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Family discovery holidays


Family Discovery Holiday

There are plenty of fun ways to try new things, learn about Australia's native animals and have a great family holiday in NSW.

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Family discovery holidays in NSW

If you and your family would like to experience nature there are so many options in NSW. Here are just a few of the best things to do with your family in NSW and Sydney.

Taste, smell and touch rare fruits such as the chewing gum tree and chocolate pudding fruit at Tropical Fruit World, in the Tweed hinterland. NSW National Parks has a  Discovery Tours program run by park rangers. Activities include nocturnal wildlife spotting, night-time poetry, spooky walks in historic sites, snorkelling and canoe adventures. Maybe you'd like to go star gazing at Narrabri Observatory; enjoy a daytime visit to Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran.

There's gold panning at Gunnadoo Gold Mine outside Orange or fossicking for sapphires at Bullock Mountain Homestead in Glen Innes.  Have areal zoo adventure at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo where you can go behind the scenes, hear keeper talks, and have exciting animal encounters.