25+ Fantastic Family Weekends Away From Sydney

Jeez, it really is so good to get away. And who doesn’t deserve a break?

Flushes the cobwebs out, clears the mind.

Here I’ve pulled together a list of the posts on this blog about places that make great weekend getaways for Sydney families.

Here’s a map showing all the posts about weekend getaways around Sydney that are great with kids.



When you’ve had a look and decided where you might like to go, you then need a family-friendly cost for the escape!

Most of the posts have information about where to stay and accomm deals on offer.


 Bargains and Specials

Have a regular check of Scoopon’s accommodation deals around Sydney, there are often great deals there.  Click here to check,

More info on specials and deals below!


Scenic World Things To Do In The Blue Mountains with kids

Scenic World in the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

Things To Do In The Blue Mountains With Kids and Where To Stay 



Visiting Jenolan Caves With Kids



Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley Resort – Sydney’s Most Luxurious Weekend Away

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Jervis Bay

Where To Stay At Jervis Bay With Kids

Huskisson beach jervis bay

25 Things To Do At Jervis Bay With Kids

25 Things To Do Jervis Bay


South Coast/Illawarra

10 Things To Do In Kiama With Kids + Where To Stay

Kiama things to do with kids


Jamberoo Action Park – A Great Spot for Families

Jamberoo Action Park big slides

Thirroul Beach, Pool and Playground: Family Getaway

Thirroul - for families


The Novotel Northbeach Wollongong – Our Family Review

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The Bradman Museum at Bowral, just one of many family-friendly things to do in the Southern Highlands.

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 this post on Things To Do in Bowral and Berrima With Kids.


15 Best Things To Do In Canberra With Kids – And Where To Stay





The Best Places To Go Camping In and Around Sydney

Best Sydney camping



Central West NSW

Where To Stay In Orange With Kids


15 Things To Do In Bathurst With Kids

15 Things to do with Kids


Western Plains Zoo and Billabong Camp, Dubbo

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Road Trip: Sydney, Dubbo, Orange – Things To Do and Accommodation




Hunter Valley

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley:  A Family-Friendly Resort

Crowne Plaza pinterest

Broke Fordwich Wine Country In The Upper Hunter Valley- Seven Tips For Planning A Trip

Broke Regional Images Hunter Valley


BIG4 Valley Vineyard Tourist Park in NSW’s Hunter Valley – Our Family Review

BIG4 Valley Vinyard Tourist Park pool spa



North of Sydney


Dangar Island In The Hawkesbury River

Dangar Island

25 Things To Do At Lake Macquarie With Kids

Lake Macquarie Pin

15 Things To Do At Port Stephens With Kids- And Where To Stay

15 things to do at Port Stephens


Forster Family Holidays: Things To Do And Where To Stay

Forster family holidays


Newcastle: Things To Do With Kids + Where To Stay

Coastal aerial of Merewether Baths and Merewether Beach, Newcastle.


Wisemans Ferry on the Hawkesburywisemans ferry sydney with children

Ideas Throughout NSW

School Holiday Getaways Throughout New South Wales

Sport + Rec Kids Camps and Family Camps in NSW

Resorts and Hotels with Kids Clubs in NSW

Resorts with kids club in New South Wales



Finding special and last minutes deals

For bargains, you might also like to keep an eye on Scoopon’s accommodation deals around Sydney, these change all the time. There are bargains to be had, click here to check,

For info on getaway specials and deals, I like to check out the  Expedia Short Breaks webpage as well, you never know what you might find there!

You might also find something on the Expedia Last Minute webpage here or on the Australia-wide Mega Sale page here.




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Where’s your favourite NSW spot for a family weekend away?

If you’ve written a post yourself, please do share it in the comments.

We’ve got so much more of NSW to explore. Can’t wait!

Happy escaping


PS Do you know another family that need some getaway inspiration. Please do share this post!

Posted on: April 3, 2017


  • Reply August 21, 2015

    Desire Empire

    Wow what a great list. There is so much to do in this state it’s incredible. I’m keen on Orange as when we went there it seemed to be humming. I look forward to more stories from there from you.

    • Reply August 22, 2015

      Seana Smith

      I must post some more… there’s a wee cafe I love and we went to the sushi train and up Mt Canobolas last weekend – will get there.

  • Reply September 4, 2015


    HUGE list!! These adventures look great.. adding this to my to-do wish list.

  • Reply June 8, 2016


    Come to Melbourne. There’s lots to do here and there are so many kid friendly events during the weekend and holidays such as the ice skating at fed square. And the food

    • Reply June 8, 2016

      Seana Smith

      Hello Katherine, I do so need to come to Melbourne with the kids. My 10 year olds have never been and the bog boys only briefly. I know there’s heaps of good stuff to do there… working on it!

  • That’s the wonder of Sydney – as if living in Sydney itself isn’t amazing enough, there’s so many other awesome places within reach to check out! I miss living in Sydney!! sigh.

    • Reply June 23, 2016

      Seana Smith

      But Canberra’s one of those fantastic places… I do love it there and can totally imagine living there. So handy for the mountains in winter too.

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