Our top 3 Sydney day trips
Explore the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed region, which lies just a 90-minute drive from the Sydney CBD. You can also catch a direct train from Sydney central to Katoomba station, which is conveniently within walking distance of the famous Three Sisters rock formation. Other notable attractions in the area include tranquil treetop walks, picturesque Jamison Valley, and the steepest passenger railway in the world.
From the northern tip of Sydney at Palm Beach, a simple ferry ride will grant you access to one of the area’s best kept secrets. The Basin campground and picnic spot enjoys pristine sandy shores, a friendly population of rock wallabies and a quiet inland lagoon, all within the beautiful surroundings of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Bring your swimmers and a picnic for a perfect day, with the final ferry departing just before sunset.
Hunter Valley Region
The Hunter Valley is widely regarded as Australia’s premier wine region. Although the three-hour drive necessitates a slightly longer day trip, the destination will certainly make your journey worthwhile. Take a tour of the region and sample some of Australia’s best gourmet food and fine wines. But if you’re not much of a drinker, don’t worry –the Hunter Valley’s picturesque landscape is enough to make anyone feel faint.