School Holidays

Summer School Holidays

Summer is the perfect time for a seaside adventure and NSW has got you covered. From Byron Bay on the North Coast to Merimbula on the South Coast, the NSW coastline is home to beautiful beaches where you can laze and swim or get active and learn to surf and snorkel.

Other water adventures for the whole family include boating along waterways such as the Murray River, kayaking along the Clarence River, or going fishing in the Snowy Mountains.

The Murray River, Bundalong

Autumn School Holidays

As the temperature cools, Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor adventures. The stunning scenery as the leaves turn from green to red and the landscape changes makes bushwalking, cycling and horse riding even more appealing.

Go on a road trip and discover picture-perfect towns in the Southern Highlands and at the foot of the World-Heritage listed Blue Mountains, go camping in a national park, or head out to Country NSW to visit the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope.

Horse Riding in the Snowy Mountains

Winter School Holidays

NSW may be known for its beaches, but it is also a winter wonderland if you know where to go. Head to the Snowy Mountains and make the most of the season. Kids can learn how to ski or snowboard and have the chance to build a snowman.

Winter is the perfect time to go on a whale-watching cruise on the coast, as humpback whales and Southern right whales migrate alone the coast from May to November. You’ll find cruises up and down the State, including in Port Macquarie, Port Stephens and Jervis Bay.

A family warming up with hot chocolates at Thredbo ski resort in the Snowy Mountains

Spring School Holidays

Spring is a great time to visit animals at NSW's zoos and wildlife parks. Highlights include Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Mogo Zoo, Symbio Wildlife Park and Australian Reptile Park. As the temperatre rises, get outdoors and try cycling, kayaking, horseriding and fishing.

Take a family road trip and go camping at many of the national parks in NSW. For short breaks from Sydney, opt for the Central Coast, the Hunter or the Shoalhaven which are an easy two hour drive away.

Father and son enjoying a meerkat encounter at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

School Holidays Dates - 2022

Summer Mon, 20 December 2021 Thur, 27 January 2022
Autumn Mon, 11 April 2022 Fri, 22 April 2022
Winter Mon, 4 July 2022 Fri, 15 July 2022
Spring Mon, 26 September 2022 Fri, 7 October 2022
Summer Wed, 21 December 2022 Thur, 26 January 2023


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