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Where to spend this weekend in NSW

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Now that we can book hotels and go on road trips, it is time to explore this beautiful state. If you haven’t already booked a weekend away, it is time to start planning and here are some ideas on where to spend this weekend in NSW. 

Where to spend this weekend in NSW


Things to do in Bowral this weekend.

Shop the local boutiques 

The main street in Bowral has some lovely local stores ranging from homewares to clothing and a few things. Browsing the stores is a great way to get a feel of this beautiful country town, allowing you to take a little bit of Bowral back with you. 

Visit The Bradman Museum
Explore the Local Markets
Peppers Manor
Eat at Burrawang Village Hotel

Accommodation this weekend in NSW

Peppers Manor House Sutton Forest



Mudgee is just under a 4-hour drive from Sydney, and the journey there is beautiful. There are many stops along the way worth exploring, but if not, the drive is easy and enjoyable. Mudgee is a small town with so much to offer, with many wineries and fresh produce. So it is a great place to spend this weekend in NSW.

Things to do in Mudgee this weekend in NSW

Enjoy a trip to Baker Williams Distillery
Stop by Lowes Winery
Eat at Pipeclay Pumphouse 
Shop the local markets

Mudgee Accommodation this weekend in NSW

Parklands Resort & Conference Centre



Woolongong is a little over 1-hour drive from Sydney, which makes it the perfect location to spend this weekend in NSW. The “Gong” is situated in the region of Illawarra, which was once known for its mining industry.

Now it is an area full of beautiful coastal residences with its surfing beaches and laid-back attitude, making it the perfect long weekend NSW location.

Things to do in Wollongong this weekend in NSW

Visit Wollongong Beaches

Wollongong has some beautiful beaches, so if you go in Summer, there are many places to swim, surf and spend the day on the beach. However, if you do not want to brave the water in winter, there are many fantastic cafes to choose from along the beachfront.

Eat at The Scarborough Hotel

Stop by Stanwell Park
Get up close and personal with Symbio Wildlife Park.

Wollongong Accommodation this weekend in NSW

Novotel Northbeach

Palm Beach

Palm Beach is the perfect location for those not in the Northern Beaches area to spend this weekend in NSW. Palm Beach is situated approximately 1-hour drive from Sydney CBD. Palm Beach is best known for the Australian TV show “Home and Away”, as this is where “Summer Bay” is set.

However, there is more to see than a tv set; there are gorgeous boutiques, coastal walks and great cafes and restaurants, making it the ideal location for weekend getaways in NSW.

Things to do in Palm Beach this weekend in NSW

Eat at Barrenjoey House Palm Beach
Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Go Whale Watching
Walk from Palm Beach to Whale Beach

The walk from Palm Beach to Whale Beach will take approximately 1 hour. Enjoy this beautiful part of the Northern beaches and its surroundings.

There is some great place to take photos, so whether you go for a stroll or a brisk hike, this coastline will have you. Stopping to take pictures almost every turn makes it an ideal place to spend a long weekend in NSW.


Palm Beach Accommodation this weekend in NSW

Luxury 3 Level Beach House with Scenic Views
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Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I hope this post has given you the information you need. If you have any recommendations, tips or advice, I would love for you to share them in the comment section below!

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  • Paula Barreca Barnes

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2 thoughts on “Where to spend this weekend in NSW”

  1. Love how you have covered all bases for each getaway spot. So many gems to get away to as a great way to support smaller communities!

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