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, snorkel and dive.

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

The Murray River, Bundalong

Autumn School Holidays

Autumn, when the leaves turn from green to rust, is a delightful time to leave the house and enjoy outdoor adventures. The stunning scenery as the landscape changes makes bushwalkingcycling and horse riding even more appealing. Get amongst it at a national park and go camping, while it’s still warm enough.

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 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 these beautiful animals make their winter migration from May to November.

Check the events calendar for more winter festivals and attractions.

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 ZooMogo ZooSymbio Wildlife Park and Australian Reptile Park.

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 2019

Autumn Sat, 13 April Sun, 28 April
Winter Sat, 06 July Sun, 21 July
Spring Sat, 28 September Sun, 13 October
Summer Sat, 21 December Monday, 27 January 2020

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