School Holidays in Spring
With marvellous zoos and wildlife parks, natural wonders and historic towns, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do these NSW spring school holidays. Take a road trip, and enjoy outdoor adventures from bushwalking to whale watching.
Zoos and wildlife
One of the best zoos in Australia is the open-range Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. You can get really close to African lions safely behind specially designed glass viewing areas. To experience the wonder of animals in the wild, take the kids bushwalking and camping in magnificent national parks, where you may spot birds, kangaroos, koalas and more.
Whale watching is popular, with thousands of humpbacks swimming south along the NSW coast to feed in the Antarctic over summer. 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.
The weather is ideal for fun outdoor activities including fishing, kayaking and mountain biking. Why not enroll the kids in surfing lessons while you unwind and relax on beautiful beaches? Or zip through the trees at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures, near Jamberoo.
Just west of Sydney are the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Enjoy thrilling rides and 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, 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 coast on the majestic Great Lakes or on the Clarence River near Grafton in the Clarence Valley.