DRIVES AND ROAD TRIPS

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Weekenders from Sydney

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With our partners at Nissan, we’re highlighting a couple of inviting NSW locations that create the ideal weekend road trip from Sydney.

Bawley Point has a barrel-load of appeal. Credit: Destination NSW.

Bawley Point

In a sentence: This alluring south coast hamlet is sandwiched between sublime beaches and sprawling national parks, making it ideal for a getaway from the city. 

The drive: A pleasant 260km southbound path that never strays too far from the coast. There are various ‘distractions’ along the way, including Nan Tien Buddhist temple at Wollongong, the ferocious blowhole at Kiama and nearby Saddleback Mountain Lookout, and charming Ulladulla.

Saddleback Mountain Lookout in Kiama creates a tempting diversion.

Top attractions in and around Bawley Point

  • Racecourse Beach: One of many beauties in these parts.
  • Meroo National Park: Walks and aquatic activity combine.
  • Milton: Pretty heritage village.
  • Murramarang National Park: More brilliant beaches.

What’s further afield: Head further south past Murramarang to explore Batemans Bay.

Stay at: BIG4 Racecourse Beach Tourist Park.

Don't skip a visit to Murramarang National Park. Credit: Destination NSW. 

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Bulahdelah

In a sentence: A historical and relaxing riverside town on the mid-north coast that’s within easy reach of epic lakes and other waterways.

The drive: A 250km largely straight stretch northwards that invites diversions to popular destinations such as Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, and Port Stephens.

Bulahdelah is engulfed by wondrous waterways. Credit: Kate Miles.

Top attractions in and around Bulahdelah

  • Myall River: Enter water play.
  • Bulahdelah Mountain Aboriginal Place: Ripe for scenic walks to lookouts.
  • Myall Lakes National Park: Serious eye candy and epic adventures.
  • Wallingat National Park: More pretty panoramas to discover.

What’s further afield: Head further inland to explore Barrington Tops National Park, part of the impressive Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area.

Stay at: BIG4 River Myall Holiday Resort.

Magical: Myall Lakes National Park. Credit: Destination Barrington Coast.

Want more? All BIG4 parks in NSW are here.

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