In need of a country escape but only have a weekend up your sleeve? Then hit the road after work on a Friday and head for the rolling hills of the Southern Highlands. Spend the weekend discovering beautiful countryside walks, meeting local kangaroos, wine tasting at picturesque vineyards, exploring quaint little villages or just cozying up in a country cottage. The tranquility of the hills is ready and waiting for you, and even better, it’s just a one hour drive from the city.
For only six weekends of the year, enjoy a rare and special opportunity to enter the enchanting Muogamarra Nature Reserve – a highly protected and incredible area bursting with natural treasures at every twist and turn. Visit between 12th August and 17th September to experience this amazing place transform into an incredible array of colours as the spring wildflowers come into bloom, and enjoy the stunning views overlooking the tranquil Hawkesbury River.
The Hunter Valley is a popular tourist spot, with numerous big group tours flooding in to sample the many wonderful wines on offer. However, if the maddening crowds aren’t for you and you’d prefer a slightly alternative experience discovering this beautiful region by bike, then this is the blog post for you.
Nestled in between the crystal clear calm waters of Smiths Lake, the tropical lush rainforests of Booti Booti National Park, and the Tasman Sea’s sparkling blue ocean, you’ll discover the gem that is Pacific Palms. Whilst you could easily spend a week or two exploring the many un-spoilt beaches, sleepy coastal villages, beautiful lakes and national park sights that surround Pacific Palms, being just 3.5 hours north of Sydney it’s also very doable in a weekend. In 48 hours we managed to cram in 6 beaches, a lighthouse, a lake, NSW’s tallest tree, and countless local coffees.
Looking for a day trip that offers stunning views of one of Hawkesbury River’s most beautiful creeks, a peaceful waterside hiking trail where you don’t have to line up behind crowds of tourists, kayaking adventures, and picturesque cafes right on the waterfront, all within a stone’s throw from Sydney? Look no further than Berowra Waters.
We’ve visited the Blue Mountains on a number of occasions, but our favourite weekend was one combining three of our favourite things – horse riding in Megalong…… Read more “Horse riding, hiking and wine tasting in the Blue Mountains”
I’ll be the first to admit I was slightly sceptical of a trip to Uluru, immediately imagining a commercialised area heaving with tourists and selfie sticks. But upon entering Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, my assumptions were instantly put to one side, and we embarked upon what I can only describe as a magical weekend away in what felt like a different planet.
Looking for pristine white sand beaches to match the Whitsundays, turquoise waters to rival Western Australia, but only have a weekend to spare? Look no further than…… Read more “A little piece of heaven in Hawks Nest”
The Billabong is an all inclusive eco retreat for the mind, body and soul. And being just a 45 minute drive from Sydney, pure escapism and serenity has never been more accessible.
When you’re craving a break from the city, and only have a day to play with, jump in a car and drive just 50 minutes north of Sydney…… Read more “A day in Ku-ring-gai National Park and Cottage Point”