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NSW autumn school holidays


Autumn School Holidays

New South Wales (NSW) is an excellent choice for families hoping to make the most of their autumn and Easter holidays, boasting a range of top-notch attractions, activities and natural wonders.

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Autumn School Holidays

Family Fishing at sunrise at The Entrance, Central Coast

With autumn holidays in NSW you can be rest assured there will be plenty of things to see and do, whatever the weather, making it an ideal destination for adults and children of all ages.

If it's top attractions you are looking for, Hunter Valley is a great place to start as it has more than 120 wineries for food and drink lovers, while those looking to brush up on their historical knowledge can the Maitland Regional Art Gallery or Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.

Keen to explore the great outdoors? Autumn breaks in NSW would not be complete without spending time at the Greater Blue Mountains area, a destination known for its stunning landscapes and breathtaking beauty.

The Blue Mountains has a number of NSW events to enjoy, including the Blackheath Autumn Wine Fair, where you can peruse stalls, taste your favourite tipples and try out various local restaurants and cafes.

The weather during NSW autumn holidays should still be warm enough to enjoy the beach, making the state's coastline a popular location at Easter.

However, on days where it is too chilly to brave the waters there are still many exciting attractions up and down the coast that will make your stay a memorable one.

If you are in the north, Byron Bay and Port Stephens should both be on your itineraries, with the former offering tourists with artistic inclinations a range of New Age shops and stores, while the latter is perfect for experiencing some of the best seaside al fresco dining options available in NSW.

  • Family feeding the kangaroos on Mill beach at Murramarang Resort in South Durras

    South Coast

    The Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven area on the south coast are similarly blessed with cultural treats, providing antique shops, galleries and historic villages to explore. For a real treat, why not visit the annual Werri Beach Autumn Slash, which is the longest-running individual surfing competition on the south coast of NSW.

  • Giraffes, Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, Central NSW. Image: Destination NSW

    Central Coast

    Those looking to making life a little more exciting should visit Central Coast, where adventure autumn holidays may take your fancy - with the region having horseback trail rides, hang-gliding, cycling routes and kayaking among other activities.

  • Friends kayaking with Bundeena Kayaks, Bundeena, Royal National Park. Credit: James Pipino; Image: Destination NSW

    Country NSW

    Nature lovers will no doubt want to take a trip to Country NSW during their vacation, as it has numerous national parks, zoos and unspoiled natural landscapes. Not only this, but you can attend the annual Autumn and Dahlia show, a magnificent display of flowers and foliage from home gardeners from around the region held at St Lawrence's Primary Hall.

Boats, Jervis Bay