5 Spots for a Family Weekend Away

Sometimes you just need to escape the rat race and recharge your batteries. Here are 5 of our favourite places to go for a quick getaway from Sydney:




1. Southern Highlands

Located less than a 90 minute drive from Sydney, the picturesque Southern Highlands are a slice of country paradise. Make sure you visit all of the quaint villages in the area like Bundanoon, Moss Vale, Mittagong, Berrima and Bowral. They are full of fabulous shops, cafes and pretty parks.

Image Credit: Destination Southern Highlands


What to do:

Bradman Museum
Tulip Time
Carrington Falls
Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventure


2. Blue Mountains

This is a favourite getaway for many city families and that's because it's an easy 60 minute drive away. There's so much to see and do (as well as eat) up in the Mountains. It's a great place to visit at anytime of the year and the best place to recharge your batteries when you need some clean mountain air.

Image Credit: Tourism Australia


What to do:

Scenic World
Bushwalking
Gingerbread House
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre


3. Wollongong

About 90 minutes from the centre of Sydney "The Gong" has become the perfect weekend away for us city slickers. The natural beauty of this seaside city, combined with a flourishing foodie scene means that you'll probably want to spend more than a weekend here!

Image Credit: Visit Wollongong


What to do:

Visit the beautiful beaches
Early Start Discovery Space
Jamberoo Action Park
Nan Tien Temple


4. Lake Macquarie

The serenity of this place is amazing. It's as if once you see the Lake all of your worries will disappear! Lake Macquarie is almost twice the size of Sydney Harbour and it takes just over an hour to get there from the north of Sydney. This is definitely an outdoors kind of weekend, so pack the joggers, hats and sunscreen and get out and enjoy everything Lake Macquarie has to offer.

Image Credit: Lake Macquarie Tourism


What to do:

Cycle/walk around parts of the Lake
Speers Point Park
Lake Macquarie Art Gallery
Catherine Hill Bay


5. Newcastle

Newcastle is one seriously cool city! It has an amazing arts and craft scene, loads of delicious places to eat and drink, stunning beaches, unique shops and loads of places to get out into nature.

Image Credit: Newcastle City Council


What to do:

Newcastle Museum
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Blackbutt Nature Reserve
Hunter Wetlands

So what are you waiting for? Pack the fambam into the family planner and head away for a couple of days next weekend!

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