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Family outdoor adventures in NSW

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Kosciuszko National Park

Head to the Snowy Mountains these winter school holidays and discover the many adventure options within Kosciuszko National Park. Enjoy various snow activities, go skiing and snowboarding, and explore the magnificent Yarrangobilly Caves on a guided or self-guided tour.

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Natural attractions for families

Two children get a tour of Booderee National Park Jervis Bay with an Indigenous ranger

Travel through the waters of the Murray Darling river on a paddle steamer, kayak, or canoe, and take advantage of region's great camping and fishing locations. You can also tour the region on a traditional riverboat cruise - the twin towns of Echuca and Moama are home to Australia’s largest riverboat fleet. The Wonga Wetlands in Albury are a sanctuary for birdwatchers and bushwalkers.

Enjoy panoramic views of the South Coast, from the escarpment to the coast, at the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk.

On the North Coast, hire a canoe to explore the Hunter Wetlands Centre near Newcastle, see one of Australia's tallest single-drop waterfalls at Ellenborough Falls, or take the boardwalk through Sea Acres Rainforest Centre near Port Macquarie.

Explore the Yaraygir Coastal Walk in the picturesque Yaraygir National Park in the Northern Rivers region. Go camping and discover Australia's Green Cauldron, a lush rainforest landscape that was created from the remains of an ancient volcano. The area extends from Byron Bay north to the Gold Coast, and west to the Great Dividing Range.

Take in spectacular views at Scenic World in Katoomba. Ride the world's steepest railway or take in a bird’s-eye view of the Jamison Valley and Three Sisters as you glide above the forest canopy in the glass-floored Skyway. Go on a cave tour through the Jenolan Caves and learn about the Jurassic-era Wollemi pine at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden at Mount Tomah.

In Country NSW, follow the boardwalk to see the spectacular Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park. Washpool National Park and Gibraltar Range World Heritage National Parks offer great mountain biking opportunities. Cathedral Rock National Park features awe-inspiring boulders and rock sculptures, while Morton National Park offers serene bush campsites. The kids will enjoy running through the Australian Standing Stones in Glen Innes.

Belisi Equine Park

Belisi Equine Park

Introduce your kids to the world of horses with the great school holiday horseriding programs at Belisi Equine Park in Wagga Wagga. In addition to riding skills, children also learn safe behaviour around horses, and how to groom, feed, and lead horses. 

Minamurra falls walk. Image courtesy of Michael French.

Minamurra Rainforest

Amble along elevated boardwalks on a winding track through this beautiful rainforest located in Budderoo National Park. Look out for the elusive lyrebird, eastern water dragons, swamp wallabies, and many native birds that call this subtropical paradise home. 

Family holidaying with All Seasons Houseboat on the Murray River. Image:Rob Blackburn; Destination NSW

Explore the Murray River

Go fishing and camping with the family along the Murray River. Pack a picnic and enjoy walking and cycling on scenic paths alongside the river in Albury and Wodonga. Take a cruise on the river in a paddleboat from Echuca-Moama or Swan Hill.

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