ll need is in the gourmet kitchen, even a dishwasher so you can kick back on your outdoor deck, with its private BBQ.

Freecall: 1800 281 935

Phone: (02) 4234 1233

Website: Click here


Discovery Holiday Parks-Eden, Legges Beach, Twofold Bay, NSW

Make Discovery Holiday Parks – Eden, Legges Beach your home away from home. It’s everything you need from a caravan park, and so much more. Fully equipped camping, cabin and villa accommodation is just metres from the beach. Treat yourself to a deluxe beachfront villa, chalet, creek-front cabin or powered site with en-suite. And your pets are welcome at our caravan and camping sites during off-peak season.

Freecall: 1800 111 419

Phone: (02) 6496 1651

Website: Click here

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  • A reminder that there are interesting places to see in NSW.


  • many great places to visit in nsw


  • Very interesting! Thanks for sharing this!


  • WOW NSW has so many beautiful places to visit!


  • Thanks for sharing this interesting and informative article; some lovely places.


  • i am amazed that the most popular places aren’t on here, but maybe that is the point. i am still a tourist in my own country though lol


  • Long weekend and stuck at home renovating. Looking forward to seeing more of NSW in the future. Like to see Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains in summer and maybe fish and just walk about the wild flowers and take in the views.


  • Thank you for sharing great tips I’d love to get away


  • There are a few great sounding places to stay in, if i ever get to go to NSW I will look more into a few of these listed.


  • It has so much to offer here. I love it so much.


  • One of the best holidays I’ve ever had in Australia was driving along the coast from Adelaide, to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Proserpine. We were absolutely blown away by the incredible beauty and stunning scenery along the NSW coast, especially south of Sydney.


  • Been in Sydney now for 5 years and its true! NSW is much much bigger than just Sydney.


  • a great list, nsw has so much to offer everyone


  • We’ve just got a caravan and I am so looking forward to exploring


  • all of these spots sound so wonderful


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