Autumn Getaways Near Sydney: Escape the City


Discover beautiful destinations just a short drive away

1. Hiking in the Blue Mountains

Discover the stunning natural beauty of the Blue Mountains region through a variety of well-marked hiking trails suitable for all fitness levels. Enjoy breathtaking views, enchanting waterfalls, and the chance to spot unique wildlife.


2. Wine Tasting in the Hunter Valley

Indulge your taste buds in the renowned Hunter Valley wine region, just a couple of hours' drive from Sydney. Experience a range of award-winning wineries where you can sample exquisite wines, enjoy vineyard tours, and pair your wine with delicious local cuisine.


3. Relaxing Beach Break in Jervis Bay

Unwind and soak up the sun on the pristine sandy beaches of Jervis Bay. Whether you choose to swim, snorkel, or simply relax with a book, this coastal paradise offers an idyllic escape from the bustling city.


4. Camping in Royal National Park

Immerse yourself in nature by camping in the picturesque Royal National Park. Wake up to the sounds of birds chirping, embark on scenic walks, explore hidden beaches, and marvel at breathtaking coastal vistas.


5. Whale Watching in Port Stephens

Witness the majestic annual migration of humpback and southern right whales in Port Stephens. Join a whale watching cruise and be awe-struck by the acrobatic displays and sheer size of these incredible marine creatures.


6. Hot Air Balloon Ride in the Southern Highlands

Enjoy a peaceful and panoramic view of the stunning Southern Highlands as you float above the rolling hills and picturesque landscapes in a hot air balloon. This experience will leave you in awe of the region's beauty.


7. Nature Retreat in Kangaroo Valley

Escape to the peaceful Kangaroo Valley and experience a rejuvenating nature retreat. Explore rainforests, waterfalls, and enjoy activities like bushwalking, bird watching, and even horseback riding.


8. Cultural Getaway to the Southern Highlands

Immerse yourself in the arts and history of the Southern Highlands. Visit art galleries, explore historic towns, browse local markets, and indulge in high tea at charming heritage-listed venues.


9. Mountain Biking in Kuring-gai Chase National Park

Satisfy your adrenaline cravings by embarking on an exhilarating mountain biking adventure in Kuring-gai Chase National Park. Discover thrilling trails that wind through bushland, offering beautiful views and an exciting experience.


10. Cottage Stay in the Blue Mountains

Escape to a cozy cottage nestled in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and cozy up to a fireplace after a day of exploration.