This year is going to be crazy, so we suggest heading out of the city and hitting the road to get your pre-deserved R&R now.
Here are 6 things to do in regional NSW this January.
Dusty Die Laughing
We’re bringing you some quality laughs because the Dusty Attic is showcasing the newest comedians around Lismore. If you’re from around the area and believe you have some comedy chops, then feel free to enter your name in the ring. we promise we’ll be in the crowd laughing with you not at you. For more details, check this out.
When: Wednesday 9 January, 8-10pm
Where: Dusty Attic Music Lounge, Lismore
The Tipsy Easel
We all love a good paint n’ sip sesh, so when we hear that The Tipsy Easel is coming to the gorgeous Nelson Bay, we definitely need to book a spot. No experience necessary, so come, get your vino on and grab a brush and go nuts on a canvas. To save your space, head here.
When: Thursday 10 January, 6-8:30pm
Where: Evviva Café & Bar, Nelson Bay
Cost: $75 per person
If you haven't found your way up to Scenic World in the Blue Mountains yet, their latest exhibition Dinosaur Valley is the perfect excuse.
Featuring a set of scarily lifelike animatronic dinosaurs roaming freely through Scenic World's stunning ancient rainforest, you will feel as though you've been transported to the set of the next Jurassic Park movie. Add in a couple of centuries-old trees, a skyway that drifts across a cavernous gorge, abandoned coal mines and the steepest incline railway in the world, and you've got yourself one hell of an adventure. To plan a visit, head here. Staying for a few days? Book a room at The Fairmont and follow this guide for some other great Blue Mountains ideas.
When: Until Monday 28 January
Where: Scenic World, Blue Mountains
Cost: Tickets from $39
The Greedy Guts Street Food Markets
The name obviously gives it away, this street food market is enough to make anyone salivate. This event by the sea has live music, a full bar and all the food cuisines you could dream of. There are vegan and vegetarian vendors, even options for picky eaters (you know who you are). If you need to find us, we’ll be sitting by the water, sipping a cocktail. For more information, jump over here.
When: Friday 11 January, 5:30-12am
Where: Florida Beach Bar, Terrigal
Two Birds Tap Takeover And Brew Day
We love a brewery takeover. With Two Taps Birds Brewing from Melbourne this evening will be home to live music, tastings and giveaways. You’ll get a beer or wine upon entry along with delish food and lots of brewery talks. Grab your tickets here.
When: Saturday 19 January, 6-11pm
Where: Thirsty Crow, Wagga Wagga
Cost: $15 per person
Sri Lankan Cooking Workshop And Dinner
If you want to spice it up and learn a whole new cuisine of cooking, you might want to sign up for this masterclass (the road trip is just half the fun). Sri Lankan food is a whole other level of cooking, with their curries and chutneys. Bring a pen and notepad to jot down those tips and tricks. Book your spot here now.
When: Sunday 20 January, 4-7pm
Where: Nimbus & Co, Byron Bay
Cost: $95 per person
Speaking of road trips, have you checked out Maitland Bay yet?
Image credit: Lachlan Demsey