3 DAY TRIPS FOR SYDNEYSIDERS
A micro-adventure is almost like a canapé, a little taste and if you like it, you can go for more.
Sometimes, all we need is a change of scenery to reset the engine. A quick break away from the everyday can be extremely restorative and refreshing. More so than ever, we have all learnt to live in the moment and be a little bit more spontaneous. A day trip is the perfect mini-getaway which allows you to feel like you are on holiday, minus the arduous packing and planning.
Here are 3 of Roam's favourite day trips, which are all under a 90 minute drive from Sydney:
Some know it as Summer Bay and others refer to it simply as, the Northern Beaches. As you twist and turn through the bends, there is no going back. Leave the city behind and immerse yourself in the ultimate coastal lifestyle.
Avalon is a touch of old school beach town sprinkled with upper class glam. With less than 1 hr to get there, you can even pretend to be a local for one whole day.
Classic Coffee a combi on a hill serving lattes at sunrise.
Bar Elvina negroni for sundown.
Girdlers Cafe green goodness and oodles of deliciousness.
Graze n Cakes best banh mi on the beach.
La Banette crusty pies and all things French.
Bassike fave brand ever.
Mama Papa treasure trove of clothes and homewares.
Bangalley Head walk.
If your body is screaming out for some fresh, healthy mountain air, a quick getaway to Bilpin could be exactly what the doc ordered. Rug up, jump in the car and pump up the Spotify. Head along the Bells Line of Road and explore this bite size, fruity heaven.
WARNING - must like apples to cross the border.
High Hopes Roadhouse Bondi's Seans Panaroma does roadhouse diner.
Bilpin Cider go all rogue and have a picnic or platter on the lawn
Hillbilly Cider award winning cider. You’re welcome.
Bilpin Markets local and seasonal. Every Saturday morning 10am-12pm.
Stroll through Wildwood Garden.
Bilpin Springs Orchard depending on what time of year you go, Bilpin is the number 1 fruit picking destination.
THIRROUL & AUSTINMER
Just over 1 hr from Sydney lies the sleepy coastal towns of Thirroul and Austinmer. These beachside neighbours are synonymous with the laid back, happy-go-lucky vibe of NSW's Coal Coast.
As is the case with so many regional areas, these two little gems are dotted with buzzing cafes and gorgeous stores. So what are you waiting for?
Moore St General wholesome food, locally sourced, in a gorgeous space.
Bread, Espresso & inhale those roasted coffee beans.
South Sailor catch of the day with good vibezzz.
Franks Wild Years a record store, a bar and a damn good toastie.
Miss Molly linen lovers unite.
Finbox is a surfers paradise.
Plume for the farrshhhhun.
Noel and Gladys the cafe/workshop/store concept done right.
Wade in an ocean pool on Austi beach, picnic in the Glastonbury Gardens or get your gear on and take the Sublime Point trek.
Rev up those engines peeps and hit the road.