Between catching up on the news, scrolling through social feeds, answering emails and browsing the web…we’re constantly on, and always available. Enter: tech-free tourism.
More and more Sydneysiders are choosing to disconnect and ditch the gadgets on their holidays and reallyrelax and recharge.
Sound dreamy? We’ve rounded up the best places to go for a digital detox around New South Wales. They’re remote and beautiful, and have little to no mobile phone coverage – and some don’t have WiFi, either!
Tucked away on 40 acres at the foothills of the Blue Mountains, Hidden Valley Retreat Cottages allows guests to fully immerse themselves in nature. Surrounded by wildlife and rainforest, the property features five self-contained cottages. Your time is best spent exploring the property by foot, catching up on reading and relaxing in front of an open fire.
Tucked away on eight hectares of bushland, Port Stephens Treescape is a two-and-a-half hour drive from Sydney, and is home to camping and caravan sites, basic studios and suites, and many a koala! There’s no WiFi reception, but it doesn’t matter – One Mile Beach is close by, and the holiday park has a pool, heated spa and tennis court.
562 Gan Gan Road, One Mile Beach