Adventure & Nature-based Tourism
What Is It?
Adventure and nature-based tourism are those that include a physical recreational activity, a cultural exchange, or other pursuits in nature. Examples are: day hiking, zip lining, climbing, rafting, skiing and mountain biking.
Some examples of adventure and nature-based tourism in NSW & the ACT are:
· Canyoning in the Blue Mountains
· Horse-riding in the Snowy Mountains
. Mountain Biking at Mt Stromlo
· Canoeing in Kangaroo Valley
· Hot air ballooning in Canberra
· Racing the 6 foot track
· Surfing at Byron Bay
· The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
What Are The Benefits?
- Many nature-based outdoor activities support regional economies support regional economies, providing employment, economic gain and reasons to visit areas.
- Adventure and nature-based tourism encourages people to engage in active outdoor recreation, to visit natural areas and enjoy outdoor pursuits. In many examples a tourism provider will offer a exposure to an activity that the participant would not regularly complete, and provide support in more technical pursuits.
Outdoors NSW & ACT’s Role
At Outdoors NSW & ACT we work with adventure tourism operators to ensure they provide safe, sustainable, eco-friendly world-class experiences.
We provide invaluable resources and practical support for members in this and as leaders of the Australian Adventure Activity Standard (AAAS) in NSW & the ACT . Our collaboration includes education on standards, best practises and market opportunities.