Family holidays

Highlights

Fun and adventure

NSW is perfect for family holidays, with World Heritage wilderness, beautiful beaches and rivers, marine parks and national parks, zoos and amusement parks, and a fascinating history. Kids will be thrilled with the many outdoor adventures and fun activities.

  • Whale watching, Newcastle
  • Tropical Fruit World, Duranbah

Enjoy great family holidays in NSW

Discover the natural beauty of NSW on a family holiday at any time of the year. You can enjoy a beach holiday, pitch a tent in a national park, explore the Murray River on a houseboat, touch sharks in an aquarium, and see dolphins and whales frolic in the ocean, to suggest just a few ideas.

Explore the South Coast's enchanting attractions, from uncrowded beaches where you can learn to surf to Jamberoo Action Park's waterslides to Jervis Bay's dolphin-watching cruises. Fishing and boating are popular all along the coast, and you can go camping under the stars.

Kendalls Beach, Kiama

Just north of Sydney is the gorgeous Central Coast, where attractions include Elvis, a huge saltwater crocodile at Australian Reptile Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. Horseriding and kayaking are popular with Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures.

Travel to the beautiful North Coast and take a dolphin-watching cruise in Ports Stephens. At Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters you can pat sharks. Visit the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie or, during the whale migration between May and Novemver, enjoy a whale-watching cruises along the NSW coast. These run from Byron Bay in the north to Eden in the south.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

Kids will love zoos and wildlife parks too, including the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Country NSW. Morton National Park in the Southern Highlands is great for bushwalking, and Scenic World in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains is a thrilling experience. In the Snowy Mountains, kids can learn to ski in the colder months and enjoy horseriding in warmer months.

  1. Alpaca Products Australia

    Alpaca Products Australia is a working Alpaca farm, where you can get close, observe and learn about these extraordinary animals. They subscribe to low-stress herd management resulting in healthy, calm and trusting...

  2. Altina Wildlife Park

    This outstanding Altina Wildlife Park has unique personalised tours, accomplished in style via a Horse Drawn Cart furnished with comfortable seats. The open-aired and leisurely feel of the tour will allow you to...

  3. Australian Reptile Park

    Located on the Central Coast of NSW, approximately one hour north of Sydney and one hour south of Newcastle, is the award winning Australian Reptile Park, renowned to be a great family fun day out. ...

  4. Australian Seabird Rescue

    The Australian Seabird Rescue, Research, Rehabilitation and Coastal Education Centre in Ballina offers a comprehensive educational experience for people of all ages. Participants experience first hand the issues in...

  5. Batemans Marine Park

    "A good days fishing, with plenty more for tomorrow" - From Murramarang Beach to Wallaga Lake is 85,000 hectares of estuaries, creeks, rivers and lakes nearly all available for recreational fishing with little...

  6. Birdland Animal Park

    Birdland Animal Park is a delightful and intimate hands-on experience. Forest paths wind through eight acres of sweeping waterfront trees and landscaped gardens brimming with native Australian animals, birds and...

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