October Long Weekend
Labour Day in NSW is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in 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.
October Long Weekend events in NSW
The October Long Weekend is a great time to explore NSW and enjoy a wide range of events.
Visit the beautiful Leura Gardens Festival in the upper Blue Mountains for a magnificent variety of cool-climate gardens. Stroll through a variety of grounds, each garden fragrant with exotic flowers such as rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, hellebores and more.
For those who like it loud, the award-winning Deni Ute Muster and Play on the Plains Festival celebrates car culture, specifically the iconic Australian ute in the town of Deniliquin in the Murray region.
Round up your friends and join the locals as they attempt to break two world records, including the most number of utes in the one place and the blue singlet count - the largest group of people in once place all wearing blue singlets.
The two day festival also includes live music, drag racing and driving competitions.
Head to Parkes to check out the five day 2PK Parkes Country Music Festival, which includes street busking, a poets’ breakfast, and various concerts and performances. It makes for a great family weekend away.
A few hour’s north, Starfest in Coonabarabran gives you access to the Siding Spring Observatory, with an open day, astronomy talks, and ‘Science in the Pub’, an evening of entertaining science talks and banter from leading astronomy experts.
Just outside of Canberra in Murrumbateman, the Murrumbateman Moving Feast offers a weekend of local wines matched with delicious food from the region. It showcases the best of the local region, with cellar doors and restaurants pairing tasting plates and desserts with the region’s wines.