Sydney, a city of spectacular beaches, stunning architecture and a harbour that could easily take the crown of the most spectacular in the world.
But what also makes this world city so inviting is its close proximity to some of Australia’s most beloved travel destinations.
Whether it’s hiking the towering clifftops of the Blue Mountains or trying some of the world’s best wine in the Hunter Valley, Sydney is lucky to be situated near some of the best day trip spots Australia has to offer.
So, why not take a look at some of the awesome adventures you can experience outside of this magical town?
Traverse the stunning Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains have long been one of Australia’s favourite travel destinations, a sprawling landscape of majestic peaks, cascading waterfalls and lush rainforests. A visit to the Blue Mountains is truly awe-inspiring, and there is something to do for people of all ages.
Some of the highlights of the Blue Mountains include:
- The Three Sisters: Reaching astounding heights of 900m, these sandstone formations are both a natural and cultural gem, having been formed over thousands of years of erosion. Learn about the incredible Indigenous history surrounding the formation, including a particularly fascinating local legend.
- Wentworth Falls: No journey to the Blue Mountains is complete without a hike to Wentworth Falls, an enormous 187m waterfall made up of three tiers. The falls are even more awe-inspiring when it’s raining, with the water absolutely flowing down the formation.
- Scenic World: This is an experience that is fun for families and weekenders alike. Scenic World provides you the chance to view the wonders of the Blue Mountains from various modes of transport. Jump on the world’s steepest scenic railway before testing your bravery on the glass-bottomed Scenic Cableway.
Saying “wine not?” in the Hunter Valley
The Hunter Valley is one of the world’s most revered wine regions, with legendary wineries producing spectacular Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Verdelho.
A tour of the Hunter Valley is always a tipsily fun experience, as you make your way from vineyard to vineyard, experiencing the cellar doors and the fine drops they have on offer. Some of the best cellar door experiences include Brokenwood, Lake’s Folly, Lindeman’s and Tulloch Wines.
Enjoy your memorable day trip
So, as you can see, there is so much more to Sydney than what happens in the city proper. Enjoy stunning nature, a family fun day out or a drop of fine vino – the choice is yours!
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