Family drives

Highlights

Drive to wonderful attractions

Take the family on a scenic drive and discover NSW's beautiful and intriguing attractions, from World Heritage wilderness and animal encounters to gorgeous beaches and heritage tours. You can hire a campervan or a caravan and discover NSW at your own pace.

Family drives in NSW

Family picnic in Kiama. Image: Hugh Hartshorne; Destination NSW

Driving on well-maintained roads is a pleasure. Even better are good roads that take your family through impressive natural scenery, including World Heritage areas. The spectacular 138 km Grand Pacific Drive winds south from Sydney and is one of the easiest routes.

Attractions along the way include Symbio Wildlife Park, where you can take behind-the-scene tours for encounters with koalas. At Bald Hill in Stanwell Park, children as young as 14 can tandem hang-glide with HangglideOz. Experience Wollongong's splendid beaches and Kiama's famous blowhole.

The Greater Blue Mountains Drive is a series of trails that links Sydney with the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Head for Scenic World in Katoomba and ride the world's steepest incline railway into ancient Jamison Valley. Explore the Glow Worm Tunnel at Newnes Plateau, near Lithgow.

On the Legendary Pacific Coast drive, and just an hour from Sydney, is the gorgeous Central Coast. Take the family horseriding at Glenworth Valley and visit Elvis, a huge crocodile, at the Australian Reptile Park. Stay in holiday parks such as Budgewoi, Canton Beach, Norah Head and Toowoon Bay.

Travel to northern Country NSW to discover Tamworth’s musical history and take a family photo in front of the iconic Big Golden Guitar. In south-west NSW, the Snowy Valleys Way winds through the foothills of the Snowy Mountains. Take the family to the Boggy Creek Show, near Tumbarumba, for the superb horsemanship of Australia’s high country stockmen.

  • Grand Pacific Drive,

    Sydney to Melbourne

    Meander along the spectacular South Coast between Sydney and Melbourne and discover plenty of great detours, including Kangaroo Valley for canoeing on the beautiful Kangaroo River.

  • Caravan and camping holidays NSW

    Caravan and camping Holidays

    A caravan and camping holiday gives you the freedom to explore NSW at your own pace. Whether you're after waterfront views or enchanting bush, nature is right on your doorstep.

  • Big Banana, Coffs Harbour

    The Legendary Pacific Coast

    Explore one of the most beautiful routes in NSW. Wind your way through national parks, beaches, stunning hinterland and rolling hills. Treat the whole family with a visit to The Big Banana.

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