With Mother’s Day fast approaching on 10 May, now is the time to plan the ultimate weekend away with the whole family and treat your mum to a truly special and fun-filled getaway.
According to Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase, “Destination NSW is noticing a trend towards multi-generational holidays, where grandparents, parents and their children are booking holidays together to celebrate milestones”.
“Be it a weekend away or a week long family adventure, milestone holidays to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions are on the rise. NSW offers families a wealth of holiday ideas, from once-in-a-lifetime adventures to wine-escapes, from high tea with a view to cooking classes the whole family can enjoy,” said Ms Chipchase.
Here are some ideas to help plan for the ultimate Mother’s Day weekend away with the whole family.
Francophile in Sydney – Book tickets to Les Miserables, at the Capitol Theatre, which tells an epic love story set against the backdrop of 19th century revolutionary France. Continue your French-inspired weekend at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth with the Chic Gourmandise package, which includes an indulgent French inspired afternoon tea at the Soiree Bar. Then choose to dine at one of Sydney’s best French-inspired restaurants such as Ananas Bar & Brasserie, which is French for pineapple.
Once-in-a-lifetime experience – Give your mum a once in a lifetime experience and hike Australia’s highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko. While in theSnowy Mountains book a stay at Pender Lea in a glamorous chalet for ten people or treat your mum to an indulgent weekend at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa where she will enjoy morning yoga, a spa treatment and dining on local produce at Cuisine.
Luxury long weekend away on Lord Howe Island – Kicking off on the Mother’s Day weekend is the winter sales packages to Lord Howe Island. For that last minute gift idea, book her a long weekend stay on this World Heritage island, the package includes flights, accommodation at a luxury resort, spa treatments and gourmet dining.
High tea with a view – Marking its first Mother’s Day since its reopening, the historic Hydro Majestic, in the Blue Mountains, will be putting on a truly spectacular day for mums. Book the interconnecting family rooms with views over the magnificent Megalong Valley, then enjoy its iconic high tea or pick up local cheeses and wines from the onsite produce store for a picnic with a view.
Experience what’s new in the Hunter Valley – Adult children might like to spoil their mum with an indulgent weekend away in the Hunter Valley. For something new, book a stay at the H Boutique Hotel, sample wines at the newHart & Hart Cellar Door and dine at the recently opened EXP restaurant at Oakvale Winery.
Cultural immersion – Ngaran Ngaran at Narooma on South Coast is running a Mother’s Day weekend tour suitable for the whole family. Discover what makes the South Coast sacred to the Yuin people, the spiritual significance of the land and experience first-hand the dreaming stories that have been passed down through the generations. A fun experience, this is also a chance learn about these Saltwater people.
Fit mums – Run as a family in the 2km, 5km or 10km fun run at the Mother’s Day Classic in Yamba on the North Coast. While in Yamba, active families will love walking the 5km Angourie walking track, which forms part of the impressiveYuraygir Coastal Walk, while families with young children will enjoy a visit to the Glen Ian Ostrich and Emu Farm.
Cook up a storm in luxury – Kids, young and old, lovecooking with their mum. I Feel Good cooking classes, in Berry on the South Coast, run plant-based whole food cooking classes, while nearby Broughton Mill Farm Guesthouse and Cooking School, a luxury country retreat runs cooking classes using local chefs and produce.
Gourmet long lunch – Book a country house for the weekend and choose to dine at some of NSW’s best regional restaurants. A number of Mudgeerestaurants are putting on special Mother’s Day lunches. Book a spot at Zin House for the Mother’s Day Long Lunch and enjoy a six course menu of local and seasonal produce or at Di Lusso Estate to feast on wood fired pizzas and Italian style cuisine while enjoying a glass of Mudgee grown Italian style wine. While at the Pipeclay Pumphouse, recently listed at one of NSW’s top 150 restaurants, enjoy fine dining at the stunning Robert Stein Vineyard and Winery.
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