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.
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 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.
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.
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.