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.
Just north of Sydney is the gorgeous Central Coast, where attractions include Elvis, a huge saltwater crocodile at Australian Reptile Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. Horse riding 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 November, enjoy a whale-watching cruises along the NSW coast. These run from Byron Bay in the north to Eden in the south.
Kids will love zoos and wildlife parks too, including the