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Emily
Ann Arbor

Sydney, Australia

Weekend get away from Sydney?

Wanting to get away for the weekend. Where are good places around Sydney for a weekend trip? Nothing more than 3 hours. Thanks! 


7 Answers

top answer by
Jan from Australia

You can go either Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter Valley or South Coast

For me, I love South Coast (I used to love Central coast but when thinking about traffic I changed to south and never go up to central coast again) 

 Driving time from Sydney: 

Wollongong: 1.5 hrs 

Kiama: 2 hrs 

Berry: 2 hrs 

Kangaroo Valley: 2 hrs 

Jervis Bay: 3 hrs 

Mollymook: Just over 3 hrs 

Batemans Bay: 4 hrs 

 Top Tips 

Jervis Bay Marine Park - Hyams Beach has the whitest sand in the world (yes! It is) 

Bread lovers delight - Any trip to the South Coast should include a stop at the Berry Sourdough Bakery & Cafe. Bread, pastries, tarts, cakes (I love their meat pie... )

Mollymook is also beautiful, or if you don't want to drive far just Kangaroo Valley is very relaxing. 

Enjoy your weekend!


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Blue Mountains (attraction)
  2. Central Coast (attraction)
  3. Hunter Valley (attraction)
  4. South Coast (attraction)
  5. Wollongong (attraction)
  6. Kiama (city)
  7. Berry (city)
  8. Kangaroo Valley (city)
  9. Jervis Bay (attraction)
  10. Mollymook (city)
  11. Batemans Bay (city)
  12. Hyams Beach (attraction)
  13. Berry Sourdough Bakery & Cafe (restaurant)
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answered by
Steve from Sydney

Definitely the Blue Mountains. Allow a whole day. Highway upgrades are finished...finally...so you shouldn't encounter any bottlenecks. Great walks and lookouts. Try lunch at Megalong Valley Tea Rooms.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Blue Mountains (attraction)
  2. Megalong Valley Tea Rooms (restaurant)
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answered by
Lachlan from Windsor, New South Wales

Blue Mountains National Park for scenery, and beautiful landscapes, waterfalls etc

Or the Northern beaches for the best of the beaches


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  1. Blue Mountains National Park (park)
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answered by
Jesse from New York City

Hi Emily - Jervis Bay is definitely a cool get away, nice port town, can do some whale watching or dolphin watching or check out the send dunes. Hunter Valley is great too, especially if you like wine and want to check out the local vineyards! The Blue Mountains offers a ton, you can hike, go see the waterfalls, check out the 3 sisters, wander around town which has a few great restaurants too.  The Jenolan Caves aren't too far from their either so you could kill two birds with one stone.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Jervis Bay (attraction)
  2. Hunter Valley (attraction)
  3. Blue Mountains (attraction)
  4. Jenolan Caves (attraction)
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answered by
Corinne from Sydney, Australia

I would recommend Newcastle for the arts, food and culture and the Hunter Valley for wine tasting.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Newcastle (attraction)
  2. Hunter Valley (attraction)
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answered by
Alica from Australia

Queen Victoria Building, Taronga Zoo, BridgeClimb, Hunter Valley, Three Sisters and many other places which you can explore around the Sydney.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Queen Victoria Building (attraction)
  2. Taronga Zoo (attraction)
  3. BridgeClimb (attraction)
  4. Hunter Valley (attraction)
  5. Three Sisters (attraction)
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answered first by
Holly from Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Jervis Bay (attraction)
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