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What Is Outdoor Recreation?

Outdoor recreation provides opportunities for people to be active, relax, develop friendships, spend time as a family, be challenged and develop new skills and abilities – both physical and mental. Active outdoor recreation provides an alternative option for people who do not want to participate in organised traditional sport.

What Are The Benefits Of Outdoor Recreation?

Outdoor physical activity is directly associated with improved outcomes for cardio vascular health, obesity, stress-related illness and mental health. Outdoor recreation is easy to access for all, as there are many types of activities to suit interests, abilities and environments. Many outdoor recreation opportunities are no or low cost. There are social benefits to completing outdoor recreation activities with clubs, and up skilling with providers.

Outdoors NSW Role in Outdoor Recreation

Outdoors NSW role in outdoor recreation is to promote the benefits – to individuals, government and communities. We represent the sector and operators, improving standards and professionalism. Outdoors NSW expands beyond led activities e.g. through community education and advocates for improved access to parks.

Outdoors NSW is a member of the Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA), a incorporated, NFP association representing organisations that use outdoor adventure activities for the purpose of recreation, education, tourism, personal and corporate development.

People Can Enjoy A Myriad Of Outdoor Recreational Pursuits By Themselves, In Clubs Or Through Providers. Recreational Activities You Can Do Outdoors Include:

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Abseiling
Adventure-Racing
Bird Watching
Bush Walking
Camping
Canoeing

Canyoning
Caving
Diving
Geocaching
Hiking
Kayaking

Mountain Biking
Orienteering
Outrigger Canoeing
Rafting
Rock Climbing
Rogaining
Sea Kayaking

Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Surfing
Swimming
Trail Running
Walking

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The great man is he who doesn’t lose his child’s heart.

Mencis

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