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    Default Sydney: What's your favourite place to get away?

    DH has friends arriving next Easter.
    Long story short we are butting heads about where to go with them for a 4-5 day break over the Easter holidays.

    They have no kids and don't really understand the restrictions and limitations children bring. Their suggestions are making me anxious!
    I want a break too, I don't fancy being worried sick for the kids safety (Bali) or being the out-of-house-cook and cleaner all week either. (camping)

    The only compromise made so far is that we drive somewhere for the get away, no flights, and book somewhere via Air BnB.
    But I have no clue where.
    My kids are fine with a few hours play on the beach or in a playground.
    They don't need anything too hectic (Goldcoast) in fact it's best not to over stimulate them if they're to last the whole trip without turning rogue!

    Ideally I'd like a nice apartment or house somewhere within walking distance (or short drive) to the beach for the kids/friends during the day.
    But also to have something else interesting to do, aquariums or bush walks or museums? Sight seeing? Anything that we can all do together but also, that this couple can take off and do by themselves should the kids be burnt out.

    I'm not from here so anything I look up is the tourist version of what to do, and I know from working with the tourist crowd back home that those things aren't the real deal.

    The beach doesn't have to be part of it either, I'm willing to go inland too.

    Open to everything really.

    Any help would be appreciated. X
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    I love the Blue Mountains. But I've never tried to do it since having DS. How old are your kids?

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    By April they will be 8, 5 and 2.

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    Macmasters beach on the central coast.
    Rent a house and enjoy the bush and the beach.

    Bliss.

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    Blue Mountains might be difficult with a 2 year old. I don't think I'd enjoy it much with DS at present.

    Patonga is nice. Not much to do but beach and relax.

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    Somewhere to go in Sydney or somewhere out of Sydney?

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    We live in Sydney so out of Sydney but within driving distance of up to 5-6 hours any direction. I don't think that would be too hard on the kids.
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    South coast? Mollymook or Milton - cute coastal towns about 2-1/2 hours drive from Sydney ( DH parents have a beach house and we go every Xmas holidays) it's near the beach, vineyards , cute old 150 year old buildings , lots of parks and beaches and really nice restaurants - not so much museums but great bike tracks and surfing and antique shops - STAYZ would have heaps of holiday houses you could rent for the week

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    Default Sydney: What's your favourite place to get away?

    Yes I'd go South coast too. Mollymook is beautiful by the beach. Funky stuff to do in Milton and Berri etc
    Cupids winery
    Mollymook golf club
    Cafés, markets and shops in Milton
    Beaches
    Berri cafés and bakeries

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    Was going to suggest Berry too! But I've got to say the most beautiful beach I've been to in nsw is hyams beach. Google image it! It's also south coast.

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