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NSW spring school holidays


Spring School Holidays

Take the family on a caravan and camping getaway during the spring school holidays to discover spectacular beaches, stunning natural scenery and exciting attractions across the state. NSW is filled with activities the whole family can enjoy from zoos and farmstays, to national parks and world-class musuems and observatories.

Must Do

Zoos, wildlife and farm stays

Get up close with Australia’s creatures at a great range of zoos, wildlife parks, and farm stays across NSW.

Museums, science and culture

Explore interactive museums, observatories, and cultural attractions, and combine learning with fun!

Attractions for kids

Sports centres, amusement parks and more will keep the whole family active during the winter school holidays.

Holidays on the water

Enjoy whale watching, kayaking, and more on the State's rivers and along the stunning NSW east coast.

Natural attractions

Unwind and take in the spectacular scenery of NSW with these great outdoor family-friendly adventure ideas.

National parks

Escape to the peaks of the Snowy Mountains or explore the magnificent landscape of the Blue Mountains.

School Holidays Dates - 2014

See Public Holidays

HolidayStart dateEnd date
SpringMonday, 22 September 2014Monday, 06 October 2014
SummerMonday, 22 December 2014Tuesay, 27 January 2015

School Holidays Dates - 2015

HolidayStart dateEnd date
AutumnMonday, 6 AprilFriday, 17 April
WinterMonday, 29 JuneMonday, 13 July
SpringMonday, 21 SeptemberMonday, 05 October
SummerThursday, 17 DecemberTBC

Spring School Holidays

Family picnics in Kiama, Illawar by Hugh Hartshorne for Destination NSW

Unwind on stunning beaches these spring school holidays, whichever end of the coast you want to explore. Heading to the North Coast? Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie or Port Stephens are popular places to visit offering great watersport activities such as swimming, surfing, snorkelling, kayaking and fishing.

The South Coast is no less stunning, with Eurobodalla, Shellharbour, the Sapphire Coast and the Shoalhaven. Enjoy a relaxed pace in the surrounding local towns and villages and join a dolphin and whale-watching tour.

Those travelling by car can explore the Central Coast's Legendary Pacific Coast touring route, which takes you north from Sydney through some of the state's best national parks,beaches and natural landscapes.

Wildlife enthusiasts can spend a few days in Country NSW. This lush and expansive region is home to many national parks and Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo

A great way to spend your spring holidays is by exploring the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains. Highlights include the Jenolan Caves, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden and Echo Point Lookout to view the iconic Three Sisters rock formation.