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With majestic mountains, lush valleys, the rich red of the outback and a coastline dotted with beautiful beaches and charming seaside villages, New South Wales has it all.

Avoca Beach, Central CoastWith 16 regions, all offering something different, New South Wales has an abundance of places to go and things to do to keep kids happy and entertained.

Sydney is holiday heaven, even for local kids, because there are so many attractions. With museums such as the Powerhouse and the National Maritime Museum, beach icons like Bondi and Manly, beautiful parks like Bicentennial Park, the Royal National Park and Centennial Park, and nautical attractions like Sydney Aquarium and Oceanworld Manly, you won't hear the kids saying, "I'm bored!"

Zig Zag RailwayAt the Sydney Aquarium, the kids will love the Finding Nemo theme, with plenty of Nemos, Dorys and Bruces on display. You'll also find sharks, snakes and all sorts of sea creatures at Oceanworld Manly. Big kids can even dive with the sharks, if they are very brave!

Head out of the big smoke and all sorts of experiences await. Visit a mine or the School of the Air in Broken Hill or explore a bushranger's hideout in Uralla. Go bushwalking in the Barrington Tops National Park, see the animals at Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, or go fishing on the banks of the Murray River. Explore Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains or go bananas in Coffs Harbour. Or perhaps you want to have a whale of a time on the South Coast or tackle the waterslides and other thrilling rides at Jamberoo.

The range of accommodation is just as diverse, ranging from fabulous farmstays to large resorts and excellent holiday parks.  

Further information on Sydney and Surrounds

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Further information on Coffs Coast

Be out there in Parkes

Parkes is ideally located in Central NSW along the major inland touring route, the Newell Highway. From Sydney you can be out there in just 45 minutes by plane, or instead take the scenic route through the Blue Mountains to regional NSW by train or car.


Lake Macquarie

Boasting the largest coastal saltwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere, 30 kilometres of pristine coastline and the majestic Watagan Mountains, the Lake is the ideal destination for your next no-fuss family holiday.

The Legendary Pacific Coast

It is where family memories are made and you have the chance to take your kids and create new memories with your family. Australia's top tourism drive has something new around each corner from coastal destinations to the lush hinterland.



Sydney's southern little sister is often overlooked in the rush further down the coast, but there are plenty of reasons to go no further than Wollongong and the Illawarra. You can horse ride, 'fly' above the treetops, catch some water park action, get close to some cuddly critters, or simply stroll along beaches far less hectic than those in the northern city



Great school holiday programs provide educational entertainment where learning and having fun go hand in hand. A visit to the Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum is a must where you can gaze at precious gemstones and crystals and then look a T-rex in the eye.


Destination Macarthur

Finding an interesting weekend getaway that the whole family can enjoy may seem like an impossible task but, rest assured, families travelling to the Macarthur region will find activities aplenty. Located less than an hour south-west of Sydney CBD it is an ideal location for a weekend of family R&R.


The Tweed Coast

Nestled in the caldera of an ancient shield volcano, the Tweed stretches from world-famous Byron Bay in NSW to Queensland's sun-drenched Gold Coast. Journey along the road less travelled from the bustling hub of Tweed Heads to sleepy seaside villages and tranquil waterways meandering through cane fields and dairy farms to quirky rural communities immersed in a vibrant culture of music, art, creativity, spirituality and a sense of adventure.


Tourism New South Wales
tel: 13 33 73

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