Boxing Day in NSW

There are many exciting attractions and things to do on Boxing Day in NSW, from adventure and sport to arts and culture, food and wine experiences and hikes and walks in beautiful parks and bushland. Whether you are enjoying a Christmas getaway or family holiday, you’ll find plenty of amazing attractions.

The Huskisson Carnival, on the NSW South Coast, is a popular annual event running from 26 December to 28 January. Get your heart pumping on the thrilling Power Surge ride, or take a spin on the Hurricane, the Sizzler, or Dodgem Cars. An outdoor Retro Roller Skating rink also features this year, as well as many rides for the smaller kids. 

On the stunning NSW North Coast, enjoy a day in the sun at the annual Ballina Boxing Day Races at the Ballina Jockey Club. On the NSW South Coast, exciting racing and free entertainment will also thrill the family at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club. Catch a free buse to the event from Eden, Pambula, Merimbula, Tura Beach, Tathra or Bega.

With many golden sandy beaches, Port Stephens is always recommended, while Byron Bay and the Central Coast are also abundant with surfing and watersport opportunities. Closer to Sydney, explore the ancient wonder of the Jenolan Caves in the Greater Blue Mountains Area. The thrilling Scenic World is also open. 

Great Boxing Day events and attractions in NSW

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Public Holiday Dates 2018-2019

Holiday 2018 2019
Australia Day Thursday, 26 January Friday, 28 January
Good Friday Friday, 30 March Friday, 19 April
Easter Saturday Saturday, 31 March Saturday, 20 April
Easter Sunday Sunday, 1 April Sunday, 21 April
Easter Monday  Monday, 2 April Monday, 22 April
Anzac Day  Wednesday, 25 April Thursday, 25 April
Queen's Birthday  Monday, 11 June Monday, 10 June
October Long Weekend (Labour Day) Monday, 1 October Monday, 7 October
Christmas Day public holiday Tuesday, 25 December Wednesday, 25 December
Boxing Day Wednesday, 26 December Thursday, 26 December