The tranquil Mimosa Rocks National Park is located roughly midway between Sydney and Melbourne, amidst the striking section of the NSW far south coast known as the Sapphire Coast.
South Coast NSW
The Sapphire Coast of New South Wales is a criminally underrated stretch of coastal real estate reaching from Bermagui below Eden to the Victorian border. Visitors are treated to top-notch camping, gorgeous scenery and access to a stretch of sparsely populated beachfront.
A century and a half ago, Wombeyan was the first cave system in the country to receive official protection, and it’s now part of the Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. The caves lie 180km southwest of Sydney and can be reached in around three and a half hour’s drive from the city.
Booderee National Park straddles the southern coastline of Jervis Bay, a little under 200km south of Sydney’s suburban sprawl. While only a couple of hours drive from the city’s frenetic crowds, it feels a million miles apart.
Rolled up in the snug wine country of the Southern Highlands, just inland from the NSW south coast, the Kangaroo Valley is barely a two drive south of Sydney’s city limits.
Honeymoon Bay on the NSW south coast is one of our favourite little campsites within cooee of Sydney, and it ain’t even quite 200km south of Circular Quay.