Weekend getaways are a great way to spend some quality time with your family and take a refreshing break from mundane routines. Luckily, there are lots of amazing places around Sydney that are merely a 2-3 hours’ drive from the airport. You can take a car hire from Sydney airport and begin an amazing weekend with your family to these wonderful destinations:
Just two hours south of Sydney, Kiama is a perfect destination for a family trip. It is home to a number of surfing beaches, the protected Seven Mile beach, and the Kiama Blowhole. Kiama offers a host of adventure activities for both kids and adults to stay entertained during the weekend. You can go for the Dolphin Watch Cruise, hit the Jamberoo Action Park or go horse riding at Kangaroo Valley.
2. Jervis Bay
Located three hours south of Sydney, Jervis Bay is an ideal place to spend time with kids no matter what time of the year it is! The MoonaMoona Creek is a beautiful spot for families with young kids. There are also some amazing cafes, like the Husky Bakery & Café and Hyams Beach Store & Café, to take your kids to for a delicious meal. You can also try hiking along a nature trail or go for a walk on the beach with your family.
3. Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains are at their best in winter. Get ready to experience the crisp, misty mountain range along with unmatched luxury. Here, you will find heritage-listed restaurants, relaxing spa resorts, mind-blowing cable car rides, and some great options for late lunches. You should definitely visit Katoomba Scenic World with your kids for an adventurous day out and then relax at one of the spa resorts in the mountains.
4. Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley may be known to the world as a famous winery but it also offers a lot of entertainment and surprises for your little ones. Elder teens can have a thrilling experience driving around Go Karts Go’s 850 m long track, while the younger ones can enjoy themselves at the Gravity X Indoor Trampoline Park. Parents can visit the various wineries, go to the local markets, or visit the beautiful Hunter Valley Gardens.
Sydney has some beautiful places to see and visit on the outskirts where families can spend some quality family time together. From adrenaline-rushing activates to leisurely fun, there’s something there for everyone!