School’s out for summer and that means it’s time for the family to have some fun. There’s plenty to do across NSW in the warmer months. Learn to surf, swim with dolphins, meet curious koalas, ride horses on the beach, camp by the coast or climb to the top of Australia’s highest peak.
Beaches & water activities
You can’t go past the classic Aussie summer holiday at the beach and with hundreds of beaches spread along more than 2,000km of coastline, there’s somewhere to explore for every family. Learn to surf on the South Coast in Shellharbour or enjoy the beautiful coastline of Narooma, go swimming at Seal Rocks, boogie board at Toowoon Bay on the Central Coast, or travel up north to Coffs Harbour and see kangaroos hopping across Moonee Beach. If you’re looking for one of NSW's most iconic holiday destinations, Byron Bay offers plenty for adults and children and there are smaller towns to explore up to the Tweed Coast of NSW.
The summer school holidays are the perfect time to introduce children to all the different animals at zoos and wildlife parks, or just simply spot them in the natural surrounds. Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo is an open-range zoo that’s home to over 4,000 animals and leads the way in conservation efforts and breeding programs. You can even spend the night in a safari tent and immerse yourself at the zoo.
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