A Blue Mountains afternoon tour from Sydney, departing in the late morning to avoid the crowds. You will see famous highlights of the area in the…
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Explore the stunning Hunter Valley wine region tasting some of Australia’s best wine, food, cheese, chocolate, beer and distilled spirits. If you…
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Enjoy a day out in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Visit Scenic World, the Three Sisters lookout, Featherdale Wildlife Park and more.
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Day trip to the Hunter Valley
Attracting over two million visitors every year, the Hunter Valley is an enticing retreat from Sydney. Since the 19th-century the Hunter Valley has been a pioneer of wine production in Australia. With more than 100 wineries, the main draw here is tasting and vineyard tours at places like Tyrrell’s, Mount Pleasant, and Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, the region’s first winery. To round out your day, check out other attractions like Hunter Valley Gardens and the murals at Kurri Kurri.
How far is the Hunter Valley from Sydney?
Depending on the specific destination, the Hunter Valley sits about 200 kilometers (124 miles) north of Sydney. By car, it takes an average of two hours to reach the area while the train to Newcastle takes just under three hours. To make the most of your time, consider taking a guided tour of the region.
Day trip to the Blue Mountains
If you’re in search of striking scenery, dramatic cliffs, and azure-tinted eucalyptus forests, head to the Blue Mountains for the day. People venture to this rugged region to experience the fresh air and engage in activities like climbing and hiking. Discover natural wonders like the towering rock formations of Three Sisters or hike up to the top of Wentworth Falls. Make sure to take a ride on the world’s steepest incline railway at Scenic World.
How far are the Blue Mountains from Sydney?
The trip from Sydney to the main town in the Blue Mountains, Katoomba, is just around 100 kilometers (62 miles). Driving from the center of Sydney takes around 90 minutes, while the train usually takes just ten more minutes.
Day trip to Berrima
Taking a day trip from Sydney to Berrima is an inviting escape from city life. This well-preserved Georgian town is a wonderful combination of charming local flavor and heritage. The main sights in the village are the old courthouse, the old gaol — the oldest standing jail in Australia — and the Surveyor-General Inn, which claims to hold the oldest continuous liquor license in the country. Travelers should wander around the village and stop into shops selling locally-made products like tea, jam, pickles, and crafts.
How far is Berrima from Sydney?
Berrima is 125 kilometers (77 miles) from Sydney, which usually takes about 90 minutes to an hour to drive. The express passenger train can get you there in just under three hours.
Day trip to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Get out into the bush and see the wonders of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The park is well-known for its beautiful landscapes and Aboriginal art. As hiking is the most popular activity in the park, points of interest are often visited on foot. Sites like Red Hands Cave and West Head feature aboriginal engravings and art dating back to an unknown time. Other interesting places in the park include Bobbin Head and The Basin.
How far is Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park?
Ku-ring-gai Chase is only 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Sydney. By car, the park is easily reachable in around 40 minutes. Public transportation is trickier, with the train taking around three and a half hours, so plan your trip accordingly.
Day trip to Palm Beach
For those looking for a day of sea and sun, head to Palm Beach in the Northern Beaches. “Palmy” is a treasured place for locals and travelers alike. Of course, spending time on the beach is a must, but places like the Barrenjoey Lighthouse and Palm Beach Wharf are also great places to visit.
How far is Palm Beach from Sydney?
Palm Beach is only 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Sydney’s center, making it an easy day trip. By car, it takes around an hour, while public transportation averages about two hours.
What transportation options are best for my day trip?
With so much area to cover, it can be hard to know how to get around this vast country.
Sydney day trips by train
New South Wales has a good rail network, though some smaller destinations may not be served by the train. When heading between cities without a car, the train is a great option. Some more rural destinations may require a combination of the train and bus.
Sydney day trips by bus
Taking the bus is an excellent option for getting around Sydney and the extended area. An affordable and relatively quick way to travel, the bus can reach many destinations the train doesn’t. Guided bus tours are also very common and are a great way to manage your day trip from Sydney.
Sydney day trips by car
Sydney and New South Wales offer some of the most breathtaking drives in the world, so taking a car for your trip is never a bad decision. With your own vehicle, you can take your time and make as many stops as you want. For some more rural locations, a car may be your quickest or only option.
Should I take a guided tour for my day trip?
Thinking about taking a guided tour for your day trip from Sydney? Tours allow you to enjoy your excursion without worrying about logistics and often provide you with more information and insight than you would ever get on your own.
What should I pack for my day trip?
Your packing list will depend heavily on what you have planned. Beach trips might warrant a towel and sunscreen, while some destinations may require good walking shoes. Besides what you wear, some tours will give you everything you need for the day.
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Me and the wife were visiting Sydney and wanted to leave the city to see the Blue Mountains that we have heard so much about. We found this day tour at the very last minute on getyourguide.com, and basically booked it for the next morning. The email replied from the company was fast, and they were able to arrange it so that they can pick us up right in front of our hotel. A little before 7am our guide came to pick us up right on time and took us on our way, along with a few other guests. The size of the tour group was perfect and our guide was both knowledgable (being a local of the area) and super fun to be with! We had a hand-cooked breakfast (camping style), and then onwards to adventures around Kakoomba! We really enjoyed seeing the "Grand Canyon of Australia" (super gorgeous), the Three Sisters and Castle formations, the Scenic World sky-railways and "warm tropical forest", and feeding wallabees and kangaroos at the Featherdale Wildlife Park. We highly recommend this tour!
I can't begin to tell you what a great day we had with this tour. The day moved super fast, because there was so much area to cover, but we felt like we had such a nice snapshot of the area. Our guide kept everything moving on time. It was great value for money. My only regret of the day is that we didn't purchase the lunch option. I thought it would be easier to grab something on our own, but because of time constraints, we were rushed and probably wouldn't have been if we had eaten lunch with the tour group. I highly recommend this tour.
The views are wonderful; the tour guide’s accent was not easy for a non-Australian. The rows on the bus were very close, so it was cramped seating. No overhead bin for backpacks, that had to be tucked between our legs. Lots of walking in uneven, steep, slippery, often wet surfaces. My wife who is 67 and quite fit couldn’t go down to Wentworth Falls. I am wondering how we would have coped in a wet day. We went on a glorious and sunny day. We were not advised about how cold it world get at the Three Sisters viewing gallery at sunset.
Great day with our guide, John. He did a great job taking us all over the Blue Mountains. He was extremely punctual and polite. Nice lunch. The best was Featherdale! It was amazing to feed and pet kangaroos and wallabies and get really close to koala bears. There just wasn’t enough time! I would highly recommend this tour.
We had Rod as our guide. He was knowledgeable but he made some jokes about people’s country of origin. While good at taking us to various locations, we found that we were a bit rushed in the Blue Mountains and in Scenic World. Overall great experience in seeing the Blue Mountains as that was once in a lifetime.