Beaches are great for family fun and adventure. Children will have endless fun playing, swimming and exploring nature. And with some of the best surfing beaches in the world in NSW, you'll find learn to surf schools on the South Coast, Central Coast and North Coast.
Check out the events calendar when planning your holiday. There are plenty of attractions for kids away from the beach too, including treetop adventure parks where you can soar safely on zip-lines. Many museums and stargazing observatories put on special exhibitions during school holidays, and zoos and wildlife parks are always popular with young explorers.
Explore Port Stephens on the North Coast, where kids as young as seven can go swimming with dolphins in the wild with Dolphin Swim Australia. Among the many South Coast attractions, kids will be thrilled with Jamberoo Action Park's waterslides and dolphin-watching cruises in Jervis Bay.
Accommodation is available to suit a range of budgets. You can also hire kayaks, surfboards, boats and other equipment at popular destinations. If you're planning a river adventure, houseboats are available for hire on the Murray and other inland or coastal waterways.
For music fans, head for Country NSW in January and the Tamworth Country Music Festival, one of the world's biggest music festivals. Or take the family to explore the Universe at the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope.