Escape to the Southern Highlands

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.

Muogamarra Nature Reserve – NSW’s hidden treasure chest

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.

Pacific Palms Paradise

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.