NSW School Holidays


Fun adventures and exciting attractions

With exciting attractions, beautiful landscapes and splendid beaches and waterways, NSW is perfect for a family adventure in the school holidays. Discover a wide range of kids' attractions, visit fascinating museums, and meet animals in zoos and on farmstays.

School holiday adventures in NSW

Summer School Holidays

From Byron Bay on the North Coast to Merimbula on the South Coast, summer is marvellous for a seaside adventure. Enjoy beautiful beaches and learn to surf, snorkel and dive.

Other family adventures include boating and fishing on the coast or in the Snowy Mountains. The Murray River and other waterways are great for houseboat escapes.

Autumn School Holidays

Autumn is a delightful time for outdoor adventures, from fun at gorgeous beaches and on the water to bushwalking, cycling and horseriding. Enjoy camping in national parks too.

Discover pretty towns in the Southern Highlands and the Blue Mountains, a World Heritage area. Take a family road trip to the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope in Country NSW.

Winter School Holidays

NSW is a winter wonderland, offering snow adventures in the Snowy Mountains and whale watching along the coast. Kids can learn how to ski and snowboard, and build a snowman.

Check the events calendar for winter festivals and attractions. Take the kids to striking Outback NSW and tour a World Heritage wilderness. Or go on a whale-watching cruise on the coast.

Spring School Holidays

Spring is a great time to visit animals at NSW's zoos and wildlife parks. Highlights include Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Mogo Zoo, Symbio Wildlife Park and Australian Reptile Park.

Take a family road trip and go camping. The Central Coast and the Hunter are great for short breaks too, and see dinosaur trees in the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens.

About NSW School Holidays

Summer School Holidays

From Byron Bay in the north, to Merimbula on the South Coast, summer in NSW is all about sun, surf, and sand.

The vast NSW coastline is the ideal destination for a family-friendly holiday on the water. Explore beautiful beaches and learn to surf, snorkel and dive.

Summer is also the perfect time to hop on a boat and go sailing or fishing in crystal-clear waters.

Autumn School Holidays

Autumn is a great time to get active. On warmer autumn days, you can still hit the beaches and enjoy the surf, particularly along the North Coast.

It’s also an ideal time to head for the hills and take in the picturesque autumnal leaves. Outback NSW and Southern Highlands are great short holiday getaway destinations. Take the kids on a horseriding, cycling or hiking adventure through the bushland.

Winter School Holidays

NSW transforms into a winter wonderland offering a huge array of activities for the family to enjoy over the winter school holidays.

The NSW alpine region in the Snowy Mountains is a great destination for a family holiday. Kids can learn how to ski, snowboard or toboggan, and have fun building a snowman in the snow play areas.

On the coast, watch majestic whales on their annual migration, or head to the Blue Mountains to combine stunning scenery with adventure.

Spring School Holidays

Head outdoors as the days get longer and the weather starts to warm up. Take the family on a road trip, go caravan and camping, and head to the national parks, beaches and holiday parks.

Spring is also a great time to visit the animals at NSW’s zoos, wildlife parks and farm stays. Highlights include Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Mogo Zoo and Symbio Wildlife Park.