Sydney is notorious for being a Summer hot-spot, but with the cold weather coming, it gives you the chance to experience the city in a whole other way. If you’re looking for somewhere to escape the daily routine, why not treat yourself and set aside a weekend to go for a road trip and immerse yourself in nature’s restorative air?
Here are our top picks that are less than 90 minutes from St George area.
Known across the country, Bowral is a small paradise only an hour away from St George area. Fancy vibrant and fragrant flowers? Bowral is blessed with some of Australia’s best private gardens that are a delight to wander through. Another option is to make your way to Bendooley Estate and unwind with a warm hearty meal in front of the fireplace or a marvellous backdrop of books. If you’re not able to commit to a meal, head to the Estate’s vineyard and enjoy an alfresco meal.
- Sea Cliff Bridge
Up for a scenic drive? Only 50 minutes away from St George area, the Sea Cliff bridge is 665 metres long and is a must-see along the Grand Pacific Drive. It was built to avoid landslides and rocks falling from the cliffs above and has become a photographer’s hot-spot. So drive down, take in the view, and spend some time walking from one end of the bridge to the other – don’t forget the pictures!
- Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Care for a short hike that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, Hawkesbury River and the waters of Pittwater and Broken Bay? Barrenjoey Lighthouse is located in Palm Beach, positioned 91m above sea level and just over 60 minutes north of St George area. The lighthouse is only a 1km scenic walk and a whale-watching spot, so be sure to bring your camera and binoculars and keep your eyes peeled for whales. The walk is worth the effort.
How many of you have added these to your bucket this?