4 Top Day trips from Sydney

4 Top Day trips from Sydney

Travelling to Sydney?

Here are the best day trips in case you want to escape the city center for a day.

Sydney is a bustling metropolis, a fascinating destination with many attractions, architectural gems and one of the most scenic harbor in the world. There are millions of things to do and see during your trip to Sydney and it is perfectly possible to spend your whole vacation without ducking out of the city center. On the other hand, there’s an abundance of attractions to enjoy beyond the city. Australia is home to lush greenspaces, white sand beaches, imposing landscapes and the most diverse wildlife on earth. As much as you love Sydney, consider spending a day or two exploring Sydney’s astonishing surroundings:

The Blue Mountains National Park AustraliaBlue Mountains: The memorable Blue Mountains are a must-see during your Sydney trip, just 90 minutes west of the city. The tree covered mountains are named after the blue haze that settles above them, caused by a mist from the area’s eucalyptus trees. Famous for the spectacular scenery, the enormous sandstone formations “Three Sisters”, the “Jenolan Caves” and the “Bridal Veil Falls”, this World Heritage Site is the best playground for nature lovers. Enjoy the views at Echo Point lookout in Katoomba, the region’s largest town and visit the tiny village Blackheath.

Manly Beach: If you book your flights to Sydney during summertime, don’t miss the sun-kissed Manly Beach! The beach is one of the most famous beaches for surfing and is easily accessible via a 30 minutes ferry ride from Sydney’s Circular Quay. Manly’s numerous restaurants, cafes and shops will keep you occupied between surf lessons and suntans.

Hunter Valley Hunter Valley: Australia’s oldest and most famous wine region is located just 2 hours north of Sydney and is home to 100 vineyards. Wine lovers will have the chance to experience wine tours and tastings at the regions’ vineyards such as Tyrell's Wines, First Creek Wines and McGuigan Wines. The Lower Hunter Valley is known for its Shiraz and Semillon grapes, while the Upper Hunter Valley for its aromatic varietals. Enjoy this unique wine tasting journey, try the local wines such as Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Muscat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling but remember: Spending a full day of tastings means no driving! After all, the entire region is filled with cute towns where you can spend the night.

Royal National Park: Travelling to Sydney, you will also have the opportunity to visit the second oldest national park in the world! The Royal National Park, also known as “Nasho”, makes an exceptional day trip, ideal for families, nature lovers and adventure seekers. Walking, biking, kayaking are some of the most popular activities. The Kangaroo Creek, the Wattamolla Lagoon, the lady Carrington Walk, the town of Bundeena and the Aboriginal rock at Jibbon Head, are among the must see. The park is just an hour away from the city and it is easily accessible by car, train or tram.