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October Long Weekend Labour Day


October Long Weekend

Labour Day in NSW is celebrated on the first Monday of October. Enjoy the long weekend exploring NSW on a caravan and camping trip. Relax at the beach, try regional food and wine and take in the State's stunning natural landscapes.

Must Do

NSW Public Holidays Dates - 2014

Labour DayMonday, 6 October
Christmas Day public holidayThursday, 25 December
Boxing DayFriday, 26 December

October Long Weekend Events in NSW

A scenic wine tasting in the Hunter Valley

The October long weekend offers a great opportunity to explore NSW with a wide range of exciting events taking place around the State.

The award-winning Deni Ute Muster Play on the Plains Festival celebrates all things Australian and the icon of the ute in the town of Deniliquin. Round up your friends and join two world record attempts for the most number of utes in the one place and the blue singlet count.

WUPA@Wanaruah showcases an incredible display of Aboriginal artwork in 10 major venues across the Hunter Valley. Follow the art trail around the region to see more than 100 pieces of original art from talented Aboriginal artists and explore the region's award-winning wineries and vineyards.

Narooma hosts the Great Southern Blues Festival, a merging of blues, soul and rock along with a range of food and market stalls on site. Discover Narooma's beaches and the unique nearby villages of Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba.

If country music is more to your liking check out the five-day 2PK Parkes Country Music Festival program that includes street busking and competitions, a poet's breakfast and various concerts.

The Leura Gardens Festival celebrates its 50th Anniversary over the weekend with 11 feature gardens on display, each with their own distinctive style and character. View a magnificent variety of cool-climate exotics such as rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, hellebores and more.

In Sydney, the battle for the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final takes place at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, 5 October. Click to view more Sydney October long weekend events.

Grand Pacific Drive. Image courtesy of Destination NSW.

Sydney to Melbourne

Meander along the stunning coastline on this legendary route between Sydney and Melbourne and discover plenty of family-friendly detours. Turn off at Berry to visit Kangaroo Valley and enjoy canoeing on the beautiful Kangaroo River.

Caravan and camping holidays NSW

Caravan and Camping Holidays

A caravan and camping holiday gives you the freedom to explore the State at your own pace. Whether you’re after waterfront views or bush surrounds, nature can be foud right on your doorstep.

Whale watching from a boat on the South Coast

South Coast Whale Watching

Head to the South Coast to see pods of whales travelling during their annual migration. Join a whale-watching cruise to see these majestic creatures up close, or watch from a headland lookout or coastal national park.

School holiday short breaks in Regional NSW

Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

School holidays offer the perfect opportunity to get out of the usual routine and explore NSW with your whole family. There's so much to do together that's hands on and heaps of fun.

Attractions that are popular with kids of all ages include Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains area, Jamberoo Action Park near Kiama and Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo. View all family friendly experiences.