32 Best Weekend Getaways from Sydney Story

By Alli Sewell


32 Best Weekend Getaways from Sydney Story

Sydney in New South Wales is one of the largest and most well-known (and most-visited) cities in Australia. From visiting... Read more

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Coffs Harbour

Located on New South Wales' north coast, Coffs Harbour is a beach town that's ideal for a weekend getaway. It's... Read more

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie is a small town on the Hastings River found within four hours of Sydney when driving. The area... Read more

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Barrington Tops

Barrington Tops is an adventure or nature lover's dream getaway location. The area is covered in forests, and two-thirds of... Read more

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Byron Bay

Byron Bay is a further trip from Sydney. Located in southeastern New South Wales on the Gold Coast, it's about... Read more

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Seal Rocks

Seal Rocks is a seaside village on the Barrington Coast. It’s a recommended Sydney weekend getaway spot for those after... Read more

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Hawks Nest

Hawks Nest is another cute seaside town in New South Wales. It’s a lovely weekend away near Sydney, located two... Read more

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Port Stephens

Port Stephens is a coastal town located two and a half hours from Sydney. Along with sandy beaches and ocean... Read more

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Newcastle is a harbor city located about a two and a half-hour drive from Sydney. It’s a nice beach getaway... Read more

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Mudgee is a country town with lots of activities located in the northwest of Sydney. The city is a three... Read more

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Orange is known for its produce and wine production, making it an optimal weekend getaway for food and wine lovers.... Read more

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Hawkesbury River

Located just north of Sydney, Hawkesbury River is a close weekend trip being only an hour and 20-minute drive from... Read more

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Lake Macquarie

Located just over an hour and a half from Sydney, Lake Macquarie is a superb location for those who enjoy... Read more

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Northern Beaches

The Northern Beaches make up a 40km stretch of coastline just outside of Sydney. As the name suggests, there are... Read more

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Pearl Beach

Pearl Beach is a cute beachside village that’s ideal for a weekend away from Sydney. Found on the central coast,... Read more

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Oberon is a historic mining town located just under three hours, when driving, from Sydney. The city is within the... Read more

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Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains offer amazing scenery including rugged mountain ranges and canyons and vast eucalyptus forests. The area is about... Read more

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This coastal village on the outskirts of Sydney is ideal for nature lovers and those looking for a quick weekend... Read more

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Southern Highlands

The Southern Highlands is made up of villages including Bowral and Mittagong. It’s located an hour and a half from... Read more

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Located 80 km, or an hour and 20-minute drive from Sydney, Wollongong in the Illawarra region is a coastal area... Read more

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Robertson is a rural country village located in the Southern Highlands and is an excellent spot for a weekend away... Read more

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Berry is a small historic village in the Shoalhaven wine region of New South Wales. The town features older style... Read more

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Located in the Southern Highlands, Bundanoon is about a 90-minute to two-hour drive from Sydney. It’s a highly suggested spot... Read more

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Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley is a small town of under 1,000 residents located about a two-hour drive from Sydney. It’s the perfect... Read more

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Mollymook is a small and quiet town on New South Wales’ south coast with a population of just over 1,000... Read more

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Ulladulla is a coastal town close to Mollymook. Whether you combine a visit with a trip to Mollymook or not,... Read more

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Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay is a coastal village located next to a 102 km bay. The area boasts white sand beaches (some... Read more

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Bawley Point

Another great short break from Sydney is a trip to Bawley Point. This coastal hamlet in the Shoalhaven region has... Read more

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Bermagui, located on New South Wales' South Coast in the Bega Valley Shire, is a quaint seaside weekend getaway. The... Read more

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Jindabyne, located in south-east New South Wales, is about a five-hour drive from Sydney. The town is situated around Lake... Read more

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Perisher Valley

For those looking to undertake some winter sports, Mount Perisher in Perisher Valley in the Snowy Mountains is a top... Read more

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Canberra, Australia's capital city, is only a three-hour drive from Sydney making it one of the best weekend getaways from... Read more

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Although Melbourne may seem a little far for a weekend getaway from Sydney, it’s easily accessible by plane with a... Read more


In Summary

Sydney is conveniently located next to many unique weekend getaway locations. Whether you live in the city and want a... Read more