Mother’s Day is on 10 May and Destination NSW’s boss Sandra Chipchase reckons it’s time to start planning how you’re going to treat your mum.
Here are some of her ideas.
Francophile in Sydney – Book tickets to Les Miserables, at the Capitol Theatre, then continue your French-inspired weekend at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth with the Chic Gourmandise package, which includes an indulgent French inspired afternoon tea at the Soiree Bar. Then choose to dine at one of Sydney’s French-inspired restaurants such as Ananas (it’s French for pineapple) Bar & Brasserie.
Once-in-a-lifetime experience – Give your mum a once in a lifetime experience and hike Australia’s highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko. While you’re at it, book her a stay at Pender Lea in a glamorous chalet or at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.
Luxury long weekend away on Lord Howe Island – Kicking off on the Mother’s Day weekend is the winter sales packages to Lord Howe World Heritage island, the package includes flights, accommodation at a luxury resort, spa treatments and gourmet dining.
High tea with a view – Marking its first Mother’s Day since its reopening, the historic Hydro Majestic, in the Blue Mountains, will be putting on a spectacular day for mums. Rooms have views over the Megalong Valley, then she can enjoy its iconic high tea or pick up local cheeses and wines from the onsite produce store for a picnic with a view.
Experience what’s new in the Hunter Valley – Spoil mum with an indulgent weekend away in the Hunter Valley. For something new, book her a stay at the H Boutique Hotel, sample wines at the new Hart & Hart Cellar Door and dine at the recently opened EXP restaurant at Oakvale Winery.
Cultural immersion – Ngaran Ngaran at Narooma on South Coast is running a Mother’s Day weekend tour to discover what makes the South Coast sacred to the Yuin people, the spiritual significance of the land and experience first-hand the dreaming stories that have been passed down through the generations.
Fit mums – …could take part in the 2km, 5km or 10km fun run at the Mother’s Day Classic in Yamba on the North Coast. Or maybe she’d prefer walking the 5km Angourie walking track, which forms part of the impressive Yuraygir Coastal Walk.
Cook up a storm in luxury – I Feel Good cooking classes, in Berry on the South Coast, run plant-based whole food cooking classes, while nearby Broughton Mill Farm Guesthouse and Cooking School, a luxury country retreat runs cooking classes using local chefs and produce.
Gourmet long lunch – Book a spot at Zin House for the Mother’s Day Long Lunch and enjoy a six course menu of local and seasonal produce or at Di Lusso Estate to feast on wood fired pizzas and Italian style cuisine while enjoying a glass of Mudgee grown Italian style wine. While at the Pipeclay Pumphouse, recently listed at one of NSW’s top 150 restaurants, she could enjoy fine dining at the stunning Robert Stein Vineyard and Winery.