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  • Best Weekend Breaks Near Sydney

    Posted by Clair Rogers November 20, 2014 - 1,118 views - 0 comments - 0 likes - #sydney  #beach  #holiday  #weekend  #weekend break  #family trip  #family weekend 

    In today's hectic lives we rarely find time to go out and take a much deserved and more importantly – necessary time out. So to keep both your mental and physical health in check, pause, take a little brake from the heavy workload and escape the city. Here are the top spots for an awesome weekend getaway.

    #1 Byron Bay

    Byron Bay is a lovely spot where you can escape the crowds in the city. Located almost 800 kilometres north of Sydney, it is a bit far, but is nonetheless an ideal weekend getaway providing you a number of recreational activities. From enjoying various music events and festivals, to browsing the region's famous markets, you will definitely have a lot of fun there. Besides, you can always hit the waves with your surf or even go kayaking with the bottlenose dolphins, whales and sea turtles. It is once in a lifetime experience.

    #2 Canberra

    This might come to a shock to many of you, but the capital city is an unusual and often overlooked, yet amazing weekend getaway spot. Sydney is a marvellous city but one has to admit that everyone needs a change of scenery once in a while. Located less than 300 kilometres away, Canberra is the perfect place to have just that. Needless to say, among the classy restaurants, vibrant art galleries, museums and music festivals, finding something fun to do there won't be of any problem whatsoever.

    #3 Blue Mountains National Park

    And if you're into hiking, Blue Mountains National Park is the place for you. The park offers a number of trails even for inexperienced hikers which makes it a superb location for a family weekend break. Not only that, but the spectacular views that open up will surely take your breath away. While up in the mountains you can enjoy a couple of nights in the amazing Lilianfels Resort and Spa. The place is renowned for it's day spa and refined restaurant which is a 100% guarantee for a good time. Plus, getting out of your daily routine and staying at a hotel means that someone else will do the cleaning for a change.

    #4 Mudgee

    Everyone loves a glass of good wine. Combine that with tasty food and the tranquility of the Bush and you've got Mudgee. A mere three and a half hour drive from Sydney this wine district offers you the peace and quiet you won't find elsewhere. This atmosphere makes Mudgee a wonderful spot for a romantic getaway with your better half.

    #5 Newcastle

    Newcastle is another top weekend getaway spot that is close by to Sydney. While up there I would strongly recommend you to visit Blackbutt Reserve. Located just about six kilometres from the city centre it offers you a number of unique opportunities. From picnicking and hiking to enjoying some environmental education talks, Blackbutt Reserve won't let you down.