Dreaming of an escape? You don’t need to travel far. There are plenty of stunning spots a couple of hours’ drive from Sydney, just waiting to be explored. The next time you’re planning a getaway or cheeky long weekend, treat yourself to a stay at one of these beautiful resorts, hotels or holiday houses.
Rolling hills and charming streetscapes, Bowral is the perfect weekend getaway, so why not make the five-star Milton Park your base? Built at the turn of the twentieth century, the hotel is grand, with tree-lined walkways, and plenty of arts and antiques. While it’s acceptable to do absolutely nothing, we recommend a pamper session at the Wellness Spa, followed by dinner at Horderns Restaurant.
Horderns Road, Bowral
Set on the Hawkesbury River, Peats Bite is made up of six upscale bungalows. Each features a living area, kitchenette, bedroom and balcony across two levels, as well as riverfront views. Peats Bite is a bit of an insider secret, so don’t be surprised if you spot some celebrities on your stay. The highlight is the restaurant, which showcases fresh, local produce and can only be reached by boat or seaplane.
Sunny Corner, Hawkesbury River