Welcome to August Escapes. Some exciting events are heading to Sydney and NSW, kicking off with Vogue Fashion's Night Out in Sydney offering great shopping and accommodation deals. Plus, there are excellent packages at some of the top hotels and apartments in Sydney and Manly right now. Make sure you enter our new competitions - you could win a trip for four to Rally Australia at Coffs Coast, an outback NSW adventure for two, or a luxury weekend in Byron Bay and surrounds. Enjoy NSW on us!
Win the Ultimate Rally Experience
Ever wanted to see some of the world’s best rally drivers in action? Enter the Rally Australia 2011 competition and you could be part of the action from 8-11 September on the Coffs Coast, staying at the Novotel Pacific Bay Resort plus VIP tickets.
Vogue Fashion’s Night Out in Sydney
On 8 September, 600 of Sydney’s best retailers in the QVB, Westfield Sydney and around Castlereagh and Pitt streets will stay open late in a shopping extravaganza with fantastic deals for the whole weekend. Check out exclusive accommodation packages.
See Harry Potter: The Exhibition^
Step inside the famous wizard's magical world at the Powerhouse Museum from 19 November 2011. Book tickets now.
Book a Snow NSW escape now
With some great snowfalls this season, there's still time to have a great snow adventure in NSW with 5 night packages starting from $503*.
Immerse yourself in Manly
Enjoy the best of beachside Manly with great offers on accommodation, restaurants, attractions and shopping. Until 31 August 2011.
Escape to Port Macquarie
Gather the whole fleet this winter in Port Macquarie, on the beautiful Mid North Coast of NSW.  Accommodation deals via Wotif.com to suit all budgets.
Stay in Sydney from $129*
Right now there are great deals on accommodation at some of Sydney’s best hotels and self-catering apartments. Including special rates and offers for families.
Win an outback adventure in NSW
Enter the Outback Tour competition and you and a mate might be lucky enough to win a fantastic three-day outback adventure.
Don’t miss Hairspray, the musical
Be quick to book your package to see Hairspray, the Broadway musical, now playing its final weeks at the Lyric Theatre, Star City, Sydney.
Win a weekend away in Byron

Taste the flavours of northern NSW at Sample Food Festival in Bangalow on 10 September. A luxury weekend package valued at around $3000 is up for grabs so enter now to win.


Just for laughs at Opera House

From 1- 4 September, some of the most famous comedians in the world, including John Cleese and Martin Short, will perform in Just For laughs at Sydney Opera House. 

Sydney events

AFL International Cup
13-28 August
Blacktown International Sportspark

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival
23-27 August 
Sydney Town Hall

Cabramatta Moon Festival
4 September
Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta

Ryde River Festival
11 September
Parramatta River, Ryde

Bondi Festival of the Winds
11 September
Bondi Beach


Regional NSW events

Australian Surf Festival
until 27 August
Port Macquarie

Fireside Festival along the Poachers Way
until 31 August
Yass Valley

Spring Festival of Flowers
1-30 September

Mudgee Wine and Food Festival
9-25 September

Bangalow Music Festival
12-14 September


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