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NSW School Holidays

Families looking for the ideal location for their school holiday break should consider time off in New South Wales, with the state providing a perfect mix of activities for both adults and children.

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School Holidays Dates

 
Holidays Start Date End Date
Spring Monday, 22 September 2014 Monday, 06 October 2014
Summer Monday, 22 December 2014 Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Autumn Monday, 14 April 2014 Friday, 25 April 2014
Winter Monday, 30 June 2014 Friday, 11 July 2014

2015 School Holidays Dates
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School Holidays Dates - 2015

Holidays Start Date End Date
Autumn Monday, 6 April Friday, 17 April
Winter Monday, 29 June Monday, 13 July
Spring Monday, 21 September Monday, 05 October
Summer Thursday, 17 December TBC

School Holidays in NSW

Family at Zoo

Whether you want to enjoy a day out at the beach, visit top local attractions or simply witness some of the best natural landscapes Australia has to offer, NSW will cater to your needs.

If you and your children are keen to take advantage of the area's fantastic beaches during your holidays in NSW, there are plenty to choose from up and down the coast, with Port Stephens being a particular highlight.

There are 26 idyllic beaches in this stunning spot, including a number of sheltered bay beaches that are perfect for paddling, snorkelling, swimming and kayaking.

Trying to entertain teenagers? Byron Bay may be better for those taking advantage of school holiday deals with older children, as it offers a thriving surf culture and exciting watersports, which is sure to keep them occupied.

Alternatively, Jervis Bay provides a more sedate pace, where the family can take a stroll along one of the many beach walks at the National Park or sample freshly sourced fish and chips at seaside huts.

Once you've had enough of sea, sand and sun during the school holidays then a trip to Country NSW should be next on the itinerary, with the region offering some of the best national parks in the country.

Dubbo is home to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, a world-renowned open sanctuary that has many rare and endangered species among the 700 different types of animals on show.

Japanese family enjoying a horse and carriage ride beside vineyard, Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley

Those hoping to explore the great outdoors should try camping at Lake St Clair in Hunter Valley - a fantastic area to get away from it all during breaks in NSW. The lake is like an outdoor leisure centre, with water skiing, sailing, swimming and fishing facilities nearby for those making the most of NSW school holidays.

The Scenic Skyway cable car, part of Scenic World in the Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains

There are also plenty of NSW events to enjoy - especially at the Blue Mountains Area being a prime example, where its award-winning Jenolan Caves hosts spooky ghost and night tours among other themed school holiday offers.

Family flying a kite on Avoca Beach, Central Coast
Central Coast

Last but not least, you will no doubt want to visit the Central Coast, which is known for its excellent adventure holiday options, with hang-gliding, sailing, mountain biking and four-wheel driving among the most popular activities.

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