Once Upon a Summer

in New South Wales

From snorkelling with playful seal pups in the azure ocean to sampling bush tucker on a rainforest walkabout, a summer holiday in New South Wales has it all. And then some.

Here are our top six summer spots in New South Wales, and a selection of beautiful homes right nearby.

From snorkelling with playful seal pups in the azure ocean to sampling bush tucker on a rainforest walkabout, a summer holiday in New South Wales has it all. And then some.

Here are our top six summer spots in New South Wales, and a selection of beautiful homes right nearby.

Coffs Harbour

For the ultimate summer road trip, pack up the car and head to the unspoilt yet easily accessible Coffs Coast, at the heart of which lies Coffs Harbour. Take a stand-up paddleboard lesson, and spend more time sitting down. Climb aboard a camel safari for a wobbly wander through the sand dunes. Fish all morning without a single nibble, then land ten big ones all in a row. Wake up to the sound of the waves from your shack perched right on the water.

Coffs Harbour

For the ultimate summer road trip, pack up the car and head to the unspoilt yet easily accessible Coffs Coast, at the heart of which lies Coffs Harbour. Take a stand-up paddleboard lesson, and spend more time sitting down. Climb aboard a camel safari for a wobbly wander through the sand dunes. Fish all morning without a single nibble, then land ten big ones all in a row. Wake up to the sound of the waves from your shack perched right on the water.

Stays in Coffs Harbour

Stays in Coffs Harbour
Sapphire Ocean Villa
Precio:$99  por noche
Ayershire guest Suite with wi -fi
Precio:$58  por noche
Coffs Jetty Studio Apartment
Precio:$80  por noche

South Coast

Breathtaking beaches, freshly shucked oysters, curious seals, laid-back coastal towns and world-famous surf breaks make the South Coast the perfect summer holiday destination. Snorkel with seal pups for such a long time your fingertips turn into prunes. Be buried by the kids right up to your neck in the whitest sand in the world. Walk beneath towering gums as a pod of dolphins swim alongside you. Wake with a pot of coffee on the porch as the sun rises over the ocean.

South Coast

Breathtaking beaches, freshly shucked oysters, curious seals, laid-back coastal towns and world-famous surf breaks make the South Coast the perfect summer holiday destination. Snorkel with seal pups for such a long time your fingertips turn into prunes. Be buried by the kids right up to your neck in the whitest sand in the world. Walk beneath towering gums as a pod of dolphins swim alongside you. Wake with a pot of coffee on the porch as the sun rises over the ocean.

Stays on the South Coast

Stays on the South Coast
Jervis Bay Beach Shack - Pet Friendly
Precio:$103  por noche
Periwinkle - Pet Friendly - 2 Mins Walk to Beach
Precio:$109  por noche
Merimbula Something Special - extraordinary view
Precio:$99  por noche

Central Coast

Jump in the car and head just north of Sydney to the Central Coast for a holiday you’ll never forget. Make the most of the long summer days exploring beautiful beaches, pretty waterways and pristine national parks. Continue your exploration into the night, grazing at gourmet restaurants and hopping between buzzing rooftop bars. Wake up in your beach shack to the sound of the waves, before following your nose to the nearby farmers markets for a bacon and egg roll.

Central Coast

Jump in the car and head just north of Sydney to the Central Coast for a holiday you’ll never forget. Make the most of the long summer days exploring beautiful beaches, pretty waterways and pristine national parks. Continue your exploration into the night, grazing at gourmet restaurants and hopping between buzzing rooftop bars. Wake up in your beach shack to the sound of the waves, before following your nose to the nearby farmers markets for a bacon and egg roll.

Stays on the Central Coast

Stays on the Central Coast
Modern studio Cabana moments to the best beaches
Precio:$78  por noche
The Copa Cabana
Precio:$400  por noche
OCEAN VIEW APARTMENT (Stunning Beachfront Views)
Precio:$182  por noche

Blue Mountains

For dazzling natural attractions served up with a good dose of country charm, you can’t go past the Blue Mountains. Indulge in the area’s tantalising gourmet scene with the rugged wilderness as your backdrop. Hike or bike into the thick of the forest keeping your eyes peeled for sleeping koalas. Trek uphill, cursing all the way, until million-year-old valleys open up before you. Empty your phone’s battery taking photos of the sunset, then make your way back to your treehouse in the canopy to fall asleep to the sounds of the forest.

Blue Mountains

For dazzling natural attractions served up with a good dose of country charm, you can’t go past the Blue Mountains. Indulge in the area’s tantalising gourmet scene with the rugged wilderness as your backdrop. Hike or bike into the thick of the forest keeping your eyes peeled for sleeping koalas. Trek uphill, cursing all the way, until million-year-old valleys open up before you. Empty your phone’s battery taking photos of the sunset, then make your way back to your treehouse in the canopy to fall asleep to the sounds of the forest.

Stays in the Blue Mountains

Stays in the Blue Mountains
Strawbale cottage set in bush garden
Precio:$113  por noche
Luxury Bush Escape
Precio:$124  por noche
Cuckoo’s Nest Accommodation
Precio:$135  por noche

Orange

Orange is a hidden gem, tucked between the rolling hills, beautiful vineyards, open roads and picturesque plains of the Central West tablelands. Wind your way along pretty streets and parks on the Orange Heritage Trail, or get the heart pumping a little faster with a walk to the summit of Mount Canobolas, a nearby ancient volcano. After working up an appetite, relax over a three course lunch at a boutique winery, each dish matched with a local drop. Then pick up some farm fresh produce to take back to your cottage right in the middle of town.

Orange

Orange is a hidden gem, tucked between the rolling hills, beautiful vineyards, open roads and picturesque plains of the Central West tablelands. Wind your way along pretty streets and parks on the Orange Heritage Trail, or get the heart pumping a little faster with a walk to the summit of Mount Canobolas, a nearby ancient volcano. After working up an appetite, relax over a three course lunch at a boutique winery, each dish matched with a local drop. Then pick up some farm fresh produce to take back to your cottage right in the middle of town.

Stays in Orange

Stays in Orange
Belle Cottage on March - CBD - High End Heritage
Precio:$97  por noche
La Mia Casa 159 - Central - The Entertainer
Precio:$108  por noche
Magnolia Cottage
Precio:$91  por noche

Sydney

People all around the world dream about a summer holiday in Sydney. When the vibrant city is within your own backyard, it’s easy to make that dream come true. Stroll along Coogee Beach with gelato dripping down your hand. Scour Paddington Markets for vintage treasures that have seen more summers than you. Enjoy a beer with the band at an Enmore gig (and upload a hastily snapped selfie to prove it!) before wandering back to your grand old terrace with views of Darling Harbour from your side of the bed.

Sydney

People all around the world dream about a summer holiday in Sydney. When the vibrant city is within your own backyard, it’s easy to make that dream come true. Stroll along Coogee Beach with gelato dripping down your hand. Scour Paddington Markets for vintage treasures that have seen more summers than you. Enjoy a beer with the band at an Enmore gig (and upload a hastily snapped selfie to prove it!) before wandering back to your grand old terrace with views of Darling Harbour from your side of the bed.

Stays in Sydney

Stays in Sydney
Take the Ferry to the Little Black Shack
Precio:$665  por noche
Luxury waterfront & amazing views
Precio:$240  por noche
Romantic Getaway for Couples with Private Spa
Precio:$206  por noche

We're doing our bit for domestic tourism

With international travel still off the cards, Australians are going to have to holiday a little closer to home this summer. But our incredible inventory of homes all across the country means that Airbnb is uniquely placed to support Tourism Australia in driving domestic tourism through their Holiday Here this Year initiative. So that’s exactly what we’re doing.

We're doing our bit for domestic tourism

With international travel still off the cards, Australians are going to have to holiday a little closer to home this summer. But our incredible inventory of homes all across the country means that Airbnb is uniquely placed to support Tourism Australia in driving domestic tourism through their Holiday Here this Year initiative. So that’s exactly what we’re doing.