We’re coming around to that time of year where public holidays are far and few between, so, what better way to celebrate the incredible ladies in our lives than hiring a car and embarking on a girls’ weekend getaway?
Grab your gal pals, hire a car in Sydney, choose from our list of girls’ weekend ideas, and hit the road – because, contrary to popular belief, those boots aren’t actually made for walking, they’re made for driving.
The Epic Girls Weekend Getaway –Newcastle
163 km | 2.5-hour drive
Treat your bride-to-be to her last hoorah in Newcastle. The itinerary will be full of, boutique shopping and funky cafes along Darby Street, High Tea, and perhaps even a theatre show or some live music to get dolled up for.
There are also a number of great spas, such as the Royal Day Spa to indulge in a day of pampering with facials, manicures or massages for the whole group. Newcastle is also fast becoming a hot-spot for foodies, so there are plenty of options to enjoy a lavish dinner with the hen and all her ladies.
The Mother/Daughter Weekend Away – Hunter Valley
120 km | 1.75-hour drive
Where better to spend an idyllic girls weekend with Mumma dearest than in beautiful wine country. Why not splurge on a luxury car model like a Mercedes or Tesla model to cruise around the Hunter Valley, popping into a few of the 150 wine cellars at the Hunter.
Tip: We recommend Audrey Wilkinson Wines for its stunning views.
Of course, if you want to make it an unforgettable weekend away with Mum, you could take her hot air ballooning over the luscious landscapes and rolling hills followed by a lovely walk through the surrounding state forests and national parks.
The Soul-Searching Girls Weekend Getaway – Byron Bay
820 km | 10-hour drive
What’s not to love about Byron Bay? It’s full of experiences so grab your bestie and pack a suitcase because this trip is not short – but it’s the type of trip you’ll remember forever. The journey takes around 10 hours and could be split across two days. Stops include places such as Coffs Harbour where a photo with the Big Banana is mandatory.
Byron put bohemian on the map, so here you’ll enjoy the best farmers’ markets with the most delicious organic selections, baristas brewing the perfect cups of coffee, and the locals full of spirit and creativity.
The natural beauty of Byron is what makes it one of Australia’s most enchanted places, and the perfect spot for a girls weekend getaway.
The legendary surf, coupled with the stunning hinterlands and the magical vibe all over town allow for plenty of self-reflection, discovery, and absolute relaxation. So, once you’ve found yourself, you might even decide to relocate and create your own dream life.
An Adventurous Girls Weekend Away – Blue Mountains
62 km | 1-hour drive
Make sure you charge your phone because there are plenty of spots to Instagram at the the Blue Mountains.
Explore the heritage-listed national parks, hiking amongst the spectacular scenery of the Three Sisters or experience the ancient limestone of Jenolan Caves. Up the adventure ante and try abseiling, rock climbing or canyoning. One thing you don’t want to miss is the unparalleled panoramic views of the Scenic Cableway – the steepest aerial cable car in the Southern Hemisphere.
You’ll want to hire a 4WD to roam around in, and, luckily, SIXT have a range of them available from many of the Sydney car hire locations.
All you really need are your girls and your wheels. So, while SIXT car rental can sort you out with the latter, you just have to choose which girls’ weekend road trip sounds the most appealing to you!