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  1. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Can anyone suggest anywhere else?

    We've already been to the Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Hunter Valley, Ulladulla, Berrima, Berry, Jervis Bay, Glenworth Valley, Port Stephens, The Basin, Port Macquarie, Jenolan, Snowy Mountains (soon to go) ....

    Any other places a couple of hours from Sydney that would be a nice day or 2 to get away to?

    Thanks
     
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  2. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    I'm confused :oops: couple hrs won't even get you out of the city? Or is this in your private jet? :cool:
     
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    Kiama
     
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    Camping in the royal national park?

    Mt tomah/Wilson area, wisemans ferry, terrigal/avoca, nelsons bay, bowral
     
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    Callala bay?
     
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    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Central Coast :)
     
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    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    There's mushroom picking around Oberon.
    Have you been to the glow worm tunnel out at Newnes?
    There's also the old mining town at Hill End. Combine it all together in a trip. Also drive around Mount Panorama at Bathurst - going at 60km an hour at the steep bit is enough for me... doing it fast would freak me out.
     
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    Add a few more hours then you could also reach Ashmont
     
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    Hunter Valley, Canberra (especially during fireside festival in winter), Buddawangs, Seal Rocks, Southern Highlands.

    Depends on what you're after
     
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    Hey thanks for all the suggestions guys!

    So been to Kiama, but I can now add to our 'Go To List', Mt Tomah, Callala bay, Central Coast (though I have been to some parts), Panorama at Bathurst, Lithgow, Seal Rocks.


    That's should keep us busy :)
     
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    Mudgee during their Wine festival ? October . Stay at fogendeny B & B .

    There's two sides to Port Stephens . Most people go to Nelson Bay , but there's Tea Gardens and Hawkes Nest on north . Breakfast at the Boat house , lunch at Tillerman's ( longest running restaurant in NSW ) .

    A couple of times we've gone to a place which has world class attractions / restaurants / Hotels and shows . Sydney CBD . Go as a tourist or also stay in Manly for the weekend .

    Fly down to Melbourne ( cheap flights ) , catch a show, go to comedy festival , see a game of AFL at the G .wander around the side streets in the evening .

    Go on a house boat on the Myall lakes or Brooklyn , Hawkesbury River ( stay on one of the moorings at the top of Smiths creak , peacefull , in the middle of no where ) then pull in the cottage point restaurant for a world class feed . The boat shed at Cottage point has great breakfasts and lunches as well , but it's harder to get on a mooring there

    There's a lot of places down in the southern Highlands eg Kangaroo valley . We did a very nice kayak from the bridge down to the dam below , gentle beginner .

    Go camping on cockatoo island in the middle of Sydney harbour .World class views on a budget price .

    The best weekend away we've every had , though is outside your 2 hr limit is. Coffs Central - Wildwater Adventures - Coffs Harbour We've done their 2 days nymboida trip twice and it was the one holiday we've done with the kids that everyone raved about . The guys who run this trip train the guides for other places .

    I posted on somersoft re this . There are photo's on somersoft Rafting Nymboida

    If you go to Media , and search Nymboida with me as User see_change , you'll see some action shots .

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    Awesome Post, thanks for all the great suggestions! We really loved Port Stephens and in particular Tea gardens. We also went Quad biking which was good fun. During Xmas I have never seen such amazing house lights as the ones in Port Stephens.. just amazing how they decorate their homes! Mudgee is another great suggestion, and the Wine Festival might be a good opportunity. Also that Wildwater Adventures place looks amazing! Saved that one.

    Thanks!
     
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    Oh yes. You can do 2 day canoe/kayak trips at Kangaroo Valley, go camping by the riverside! We saw a shooting star while doing that. Good fun!
     
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    Speedboating on the Shoalhaven River at Nowra seems popular.
     
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    Is that an organised , jet boat , Queenstown style trip , or people taking their own boats out ?

    Cliff
     
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    Definitely some folks taking their own boats. I'm sure you'd be able to hire something also but I'm not sure.
     
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    @Leo2413 There's the big N in NSW ie Newcastle, Stockton Beach, Camping at Fraser Beach or the Hawkesbury River, Bundeena, (far) Kurnell - stay in Cronulla- it's a riot ;)
     
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    Brisbane. Byron bay. Gold coast. Sunshine coast. Melbourne. Geelong.
     
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    If you do head up to Seal Rocks @Leo2413 I highly recommend staying in the cottages at the Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse.

    http://sealrockslighthouseaccommodation.com.au

    Other recommendations in no particular order;

    Southern Highlands and Kangaroo Valley
    Bermagui, Eden and the Mimosa Rocks NP
    Barrington Tops NP
     
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    thanks @Tyler Durden and Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse looks absolutely amazing! Definitely one for the list.
     
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