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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 spring school holidays

  • Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo
  • Scenic World, Katoomba, Blue Mountains


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

Spring School Holidays

Family exploring the Dolphin Marine Magic, Coffs Harbour

Spring is a great time to take advantage of the warmer weather and relax with the family on the stunning beaches of Northern NSW. Explore the Legendary Pacific Coast touring route, which takes you north from Sydney through some of the state's best national parks and beaches. Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie and Port Stephens are all popular destinations for a family holiday, with watersports like swimming, surfing, snorkelling, kayaking and fishing. Take the family snorkeling off the Solitary Islands near Coffs Harbour, which are teeming with tropical and sub-tropical sea-life.

The South Coast is no less beautiful and spring brings mild, sunny days to the region, making it a great time of year to explore the Eurobodalla, Shellharbour, the Shoalhaven and the Sapphire Coast. Visit Twofold Bay in Eden and see whales and their calves resting in its calm waters, where you can spot whales from lookout points around the bay. Or join one of the daily cruises with Cat Balou Cruises or visit the Eden Killer Whale Museum for an up-close whale watching experience.

The lush and expansive region of Country NSW is home to many national parks, as well as the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. Spring in Outback NSW brings wildflowers in bloom, flocks of wild birds and beautiful sunsets over the Mundi Mundi Plains. You can pan for gold in Hill End in Central NSW and Nundle (near Tamworth) or fossick for opals in Lightning Ridge and White Cliffs.

Another 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, where you can view the iconic Three Sisters rock formation. Or head to the Snowy Mountains for hiking, horseriding, and bushwalking. The school holidays are also a great time to learn to cook.

Head to the Woolgoolga CurryFest on the the NSW North Coast for cooking classes, farm tours, Bollywood dance classes and a massive curry market. Julie’s Place on the Central Coast, run by MasterChef contestant Julie Goodwin, offers kids’ cooking classes, or check out one of special School Holiday Cooking Classes at Bent on Food in Wingham on the Mid-North Coast or Food I Am in Wagga Wagga in the Riverina.

School Holidays Dates - 2015

Holiday Start date End date
Autumn Monday, 6 April Friday, 17 April
Winter Monday, 29 June Monday, 13 July
Spring Monday, 21 September Monday, 05 October
Summer Thursday, 17 December Monday, 24 January 2016

Zoos, wildlife and farm stays

Get up close with Australias 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.