Explore NSW’s best weekend get-aways

Through the eyes of avid family travellers and photography duo, Kat & Ben

Hayes House

Hayes House is a stunningly renovated Victorian residence located in the heart of Cooks Hills, Newcastle. It offers a lifestyle of convenience, with cafes, restaurants, beaches, and entertainment precincts, all located close by. Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a group of friends catching up, travelling for business or you are simply a family on holiday, Hayes House has you covered.

River Cottage

River Cottage yes the one from the SBS Food TV show! You can now stay there, it’s listed on Airbnb.

Prepare to be amazed, it’s even better in the flesh. You are surrounded by 360 degree elevated views of the rolling green hills of Central Tilba. The homestead has boutique country style furnishings with a wood burning fireplace. The kitchen is to die for, and everything we cooked tasted so amazing for some strange reason! I think from the fresh garden herbs and beautiful old kitchen appliances and oven.

We adore this location and cannot wait to visit again. It’s well worth the trip down to support the locals in Cobargo who were recently affected by the catastrophic fires, Tilba thankfully remained untouched. This is what the owner of River Cottage had to say about our photos:

“Good Thanks Media came down to my property in Central Tilba NSW to photograph my cottage so I could advertise on AirBNB and create a website. The quality of the photography was excellent and the imagination that Kat & Ben put into creating a story of their stay came through in the pictures. I would highly recommend Good Thanks Media to any business that requires a property to be photographed. I also found the delivery of the photos really impressive and easy to download through a link which presented all the work together. Looking forward to having these guys back to capture more special shots in the summer….thanks guys…great work!! Tristan”


Simpson Cottage

Simpson Cottage is such a spectacular place to stay. This was our first visit of what I hope to be many! The cottage was built in the 1860s as the original home of the Simpson family, one of the first settlers south of the Hacking River. Sensitively restored, this 3-bedroom cottage provides a unique experience, where you can enjoy the charm of the old cottage and stylish contemporary living with mesmerising ever changing views of the water and National Park views.

It’s a perfect house for two small families, couples, a group of friends or mid-week away days for small businesses. With a private track to the beach it’s the ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of Sydney.

Aruna Estate

Aruna Estate is a new and exclusive getaway in the southern highlands, offering down time amongst nature. Luxury eco villas and intimate off-grid cabins provide the perfect escape, just 90 minutes from Sydney.

A rural estate, ARUNA operates as a sheep farm and market garden. They celebrate all things natural and local. Set amongst a backdrop of Australian native bushland, ARUNA is a paradise of natural beauty and unique experiences.

“We have worked with Kat and Ben many times and wish we could do it more. They are great people and we always have a good energy on everything they shoot for us. Kat seems to be able to capture beautiful fleeting moments and the end result speaks for itself. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.”

Warialda Retreat

Warialda Retreat is the perfect private space where you can disconnect from the routine of your daily lives and reconnect with the important things in life. We have fallen in love with this property as the perfect place to unwind with our toddler. We love the area because of its natural beauty and outdoor lifestyle and find the property is perfectly poised for us to easily access the beautiful beaches at Seal Rocks, Blueys Beach, Boomerang and Elizabeth as well as Myall, Smiths and Wallis Lake. This is what the lovely Gabrielle had to say about our visit:

“Kat recently did the photos for Warialda, our holiday rental property near Seal Rocks. The photography has just made our marketing come alive and she has completely hit the mark the brand persona. I’m getting so many positive comments about how great the photos are! So so happy with the shots and Kat is very easy to deal with. Very highly recommended! Gabrielle”

Corunna Station

Corunna Station  is a great country escape for groups of friends or family in the heart of the beautiful Hunter Valley. Set on 100 acres of private rural property, Corunna Station was the largest sheep shearing station in the Hunter established in 1880. The property retains all the original agricultural buildings including the Shearing Shed, Hay Shed, and Wood Mill.

Goolawah Bush & Beach Retreat, Crescent Head

Goolawah Bush & Beach Retreat has 5 holiday cottages nestled quietly in the bush just a stones throw from a selection of magical beaches and national parks along untouched back roads. Boasting a stunning leafy outlook and ocean views on 28.5 acres, Goolawah Bush & Beach Retreat will make you feel instantly relaxed and at home in their spacious cottages. It’s the perfect weekend getaway destination in Crescent Head for groups.

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