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.
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.