Hunter & Mid-Coast Outdoor Activities & Adventures

Just north of Sydney, this stretch of the NSW coastline encompasses some of the best outdoor adventures the state has to offer. Stretching from Newcastle and Port Stephens in the south to Forster-Tuncurry in the north,  the region is characterised by a beautiful coastline, stunning beaches, and coastal towns.

The area is also known for its diverse wildlife, national parks, and forests, including Barrington Tops National Park and Booti Booti National Park. Discover exhilarating hikes like the Mt Tomaree walk or camp in the spectacular Crowdy Bay National Park.


Choose from one or more of the experiences below and journey around the map to see where they're found.


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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that this land on which we tread, whilst beautiful and revered by us, has even deeper layers of significance for its Traditional Owners; we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

We Are Explorers is aware that the land is never truly being explored anew, given the ancient cultures that came before us who still call this land their home.