Autumn School Holidays

Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained during isolation? Check out these great online activities including workshops, crafts, museum tours and even live streams from your favourite zoos.

Autumn is the perfect time to get outdoors and love NSW. Swim at beautiful beaches, hike in national parks and enjoy the many activities on offer across the State. If you prefer to stay indoors, you’ll find museums, galleries and observatories to explore during the Autumn school holidays.


Go on a camping adventure at Pebbly Beach on the South Coast, where you can see wild kangaroos, before sleeping under the stars. You can even camp in a zoo in Country NSW. The Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo has the Billabong Camp in the native wildlife section.

Museums and Galleries

When planning your holiday check the events calendar, as many museums and stargazing observatories put on exhibitions for kids during school holidays. Sports fans will love the Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame in Bowral.


Autumn is the perfect time to hit the beach, with the water still warm from the summer sun. Go snorkelling at Cook Island Aquatic Reserve near Tweeds Head, or learn to surf at Yamba.  Take the kids on dolphin-watching cruises in Port Stephens and in Jervis Bay.

Children snorkelling in a rock pool near Wooli, Northern Rivers NSW

Outdoor activities

For an adventure high in the trees, kids as young as seven can soar on the TreeTops Crazy Rider, the world's longest rollercoaster zip-line, just 80 minutes' drive from Sydney on the Central Coast. Or try Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures on the South Coast.

An unforgettable destination for a family holiday is the Blue Mountains, a World Heritage wilderness near Sydney. At Katoomba, just two hours by train from Sydney, your family will enjoy breathtaking views from Echo Point Lookout and thrilling experiences with Scenic World.

Fun Family Activities In NSW