The curtain has finally fallen on winter, which means the days are getting longer and nights are warmer, coaxing us out of our winter lull. As spring begins to lure us back outside, it’s time to start planning your getaways! From surfing to city exploring and everything in between, we’ve got a list of the best things to do in NSW.

Dive into Sydney Beaches

Australia is renowned for having some pretty epic surf, and NSW is no exception! The weather in spring time, especially in NSW, is beautifully in-between. It’s not too hot, the sun isn’t too strong and there’s a nice mild breeze… perfect for surfing!

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Head down the South Coast for a weekend away

You will discover beautiful beaches, national parks and the famous Kiama Blowhole – which spouts seawater 20 meters into the air! Stanwell Park has great outdoor adventure activities from hang-gliding & paragliding or if you want to stay on land the Royal National Park is the perfect place for bushwalking and if you are lucky you might even spot a whale! Check out these south coast short breaks.

Explore the City

Sydney is full of amazing activities waiting to be explore. From climbing the Harbour Bridge to cuddling a koala at Taronga Zoo, there’s something for everyone! It’s a city best enjoyed in beautiful weather so what better season than to do it than spring?!

Sculptures by the Sea

This incredible outdoor exhibition is a Sydney staple. Over three weeks (18 October to 4 November) thousands of people wander between Bondi and Tamarama, enjoying the more than 100 sculptures displayed against sprawling Pacific Ocean view. Featuring local and international artists, Sculpture by the Sea is the largest free outdoor sculpture exhibition in Australia, and is one not to be missed

Whale Watching

Spring marks the beginning of the southern migration for mother whales and their calves, making this time of year ideal for whale watching tours. The whales swimming slowly and closer to the surface, so the baby can keep up, giving us humans the best chance of spotting them. Whale watching tours leave from a number of locations up and down the NSW coast, giving us all plenty of opportunities to see these incredible creatures in the wild.

Tulip Time

Nothing heralds spring like flowers. During September, Bowral is awash with blooms as local cottage gardens flush with colour and the region bobs with specially-planted tulips, especially for the annual Tulip Time festival. Tulip Time is the Southern Highland’s largest event, offering visitors the heady sight of more than 75,000 tulips planted within Corbett Gardens. An absolute must for nature lovers.

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