You’ve promised the boys that ditching their missus and/or night out on the town this weekend is a good idea but you’re yet to lock down any solid plans that don’t include shit tinnies by a fire in the bush.
Well, we’re here to service all your lazy bastard needs with a rundown of the most awesome getaways for guys in NSW. From taking a dip in blue waters of Byron Bay, channelling your inner DiCaprio on a luxury boat in Sydney harbour or even finding a little zen with some
broga yoga in Bondi, these 8 masculine escapes are sure to win you a beer or two next time you see your mates.
#1 Surfing, Byron Bay
Is there a more iconic place to paddle out than NSW’s stunning Byron Bay? We think not. While Byron’s surf might not be pumping all year round, its right hand point breaks and winter swell make it a must-try for you and your bros.
Whether you’re riding waves on Belongil Beach, The Wreck, The Pass or keeping it chilled on Wategoes, Byron Bay is the perfect getaway for you and your mates to hang ten.
#2 Luxury Boat Hire, Sydney
Looking for a traditional way to party that’s not on land? Your band of brothers will thank you when you pull up to the wharf in an elegantly appointed 95ft motor yacht with classic exterior styling and a stunning interior decor to match.
Check out The Boat. It’s all about the Italian luxury on this multi-million dollar yacht which does its talking with 3 levels, 4 spacious cabins with ensuites and accommodation for up to 45 guests. Corey Worthington won’t know what hit him.
#3 Canyoning, Blue Mountains
If you and your bro squad are keen for a little less luxury and little more rugged adventure, then try a canyoning getaway in the Blue Mountains. Deep, dark, narrow and twisting, the canyons of the Blue Mountains are places forgotten by time, forsaken by light. Carved by water over many thousands of years, their sandstone walls and waterfalls make them a challenge to master.
With plenty of water jumps, exhilarating swims, waterslides and fantastic scenery on offer, you’ll all feel one step closer to Bear Grylls.
#4 Rent A Cave, Hatter’s Hideout
Don’t let your guy’s trip be confined to four conventional walls. Rent a man cave instead. Hatter’s Hideout in the Blue Mountains (which is actually listed on Airbnb) lets you and your dudes camp cave-dweller style and soak up the wilderness.
Situated on eight private acres, the cave is 20 metres high, wide and deep and boasts panoramic views of Mount Wilson and Wollemi National Park. The Airbnb lister compares the cave to “a smalls shell of the Sydney Opera House (with better acoustics)”. This holiday option means optimal havoc-wreaking and plenty of time to rough it with your crew in the presence of Mother Nature. Kumbaya singalongs are optional.
#5 Camping, Snowy Mountains
Convince your mates to take a road trip the Snowy Mountains and you’ll find yourself in Kosciusko National Park. Winter or summer, Kosciusko spoils you with snow sports and mountain biking, cave tours, hiking, history and horse riding, and most importantly, camping amongst Australia’s high alpine scenery.
The national park is huge and features the highest mountain in mainland Australia and all the ski resorts in NSW, so whether you’re just taking in the stunning natural landscape, or carving into the park’s pristine snowy hills, the Snowy Mountains is the perfect place to find your inner-adventurer.
#6 Hire A Treehouse, Blue Mountains
Live out your childhood fantasies and invite your crew to your very own treehouse. Nestled high in the tree-tops, The Blue Mountains offer plenty of treehouses available for hire if your boys want to ‘go bush’.
With spectacular views of bush-clad ranges and beautiful sunrises, a treehouse is the ideal place for you and your friends to rave, recuperate and distance yourselves from the ruckus of city life. Plus, it’s the only place where clothing is optional and Tarzan-style hollering is acceptable.
#7 Stay & Play, Bonville Golf Resort
Widely acknowledge as one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses, and consistently voted as the most beautiful in Australia, Bonville Golf Resort is the perfect getaway if you and your squad are a bunch of novice Tiger Woods.
Located halfway between Sydney and Brisbane on the picturesque Coffs Coast, Bonville Golf Resort is the perfect location for a group golfing experience that will stimulate and challenge your mates, no matter what level of skill they’re at.
#8 Bring Your Homies, Bondi Yoga House
When the golfing weekend, South East Asia vacay and loose bucks night are done and dusted, you’ve exhausted all bro squad getaway plans, to be left with nothing but a mind-numbing hangover. What could possibly ease your entourage back into normal life? A yoga retreat. Why? Why the hell not.
Bondi Yoga House hosts range of experiences like retreats, corporate events, weekend and five-day experiences and most recently, the ‘Bring Your Homies’ package, a dedicated men’s only fitness weekend, combining functional training, yoga, massage, nutritious food and a holistic health discussion.