Planning a weekend outside Sydney for a short break or another dimension to your itinerary is very easy as there are so many options for weekends or 2-day breaks outside Sydney within a couple of hours of the city.
Head South and you can explore Wollongong, Kiama or Gerringong in the Illawarra region in less than 2 hours. Add another hour and Jervis Bay and the whitest sand in the world.
Head North to the Central Coast for National Parks and the waterways of the Hawkesbury River, Brisbane Water and Lake Macquarie all only a couple of hours drive from the centre of town. Another hour will get you to Newcastle and the beautiful Port Stephens.
If you prefer to go west, you can sample some fantastic Aussie wines in the Hunter Valley or Mudgee, explore the World Heritage listed the Blue Mountains or drive an extra hour to discover the nation’s capital.
We have been travelling to these spots all our lives but have only recently started to add weekends outside Sydney to our blog so come back regularly to discover new options we have shared here.
If you are planning to drive the East Coast north to Cairns or south to Melbourne then this guide on the Ultimate East Coast Roadtrip is a must read.