While we absolutely live for the city life—nothing beats a weekend trip exploring the countryside. Especially following a few terrifying months in iso. NSW is overloaded with regions to explore—whether you’re into wine (Orange and Mudgee are must-sees), regional dining experiences (you have to try Biota and BARN), or big-time bush adventures, featuring hikes and waterfalls.
Or maybe, you just need a quiet city-escape that’s under two-hours drive from the city to simply log-off and unwind.
Whatever your fancy, NSW has a ripping new regional escape directory that’s brimming with properties not too far from Sydney to service all your weekend mini-break needs.
Called Riparide, the directory is all about "exploring your backyard" and it is packed with seriously unique regional stays. Think forest cabins, floating villas and tiny houses.
It works pretty similarly to Airbnb, with the added benefit of "adventure stories" for each property so you can really suss the vibe out before you book. Whether your leaning towards beach village bliss, off-the-grid hideaways or quirky accommodation that's primed for Instagram, Riparide has you sorted (like this tiny house built into a retro bus or this quirky coach house in Grose Vale).
So, what are you waiting for? Head on over here to see the full list of properties and start planning your next regional escape.
And if tiny cabins are your thing, here are more of our favourites.
Image credit: Riparide