Discover Country NSW on a scenic family drive around Mount Kaputar in Narrabri and enjoy spectacular 360-degree views over the valley from the summit lookout. It's an easy 20-minute walk through rainforest to the Sawn Rocks lookout, a fascinating columnar basalt cliff face. Older kids will enjoy mountain biking or horseriding through the area. Pack a picnic and stay overnight in a picturesque campground or cabin accommodation.
Family-friendly national parks activities
The mountainous terrain of NSW offers great opportunities to get your family outdoors.
If you've never skied before, the whole family can take lessons! Charlotte Pass and Selwyn Snowfields are good family-friendly peaks to begin your journey. Thredbo and Perisher are also great resorts where you can sign up for lessons. Book ahead as the resorts are popular during the winter holiday season.
Each resort offers a snow play area to build snowmen, throw snowballs, and go tobogganing and snow tubing.
Try night skiing or take a snowshoe tour. Experienced skiiers and snowboarders can enjoy the challenges on offer at the various terrain parks.
Located in the Blue Mountains, the Jenolan Caves are Australia's most impressive limestones caves dating back some 340 million years. Whether a first timer or skilled adventurer, your experienced guide will take you through winding ancient passageways.
Explore the mountainous terrain of NSW on horseback. There are riding ranches, jackaroo schools, horseback safaris, trail rides, and school holiday camps for kids. Whether you're an experienced rider or a beginner, find a horse-riding adventure to suit your family.
Take in the magnificent views of the Blue Mountains at Scenic World. Enjoy 360 views travelling above the forest on the Scenic Skyway, and descend into the valleys on the Scenic Cableway. Ride the Scenic Railway, the worlds steepest incline railway.