As New South Wales becomes the first Aussie state to start rolling out a reopening plan, many are no doubt desperate for a getaway.
It has been almost two years since COVID-19 shut down our international borders, and while we still have to wait a bit longer before overseas travel can resume, there is plenty to discover on our doorstep.
And while you will still need to wait until we hit the 80 per cent vaccination target before leaving greater Sydney, the time to start planning your getaway is now.
NSW is set to hit the 80 per cent vaccination target by October 31.
So, for those NSW residents itching to ditch the city, here are seven of the most amazing getaways you can visit for a much needed escape.
1. The Treehouse – Kangaroo Valley
The Treehouse offers the ultimate ‘glamping’ experience, and overlooks Kangaroo River in the heart of Kangaroo Valley.
You can sit back and relax in the large stone outdoor bath as you watch the sunset before curling up beside the indoor fire, or outdoor firepit.
The accommodation sleeps four adults and is adults only, so no kids are allowed to come along.
2. Wilderness Hut Studio – Worrowing Heights
Also a child-free location, the Worrowing Wilderness Hut is a cabin built entirely using recycled materials and reclaimed timbers.
Sitting on the porch, you can watch the wildlife go by as you watch over the bush and Jervis Bay National Park.
As evening starts to fall you can sit by the firepit and talk the night away in this secluded little hideaway, without having to worry about disturbing the neighbours.
3. Kates Paddock Tiny Home – Moss Vale
You can truly get away from it all in this completely off-the-grid tiny home in Kates Paddock.
The tiny home is set on 80-acres on the outskirts of Moss Vale, around 2 hours from Sydney.
Tucked away in a paddock and surrounded by grass and native gumtrees, you can soak up the country life, surrounded by wildlife like Kookaburras, Kangaroos and even the odd cow or two.
Kates Tiny Home sleeps only two people and comes with a fully operational kitchen, outdoor barbeque and a firepit.
4. Secluded Magical Rainforest Retreat – Main Arm
Over the bridge lit up by the sparkle of fairy lights is a retreat set amongst the treetops overlooking a creek.
This rainforest retreat is the perfect romantic getaway for those wanting to reconnect and recharge after a stressful 18-months.
Sit in the large double swing overhanging the creek below and take in the nature that surrounds you before heading back into the balinese-inspired home with all the modern necessities you could need.
5. 1976 Bedford Bus – Kangaroo Valley
Hop on board this converted 1976 Bedford Bus that has been made into a cozy getaway on wheels.
Looking out at Lake Scanzi in the Kangaroo Valley, this is a fantastic place to get away from the city. You’ll also be only a few minutes’ drive (in your own car, not the bus) to Kangaroo Valley township for a fresh cup of coffee.
But if you’d prefer to be left to your own devices, there is everything you need on board, including cooking appliances and heating and cooling.
Watch the day go by as you sit outside on the lounge chairs by the firepit.
6. Bodhi Treehouse – Coopers Shoot
Head to Byron to discover this unique accommodation sitting amongst 17 acres of subtropical rainforest.
This treehouse comes with ocean and rainforest views, truly giving you a relaxed and cozy vibe.
Suitable predominantly for couples, this three-story treehouse is the perfect therapeutic place to relax and rejuvenate.
Whether you’re watching the ocean from the upper deck, or immersing yourself in the rainforest in the large stone bath on the lower level, there is a perfect place to relax for anyone.
7. Eco Cottages - Bombah Point
Finally, the Bombah Point Eco Cottages are perfect for both couples and families and close to Myall Lakes and the beach.
The serenity of the bush coupled with a location close to activities means there is something for everyone at this getaway.
Sitting on 100 acres, you can hire bicycles or kayaks and go on your own adventure.
If sitting back and taking it all in is more your vibe, you can enjoy gorgeous views of your surroundings from the deck while you watch the sunset.