Amazing Sydney Getaways

This page of Sydney Getaways is required reading if you aree you planning a weekend outside city? Want to add a short break away to add another dimension to your Sydney holiday? Need a staycation? With so many options with 2-3 hours from the centre of Sydney you could quite easily do something different every weekend for a year.

As often as we can, we leave the city to explore the rest of NSW and sometimes further afield. When we do, we share our best experiences here. 

We have divided this content into regions, north, south, west and of course the famous Blue Mountains, so what are you waiting for, make a coffee, get a pen and start planning!

Weekends Away and Short Breaks from Sydney

We begin with the places closest to Sydney for when you just want a quick escape with only 90 minutes behind the wheel!

Where to use your NSW Stay Voucher

Where to use your NSW Stay Voucher

So at first thought a $50 NSW Stay voucher does not seem like it would get you much of a holiday however if you combine your own with a partner…

24 Irresistible Weekends From Sydney

24 Irresistible Weekends From Sydney

Need a break from city life? These weekends from Sydney will have you rested and recharged in no time. From romantic breaks in pretty highlands towns with someone special to…

Sydney Weekend Getaways by the Water

Sydney Weekend Getaways by the Water

Today we are sharing our favourite Sydney weekend getaways with waterfront views. These three locations are less than 90 mins from the centre of the city yet offer a complete…

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Places to Visit North of Sydney

Head north over the Harbour Bridge and within 30 minutes you are greeted by the green expanse of stunning Ku-ring-gai Chase and Brisbane Waters National Parks. Key spots in the holiday playground north of Sydney include: The Hawkesbury Riverthe Central Coast, Lake Macquarie, the beautiful beaches of Newcastle, and the adventure hot spot, Port Stephens.

The Central Coast & Newcastle

Explore These 10 Great Central Coast Walks

Explore These 10 Great Central Coast Walks

Today we are sharing some fabulous Central Coast walks that will help you stay fit and see some of the…

Fun Things to do in Newcastle on a Weekend Getaway

Fun Things to do in Newcastle on a Weekend Getaway

We found so many things to do in Newcastle on our recent visit that we are already planning another northern…

A Weekend at Ettalong Beach

A Weekend at Ettalong Beach

Escaping Sydney for a weekend at Ettalong Beach is the perfect way to relax and refresh. It is also so…

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North Coast NSW Getaways

14 Newcastle Beaches You Will Love

14 Newcastle Beaches You Will Love

Almost any of the Newcastle beaches on our list would fit nicely on a list of the best beaches in…

Why You Should Visit Kingscliff NSW

Why You Should Visit Kingscliff NSW

In our series “Beyond Sydney”, we highlight beautiful places in NSW that we feel deserve more attention. Today Maureen from…

Must-Sees and Things to do in Forster +Map

Must-Sees and Things to do in Forster +Map

There are so many great things to do in Forster that you can quickly fill a weekend or, for that…

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Places to Visit on the South Coast

Head south of the city and the first thing you hit is Australia’s oldest national park and the beginning of some of the prettiest coastal areas in the state. In under 2 hours, you will find Illawarra gems like Wollongong, Kiama and Gerringong. 

Another hour down the road and you come to the Shoalhaven and believe me that extra hour in the car is well worth your time!  Here you will find:  Jervis Bay with its white sand beaches, Mollymook and Milton and family favourite Batemans Bay with Mogo Zoo.

South Coast NSW Getaways

Exploring Grand Pacific Drive and the Sea Cliff Bridge

Exploring Grand Pacific Drive and the Sea Cliff Bridge

The NSW Grand Pacific Drive is by far the most gorgeous coastal drive within easy reach of Sydney. Considered New…

16 Memorable Things to do in Kiama

16 Memorable Things to do in Kiama

There are so many things to do in Kiama we think it’s worthy of repeat visits. Today we share a…

Plan a Perfect Weekend in Mollymook

Plan a Perfect Weekend in Mollymook

Heading south and trying to plan a perfect weekend in Mollymook? Below we share our advice for what to see,…

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Head west out of the city and before you know it you have reached the UNESCO World Heritage wonderland of the Blue Mountains. While most visitors spend a day here a weekend or more is an excellent idea.

Places to Visit in Country NSW

Country NSW might only be a few hours drive from Sydney but you will soon feel worlds aways. There is plenty to be discover in the towns that fridge the capital from the gorgeous waterfalls and walking tracks of the southern highlands to the fabulous food and wine of Mudgee and the Hunter Valley.

Historic towns like Berrima, Bowral and surrounding villages in the south to the historic towns of Wollomi, Maitland and Morpeth in the north. If you head west over the Blue Mountains you come to Lithgow, Mudgee, Bathurst, and Orange.

Country NSW Getaways

2 Days in Robertson: a Relaxed Weekend Escape

2 Days in Robertson: a Relaxed Weekend Escape

This weekend in Robertson is a fantastic escape from Sydney. With five waterfalls, several charming small towns and an abundance…

NSW Southern Highlands – a Beginner’s Guide

NSW Southern Highlands – a Beginner’s Guide

You have decided it is time to explore the NSW Southern Highlands, but other than that, the Highlands include a…

NSW Road Trip Ideas: Explore Regional Australia

NSW Road Trip Ideas: Explore Regional Australia

Planning a road trip? Not sure where to go? Our road trip ideas will help you discover some of the…

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Blue Mountains Getaways

Choose the Best Blue Mountains Day Tour

Choose the Best Blue Mountains Day Tour

There are so many Blue Mountains day tours available that it is hard to choose which itinerary on offer is…

How to Visit the Blue Mountains By Train: Easy Itineraries to follow

How to Visit the Blue Mountains By Train: Easy Itineraries to follow

Visiting the Blue Mountains by train on a day trip is a great way to save some money and have…

Plan A Romantic Getaway in The Blue Mountains

Plan A Romantic Getaway in The Blue Mountains

A romantic getaway in the Blue Mountains is an excellent way to recharge the batteries and spend some quality time…

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Road TripPING IN NSW

Plan A Romantic Getaway in The Blue Mountains

Plan A Romantic Getaway in The Blue Mountains

A romantic getaway in the Blue Mountains is an excellent way to recharge the batteries and spend some quality time…

NSW Southern Highlands – a Beginner’s Guide

NSW Southern Highlands – a Beginner’s Guide

You have decided it is time to explore the NSW Southern Highlands, but other than that, the Highlands include a…

A Complete Sydney to Canberra Road Trip Itinerary

A Complete Sydney to Canberra Road Trip Itinerary

We recently took a much overdue Sydney to Canberra road trip. Our three days were spent wandering galleries, exploring parks…

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Map of Sydney Weekend Getaways

Explore more of NSW over on our Australia Your Way website.