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View of Audrey Wilkinson Wines, Hunter Valley.
Scenic sunrise in Broken Hill.
Views of New England National Park
Green hills at Kiama, South Coast Sunset on the Ocean

NSW School Holidays


NSW School Holidays

Create fun-filled family moments on a short break to Regional NSW during the school holidays. The state is filled with family-friendly experiences offering adventure, play and relaxation. Discover a wide range of kids' attractions, visit engaging museums, and experience close animal encounters in the state's great zoos and farmstays

Must Do

Salt Resort Kingscliff Sharyn Cairns

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.

Its 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.

Children and their snowman at Selwyn Snowfields. Image Hugh Hartstone

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, and 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.

Mogo Zoo

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 the States zoos, wildlife parks and farm stays. Highlights include Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Mogo Zoo and Symbio Wildlife Park.

Kids playing in the sand at a beach at Fingal Bay by Hamilton Lund for Destination NSW

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.

Plan a family-friendly holiday on the water the vast NSW coastline is the ideal destination. 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.