12 Great Weekend Getaways and Trips from Sydney

Weekend getaways from Sydney NSW

While Sydney has a lot to offer to both tourists and residents, it doesn’t hurt to sometimes escape the city and have a relaxing weekend getaway.

Luckily, Sydney and New South Wales have lots of options for awesome weekend getaway destinations, and some of them don’t even require a lot of driving.

To help you find inspiration for your next long weekend, we’ve selected 12 Sydney weekend getaways that we’re sure you will enjoy.

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12 Best Beaches in NSW You Should Visit

Best beaches in NSW

One of the advantages of living in New South Wales is that this state has a very long coastline, home to some of the world’s prettiest beaches. Some of these beaches are famous all over the world, while others are still very much undiscovered.

With so many great beaches in NSW to choose from, there is no such thing as a top 10 or a top 12. But the below list of 12 beaches is what we believe a good representation of the many beaches we have on offer in New South Wales, Australia’s most beautiful state.

So let’s get straight into it, from north to south, here is our top 12 best beaches in NSW!

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7 Byron Bay Beaches You Should Visit

Byron Bay beaches

The New South Wales coastline is home to some of the world’s prettiest beaches. Some of these beaches happen to be in and around Byron Bay in the northeastern corner of New South Wales.

Byron Bay is a popular beach-side town that attracts a great amount of travelers each year. Despite its ever-growing popularity and influx of visitors, Byron Bay has never lost its small town laid-back atmosphere.

Initially making a name for itself as a busy industrial port town, Byron Bay has slowly transitioned into a holiday destination and surfing hot spot since the 1960’s. Which is no surprise, with so many great beaches at its doorstep.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Byron Bay and Surrounds

Top 10 things to do in Byron Bay and surrounds

Tucked away in the northeastern corner of New South Wales not too far from the Queensland border, Byron Bay is a popular beachside town that attracts a great amount of travelers each year.

Despite its growing popularity and influx of tourists, Byron Bay has never lost its small town laid-back atmosphere.

Known as “Cavvanbah” by the local Arakwal people, Byron Bay and Cape Byron were named after Naval officer John Byron by Captain James Cook who arrived here in this area in 1770.

In the first half of the 20th century, Byron Bay quickly developed itself as a busy industrial port town, before it slowly turned into a holiday destination and surfing hot spot from the 1960’s.

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Chasing Waterfalls on the Waterfall Way

Waterfall Way waterfalls

The Waterfall Way is a 185km scenic drive between Coffs harbour and Armidale, passing through New England and Dorrigo national parks, with numerous impressive waterfalls as the key attraction.

With so many impressive sights to visit, the Waterfall Way is a popular weekend destination in northern New South Wales.

If you want to see everything and also do some of the walking tracks, you will need two full days. Further below you will find a customised itinerary in case you only have one day to spare in this beautiful part of the world.

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