One of the most scenic stretches of coastline in the country, the NSW South Coast is brimming with natural marvels and cute towns to explore. Get active and get outside, whether it is via bike, boat, surfboard, donut van or parachute. Skydive Australia has shared some of their favourite ways to make the most of the region. Check out the top 7 action-packed activities for teens on NSW South Coast.
Tandem Skydive – Wollongong
Take your holiday from zero to 100 with the most daredevil of our picks for teens on NSW South Coast. Skydive Sydney-Wollongong is as crazy as it gets. In fact, it offers Australia’s highest altitude jump at up to 15,000 feet. Brave this bucket-list must-do, which you’ll find just 1 hour south of Sydney. You must be 12 years old to tandem skydive in Australia. Jumpers younger than 18 years require the presence of an adult guardian.
Electric Bike Tour – Narooma
Whether you take the trails of your own accord or pick a private cycle tour, seeing Narooma on two wheels is the way to go. An electric bike tour is the ideal blend of active adventure and relaxed sightseeing. On one hand, you can enjoy the photo ops en route in the great outdoors, including whale-spotting, Fosters Bay, Australian Rock lookout and Montague Island. But you can do so at a leisurely pace, hearing stories about local Indigenous history and stopping for a gourmet picnic. This tour shows off the locals’ best-kept secret, a lesser-known 21-kilometre coastal track.
Boom Netting with Dolphins – Jervis Bay
Boom netting is the latest and greatest craze to crash onto the travel scene when it comes to wildlife encounters. Basically, you sit in a reinforced net towed behind your boat. Apparently, it feels like a spa bath with a difference, that difference being a visit from the friendly bottlenose dolphins of Jervis Bay Marine Park. The best bit? The boom net is accessible to teens of varied abilities. It is also big enough to hold a large group, so the whole family can get in on the action together.
South Coast Passage Wildlife Cruises – Jervis Bay
Still searching for more sea mammals? Watch for seal colonies, dolphins and even penguins in between the sea cliffs and ancient caves. This South Coast Passage cruise shows off the spectacles of the NSW south coast and is definitely one to do with nature loving teens.
Surfing Lessons – Ulladulla
Fancy yourself a bit of a Mick Fanning or Layne Beachley? Learn how to do it like the pros at Soulrider Surf School in Ulladulla. Your 2-hour surf lesson will unfold in secluded locations (so you get to enjoy a pretty beach too) and comes with free photographs. All skill levels are catered for.
Berry Donut Van – Berry
The Berry Donut Van is undoubtedly the most famous attraction for teens on NSW South Coast. The much-loved, widely-Instagrammed haven for sweet-tooths has been around for 55 years plus. Grab a scrumptious cinnamon donut (made onsite) and milkshake from the refurbed vintage van.
Hike, swim, abseil – Albion Park
There’s no better way to view a waterfall than to abseil over it, right? If you’ve got a head for heights, you’ll love Eagle Rock Adventures Rainforest Canyon tour. The full-day adventure is suitable for beginners. In fact, you can modify what obstacles you conquer depending on how confident you’re feeling. Think rock slides, rock pools, rock jumps and waterfalls. An added bonus? Lunch is included.