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October Long Weekend Labour Day


October Long Weekend in NSW

October long weekend is a great opportunity to see what New South Wales (NSW) has to offer, providing you with a long weekend to enjoy sightseeing, activities and attractions for all the family.

In NSW, Labour Day is celebrated on the first Monday of October, meaning you can benefit from the region's excellent spring weather. You can spend time at the beach, try out local food and drink or simply take in NSW's stunning natural landscapes.

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NSW Public Holidays Dates - 2014

Holiday Date
New Year's Day Wednesday 1 January
Australia Day Monday, 27 January
Good Friday Friday, 18 April
Easter Saturday Saturday, 19 April
Easter Sunday Sunday, 20 April
Easter Monday Monday, 21 April
Anzac Day Friday, 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday, 9 June
Bank Holiday Monday, 5 August
Labour Day Monday, 6 October
Christmas Day public holiday Thursday, 25 December
Boxing Day Friday, 26 December

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Labour Day in NSW

Family playing on beach at Jervis Bay, Shoalhaven, South Coast

The long weekend is action packed with great events through Sydney and Regional NSW including the Deni Ute Muster in you guessed it Deniliquin, the Murrumbateman Moving Fest and WUPA @ Wanaruah in the Hunter Valley. The NRL Grand Final is on Sunday evening, many will watch and cheer on the TV through the state, there are lots of activities planned for Sydney Olympic Park and Darling Harbour in the lead up for fans to be involved. This year, Australia is celebrating 100 years of the navy with the International Fleet Review in Sydney Harbour and Jervis Bay. Ships of all types and makes are involved from around the globe and the fireworks planned for Saturday the 5th of October will be spectacular.     

If topping up your tan is high on the agenda, there are plenty of options for soaking up the sun on Labour Day in NSW. Wherever you plan to stay - up or down the coast - you can rest assured you will find a spot that caters for your needs.

Travelling north this October long weekend? Port Stephens is a popular choice with locals and tourists alike, with 26 golden beaches and dolphin-watching tours to keep you occupied. For those more interested in water sports, Byron Bay might be a better choice, with this idyllic spot being a top destination for anyone hoping to immerse themselves in the surf culture.

Central Coast also offers a variety of land- and water-based activities to get the adrenaline pumping. Four-wheel driving, mountain biking, hang-gliding, sailing, fishing and skydiving are just some of the exciting packages available for you if you're interested in an adventure holiday.

On the south coast there are just as many enticing locations, with the Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven area being a particular highlight. Here you can visit historic country villages, with many cafes and restaurants serving freshly caught fish and other local produce. Also, keep an eye out for famous vineyards in the region, such as Coolangatta Estate, Crooked River and The Silos.

If you are more of a wildlife and nature fan, then the Blue Mountains and Country NSW are two destinations that should be on your itinerary. In the Blue Mountains you can visit famous landmarks such as the Jenolan Caves or the Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens - both perfect if you want to take some photos to commemorate your Labour Day in NSW.

Alternatively, Country NSW is fantastic for animal spotting, with a number of well-known national parks in the region. It is also home to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo - a huge open-air wildlife sanctuary in Dubbo that has around 700 creatures.