Must Do Day Trips From Sydney - Find Yourself in the Land Down Under

Updated: Dec 15, 2020

Article By: Rakkitha Kumarage



Credits to Les Haines


Australia is one of the dreamlands of many people all over the world. Many people around the world are definitely attracted by the eye-catching sights of Sydney, Australia. Sydney might be the fantastic day trip plan for anyone who is awaiting to enjoy the life of the outdoors. It takes a maximum of two to three-hours driving from Sydney to any such destination that you are dreaming. So, hurry up and get ready for your most waited Sydney day trip.The following article talks about the must take day trips from Sydney and the surrounding activities you must take.

Furthermore,this article explains the beautiful views of Blue Mountain and then talks about fresh food and the wine experience in Hunter Valley. Finally, it takes you to beaches and fishing off Port Stephens.


1. Blue Mountains Day trip from Sydney


Blue Mountains leave you feeling 664,000 acres of wilderness with continuous forests consisting of waterfalls, rock paintings, and hiking trails.





Evans lookout – Blue Mountains


This special geographical area is located 100 km away towards the west of Sydney. If you love to get mixed with the local life of Australia, arrange a train from Sydney to Blackheath or Katoomba. Aside from taking the train, from car the journey just takes about one and half hours driving from Sydney by a car through the M4 Motorway. If you would rather prefer a tour, contact a local tour company who organizes Blue Mountains day tours from Sydney. Then you will not miss any of important scenery there.


In Blue Mountains day trip, you are able to,


  • Visit Three Sisters which is an ancient rock formation in relation with aboriginal legends near Katoomba. This destination bears the main natural attraction of Blue Mountains. You are able to experience this attraction through a Cable car, railway, walkway, and cableway ride also. Don’t forget to watch lyrebirds in bright summer days.


  • Involve in a healthy bushwalk from the Leura picnic area.


  • Visit Jenolan Caves which is an amazing cave system and enjoy walking more than 850 steps to see it.




Jenolan Caves



2.Hunter Valley Day Trip from Sydney


You will be in the Hunter valley within a three hour drive from Sydney because it is only 230 km away towards the north of Sydney. The most awakening fact is that the valley is among the oldest wine regions in Australia.





Hunter Valley Gardens


There are many ways you can reach the Hunter Valley from Sydney. Firstly, you can reach there by driving, taking the M1 Pacific Motorway to Cessnock. If not, visit there through public transport by catching the Newcastle train from Sydney Central station. Then, get off from Morisset and follow the signs to the visitors’ center. The last option is to book a Hunter Valley wine tour that leaves from Sydney. There are also small group Hunter Valley wine tours and Hunter Valley private tour options available based on your budget.


In Hunter Valley Day trip, you are able to


  • Taste any type of wine entering over 150 boutique wineries


  • Have a mouthful of chocolate being in the best chocolate shops.


  • Fulfill your tummy requests being in Hunter Valley restaurants overlooking vineyards.


  • Visit Hunter Gardens to feel the true beauty of nature.


  • Have the experience of sky view of Hunter Valley through a balloon ride.


3.Port Stephens day Trip from Sydney


The elegant harbor of Port Stephens is twice bigger than that of Sydney Harbor. It is 200 km away towards the north of Sydney and takes about a two and half hour driving from Sydney.

If you need a public service, take the Port Stephens express bus from the Central Station to Port Stephens. But taking a bus will extend your excursion time and you might get tired. You can also take the M1 Motorway from the city if you drive there, however try not get drained with your own wheels as it might be more convenient to take breaks. Save your energy for the adventurous activities waiting for you at Port Stephens. So just pick Port Stephens tours for an uninterrupted experience in this "Dolphin Capital" of Australia. Furthermore keep in your mind, if you are planning to book a tour, you will save your money also.

In Port Stephens day trip, you are able to


  • Have an experience of sailing while watching dolphins. Join a cruise for wonderful 1 and half hour duration. Hurry up and book your seat as soon as you go there.


  • Enjoy an exclusive Sand boarding Safari. So, make sure to be with your sand board.


  • Have a beach dune tour and Sygna Shipwreck tour with Four

Wheel Drive adventure activities.


  • Have another thrill full event. It is Tomaree Head Hike.

  • Experience the artfulness in Murray where it is the oldest winery in the area and taste all the wine as you wish. Do not forget to arrange a seat in Brewery restaurant also.

There are so many great day trips from Sydney that will open your eyes to what Australia has to offer. If you crave the full experience, be sure to check out one of the tours above and enjoy the natural beauty that the land down under has to offer.




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