destination NSW

Natural attractions for kids


Yarrangobilly Caves

Explore these magnificent caves on a guided or self-guided tour, take a relaxing bushwalk along a shady trail or enjoy a soothing swim in the thermal pool, which is a constant 27C. Just 63 km from Tumut, Yarrangobilly is the ideal place for bird watching, photography or just enjoying seasonal wildflowers.

Must Do

Things to do in NSW for families

On the South Coast, Minnamurra Rainforest in Budderoo National Park has elevated boardwalks winding through rainforest across creeks to pretty Minnamurra Falls. Greenpatch, one of the most popular family beaches in Jervis Bay, has crystal clear shallow waters; the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk has panoramic views from the Southern Highlands escarpment to the coast.

On the North Coast, hire a canoe to explore the Hunter Wetlands at Shortland near Newcastle, see Australia's tallest single-drop waterfall at Ellenborough Falls, inland from Taree or take the boardwalk through rainforest in Sea Acres Nature Reserve near Port Macquarie.

In Country NSW, you can learn about the Jurassic-Era Wollemi pine at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden at Mount Tomah, go on a cave tour in Jenolan Caves or follow the boardwalk to see the spectacular Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park.