Queen's Birthday - June Long Weekend
The Queen's Birthday long weekend is an Australian public holiday that occurs in NSW on the second Monday in June. Take advantage of the extra time off to explore one of the vast national parks or exciting events taking place this month.
Queen's birthday in New South Wales
NSW is a state of sprawling coastline, scenic national parks and wonderfully rich terrain from which to bike, hike, swim, surf, paddle, camp; offering plenty of opportunities to relax over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June.
Experience the rich agricultural land or explore stunning Warrumbungle National Park in Country NSW. Visit Taronga Western Plains Zoo for a day of family fun in Dubbo and stroll through Dundullimal Homestead before you leave.
The scenic South Coast is a great place for whale watching, with possible sightings of minke whales and bottlenose dolphins as they migrate along the NSW east coast between May and November.
The Snowy Mountains is an ideal location for a family getaway with a bit of skiing thrown in for fun. Through June you can also immerse yourself in the beauty of Kosciuszko National Park or ride a horse through Lake Jindabyne. Celebrate the opening of the 2015 snow season from 5 June with the Perisher Peak Festival, a four-day music event, or enjoy the entertainment at the Thredo Opening Weekend.
Award-winning restaurants in the Hunter region offer visitors the chance to sample delicious cuisine from all over the world. Complement your meal with a bottle from one of the premier vineyards in the area and time your visit to coincide with the top tasting events of the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month. See the vineyards of the Hunter Valley from a different perspective by joining a sunrise hot air balloon tour and be rewarded with breathtaking views and a hearty gourmet breakfast.
The Blue Mountains, located just west of Sydney, is an ideal spot for short trip out of the city. Explore the world heritage-listed Jenolan Caves or visit one of the many antique and craft stores in nearby Leura. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants boasting rustic fare and open fires to warm you after a hike.
The Royal National Park is a close neighbour to Cronulla in Sydney’s south and offers ample opportunity to explore a diverse terrain including intense bush, open coastline, sandy beaches and rocky shores.
With close to 900 national parks, forests and reserves, New South Wales has some of the most diverse nature experiences in Australia. Visit the world heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park which is home to hundreds of bird, reptile and amphibian species, and rare and ancient plants.
A long weekend offers the perfect opportunity to escape your daily routine and explore the State with the whole family. New South Wales is teeming with things to do for kids of all ages such as the Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains area, and the popular Taronga Plains Western Zoo in Dubbo.
Enjoy gourmet food and a wine tasting adventure this June long weekend. Stock up on delicious gourmet goods at farm gates, artisan bakeries, family-owned wineries, and the State's farmers' markets. You'll find award-winning restaurants featuring excellent chefs all across New South Wales.
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