Cheap places to escape the city for the weekend

If you have found yourself cooped up in your UNSW student accommodation for far too long, and need ideas to plan an affordable weekend escape, you are at the right place! At Be.Accommodation we encourage our residents to explore the beautiful places New South Wales has to offer.

Here are a few of our favourite cheap places to escape the city for the weekend:

Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is home to a wonderful variety of wineries, from international brands to smaller family-owned businesses. Most of these wineries have cellar door wine tastings and tours.  Accommodation in the Hunter isn’t too pricey either, consider booking an Airbnb with a group of friends for cheap accommodation.

Port Stephens

Port Stephens is a popular coastal destination with exquisite beaches and delectable cafes and restaurants. It is the perfect location for a weekend away in the summer. The two main towns Nelson Bay and Shoal Bay have lots of affordable hotels available to make your weekend stay a memorable experience.


Orange is a growing country town, and home to some of the best wineries, pubs, and historical buildings in New South Wales. This lively town is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, with several scenic bushwalking trails nearby to choose from. There are also a variety of cheap accommodation around Orange to make your stay more comfortable.

Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains is the ideal place for a daytrip or weekend getaway for Sydney-siders. With incredible walking tracks, lookouts, waterfalls, and other tourist attractions on offer, you will never be bored. There are a variety of cheap and cosy hotels to stay in, and because it is only a short drive from Sydney, you won’t have to dig too deep into your pockets to pay for petrol or other transportation either.

If you need more ideas on where to visit next for a fun weekend away and for the finest UNSW student accommodation, contact Be.Accommodation on 61 9167 9356.