NSW summer school holidays

Highlights

Endless fun at the beach

The spectacular NSW coastline is blessed with hundreds of beautiful beaches and waterways. Take your family on a seaside adventure and relax on white sands and enjoy water sports, from swimming, snorkelling and surfing to kayaking, fishing and sailing.

  • Kioloa Beach, South Coast
  • Kayaking, Moona Moona, Jervis Bay & Shoalhaven

Summer school holiday ideas in NSW

Beaches are great for family fun and adventure. Children will have endless fun playing, swimming and exploring nature. And with some of the best surfing beaches in the world in NSW, you'll find learn to surf schools on the South Coast, Central Coast and North Coast.

Check out the events calendar when planning your holiday. There are plenty of attractions for kids away from the beach too, including treetop adventure parks where you can soar safely on zip-lines. Many museums and stargazing observatories put on special exhibitions during school holidays, and zoos and wildlife parks are always popular with young explorers.

Australian Mineral and Fossil Museum, Bathurst

A popular beach event the kids can watch on the North Coast is the Nutri-Grain Iron Man Series, an ocean endurance race, in Newcastle. Just north is Port Stephens, where kids as young as seven can go swimming with dolphins in the wild with Dolphin Swim Australia. Among the many South Coast attractions, kids will be thrilled with Jamberoo Action Park's waterslides and dolphin-watching cruises in Jervis Bay.

Accommodation is available to suit a range of budgets. You can also hire kayaks, surfboards, boats and other equipment at popular destinations. If you're planning a river adventure, houseboats are available for hire on the Murray and other inland or coastal waterways.

Children, Murray River

For music fans, head for Country NSW in January and the Tamworth Country Music Festival, one of the world's biggest music festivals. Or take the family to explore the Universe at the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope.

  1. AirZone

    AirZone is suitable for the whole family, not just kids. They love to see parents having fun with the kids. 1500 square metres of indoor fun, AirZone is jam packed with inflatable jumping castles, obstacle courses and...

  2. Apex Park Moree

    Apex Park features a flying fox, a spring rider, swings, climbers, a mini rock wall and a double slippery slide. It is the ideal place for the kids to have fun. Soft ground cover cushions the landings and the entire...

  3. Batemans Bay Mini Golf

    Batemans Bay Mini Golf is one of the best miniature golf courses in the country!Enjoy the 18 hole course themed with features such as Bumble Bee from Transformers and Predator! Great fun for the...

  4. Bathurst Farm Experience

    Experience a real farm and interact with animals at Bathurst Farm Experience. Feed lambs, chickens, horses and learn about their uses. Have a led "pony" ride on a Shetland pony or draught horse. Take a sled ride...

  5. Bay and Basin Leisure Centre

    Bay and Basin Leisure Centre has something for everyone. There are four heated pools including a relaxing spa, 25 metre lap pool and an exciting 40 metre water slide. There is a fully equipped gym to keep you in...

  6. Big Buzz Fun Park

    The Big Buzz Fun Park is 25 acres of adventure and fun, just south of Taree on the Lakes Way.The park features a toboggan run, three open water slides, jumbo slide, toddlers slide, kamikaze slide,...

  7. C1 Speed Electric Indoor Karting

    C1 Speed is an Australian first, an ecological system of electric indoor karts that covers an area of 3,000 square metres. A style characterised by 'techno' and futuristic content that makes it unique among its kind...

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