NSW Winter Holiday Ideas
NSW Winter Holiday Ideas
Have you ever considered a winter short break exploring regional NSW? The winter cooler months are a beautiful time to explore and uncover the attractions and experences NSW has to offer!
From snow filled adventures in the Snowy Mountains to charming local festivals and family-friendly activities, NSW has something for everyone.
Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said, “A winter short break and exploring new destinations is the ideal way to keep everyone happy, and the cooler winter months are the perfect time to uncover the fantastic attractions and experiences our state has to offer.”
Destination NSW offers some holiday suggestions for the winter break:
• Festival fun in Bathurst: The Bathurst Winter Festival celebrates all that is great about winter in the historic Central West city. Running from 1 – 16 July, highlights of the festival include an open-air ice rink, a winter playground, and two festival nights Ignite the Night on 1 July and Brew and Bite on 8 July. While in town, it’s worth paying a visit to the impressive Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum as well
• Let it snow: The Hunter Valley’s favourite winter festival Snow Time in the Garden is back for another year of fun. Held at the Hunter Valley Gardens from 24 June – 16 July, friends and families will love the giant ice skating rink, ice toboggan, rides, ice sculpting and Snow Play Zone where you can build a snowman in the man-made snow
• Tour and taste the Tweed: Head to Northern NSW for warmer climes and outdoor winter adventures in the Tweed. With gorgeous beaches, farm gates, charming villages and World Heritage rainforest, the area is perfect for a nature-based family holiday. The kids will love exploring Tropical Fruit World, crab catching on the Tweed River and exploring the 35km of beaches and coastline, while parents will enjoy world-class Tweed Regional Gallery and leading boutique hotel Tweed Regional Gallery
• Real life Monopoly: The charming city of Orange has long been one of Australia’s favourite hidden gems, with Monopoly recently giving the city a coveted place on the new Australia version of the board game. Play the board game in real life by visiting Orange this winter to experience Orange Winter Wonderland, or take the family to the architecturally designed Orange Regional Museum to explore the city on a Heritage Adventure trail
• Snowy Mountains family fun: NSW is home to Australia’s five highest peaks including Mt Kosciuszko, and four Snowy Mountains resorts. With most NSW ski fields now open, the winter school holidays are the perfect time to make the most of the ski season. The ski fields offer a broad range of accommodation from indulgent winter getaways to budget-friendly weekend escapes for alpine first-timers.
For more Holiday inspiration go to visitnsw.com.