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From Sydney's best kept secrets, to last minute road trips to major international jaunts, we've got your travel needs covered

Adventure to Lake Macquarie for the weekend
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Adventure to Lake Macquarie for the weekend

This unassuming region sandwiched between Sydney and Newcastle has a lot to offer city folk looking to slow down and get back to nature. 

The best accommodation in the Blue Mountains
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The best accommodation in the Blue Mountains

You’ll need somewhere to slumber after the day’s excursions.

A guide to the South Coast
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A guide to the South Coast

Find an adventure playground for surfing, climbing, trekking and dining.

Where to find the best blowholes in NSW
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Where to find the best blowholes in NSW

Find mini ocean cave water explosions around the state.

A guide to the Hunter Valley
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A guide to the Hunter Valley

Check out the Hunter Valley’s fertile fields and fancy digs, just three hours' drive from Sydney.

An insider's guide to Sydney travel

The best glamping sites in NSW
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The best glamping sites in NSW

The best luxury hotels in Sydney
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The best luxury hotels in Sydney

Sydney's best spa hotels
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Sydney's best spa hotels

The best boutique hotels in Sydney
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The best boutique hotels in Sydney

Short escapes from Sydney, within driving distance

Short weekend getaways from Sydney
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Short weekend getaways from Sydney

Start summer strong with an escape to one of NSW's relaxing rural retreats. Feel refreshed after a weekend of fantastic local food and wine, shopping, pampering and adventure.

Byron Bay
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Byron Bay

The Southern Highlands
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The Southern Highlands

The Central Coast
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The Central Coast

The Hunter Valley
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The Hunter Valley

Interstate trips from Sydney

Road trips from Melbourne
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Road trips from Melbourne

Look beyond Australia's second largest city to its surrounding countryside.

The best hotels in Adelaide
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The best hotels in Adelaide

Adelaide's practically swimming in great hotels, from the reliable and affordable to the truly luxurious.

The best hotels in Perth
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The best hotels in Perth

Perth’s hotel scene is exploding. More than 20 new or renovated hotels have opened around the city since 2012. 

The best hotels in Brisbane
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The best hotels in Brisbane

Brisbane’s hotel scene is changing. The boutique revolution has well and truly hit town.

What to do in Tasmania
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What to do in Tasmania

From pristine wilderness sites to one of the most avant-garde galleries in the world Tasmania has it all. 

Guide to Canberra
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Guide to Canberra

[Sponsored] Canberra boasts hipper hotels than Sydney, and some of the best galleries in the country.

International escapes from Sydney

Anaheim, California
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Anaheim, California

Sure, everybody loves Disneyland... but there's so much more to this revitalised SoCal city.

Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas

Famous for festivals, live music and barbecue, the cosmopolitan capital of Texas has plenty to recommend it.

Okavango Delta, Botswana
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Okavango Delta, Botswana

Explore the Okavango Delta – one of Africa’s most majestic destinations. 

New Zealand
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New Zealand

From scenery so breathtaking to achingly hip boutiques and wine bars, New Zealand punches above its weight.

The essential guide to Santiago
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The essential guide to Santiago

The gateway to South America is one of the continent’s hot spots for galleries, museums, meats and Pisco Sours.

Travel tips and tricks

How to score an airline upgrade
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How to score an airline upgrade

How to get the best hotel room
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How to get the best hotel room

Top five premium economy cabins
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Top five premium economy cabins

Hotel pools for night swimming
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Hotel pools for night swimming

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Melting Pot Luck

Melting Pot Luck

You’re invited to come participate in Australia’s first multicultural game show, live on stage at Giant Dwarf Theatre. Devised by comedian and MC Sam McCool and the Chaser’s Julian Morrow, Melting Pot Luck has four teams from different cultural backgrounds competing to win. But there’s a twist – to win this comp, everyone has to pull together. After a successful trial show in March, a run of four dates have been announced, the first being on Monday April 29. Billed as a way to learn more about ourselves and each other, the show aims to reframe the discussion around multiculturalism and cultural identity in a fun and lighthearted way. Contestants will use their background, knowledge and adaptability to bring about victory for their team.  Melting Pot Luck has an apt host in McCool, who speaks five languages and labels himself as one of Australia’s most multicultural entertainers. Paired with Morrow, who is decidedly less multicultural but well known for being part of the satirical team the Chaser, the duo will present a night full of TLC (travel, language, and culture). If you’re ready for a good time, we have some fantastic news for you – enter code 'timeout' when you buy tix online and you’ll score 20 per cent off the price.  

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Raise money for youth mental health at this year’s City2Surf
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Raise money for youth mental health at this year’s City2Surf

Batyr, a charity which supports young people’s mental health, is getting together one of the largest teams at the City2Surf race on Sunday, August 11, and you can join their cause. The organisation focuses on both the stigma around speaking up about mental health, as well as education about services available for struggling youth. They are aiming to raise $100,000 which would allow 5000 high school kids to take part in mental health awareness training through their school program. If you register before May 18, you’ll be able to nab the sweet early-bird pricing of just $68. Joining means you’ll be decked out in a branded singlet and cap, as well receiving support and motivation from personal trainers in the lead up to your run. If you think you’ll be able to smash it out of the park and raise $500 for your run, you can register as a charity superstar here. These spots are limited, but you’ll get some great perks such as your entry fee being waived, a personalised bib, being part of the special start wave, a limited edition finisher’s medal, and other exclusive merch. City2Surf is the largest fun run in the world, with 80,000 walkers, joggers and serious runners coming together to traverse the very hilly course from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach. Starting at very near to the crack of dawn at 7.50am, the 14km run will finish up about 3pm. Register for Batyr’s team and check out more info about their initiatives here.

Eat, drink and be merry this chilly season at the Ternary
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Eat, drink and be merry this chilly season at the Ternary

The Ternary at the Novotel in Darling Harbour is putting on three special events throughout winter to lay out the best of their seasonal food and drink menu. Over three nights, the dining room will play host to three different six-course menus – a lush dinner by candlelight; one paired with craft beers; and another alongside Scotch whisky. On Thursday May 23, while the lights dance outside during Vivid festival, there will be nothing but candlelight inside the Ternary dining room for Unlit. Ternary’s director of culinary Anthony Flowers has put together a dinner of highlights, including Indian spiced kingfish with lentils and a gorgonzola dolce latte with poached apple and maple syrup. There'll also be a live acoustic guitar performance to match the mood lighting. The view of Darling Harbour from the dining room will also mean a free light show as the colours from Vivid play along the walls while you dine for only $169pp. Prefer beer with your fancy food? The Ternary delivers with a dedicated night to craft beers called Batch on Thursday June 20. For $169pp you'll be treated to a six-course tasting menu with matching beers brewed by local Batch Brewing Company. The food will be substantial enough to match the six beers on offer, including naan bread made from beer, Korean BBQ beef ribs, and pan-fried barramundi and crispy beef croustillant. The last of the events is Spirited, a night in association with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society where for $209pp, you’ll enjoy six dis

Win a double pass to experience Vivid Sydney from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Win a double pass to experience Vivid Sydney from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

There's one way to avoid dealing with the Vivid Sydney crowds this year, and that's with a climb up the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney. Their annual Vivid Climb is back this year from May 24 to June 15, and they're giving Time Out readers the chance to win a double pass to experience Sydney's light installations and projections from a sky-high vantage point.  The experience is worth $268 for adults and $188 for kids, and the lucky winner and a friend will get to join a group on a three-and-a-half-hour climb starting at sunset. On the way up you'll get to see the harbour from a whole new angle, and the experience will culminate in the coolest dance party once you reach the top. You'll dance on a light-up dancefloor under the stars, and when it's time to go home, winners will receive a complimentary group photo and video capturing your once-in-a-lifetime dance party with a bird's eye view. If you'd like to experience Vivid Sydney a little differently this year, enter the competition below by May 24. Enter here