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Looking for a weekend break from the hustle and bustle of Sydney life? Located in New South
Wales, the state is filled with a wide range of beautiful natural attractions and a variety of
terrains to explore, from the red, desert plains of outback NSW to the lush vineyards of the
Hunter Valley. Whether you want to relax on stunning beaches, take on an exciting bushwalking
adventure, or enjoy a scenic coastal walk, there’s so much to explore in wild NSW – and all less
than a three hour drive away! Check out five amazing getaways from Sydney below and start planning your next weekend break!
The Hunter Valley in NSW has many options for spas, wine tours, and picturesque cottages
perfect for a romantic weekend getaway. The area is Australia’s oldest wine region and there
are many cellar doors, vineyards and wineries offering world-class bubbles. Situated around a
three hour drive from Sydney, sip shiraz as the sun goes down over the vineyards, visit the local
farmers markets and relax in luxurious spas on a relaxing weekend retreat in Hunter Valley.
Take the two hour coastal drive north to Port Stephens and discover gorgeous beaches, bays
and adventure sports. Great for short breaks and family holidays, Port Stephens is blessed with
26 golden beaches perfect for surfing, swimming and unwinding. As well as a wide range of fun
beach activities, the region also has a variety of exciting outdoor adventures including skydiving,
mountain biking and 4WD experiences on the shifting sand dunes of Worimi Conservation
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Get away from bustling city life and enjoy a holiday in the beautiful Central Coast. Just an
hour’s drive from Sydney, the region is well-known for its amazing surf beaches, including
Umina Beach, Avoca Beach and Ettalong Beach, as well as the legendary surfing spot Terrigal.
Explore Brisbane Waters National Park on a bushwalking adventure through lush forests, kayak
on shimmering waterways, and discover ancient Aboriginal rock engraving sites. Looking for a
secluded beach? Take a walk along the Maitland Bay track in Bouddi National Park and unwind
in paradise surrounds.
Discover the south coast of NSW and spend one of the best getaways from Sydney in the seaside town of Kiama. Explore the striking, otherworldly headlands of Bombo Quarry and Cathedral Rocks on one of
the many stunning coastal walks in the area, and take a break on the gorgeous sands of Bombo
Beach, Kendalls Beach and more. Also, don’t miss your chance to see the Kiama Blowhole, the largest blowhole in the world.
Home to the Blue Mountains, visit Katoomba to unplug and get away from it all. Around an hour
and a half drive from the city, Katoomba offers awe-inspiring views of the iconic Three Sisters,
Jamieson Valley and the Scenic World railway, skyline and walkway. Explore exciting
bush walks, scenic drives, camping and more in the national park, and experience the
community spirit in the small town’s traditional restaurants, cafes and interesting local art galleries.
There are also many Blue Mountains tours available as a day trip from Sydney!
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