NSW spring school holidays


With marvellous zoos and wildlife parks, spectacular natural scenery and exciting attractions, NSW is filled with school holiday activities. Take the family on a camping adventure in NSW's many national parks. At Pebbly Beach, on the South Coast, you can see kangaroos on the beach.

  • Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo
  • Pretty Beach - South Coast

Spring school holiday ideas in NSW

Spring is a delightful time to visit zoos and wildlife parks. You can go camping with friendly native animals at the Billabong Camp in the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. To experience the wonder of animals in the wild, take the kids whale watching or bushwalking in national parks.

Check out the events calendar when planning your holiday. You'll find plenty of attractions for the kids throughout NSW, including museums and stargazing observatories. Close to Sydney, enjoy thrilling rides and spectacular views in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains with Scenic World

Scenic Skyway - Scenic World - Katoomba - Blue Mountains

Just an hour from Sydney is the charming Central Coast, perfect for a short family adventure. Escape to the splendid North Coast on the Legendary Pacific Coast touring route, and enjoy all kinds of water sports in Port Stephens, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay. You can also get up close to dolphins in the wild in Port Stephens and Byron Bay.

On the beautiful South Coast, there are dolphin-watching cruises in Jervis Bay. In Eden, see whales and their calves in Twofold Bay or join a whale-watching tour with Cat Balou Cruises. For a river adventure, take the family on a paddle steamer on the Murray River in Country NSW.

Paddlesteamer on the Murray River - Echuca

Spring in Outback NSW brings wildflowers in bloom. Take the kids opal fossicking in White Cliffs or Lightning Ridge, or on an outback tour. The Snowy Mountains is great for horseriding, kayaking and fishing, and you'll relish the Boggy Creek Show's amazing horsemanship.

  1. Alpaca Products Australia

    Alpaca Products Australia is a working Alpaca farm, where you can get close, observe and learn about these extraordinary animals. They subscribe to low-stress herd management resulting in healthy, calm and trusting...

  2. Altina Wildlife Park

    This outstanding Altina Wildlife Park has unique personalised tours, accomplished in style via a Horse Drawn Cart furnished with comfortable seats. The open-aired and leisurely feel of the tour will allow you to...

  3. Australian Reptile Park

    Located on the Central Coast of NSW, approximately one hour north of Sydney and one hour south of Newcastle, is the award winning Australian Reptile Park, renowned to be a great family fun day out. ...

  4. Australian Seabird Rescue

    The Australian Seabird Rescue, Research, Rehabilitation and Coastal Education Centre in Ballina offers a comprehensive educational experience for people of all ages. Participants experience first hand the issues in...

  5. Batemans Marine Park

    "A good days fishing, with plenty more for tomorrow" - From Murramarang Beach to Wallaga Lake is 85,000 hectares of estuaries, creeks, rivers and lakes nearly all available for recreational fishing with little...

  6. Birdland Animal Park

    Birdland Animal Park is a delightful and intimate hands-on experience. Forest paths wind through eight acres of sweeping waterfront trees and landscaped gardens brimming with native Australian animals, birds and...

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