Hidden Gem Of The Month
SPARADISE JAPANESE BATH HOUSE, BLUE MOUNTAINS
EAST COAST AUSTRALIA MAP
Sometimes it's easier to understand where the places we write about are located on a map. You'll find all of or content around Sydney and NSW, as well as the rest of East Coast Australia on this map. Simply use the plus and minus buttons to zoom in and find our content.
BLUE MOUNTAINS (and nearby)
There's something incredibly special about the Blue Mountains in Australia. Located just 1h30m away from Sydney, it makes for a brilliant weekend from Sydney or even just a Sydney day trip. We've got loads of videos and articles in Blue Mountains to share with you! From various hikes and lookouts to the awesome Japanese Bathhouse and a meditation retreat which is so beneficial, it will change your life!
SOUTHERN SYDNEY & CANBERRA
Within a three hour drive of Southern Sydney, there's some amazing places you need to check out. From beautiful walks in The Royal National Park, the world's largest blow hole in Kiama, the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere at Nan Tien, the world's whitest sand beach in Jervis Bay, and the beautiful Kangaroo Valley. Let's not forget Canberra is a three hour drive from Sydney too! Expect world class art galleries, fantastic places to eat and awesome wine bars in Australia's capital city.
BEST PLACE TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL
MEDITATION RETREAT NEAR KANGAROO VALLEY
We're including the Northern Beaches in Sydney in this section because it's such a popular day trip from Sydney and even weekend getaway for many, especially the area of Palm Beach. We also love Scotland Island in Pittwater which is one of our favourite hidden gems in Sydney.
CENTRAL COAST, NEWCASTLE NSW & HUNTER VALLEY REGION
The Central Coast is also home to some of the best beaches near Sydney! Bouddi National Park has some of the best beaches we've seen to date, it makes for an excellent day trip from Sydney. If you haven't heard of the Riverboat Postman, make sure you check it out. I doubt you'll find a cheaper cruise in Sydney and it's brilliant!
After living in Newcastle for nearly a year, there's so much more to this underrated city. Explore the beautiful city beaches like Merewether Beach and the Anzac Walk. Make sure you make the effort to go to the Hunter Valley which is Australia's largest wine region. Then head over to Port Stephens which is home to the Southern Hemisphere's largest sand dunes.