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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

Four weekend getaways for under $400
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Four weekend getaways for under $400

As much as the city has its perks, there’s really nothing like ditching the nine to five and hitting the road.

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

They combine the comforts of luxury of hotel rooms with the adventure of sleeping under the stars. We sent the Time Out team to review the best glamping sites in NSW.

Neighbourhoods to watch in 2017
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Neighbourhoods to watch in 2017

From new bar openings to avant-garde galleries; hip hotels to nearby nature these five neighbourhoods have more than their fair share going on this year. Stay and play in one on your next big overseas trip.  

From rainforest to reef in Port Douglas
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From rainforest to reef in Port Douglas

Port Douglas is an idyllic tropical destination and gateway where two heritage listed sites meet. It’s a city that knows its best assets come plucked straight from its prehistoric origins.

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The best hotels in Sydney
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The best hotels in Sydney

The best spas in Sydney
Health and beauty

The best spas in Sydney

A guide to Sydney beaches
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A guide to Sydney beaches

The best camping near Sydney
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The best camping near Sydney

Short escapes from Sydney, within driving distance

Short weekend getaways from Sydney
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Short weekend getaways from Sydney

End winter on a high with an escape from Sydney to one of NSW's relaxing rural retreats. From fantastic local food and wine to shopping, spas and adventure, you'll return to Sydney a new human.

The South Coast and Southern Highlands
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The South Coast and Southern Highlands

The Hunter Valley
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The Hunter Valley

The Central Coast
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The Central Coast

Byron Bay
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Byron Bay

Interstate trips from Sydney

Victoria
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Victoria

Queensland

Queensland

South Australia

South Australia

Western Australia

Western Australia

Tasmania
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Tasmania

The ACT
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The ACT

International escapes from Sydney

Your guide to Hong Kong this Rugby Sevens
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Your guide to Hong Kong this Rugby Sevens

Early next April, Hong Kong will be hosting the biggest party of the year. The Rugby Sevens are coming to town from April 7 to 9, and the city is set to spring to life with edge-of-your-seat sportsmanship and plenty of parties, side gigs and excitement. Featuring 28 teams and 120,000 fans, this time of year is when the world truly comes out to play in this spectacular city.   There are direct flights departing from Australia to Hong Kong several times daily, and the flight time is under ten hours. That makes this trip an easy first step into a world of action.   What's more, April is the perfect time to visit Hong Kong. Sure, the Sevens are a reason to come, but Hong Kong Stadium can be a launch pad for a trip packed with amazing eating, celebrating and even wilderness adventures. Events Worldwide Travel are an official travel agent of the Hong Kong Sevens, so make sure to check out their special packages, and check out the Hong Kong Tourism Board for more inspiration. In the meantime here’s how to take advantage of the city, and linger a little longer once the Sevens are done.

New Zealand
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New Zealand

From scenery so breathtaking its a magnet for blockbuster directors to achingly hip boutiques and wine bars, New Zealand punches above its weight.

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

Anaheim, California
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Anaheim, California

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

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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Little Creatures Live
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Little Creatures Live

You might already enjoy their beer – including Pale Ale, Rogers' and Dog Days – but did you know there's a way to take your Little Creatures love a little deeper? This year the brewery is taking their show on the road with a series of parties that feature live performance art, food and beer at various on-premise locations and festivals across Australia. They're calling it Little Creatures Live – inspired by the original moniker of their very first Pale Ale, brewed their own way with fresh hops flowers and live yeast.  Little Creatures Live will be back in Sydney very soon. Curious as to what to expect? Check out our recaps below. Or if you can't wait, why not pay a visit to Little Creatures' Fremantle or Geelong breweries? 

Vote for the bar making your favourite Patrón XO Café Espresso Martini and win a $200 bar tab
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Vote for the bar making your favourite Patrón XO Café Espresso Martini and win a $200 bar tab

If the mere thought of an Espresso Martini makes your heart beat a little faster, then it’s a great time to live in Sydney right now. For a limited time, a selection of top Sydney bars curated by Patrón are creating special twists on the classic Espresso Martini, using Patrón XO Café. Each of these bars is putting their own expression on the cocktail, and together, they make up the Expresso Society (get it?). They’re shaking up the classic cocktail in all sorts of delicious ways – Rosie Campbell’s ‘Patroco’ blends Patrón XO Café, chocolate liqueur and homemade toasted coconut syrup and coconut cream to create a tropical holiday in a glass. For a nutty kick, try Café del Mar’s ‘Espresso del Mar’, which adds Frangelico, hazelnut syrup and butterscotch to Patrón XO Café and espresso. The creativity doesn’t stop there. Bars like Paddington Inn are adding sweetness by throwing burnt marshmallows into the mix, while the clever bartenders at Pitt Street’s Mexican diner Mejico are staying true to their roots by using Peloton Mezcal and agave in their ‘MeXo Espresso’. The question is: which of these Espresso Martinis do you most want to drink? To win a $200 tab at one of these Sydney bars, tell us which cocktail recipe takes your fancy (the full list is here). Enter by telling us which of these Patrón XO Café Espresso Martinis you'd most like to drink, and why by Monday July 31. Name: Email: I'd like to drink: (25 words or less)  Tick this box to hear more from Patrón XO

Monday night cocktail club at Zeta Bar
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Monday night cocktail club at Zeta Bar

Nobody enjoys freezing cold weather, Mondays, or expensive cocktails. Escape from all three by visiting Zeta Bar on Monday nights for their winter warming cocktails and specials. Every Monday until the end of August, Zeta Bar is transforming into a cocktail club with $10 rotating cocktail specials. Love gin? Zeta Bar do, and they’re putting together a warm gin cocktail to beat the chilly weather blues – the ‘Abdication Punch’ a shareable concoction for four people ($85). Zeta Bar's dedicated mixologists take inspiration from innovative culinary heavyweights such as Heston Blumenthal and Ferran Adria so the drinks are bound to be a little fancier than your standard G&T. Zeta Bar’s cocktail club is open 5pm till late every Monday until the end of August.

Head to Hacienda Sydney
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Head to Hacienda Sydney

After a spot for pre-theatre drinks or a post-work wind down? Look no further than Circular Quay's Cuban-inspired cocktail lounge, Hacienda Sydney. The glassed in box juts out over the concourse, making for some of the best views of the glistening Sydney Harbour. On the cocktail front they are slinging fruity, Caribbean themed numbers. Kick back with a Pina Princess with pineapple rum, mezcal, apricot brandy, passionfruit puree, chai syrup and ginger beer; or a Té Amo with elderflower, vodka, lime juice and earl grey tea syrup.  Snacks wise you can order up jerk chicken sliders, black bean arancini, chargrilled octopus and spiced lamb riblets. Add in DJs on Friday and Saturday nights spinning relaxed house tunes and you've got yourself a swanky way to kick start your weekend.