Category: Travel

South Coast Getaway

Andrew Mevissen I’m certain if our hotel room was any closer to the sea it would be classed as a cruise ship cabin. Our room even boasts a balcony hovering over the waves, just like on cruise liners. And it’s on that sun-kissed balcony that we’re ensconced in our deck chairs, fixated on the mesmerising view. But it’s hard to know what to focus on – the waves caressing the clifftops just metres below or our resort’s uber-cool infinity pool with its inviting water seamlessly melting into the Pacific. So, this is how the other half lives? Our heavenly...

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Beautiful Bathurst: Sydney Observer’s Guide

Tayla Foster Are you feeling stuck in the busy buzz of city life? Do you fight the urge to pack up the car and escape to the country? Why not enjoy the wide open plains and smoke-free country air with a trip two hours south to the tidy and historical town of Bathurst. The well-known town of Bathurst is located on the Macquarie River 207 kilometre’s south west of Sydney along the Great Western Highway. Being one of Australia’s oldest inland cities, the famous town has countless historical sites, buildings and monuments to visit, all the while sipping on...

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Why a Country-side Escape is the Best Idea

Eliza Cusack Having recently been on a farm getaway up the coast for a couple of days, I couldn’t believe how relaxing it was to escape from the craziness that Sydney often brings with it. There’s something about being completely secluded and having cows as your main company that really brings you back to the present moment. With current COVID restrictions meaning we most likely won’t be holidaying outside of NSW for a while, why not make the most of the beautiful rural landscape for a change. BOWRAL: Bowral is one of the most picturesque towns less than an...

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The Entrance

Tayla Foster With the borders on strict lockdown the thought of a weekend getaway or even a well-deserved break seems further and further out of reach. Why not travel within the NSW border? Why not see the beauty within your own state before venturing out of it? A popular holiday destination that has been the playing the happy medium between a camping and hiking holiday as opposed to a coastal summer destination is The Entrance. For over 40 years families, friends and couples have visited this destination for some hard-earned R&R, experiencing the best of summer and winter activities....

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Kangaroo Valley: The Perfect Weekend Getaway

Eliza Cusack If you are looking to escape the madness and are hoping for a weekend getaway not far from Sydney, Kangaroo Valley is the ideal destination. Only a two-hour drive from the city of Sydney, this hidden gem is great for an escape without the kids or a family trip with plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. NATURE: The small village of Kangaroo Valley lies along the Kangaroo river, which is one of the most spectacular ways to see views of the valley. Hiring a kayak or canoe is a great day activity and two companies in...

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