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Day Trips from Sydney You Need to Try

An Article Written By Rakkitha Kumarage

Sydney has long been one of the world’s most iconic cities, with its instantly recognisable Opera House and Harbour Bridge. However, no trip to Sydney would be complete without exploring some of the sights that exist just outside of the city limits. With genuinely unparalleled beauty in every direction, there are endless possibilities when it comes to taking a day trip from Sydney. You could head up into the mountains to catch the views, or relax on one of New South Wales’ countless beaches. There are river cruises, food and wine tours, wildlife parks, Aboriginal heritage trails, and of course almost every sport imaginable - you’re really spoilt for choice! So check out our handy guide to day trips from Sydney that you need to try, to find out where to start. 

Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney

You can visit picture-perfect natural resources & manmade attractions like lush green forests, rock paintings, scenic waterfalls & hiking trails, associated with a grand canyon called “ The Blue Mountains”. 

If you want to be there with your family, you can go by car, taking M1 motorway. If you want to peep into the local life of Australia, then you must get on a train to Blackheath or Katoomba.

Meanwhile, don’t forget to get the service of “Blue Mountains tours” to your day trip, if you are willing for a full visit in every nook & corner of Blue Mountains canyon. 


The Tranquility of Isolated Hilly Areas 

Visit “Three Sisters”, the glorious rock formation & its gifted natural attractions, listing to the harmonic chirps of lyrebirds in bright summer days. Moreover, “Jenolan Caves” the most beautiful cave system also belongs to Blue Mountains. Have a rest in caves sensing the solace of loneliness.


Scenic World Rides & Picnics

Are you seeking some adventures in your typical day trip? Here is the chance. Four combo rides in Blue Mountains & bushwalk at Leura picnic area are the most persuasive entertainment activities among several native & foreign travelers coming for a holiday in Blue Mountains.


Hunter Valley Day Trip from Sydney

Are you waiting for a grand summer holiday experience at the best restaurants in Australia? Then the solution is Hunter Valley trip. Hunter Valley offers the best wines of this area for numerous centuries. While having a remarkable banquet experience, you can also spot the lush greeneries of Hunter Valley.

Getting to Hunter Valley is just a 230km drive away towards the north of Sydney, which takes only 3 ½ hours. Transport mode is based on whether you are arranging a family trip, or an adventure trip, getting close to country life. You can take M1 motorway or use public transport instead. “Hunter Valley wine tours” is your reliable travel assistant, who leads you to the ever-inexperienced restaurant banquets, assuring the legacy of your tour.


Enjoy an Elegant Snack

You can explore over 150 boutique wineries & strive some wines according to your choice & then taste them with fresh handmade cheese made in Hunter Valley. Besides, Hunter Valley chocolate shops give you a delicious snack of saliva-stimulating delicate chocolates. Overlooking vineyards also intensify the attraction of these restaurants.


Hunter Garden's & Drooping Orchards

Walk amidst the elegant surroundings of Hunter Gardens or arrange a balloon ride upon Hunter Valley & give some exercises to your bagful belly.


Port Stephens Day Trip from Sydney

Port Stephens is a nice destination for every ambitious explorer hoping for an unforgettable beach holiday mixed with several hesitating, excitement-full but rather joyous activities. Port Stephen is stretched within a wide territory, measuring about two times in comparison to Sydney harbor.

The journey takes only 2 ½ hours. It is a simple picnic of 200km towards the north portion of Sydney. The wisest option is going by car, taking M1 motorway from Sydney. Otherwise, you can go by Port Stephens Express Bus from Central Station, to the exact spot. However, it would be an overnight tour, rather than a day trip, when you are going on a bus.

Port Stephens is a paradise of entertainment. So, don’t miss this precious opportunity, being abandoned among wrong routes. Contact “Port Stephens tours” & accompany with them on your day trip, to get the full experience of versatile joyous activities.


Dolphin Watching 

Have a photogenic experience of dolphins among endless flood tides & ebb tides. Three cruises are available per day. How they are tumbling, diving & surfing on waves is really fantastic.


Adventurous Activities

Set a reminder to reserve some hours to engage in any of these enthusiastic funny activities including Beach Dune Tours, Sygna Shipwreck Tours, short hikes on Tomaree Head, or Sandboarding whenever you’ve been to Port Stephens.

Let our veteran travel agents guide you to the best tourist zones in Sydney. They are always obliged to do their best on behalf of your Sydney Day Tour.

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We are Jacob and Taylor. Travel is our passion and we love sharing our experiences here at The Travelling Souk. Our hope is that you would be inspired by this little blog to try something new, embrace an adventure, and live life to the fullest. 

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