Queen's Birthday - June Long Weekend

Highlights

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

Charlotte Pass, Snowy Mountains

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 2017 snow season from 9 June with the Perisher Peak Festival, a four-day music event, or enjoy the entertainment at the Thredbo 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.

  1. Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival

    Monday 1 May to Friday 30 June 2017, Pokolbin

    Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival is back and it's bigger than ever, now spanning a two month period. It is the much anticipated annual event which showcases the region's diverse wine and food culture with a series...

    01 May -30Jun
  2. Henry Lawson Festival of Arts

    Thursday 8 June to Monday 12 June 2017, Grenfell

    The Henry Lawson Festival of Arts is held on the June long weekend and celebrates Grenfell's famous son, Henry Lawson, who was born on the Grenfell goldfield in 1867. 2017 is the sixtieth year the festival has been...

    08 Jun -12Jun
  3. Peak Festival Perisher

    Friday 9 June to Monday 12 June 2017, Perisher Valley

    The Peak Festival is back in 2017! The festival will celebrate the opening weekend of the 2017 snow season at Perisher Valley. Over four days, the Peak Festival will feature concerts over several venues in the unique...

    09 Jun -12Jun
  4. Talmoi Picnic Races

    Saturday 10 June 2017, Moree

    The final leg of the Golden Triangle Bush Races, the Talmoi Picnic Races are set to be huge this year. One of Australia's oldest picnic race meetings is celebrating a century of racing.A fun family day out...

    10 Jun
  5. Shoalhaven Coast Winter Wine Festival

    Saturday 10 June to Monday 12 June 2017, Jervis Bay And Shoalhaven

    Every June long weekend the Shoalhaven Coast Wine Region kicks up their heels and celebrates everything wine! Over three days thousands of visitors descend on the region to the sound of live music. This...

    10 Jun -12Jun
  6. Batemans Bay Open

    Saturday 10 June to Monday 12 June 2017, Batemans Bay

    The Batemans Bay Open is a Silver rated ATM Tennis Tournament with AUD10,000 in prize money. This is the South East Region's most prestigious and valuable Tennis event.There is free entry for spectators,...

    10 Jun -12Jun
  7. Sprout and About Market

    Saturday 10 June to Saturday 12 May 2018, Wagga Wagga

    The best way to shop for food is to start with something for yourself. And there's lots to choose from at the Sprout and About Market - pancakes, fresh baked goods, fruit, or of course, the mandatory bacon-and-egger....

    10 Jun -12May
  8. Envirofair

    Saturday 10 June 2017, Taree

    Envirofair is a community event that takes place annually in the beautiful river city of Taree, in the Manning Valley and proudly presented by Manning Valley community radio station 2BOB 104.7FM. The aim of...

    10 Jun
  9. Gulgong Henry Lawson Heritage Festival

    Saturday 10 June to Tuesday 13 June 2017, Gulgong

    The Historical township of Gulgong is the perfect backdrop for the annual Henry Lawson Heritage Festival.Gulgong comes alive on Saturday morning, with twelve blocks of the township closed to traffic you can...

    10 Jun -13Jun
  10. Cooly Rocks On: Swap Meet

    Saturday 10 June 2017, Tweed Heads

    A new favourite from its inaugural year in 2016, the Cooly Rocks On™ Swap Meet returns to the Jack Evans Boat Harbour at Tweed Heads on Saturday June 10 from 5.30am.Enthusiasts, collectors and the curious...

    10 Jun
  11. Harvest Festival Central Coast

    Saturday 10 June to Sunday 11 June 2017, Gosford Area

    Central Coast Council is excited to present the inaugural ‘Harvest Festival Central Coast’ to be held on the June long weekend in 2017.The event will take place over the weekend, and will run across the...

    10 Jun -11Jun
  12. Coonamble Rodeo and Campdraft

    Saturday 10 June to Tuesday 13 June 2017, Coonamble

    Held over the June Long Weekend every year and running for over 60 years, the Coonamble Rodeo &and Campdraft is the largest event held in Coonamble and is the largest combined Rodeo/Campdraft in the Southern...

    10 Jun -13Jun
  13. Thredbo Long Lunch

    Sunday 11 June 2017, Thredbo

    The Village Square transforms into a dining room for the annual opening weekend long lunch. It’s an afternoon of celebrating the season and 60 years in Thredbo, with an alpine styled buffet menu and complemented with...

    11 Jun
  14. Iandra Castle June Open Day

    Sunday 11 June 2017, Grenfell

    Iandra Castle is a large homestead near the village of Greenethorpe, about a 30 minute drive from Grenfell. Iandra Castle was built between 1908 and 1910 in the Federation Romanesque style by the pioneering engineer...

    11 Jun
  15. Jazz Festival Race Day

    Sunday 11 June 2017, Tathra

    Sapphire Coast Turf Club – A Jewel in the Country Racing Crown.Located just 15 minutes from Merimbula on the far south coast, it is with good reason that the Sapphire Coast Turf Club is fast becoming one of...

    11 Jun
  16. South West Rocks Running Festival

    Sunday 11 June 2017, Kempsey

    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. It is held every year...

    11 Jun

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