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Where is Sydney's Best Weekend Getaway?

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by Tim Falk (subscribe)
A freelance writer with an interest in just about everything.
Published September 22nd 2011
Everyone needs to escape the city sometimes, to get away from the hectic pace of everyday life and just relax for a day or two.

Living in Sydney, we're blessed with a number of great escapes within just a couple of hours drive of the CBD. But where is your favourite spot for a weekend getaway?
Do you love heading to the Blue Mountains for a weekend away?

NSW offers a wide range of holiday experiences so you can choose a different destination to suit your mood. Whether you want to get amongst nature, relax on a beach somewhere or indulge in some fresh produce and top-class wine, there's somewhere close to Sydney that'll give you the ideal weekend away.

Here at WeekendNotes we've reviewed all of the best weekend getaway destinations around Sydney. Heading west, the Blue Mountains are hugely popular, offering experiences like bushwalking, trail riding, abseiling and mountain biking.

The scenic south coast is also home to a number of popular weekend escapes. Gerringong and Jervis Bay offer pristine beaches, while the area has plenty of great roads if you're keen for a scenic drive.

Moving away from the coast to the Southern Highlands, towns like Kangaroo Valley and Bowral are perfect if you want to relax in some beautiful countryside.
Nelson Bay is an aquatic paradise.

Last but not least, there's also plenty of fun to be had by heading north. Visit the Entrance or Terrigal on the Central Coast, travel further north to beautiful Nelson Bay, or eat and drink your way through a weekend in the gorgeous Hunter Valley.

Is one of these locations your favourite spot for a weekend getaway? Or is your favourite weekend escape something not mentioned here?

Where is the best spot for a Sydney weekend getaway?
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Berry! It is so beautiful there with the lovely country side, so you feel as though you're a million miles away from the city. And it has all sorts of lovely little delis and boutique shops, and a nice-looking pub. And of course it has the Treat Factory, which is definitely my favourite part of the town.
By Bec Ninness - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 27th of September @ 01:04 am
Nelson Bay!
By trace - reader
Tuesday, 27th of September @ 05:52 am
Would like to have a mini break in mudgee - can anyone suggest place to stay, restaurants, pubs and wineries.
By hwill - reader
Tuesday, 27th of September @ 11:06 am
My family has been going to Port Stephens since I was a little kid and every time we went it was absolutely awesome. So relaxing but with so many different walks, beaches, rock pools and nice places to eat. Not too far away and always has plenty to offer.
By Nini - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 18th of October @ 03:46 am
Blue Mountains are my pick - so much to do and see, and soooo relaxing!
By Anonymous
Monday, 26th of September @ 03:29 am
Southern highlands in the autumn - very pretty, just beautiful countryside when you take a drive from bowral to fitzroy falls on nowra rd. Stayed at links house in bowral. Great little mini break.
By hwill - reader
Tuesday, 27th of September @ 11:03 am
I think Newcastle is pretty under-rated. Great beaches, a relaxed vibe and not the ugly steel city it used to be.
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 28th of September @ 03:31 am
South Coast, Mollymook!
By belindahughes1980 - reader
Tuesday, 27th of September @ 06:45 am
Hawkesbury River
By louise - reader
Tuesday, 27th of September @ 09:33 pm
Anywhere north of Newcastle! I know it's getting a bit further away but there are so many places like Forster, Lake Cathie, Evans Head... all the way up the coast
By Anonymous
Friday, 7th of October @ 02:15 am
Just spent a weekend in Broke in the Hunter Valley - quiet, close to boutique wineries and away from the crowds. Was perfect!
By Katie Mae Kohlbeck - senior reviewer
Monday, 10th of October @ 11:03 am
I love the Blue Mountains, the stars are so beautiful there I actually get dizzy. Hopefully, one day, Iíll go on a romantic weekend escape there. The Jenolan caves arenít exactly romantic, but great with friends or family.
By Maz Serena Rockers - senior reviewer
Wednesday, 2nd of November @ 01:35 pm

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