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. A great way to explore wonderful attractions is on a road trip. The weather is ideal for outdoor adventures too, from bushwalking to whale watching.
Other fun activities include fishing, kayaking and mountain biking. Why not enrol the kids in surfing lessons while you unwind and relax on beautiful beaches? How about taking the family to delightful Spring country shows? You’ll also discover special holiday activities in the events calendar, including:
- Star gazing at Siding Spring Observatory Open Day, Coonabarabran
- Go exploring on a Garden Safari, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
- Zip through the trees at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures, near Jamberoo
- Become a mini farmer at The Farm, Byron Bay
- Make your own models at a 3D printing workshop for kids, Wollongong
- Learn new skills at Mountain Biking Camp, Jindabyne
- Have fun at the Spring Jam kids' festival, Wagga Wagga
One of the best zoos in the world 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.
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.
Just west of Sydney are the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Enjoy thrilling rides and spectacular views in the ancient landscape with 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.
Spring in the Snowy Mountains or the striking Outback brings a stunning array of colours. The Snowies is great for cycling, kayaking, horseriding and fishing. You'll also enjoy the Boggy Creek Show's amazing horsemanship. Or take the kids opal fossicking in White Cliffs or Lightning Ridge.