Spring is a delightful time to visit zoos and wildlife parks. You can go camping with friendly native animals at the Billabong Camp in the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. To experience the wonder of animals in the wild, take the kids whale watching or bushwalking in national parks.
Check out the events calendar when planning your holiday. You'll find plenty of attractions for the kids throughout NSW, including museums and stargazing observatories. Close to Sydney, enjoy thrilling rides and spectacular views in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains with Scenic World.
Just an hour from Sydney is the charming Central Coast, perfect for a short family adventure. Escape to the splendid North Coast on the Legendary Pacific Coast touring route, and enjoy all kinds of water sports in Port Stephens, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay. You can also get up close to dolphins in the wild in Port Stephens and Byron Bay.
On the beautiful South Coast, there are dolphin-watching cruises in Jervis Bay. In Eden, see whales and their calves in Twofold Bay or join a whale-watching tour with . For a river adventure, take the family on a paddle steamer on the Murray River in Country NSW.
Spring in Outback NSW brings wildflowers in bloom. Take the kids opal fossicking in White Cliffs or Lightning Ridge, or on an outback tour. The Snowy Mountains is great for horseriding, kayaking and fishing, and you'll relish the Boggy Creek Show's amazing horsemanship.