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Seven stunning Mother’s Day getaways in NSW

April 1, 2021 Visit Oceania No Comments Email Email

After the year that was, Mum deserves an extra special surprise this Mother’s Day. From luxury to adventure, NSW has a getaway suited to every mum’s taste. On Sunday 9 May, spoil Mum with the trip of a lifetime to one of these NSW destinations!

1. Luxury staycay on Sydney’s Northern Beaches

You don’t need to travel far to discover some of NSW’s most beautiful beaches. Take Mum on a Northern Beaches luxury escape and enjoy gorgeous scenic walking tracks, delicious dining and a waterfront stay. Settle in at Jonah’s at Whale Beach, then explore nearby Palm Beach in the spectacular Barrenjoey Lighthouse walking track. Afterwards, treat Mum to oysters and champagne at Berts Bar and Brasserie in Newport. For a truly luxury experiences, charter a Sydney Seaplane to transfer you and mum to and from the Northern Beaches.

2. Wine weekend in the Hunter Valley

Say cheers to Mum on a wine tasting weekend in Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley. Book a stay at Spicers Guesthouse in Pokolbin, and checkout nearby cellar doors, Tyrell’s Wines, Audrey Wilkinson and Bimbadgen who is offering complimentary Mother’s Day tastings. Treat Mum to Hunter Valley Garden’s Mother’s Day Lunch on the Garden Terrace, including three courses and a glass of sparkling, or surprise her with a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the vineyards with Balloon Aloft, followed by a sparking breakfast at Peterson House.

3. Alpine adventure in the Snowy Mountains

Celebrate Mother’s Day atop Australia’s highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko. Adventurous mums can enjoy outdoor activities such as fly fishing, mountain biking, bushwalking and hiking. Stay at the chic cabins at The Eastern in Thredbo, take a scenic chairlift ride on the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, and ride horses through untouched bushland with Thredbo Valley Horse Riding. After, celebrate with sparkling over a Mother’s Day Lunch at Cascades Restaurant. Alternatively, plan ahead for winter and take Mum cross-country skiing or snowshoeing through the pretty alpine terrain.

4. Culture and colour in Broken Hill

For a truly unique getaway, take Mum to vibrant Broken Hill in the NSW Outback and discover the town’s rich history, beautiful galleries and colourful characters. Check in to a cabin at Broken Hill Outback Resort, then admire the sandstone Living Desert Sculptures. While in Broken Hill, explore the many art galleries and studios, including the Broken Hill Regional Gallery, home to an extensive collection of Aboriginal works. A visit to the iconic Bell’s Milk Bar will be the cherry on top for Mum – enjoy the retro atmosphere and sweet treats at Australia’s oldest continually operating milk bar.

5. Foodie fun in the Southern Highlands

Foodie mums will love a getaway to the Southern Highlands. With rich volcanic soils supporting a range of produce, including beef, dairy and truffles, the Southern Highlands region is paradise for food and drink-lovers. Base yourself in Bowral at the beautifully appointed Berida Hotel. Taste cool climate wines from nearby Centennial Vineyards and Artemis Wines, then dine at award-winning Eschalot restaurant in Berrima. Gift Mum a Wild Food Adventure Tour and visit local waterfalls, farms and wineries, or a Mother’s Day Lunch and High Tea at The Loch in Berrima.

6. Soak up the sun in the Tweed

You’ll be Mum’s favourite kid when you take her to the sunny Tweed area, on NSW’s North Coast. From uncrowded beaches to sub-tropical rainforest, the Tweed is a natural paradise. Relax by the pool at Halcyon House at Cabarita Beach and rejuvenate with a massage at the Halcyon Spa. Take a river cruise through the heart of the Tweed Valley with Tweed Eco Cruises or snorkel with sea turtles at Cook Island, off the shores of Tweed Heads, with Watersports Guru.

7. Riverside road trip along the Murray

Spend quality time with Mum on one of NSW’s greatest road trips – the Mighty Murray River Drive. This road trip revolves around the river, from the country towns it sustains to the golf courses and wineries it waters, with some of Australia’s most significant Aboriginal history along the way. Your stops might include a whisky tasting at Corowa Whisky and Chocolate, a ride on a historic paddle steamer in Moama, and visit to World-Heritage listed Mungo National Park.

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