What Are The Best Day Trips From Sydney?

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life to experience some of Sydney’s best country, coastal or mountainous regions. You’ll feel refreshed by a change in scenery as you let loose on adrenaline-fueled activities like skydiving, paintballing or horseback riding!

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Less than an hour away from Sydney lies the most historically significant national park. In this beautiful bushland, you can experience first-hand how life was for indigenous people and Indigenous Australians in years past; through stories, artefacts and cultural events that are nestled throughout these sprawling acres of land.

Manly Beach

Sydney is well-known for its beautiful beaches, but there is one in particular that stands at the top of our list: Manly Beach. Boasting a scenic ferry ride away from Sydney and free of honking horns or crowds, this tranquil spot has all you need to enjoy an authentic beach day – sunbaking on sand dunes next to palm trees overlooking blue waters full of surfers eager for waves. This picture perfect coastal town offers something different than any other place; whether you want to catch some waves with your friends or stroll down the shoreline hand in hand while enjoying iced treats around every corner!


Canberra is an interesting place to visit if you’re looking for a more rural experience in the midst of all the hustle and bustle. With close proximity to Sydney, it’s perfect as either your first or last stop on your trip around Australia! Take advantage of this fact by visiting some historical sites before heading out into greater Canberra where there are plenty art galleries and cafes waiting to be discovered.

Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley is a destination for foodies and wine lovers alike. The natural greenery here provides an idyllic backdrop to endless vineyards, award-winning wineries, and restaurants with stunning views of the surrounding scenery. So if you’re looking to unwind from your busy life in Sydney or just want a day trip out on one of Australia’s most picturesque regions – Hunter Valley has it all!

Blue Mountains

Immersing yourself in Australia’s stunning bushland is as easy as exploring the many hills and trees of Blue Mountains National Park. Located only 165 miles west from Sydney, this natural wonder has 664,000 acres filled with unspoilt wilderness that features thunderous waterfalls and endless walking trails for you to explore!

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