Whether you're into adrenalin-pumping thrills and spills or the more sedate excitement of bike riding and bushwalking, the Northern Rivers region has plenty of opportunities to get the pulse racing.
Learn to surf, sail or kiteboard. Get an aerial view of the rural splendour in a microlight, glider or hang-glider. Roar around the countryside on the back of a Harley Davidson or cycle along the coastline on a bike built for two.
Heading offshore, you can challenge the monsters of the deep on fishing charters, go whale-watching (June to November), sea-kayak with dolphins or explore the southern-most outcrops of the Great Barrier Reef, scuba diving and snorkelling in the Solitary Islands Marine Park.
Travelling inland, you can give the 4WD a workout (or the family car, for that matter) on rainforest drives in the Border Ranges National Park and the Whian Whian State Forest .