Looking for some inspo on road trips from Sydney? Whether you’re a local or a visitor to this iconic city, there are some great weekend road trips from Sydney that you should definitely give a whirl. Read on for our top 4 trips to take including Jervis Bay, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Orange.
If you’re looking for a relatively short road trip from Sydney, why not try Jervis Bay! Sydney to Jervis Bay is around a 2.5 hour car ride south from the capital of NSW and a beautiful coastal town. The town is renowned for its pristine white sand and home to lots of cute wildlife.
Wondering where the best places to stay in Jervis Bay are? Check out Worrowing, a beautiful 50-acre farm and bush estate within minutes walk to the beach. All of their accommodation is self-contained giving you the utmost flexibility in planning your meals. Alternatively, if you’d like to try camping in Jervis Bay then checkout Paperbark Camp. It’s a beautiful bush retreat that offers a luxury camping experience in this stunning town.
Need some ideas for how to spend your time in Jervis Bay? Our top tips for what to do in Jervis Bay include:
If you’re looking for more inspiration for your trip to Jervis Bay, check out @jaimyfrances' guide to a roadtrip from Sydney to Jervis Bay on Travis!
The Hunter Valley is an easy 2.5 hour car ride north from Sydney. It is one of Australia’s most renowned wine regions and full of natural beauty. If you’re looking for easy weekend road trips from Sydney, the Hunter Valley ticks all the boxes! Here's a wine weekend guide on Travis by @vaidasav - head over, see it all in a map, and start planning your next trip.
A trip to Hunter Valley is sure to involve some winery visits, but that’s not all that’s on offer! Read on for our top tips of things to do in Hunter Valley.
Hunter Valley is renowned for its stunning wines and great food to match. Don’t miss out on a meal at our favourite places here:
The newly refurbished Palmers Lane Estate is a beautifully secluded region with lodges from 1 to 6 bedrooms. Or try Hunter Valley Stays for the best accommodation in the area and a personalised service. You can choose from 100% off the grid houses, vineyard estates, artist studios and sweet cottages.
One of the best road trips from Sydney is a trip to Port Stephens. Let’s take a drive to the Hunter Region, again just 2.5 hours north of the NSW capital. Port Stephens is a coastal town famed for its beautiful beaches, sand dunes and bottlenose dolphins. It’s an idyllic place to relax or enjoy some of the many activities on offer.There is no shortage of things to do in Port Stephens and no surprise, most things are centered around getting out into the great outdoors.
Once again, there’s no shortage of great restaurants to eat at in this beautiful coastal area. A few picks:
If you’re in the mood for a luxe stay, we love Salt at Shoal Bay. Located right on the beachfront, you can’t get a better positioned accommodation in the area! If you’d prefer to stay in an interior designer’s dream home though, you cannot beat The Bay Haus at Nelson Bay. It’s seriously to-die-for and we’re not sure we’d be able to move out at the end of a weekend trip away here!
Want some ideas on what to do in Port Stephens? Check out Krystal Mckinley’s guide on Travis here.
Just 3.5 hours drive west from Sydney, and you’re in beautiful Orange. Orange is in the Central Tablelands region of NSW and produces cool climate wines in the shadow of an extinct volcano. It makes for a fantastic countryside getaway or road trip from Sydney.
From winery tours and tastings, to paddock to plate restaurants, beautiful homeware stores and country side towns to wander, there are some great things to see and do in Orange. We have a whole blog post dedicated to this beautiful place over on Travis here. We also have recommendations on where to eat in Orange plus places to stay there.
If you’re not looking to go too far from Sydney, here’s some more thought starters on some short road trips you can take.
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