School holidays in spring in NSW

With incredible zoos and wildlife parks, natural wonders and historic towns, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do these spring school holidays in NSW. 

Outdoor adventures

With the weather warming up, it's the perfect time to get outdoors. If you’re near the coast, you can enroll the kids in surfing lessons while you unwind and relax on beautiful beaches, or rent kayaks or stand up paddle boards for a little adventure.  

For something different, zip through the trees at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures, near Jamberoo. Or take the kids bushwalking and camping in magnificent national parks, like Dorrigo National Park on the North Coast and or Mungo National Park in Outback NSW

The Scenic Skyway cabin passes over the Jamison Valley, Katoomba in the Blue Mountains

Scenic World, Katoomba 

Just west of Sydney are the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Enjoy spectacular views in the ancient landscape at Scenic World. Hop aboard one of world’s steepest incline railways into a rainforest and glide between rugged cliff tops on a glass-floored cable car. 

For a river adventure, you can take the family on a paddle steamer on the mighty Murray River in Country NSW. Why not hire a houseboat and cruise the beautiful river? You can also captain a houseboat on the majestic Great Lakes or on the Clarence River near Grafton in the Clarence Valley

 Zoos & wildlife

Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo is considered one of the best zoos in Australia. The open-range park offers overnight stays in cabins and permanent tents, so you can spend a few days admiring the 5000+ animals that live there.  

Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo - Credit: Taronga Western Plains Zoo 

Spring is a great time to see whales, as they migrate along the NSW coastline to feed in the Antarctic.  There are many great vantage points, including Jervis Bay and Eden on the South Coast, and Port Stephens, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour on the North Coast

Below the water, there are some excellent snorkelling spots in NSW. Cook Island on the North Coast has a large population of sea turtles and Montague Island off the coast of Narooma on the South Coast, is home to the largest fur seal colony in the NSW.  

Whale breaching in front of Boyds Tower - Eden - South Coast


School holiday dates - 2023/2024

Summer Wed 21 December 2022 Thur 26 January 2023
Autumn Mon 10 April 2023 Fri 21 April 2023
Winter Mon 3 July 2023 Fri 14 July 2023
Spring Mon 25 September 2023 Fri 6 October 2023
Summer Wed 20 December 2023 Thur 29 January 2024


Fun Family Activities In NSW