In 2017 the Queen’s Birthday falls on Monday 12 June in NSW, with weekend events to enthrall. Enjoy firework displays, reserve a table for the Snowy Mountains Thredbo Opening Weekend Lunch, savour delicious food festivals. Take a whale watching tour for a magical experience.
About the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend in NSW
Spectacular events, sumptuous food festivals and gorgeous natural attractions. NSW guarantees an enthralling long weekend in June. Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday in beautiful Country NSW, at Cowra's huge bonfire and dazzling fireworks display. There is plenty of live entertainment and activities for all the family.
Herald the magical arrival of the snow season at the Thredbo Opening Weekend Long Lunch, in the Snowy Mountains. You will be enticed by delicious alpine-styled food, champagne and live music. Some of Australia’s best wines and gourmet food can also be found at the Hunter Valley, which is also hosting its annual Wine and Food Month.
Follow food trails at the Central Coast's Harvest Festival, held in villages and towns across the region. The North Coast also has many beautiful attractions and events. The South West Rocks Running Festival, formally the Macleay River Marathon, in its 35th year, is a scenic riverside run along the banks of the beautiful Macleay River and back to Trial Bay Gaol.
Enjoy an unforgettable whale watching experience. You can see frolicking humpbacks from NSW South Coast headlands and on boat tours between May and November. The mild winter is perfect too for splendid walks along the gorgeous coastline around NSW's magnificent national parks.
Sublimely beautiful, the Blue Mountains is one of the most spectacular parts of the country. Easily accessible from Sydney by road or rail, visit this World Heritage listed wonderland and enjoy breathtaking attractions, events and accommodation for memorable getaways.