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NSW’s Best Weekend Escapes

25 Jun 2017

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Nothing beats welcoming the weekend in after another workweek. If you didn’t get a chance to get away this long weekend, be prepared for the next one with these unforgettable destinations.
From solo adventures to romantic getaways and family holidays, these are our top picks for how to spend a weekend in NSW. You may want to take a day or two of annual leave to really make the most of these destinations!

Blue Mountains

90 minutes out of Sydney, the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains is one of the most beautiful regions of the country. Take in the spectacular views from the Scenic Skyline, wander the charming villages, or explore the glow worm caves. Whether you’re a single looking for some downtime, a couple looking for some romance, or a family looking for adventure, the Blue Mountains have something for everyone.

Good for:

  • Singles, couples, and families wanting to get away from the city and back to nature

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Best eats:

  • Darley’s Restaurant (their Byron Bay Berkshire pork loin is a must-try).
  • Silk’s Brasserie (their à la carte menu includes unforgettable dishes, such as their roasted Tasmanian salmon fillet).
  • Yellow Deli (treat yourself to one of their delicious hot sandwiches).

Hunter Valley

Just a 2-hour drive or 45-minute flight north of Sydney sits the Hunter Valley, the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Explore the vineyards and learn about the journey of your favourite drops, from grape to glass, and treat your tastebuds to award-winning fare at the many stylish restaurants on offer.

Good for:

  • Foodies and wine-lovers looking to indulge

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Snowy Mountains

An hour-long plane trip out of Sydney, the Snowy Mountains are the go-to spot for fun during a winter weekend. From skiing and hiking to shopping and relaxing, it’s no wonder the Snowy Mountains are a popular getaway destination for every type of traveller.

Good for:

  • Embracing the cold weather and trying something new

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Check out some of NSW’s favourite wineries for more great weekend ideas.

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