Day Trips from Sydney to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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From Sydney: Hunter Valley Winery, Wine Making & Lunch Tour

1. From Sydney: Hunter Valley Winery, Wine Making & Lunch Tour

Travel over the Sydney Harbor Bridge en route to the award-winning Hunter Valley region, the oldest wine region in Australia. With over 100 wineries set among picturesque landscapes, the Hunter Valley offers delicious local produce and amazing wines. The day starts at an internationally recognised working winery where you will get the chance to join a 'behind-the-scenes' winemaking tour, and learn more about the process and knowledge that goes into making wine. Then it's into the cellar to stimulate your taste buds. Lunch is next with a choice from an extensive list of local produce that will leave you satisfied. Relax with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink in hand and take in views from the balcony. Visit two more wineries and have an opportunity to purchase wine from the cellar. Learn the history behind one of the oldest family-run wineries in the Hunter Valley. Walk among the vines, taste local produce and be sure to keep an eye out for kangaroos in the wild.

Sydney Harbour: 20-Minute Coast & Skyline Helicopter flight

2. Sydney Harbour: 20-Minute Coast & Skyline Helicopter flight

Climb aboard for a 20-minute helicopter flight over Sydney Harbour for an experience you'll remember for a lifetime. Get a safety briefing and pre-flight photos at the heliport before boarding. Enjoy time to relax, use the bathroom, grab some water and chill out in the beautiful lounge room area. Then it's liftoff time. Fly over sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Taronga Zoo in the company of a licensed pilot. Listen to a running commentary through the provided voice-activated headsets as you continue over Watson's Bay, Rose Bay, and Manly Cove. Upon take-off, enjoy full panoramic views of the Sydney skyline, Pacific Ocean and the historic port of Botany Bay. Within minutes of your departure, your experienced and skilled pilot will have you above the glistening waters of Maroubra Beach and heading north along the coast at 500 feet. You will fly along the picturesque coastline of the eastern suburbs beaches and see Coogee, Clovelly and also the world-famous Bondi Beach with it's the aquamarine waters sparkling against the Sydney sun. Admire the spectacular houses of Dover Heights and Vaucluse perched on the chiseled sandstone cliffs as you continue northbound to Sydney Harbour, the world’s largest and most beautiful natural harbor.

Sydney: Blue Mountain Sunset, Bushwalk & Wilderness Tour

3. Sydney: Blue Mountain Sunset, Bushwalk & Wilderness Tour

Leave Sydney and begin your day of exploration by journeying to the Blue Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Area, on a comfortable bus. Explore the park on a guided bushwalk, visit local towns, and marvel at your stunning surroundings, as your guide gives you informative commentary. Known for its stunning display of natural beauty and vast rainforests clad in eucalyptus trees, the Blue Mountains are over 100 million years old and span over thousands of hectares. The combination of the scorching Australian sun and fine oil mist from the eucalyptus leaves gives off a distinctive blue haze, earning The Blue Mountains their name. Your first stop is in the quaint town of Glenbrook, where you can enjoy a coffee or a quick snack before making your way to Euroka. Truly an authentic Australian experience, Euroka is campground near Glenbrook that is ideal for spotting native wildlife. Enjoy a picnic lunch here before beginning your guided walk to Wentworth Falls. Appreciate the stunning surroundings on this hour walk through the bush. Marvel at the spectacular views from Wentworth falls and make your way along the stunning forests of Jamison Valley. Make your way to the locality’s iconic landmark, the Three Sisters rock formation. This is the ideal spot to capture photos of the Sisters whilst avoiding the morning crowds. Keep a close eye out for some of Australia's most iconic and unique wildlife here. As you come to the end of your tour, head to a secret sunset location for spectacular and undisturbed panoramic views. Witness the dazzling range of colors on display and experience the magic and charm of the mountains in the golden hour before sunset, before returning to your starting point.

Sydney Harbour: Private Helicopter Flight with Transfer

4. Sydney Harbour: Private Helicopter Flight with Transfer

Start your helicopter adventure at the Sydney Airport with a preflight briefing and photo opportunities before boarding the helicopter. After take-off, enjoy spectacular aerial views of the buzzing coastal metropolis and landmark sights such as the iconic Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, and the famous beaches of Bondi and Manly Cove. As you cruise over the Harbour City, your pilot shares informative commentary on the landmarks below. Look down on the Taronga Zoo and the wave-capped waters of Watsons Bay and Rose Bay. As you loop back toward the airport, hover above the Sydney Football Stadium and Sydney Cricket Ground. 

Sydney Harbour: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

5. Sydney Harbour: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Experience Sydney Harbour in the best way from the water. Board from the Man O'War Steps and enjoy an intimate and relaxed 1-hour cruise that showcases the best of Sydney by dusk.  With a maximum number of 30 passengers, you will enjoy 360° uninterrupted views of one of the most beautiful harbors and cityscapes in the world. With indoor and outdoor areas for viewing the harbor’s beauty, watch as the sun sets and the city reveals its lights.  Enjoy a grazing platter and a non-alcoholic beverage, with the option to bring your own alcoholic beverages onboard. Unwind and relax as you cruise around Sydney Harbour. Bring along the whole family or your friends. Enjoy the company of a friendly and knowledgeable crew.

Skywalk at The Sydney Tower Eye: Ticket & Tour

6. Skywalk at The Sydney Tower Eye: Ticket & Tour

You'll be walking on air 268 meters above stunning Sydney, with the city streets directly beneath your feet. Look down through the glass floor of the viewing platform for a bird's-eye perspective of the bustling city below. This is part of a 45-minute guided tour around the outside of the iconic golden turret of Sydney Tower. At exactly twice the height of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Skywalk is Sydney's highest open-air attraction and offers unparalleled views of the city's iconic harbor. An experienced guide will provide an insider's commentary on the top sights and landmarks of Sydney. There's also an opportunity to have your photograph taken on the glass floor platform with the jaw-dropping harbor as your backdrop. While offering an unrivalled thrill, Skywalk is not an extreme experience designed just for adrenaline junkies. Thrill-seekers will get their kicks on the Skywalk, but so will everyone else. Before and after the Skywalk, you'll be able to continue enjoying the views with access to the internal observation deck.

Sydney: Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, and Kanangra Lookout

7. Sydney: Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, and Kanangra Lookout

Take a full-day tour to discover the stunning landscape of the Blue Mountains and visit some of the region’s natural highlights. Your day begins with pickup at your hotel in Sydney in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle. Head towards the UNESCO-listed Blue Mountains, and relax during the drive there. Visit the incredible Jenolan Caves, the oldest discovered open caves in the world. Learn about and explore this outstanding limestone cave system, dating back 360 million years. Discover what the caves might have been used for throughout the ages. Next, enjoy a walking tour of the Blue Mountains to see the most scenic spots, including the Grand Arch. Admire stunning waterfalls and glistening blue pools as you learn about native flora and fauna from your knowledgeable guide. Stop at the breathtaking Kanangra Lookout where you can appreciate the unforgettable views. As you walk through this unique landscape, your certified outdoor guide will teach you the basics of essential outdoor survival skills. At the end of an incredible day out, you’ll be dropped off back in Sydney.

Sydney, Wollongong: 15,000-Foot Tandem Beach Skydive

8. Sydney, Wollongong: 15,000-Foot Tandem Beach Skydive

Take the plunge with a 15,000-foot skydive over Wollongong! Tandem skydive with a professional instructor, just 1 hour south of Sydney Central Business District. As you jump from Australia's highest jump, at an altitude of 15,000 feet, you will experience amazing coastal views down the Jervis Bay, and all the way up to North Sydney. Once you exit the plane you will experience the thrill of freefall! Traveling at speeds of over 120 mph (200 km/h), you will freefall for up to 60 seconds. Your instructor will pull your chute and you will soar like a bird for around 5 minutes over beautiful North Wollongong beach. The beach side landing zone is located at Stuart Park, North Wollongong.

Sydney: Blue Mountains Glow Worm Adventure by Night

9. Sydney: Blue Mountains Glow Worm Adventure by Night

Following collection from your Sydney accommodation, begin your truly extraordinary adventure into the Blue Mountains. This thrilling thrilling experience sees you guided on a bush walk through the forest during the evening - equipped with headlights. Your evening hike leads to a cave, which includes a waterfall. There you can encounter native glow worms, candescent like a starry night. As you travel to and from the cave, be on the lookout for other forms of local wildlife. Throughout your experience your guide is also happy to introduce you to some bush tucker, and can also talk with you about general survival skills. At the conclusion of your authentic and informative Blue Mountains experience, your guide returns you back to your tour starting point.

Sydney: Whale Watching Cruise by Catamaran

10. Sydney: Whale Watching Cruise by Catamaran

Reach a top speed of almost 30 knots on Sydney’s largest purpose-built whale watching vessel, Fantasea Catalina, and take only 15 minutes to get from Circular Quay to the open ocean. Spend less time in the harbor and more time watching whales. Enjoy unobstructed views from spacious, wrap-around decks over 3 levels. Check out the open top sun deck, providing 360 degrees of viewing. Whale watch in comfort with air-conditioned cabins with large windows and great indoor and outdoor seating. Listen to informative commentary by an experienced crew. Know exactly what to look out for with onboard multimedia presentations. Don't worry if you don’t capture the perfect whale photos, as an onboard professional photographer has that covered with photos available for purchase onboard. Tea, coffee, and bottled water are included in this cruise. Additional drinks are available for purchase from the onboard licensed bar.

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Excellent experience from start to end. Complementary transfer from and to our hotel in CBD was included. Super friendly staff. Good feeling with the pilot. Clear recommendation.

Sensational. Great company to deal with, all staff very helpful and courteous. And what a view, something not to be missed. Can't wait to be back in Sydney to do it again.

A journey that is really impressive and worthwhile. A good guide, Jett. And good program items planned in sufficient time

It was a great trip with every stop timed seamlessly. I enjoyed every activity. I met some new friends.

Best experience! Such friendly people and awesome atmosphere! Loved it!