Plan your holiday with weekend getaways in NSW

With breathtaking natural treasures, unspoilt beaches and one of the most famous and vibrant cities in the world, New South Wales is one of Australia’s most popular states. Even with a weekend trip, you can explore local culture, relax on gorgeous beaches, hike through the mountains and enjoy multicultural fare. No matter how you want to spend your time, you’ll be spoilt for choice for weekend getaways in NSW.

Fun experiences in New South Wales

From the vibrant capital city of Sydney to the wonders of the Blue Mountains area, New South Wales has everything for urbanites and nature lovers alike. With so much to do, you’ll never run out of memorable experiences in New South Wales.

Outdoor adventure

New South Wales has numerous natural retreats for outdoor adventure. Booderee National Park, a vast wilderness area with waterfalls, trails and waterways, the coastal areas with white-sand beaches and turquoise waters or the Blue Mountains area and its natural wonders are perfect for all manner of sports and activities, such as hiking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, surfing and much more.

City breaks

The harbour city of Sydney is the home of many of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You can explore rich inner-city neighbourhoods, dine in sophisticated restaurants overlooking the water or sightsee and soak up some culture in galleries, museums and theatre companies throughout the city. Plenty of accommodation options in and around Sydney make it easy to pack your weekend itinerary with fun experiences.

Beach retreats

From the iconic surf spot of Bondi Beach to the laid-back atmosphere of Byron Bay, New South Wales has some of the best beaches on the continent. You can relax on the sand, take the kids swimming in the shallows and rock pools, surf or sail off the coast and snorkel or dive beneath the surface to see vibrant marine life. You’ll find an array of short-term holiday rentals near the beach, giving you more time to spend in the sun and surf.

Best weekend getaways in NSW

Whether you want to travel on a budget or indulge in luxurious accommodation, spa treatments and sophisticated restaurants, you can plan the perfect weekend getaway in NSW. Accommodation options are available to suit different budgets, travelling groups and interests, ensuring you can make the most of your holiday.

Cheap weekend getaways in NSW

Weekend getaways are a great way to sightsee and enjoy a break from everyday life without straining your budget. With a little planning, you can find cheap or free attractions and budget accommodation to save on your holiday. Many holiday rentals come with a kitchen and appliances so that you can prepare your own meals, helping you save even more on your trip.

Luxury weekend getaways in NSW

If you want to enjoy a luxurious holiday in New South Wales, you’ll have plenty of choices. Luxury accommodation with fine furnishings, decadent amenities and unique features are available throughout the state, and you can enjoy high-end restaurants and shopping, spa retreats and other indulgent experiences.

Weekend getaways for families

New South Wales boasts numerous family-friendly attractions and accommodation. You can find sprawling holiday homes, lodges, apartments and cabins with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, spacious living areas and kid-friendly features like entertainment systems. Kids will also like the attractions of New South Wales, such as the Sydney Aquarium, Featherdale Wildlife Park and the Jenolan Caves.

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