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NSW is perfect for family holidays, with World Heritage wilderness, beautiful beaches and rivers, marine parks and national parks, zoos and amusement parks, and a fascinating history. Kids will be thrilled with the many outdoor adventures and fun activities.

  • Whale watching, Newcastle
  • Tropical Fruit World, Duranbah

Enjoy great family holidays in NSW

Discover the natural beauty of NSW on a family holiday at any time of the year. You can enjoy a beach holiday, pitch a tent in a national park, explore the Murray River on a houseboat, touch sharks in an aquarium, and see dolphins and whales frolic in the ocean, to suggest just a few ideas.

Explore the South Coast's enchanting attractions, from uncrowded beaches where you can learn to surf to Jamberoo Action Park's waterslides to Jervis Bay's dolphin-watching cruises. Fishing and boating are popular all along the coast, and you can go camping under the stars.

Kendalls Beach, Kiama

Just north of Sydney is the gorgeous Central Coast, where attractions include Elvis, a huge saltwater crocodile at Australian Reptile Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. Horseriding and kayaking are popular with Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures.

Travel to the beautiful North Coast and take a dolphin-watching cruise in Ports Stephens. At Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters you can pat sharks. Visit the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie or, during the whale migration between May and Novemver, enjoy a whale-watching cruises along the NSW coast. These run from Byron Bay in the north to Eden in the south.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

Kids will love zoos and wildlife parks too, including the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Country NSW. Morton National Park in the Southern Highlands is great for bushwalking, and Scenic World in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains is a thrilling experience. In the Snowy Mountains, kids can learn to ski in the colder months and enjoy horseriding in warmer months.

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  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. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. Casino Miniature Railway

    Take a trip on a miniature steam or diesel locomotive, winding through the beautiful Jabiru Geneebeinga Wetlands before skirting the Casino golf course.Whilst you enjoy your journey, take a free...

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