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The best autumn activities in NSW

As summer slowly but surely bids adieu to New South Wales, it’s time to welcome the vibrant hues of autumn. (And take a break from sweltering humidity, too!) Whether you’re a Sydneysider or exploring regional gems, the cooler weather opens loads of exciting indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy. Embrace the chill and try one of these five autumnal adventures!

1. Explore art and culture indoors

Step into a world of creativity with NSW’s array of art galleries and museums, offering a feast for your imagination – and often free general admission, too! Wander through the free exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney or lose yourself in the captivating collections at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. For those venturing into rural areas, the Maitland Regional Art Gallery is recognised as one of the best, boasting five exhibition spaces, a café with delicious food, and a gift shop to browse for the perfect creative keepsake. Once you’ve had your fill of art, head to Timezone Green Hills just down the road for a game of mini bowling, laser tag and, of course, loads of arcade games!

2. Dive into a literary wonderland

Libraries are cooler than ever, and they aren’t just about books; they’re havens of imagination and interactive discovery. Libraries also offer fantastic indoor activities for a chilly autumn weekend, where kids can dive into their favourite books – there may even be story times where they can socialise with other kids as they all go on fanciful adventures. Take a trip to Woollahra Library in Double Bay, where innovative design meets literary treasures. With cosy reading nooks, an indoor slide, hanging plants clinging to almost every surface and even a herb garden, it’s a calming paradise for book lovers of all ages. And, just a short drive away, Timezone Haymarket awaits with an incredible range of arcade games and attractions.

3. Seek serenity in nature

Autumn paints the landscape with breath-taking colours, making it the perfect time for outdoor adventures. Lace up your boots and explore the picturesque hiking trails of the Blue Mountains or wander through the serene Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney. You could even go for a snorkel in the Cabbage Tree Bay marine reserve in Manly – yes, really: autumn is a great time to get in the ocean, the water’s still warm and often much calmer and clearer. Once you’ve drank your fill of the tranquillity of nature, head to Timezone Mt Druitt after a wander in the Blue Mountains National Park, or even Timezone Dee Why if you’ve had a quick dip at Manly beach – it’ll be the cherry on top of a delightful day.

4. Savour seasonal delights at NSW Farmers’ Markets

Indulge your taste buds with the flavours of autumn at one of NSW’s many bustling farmers’ markets – there’s always loads happening! Sample local delicacies, chat with passionate producers, and bring home a taste of the season’s bounty. One of our favourites is the Berry Farmers’ Market, held every Thursday afternoon in the township of Berry, which turns into a fairy-tale landscape during autumn. Berry’s also not that far from Timezone Shellharbour, so once you’ve stocked up on yummy treats and cute crafts, go have some fun on the Spin Zone Bumper Cars!

5. Head straight for fun

If you’re looking for fun autumn activities that don’t take loads of planning and guarantee a good day, visit your closest Timezone entertainment venue. We promise non-stop action with loads of arcade games and entertainment activities such as laser tag, tenpin bowling, bumper cars and even delicious food and drinks at selected Timezone venues.

Best of all, there’s almost certainly a Timezone location near you. Whether you’re in Top Ryde, Rouse Hill, Mt Druitt, Parramatta or anywhere in between, you and the whole family can get involved in the excitement right now. Grab your jacket, pack your sense of adventure, and let the autumn escapades begin!

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