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.
Go on a camping adventure at Pebbly Beach on the South Coast, where you can pat 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.
When planning your holiday check the events calendar, as many museums and stargazing observatories put on exhibitions for kids during school holidays. A range of accommodation is available, and you'll find plenty of attractions for kids and things to do for the whole family.
For picturesque autumnal scenery, visit the Southern Highlands. Bowral is 90 minutes' drive from Sydney and home to the Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame. The spectacular Fitzroy Falls in the Morton National Park is 20 minutes' drive from Bowral.
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.