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Family holidays


School holiday ideas

School holidays offer the perfect opportunity to get out of the usual routine and explore NSW with your whole family. Attractions that are popular with kids of all ages include Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains area, Jamberoo Action Park near Kiama and Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo. Find out about NSW holiday deals.

Must Do

There are plenty of things to do, top attractions and great holiday destinations around NSW for the whole family at any time of the year.

Family exploring the base of Mount Warning along the Lyrebird track at Mount Warning National Park

Make sure you don't miss the Easter school holidays in Sydney. It's a great time of the year when the country comes to the city for the much-loved Sydney Royal Easter Show each April. Take the kids to the show for the first time or, continue the tradition, and watch wood chopping and whip-cracking, the Grand Parade, rodeos, motocross events and much, much more. Kids of all ages love the rides, the show bags, the prize-winning animals, the working dairy and farmyard nursery. Other Sydney attractions not to miss over Easter are Taronga Zoo, Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Harbour, best enjoyed on a jet-boat for maximum fun.

Beach holidays are always popular with kids - check out holiday deals around NSW and you're guaranteed a fun-packed beach holiday on the North or South Coast. Do something different and take the whole family on a cycling trip in the Blue Mountains, enjoy a horseback adventure in Country NSW, or paddle a kayak with only dolphins for company. In NSW you can see wildlife at firsthand - on a whale-watching cruise, in national parks, on a rainforest walking trail and in wildlife parks.

A great way to get around NSW is by train. Check out CountryLink's great deal where kids can travel for just $1.

Caravan and camping holidays

Whether you want to stay in a comfortable cabin, pitch a tent or connecting your motorhome, you'll find holiday parks are a great option for family-friendly accommodation. Solar-heated pools, tennis courts, camp kitchens, kids' playgrounds, mini golf and BBQs are just some of the facilities you're likely to find in a holiday park in NSW.  

See animals in the wild

New South Wales is home to many rare and endangered animals and luckily, there are plenty of places to see them. National parks area a good place to start - find out about tours run by national park rangers such as the Discovery Tour in Warrumbungle National Park or visit one of the zoos or sanctuaries around the State.

Short family drives

There are plenty of short drives in NSW that will help answer the kids' question, “are we there yet?” With a bit of planning, you can choose some short drives packed with entertaining things to see and do for the whole family.