Jeez, it really is so good to get away. And who doesn’t deserve a break?
Flushes the cobwebs out, clears the mind.
Here is a list of 25 of the best family weekend getaways from Sydney. So, grab a cup of tea and let’s plan a lovely weekend away with kids for your family.
You know you deserve it!
Contents of this post
- 1. Blue Mountains: The Fairmont Resort
- 2. Wolgan Valley Resort: Blue Mountains Ultra Luxury
- 3. Jervis Bay For Clear Waters and Beaches
- 4. Kiama on The South Coast
- 5. Jamberoo Action Park: Warmer Weather Weekends Away
- 6. Thirroul: Beaches, Pools and Play
- 7. Wollongong For the Weekend
- 8. Southern Highlands
- 9. Canberra
- 10. Orange in the Central West NSW
- 11. Bathurst: Gold and So Much History
- 12. The Western Plains Zoo and Dubbo
- 13. Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
- 14. Broke Fordwich in the Hunter Valley
- 15. The BIG4 Valley Vineyard Tourist Park Hunter Valley
- 16. Dangar Island In The Hawkesbury River
- 17. Lake Macquarie
- 18. Nelsons Bay and Port Stephens
- 19. Forster Family Weekends Away
- 20. Newcastle Weekends Away
- 21. Wisemans Ferry on the Hawkesbury
- 23-25 Camping Weekends Away
This is the most family-friendly of the Blue Mountains resorts for families. Kids are very welcome and there are many, many activities for both adults and children to enjoy.
You will find indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a Kidzone with three themed play rooms, gym, yoga and tennis courts, gorgeous gardens for walking and playing, golf course nearby, library, board games, shops, spa, babysitting and even a cinema.
1 Sublime Point Road
2780 Leura, Australia
Phone number: +61 2 4785 0000
And when in the Blue Mountains, check out all the other fun stuff to do on this post:
You might even want to spend one day going further afield, have a look at:
Wolgan Valley is a very special place… and also extremely expensive! This is a resort which is best for special events and anniversaries rather than just a rejuvenating weekend away with the kids…. unless you are very well off. If you are, pop up any weekend!
The accommodation is very luxurious, you have your own little house with its own pool. Then there are many really interesting and exciting activities to do, with expert guides. I loved the horse riding and looking at the night sky.
Address: 2600 Wolgan Rd, Wolgan Valley NSW 2790
Phone: 02 6350 1800
See more photos and read more about our luxury stay at Wolgan Valley on this post:
3. Jervis Bay For Clear Waters and Beaches
Top of the Family Weekend Getaways NSW list for many people is the delightful and very beautiful Jervis Bay, about 3.5 hours south of Sydney. People come for the clear, clear blue waters, the dozens of beaches that, with no surf, are perfect for young children.
They then come back for the great places to eat and drink coffee, the many beaut walks and the interesting seafaring history of the area.
You might also enjoy reading about Currarong and the Beecroft Peninsula, on the north side of Jervis Bay.
4. Kiama on The South Coast
If you prefer not to drive too far on your family weekend getaways then the seaside town of Kiama might just be the place for you!
5. Jamberoo Action Park: Warmer Weather Weekends Away
For families with primary school aged children Jamberoo makes a wonderful weekend getaway from Sydney. It is not at all far away, there’s the water park to wear out the kids and then some lovely countryside around to relax in.
6. Thirroul: Beaches, Pools and Play
Read all about weekends away in Thirroul for families on this post.
7. Wollongong For the Weekend
There’s heaps to do with kids in this industrial city just south of Sydney, read about a stay we had here:
8. Southern Highlands
Just a 1.5 hour drive from central Sydney, and far less from the southern suburbs, the Souther Highlands make a great escape for families.
Check out the Southern Highlands when you need a really quick and simple weekend away with kids, the drive is short and there are many things to do to keep the kids happy.
Check out this post on Things To Do in Bowral and Berrima With Kids.
Probably the most popular weekend getaways with kids for Sydney families to a weekend in Canberra, Australia’s capital and a surprisingly family-friendly place to visit. To get you started, check out this post:
10. Orange in the Central West NSW
11. Bathurst: Gold and So Much History
12. The Western Plains Zoo and Dubbo
Check out the Hunter Valley when you are in search of NSW family holidays which will suit the adults as much as the children. The food and wine of the Hunter Valley are outstanding, but fear not as there are terrific activities for kids to do too.
14. Broke Fordwich in the Hunter Valley
Heading north from Sydney, a rather secret and special and one of the most beloved family weekends away can be found on the small and peaceful Dangar Island in the Hawkesbury River.
You will be spoiled for choice on a weekend away at Lake Macquarie, just check out all the family fun here:
18. Nelsons Bay and Port Stephens
19. Forster Family Weekends Away
20. Newcastle Weekends Away
This lovely inland area south of Sydney makes a very easy weekend away as well as a great day trip for Sydney families.
There are gardebs, historic buildings, great views, national park with great walks and lots of historic buildings. Fling in great food and you can easily spend a happy weekend here.
Check out the post here:
The delightful Botanic Gardens in Picton
23-25 Camping Weekends Away
You’ll find some wonderful and very affordable places to go camping with the family on this post!
More Ideas Throughout NSW
Where’s your favourite NSW spot for a family weekend away?
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We’ve got so much more of NSW to explore. Can’t wait!
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