Join Citizens of the World’s Meghan and Dominic, along with their son Lachie, as they go off-grid and take time out in the lush Kangaroo Valley in southern New South Wales.
"We’re based on the Central Coast and as a beach-loving family it’s always a sad time to say farewell to summer. However as the cooler weather hits so does the desire to nest and cosy up. And autumn is when southern New South Wales shines — especially in the Kangaroo Valley — as the trees change hue and mists eddy through the forests."
STAY: CORALIE CAIN BY UNYOKED
"Unyoked cabins are more like a manifesto than just a place to lay your head. Designed for people who want the tonic of wildness (and lessened phone reception) to switch off but who also don’t want to give up a few of the luxury comforts of home."
"Each cabin is scandi-style hideout that requires a little ingenuity to find (you’re given latitude, longitude and a few rough directions) but once you arrive literally everything you need to enjoy time out is there, including french linen sheets, Archie and Co Negronis and a DIY S’more kit by Sarah Glover."
"We found Coralie, our cabin, tucked behind a small vineyard and nestled on a paddock surrounded by thick bush with the sound of a stream rushing by. Like camping, we stocked up on firewood and provisions for meals but everything else we needed to get by was on hand. Everything except wi-fi. Which ended up being the most beautiful thing about the weekend."
"Being disconnected from the rest of the world gave us the mental space to revel in the small things. We played guitar with our little boy, he pushed his truck through the dirt and leaves and once he fell asleep we sat as a couple by the fire and REALLY talked. No devices, no distractions. Just us."
EAT: KANGAROO VALLEY
The General Cafe
"If you’re looking to get a true taste and local Kangaroo Valley flavour then you can’t go past The General. If it’s fermented, organic and locally sourced, it’ll be served up here with a smile."
"This only opened in 2013 but quickly established itself and has become a much beloved spot to indulge Australia’s favourite fast food, the humble pie."
"The verandah here has always been one of our favourites spots to sit and watch local Kangaroo Valley life roll by. Bistro One46 really summarises what we love about travelling in Australia. You can be hours from the city but still find food that feels totally sophisticated. Bistro One46 is exactly that, relaxed but with a menu that feels straight from the city."