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Day trips from Sydney in Australia

Updated: 3 days ago

Australia is a favourite destination among visitors for many reasons. Beautiful nature of Australia attracts them absolutely. Among the beautiful places, Sydney might hold the crown. Sydney is with the best day trip destination not just in Australia but in the world. However, all of the destinations are not within a walking distance from Sydney. The places available for a visit are within a maximum of a three-hour drive from there. So, buckle up and get ready for your “Sydney day tours”.


This shortlist explains the enchanting view of Blue Mountains. Then about fresh foods and wonderful restaurants in Hunter Valley. Finally, it unfolds beaches and fishing off Port Stephens.


Guest Blogger: Rakkitha Kumarage, Sydney Day Tours



Blue Mountains Day trip from Sydney

This little Grand Canyon is the most visited landmark in Sydney, Australia. It is only 100 km away towards the west of Sydney which takes about one and half hour drive from Sydney. Even locals come to these 664,000 acres of wilderness with uninterrupted forests. About 140 km is covered with waterfalls, rock paintings, and hiking trails.


The best way to get there is by car through M4 Motorway. If you need to get mix with the local life of Australia, arrange a train from Sydney to Blackheath or Katoomba.

The grand option is contacting a travel agent to find hidden gems that a normal traveller rarely stumble on. So, it is always wise to contact a travel agent to have the true full experience of ‘Blue Mountains Tours.

Get ready to:

  • Visit Three Sisters. This ancient rock formation surrounded by Aboriginal legends nearby Katoomba is the main natural attraction of Blue Mountains. Bird lovers can watch lyrebirds in bright summer days. Cable car, railway, walkway, and cableway ride gives the visitors an unforgettable experience there.

  • Visit Jenolan Caves and Walk more than 850 steps to see one of the most beautiful cave systems in the world.

  • Start a bit challenging bushwalk from the Leura picnic area to experience undisputed wonder



Hunter Valley Day trip from Sydney

This valley of fertility keeps food lovers attracted. It is 230 km away towards the north of Sydney. It would be a three-hour drive from Sydney. It is among the oldest wine regions in Australia.


The effective way to get to Hunter Valley is by driving taking the M1 Pacific Motorway to Cessnock. You can visit there through public transport too. It would be a waste of time as there aren't any direct ways to get there from Sydney. Therefore, contacting a travel agent would be the ideal. It will save your time, effort and money. After all, you will need a guide to having the full experience of ‘Hunter Valley wine tours as drinking and driving is still prohibited even there. A booked tour will not just for saving yourself from that police ticket. It will also get you to the best restaurants and scenery you will never be able to find alone.

Get ready to:

  • Explore over 150 boutique wineries and taste your favourite wine.

  • Taste various cheese products in handmade cheese shops.

  • Have a bite of wonder that would melt in your mouth from best ever chocolate shops.

  • Satisfy your taste buds in Hunter Valley restaurants overlooking vineyards.

  • Visit Hunter Gardens and relax in the beauty of nature.

  • Enjoy the best way of experiencing the elegance of Hunter Valley through balloon ride.




Port Stephens day trip from Sydney

The "Dolphin Capital" of Australia attracts adventure seekers visiting Australia. It is 200 km away towards the north of Sydney. It would be a two- and half-hour drive from Sydney. Port Stephens is twice in size than that of Sydney harbour. But glamorous as it is.


The best way to get there is by car taking M1 Motorway from the city. Or use Port Stephens express bus from the Central Station. Travelling via bus would be an overnight trip. If you are planning to book a tour, know that it will worth the extra bucks you spend. Don’t get tired of driving alone and save your energy for the adrenaline-filled activities of there. So, the best option is to book ‘Port Stephens tours’ for an uninterrupted experience.


Get ready to:

  • Be with Moon shadow cruises for dolphin watching. There will be three cruises depart each day and they are with a 1 and half hour duration. Don't hesitate to book that seat of yours as soon as you went there.

  • The Offer of 4WD adventure activities like beach dune tours and Sygna Shipwreck tours.

  • Involve in Sandboarding safaris. So, make sure to be with your sand board.

  • Go through the true wonder of Port Stephens in Tomaree Head Hike.

  • Visit Murray where is the oldest winery in the area. It offers visitors a wonderful crafty experience. And wine tasting. Don’t forget to visit Brewery restaurant.

All these three are waiting to offer their support & other services, getting you to your favorite day tour when visiting Sydney in Australia.


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Guest Blogger Rakkitha Kumarage is a private tour guide based in Sydney that does all of the above tours besides blogging about Sydney Day-Trips at Sydney Top Tours. Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley wine tours and Port Stephens is his favourite Sydney Day Tour Destinations and Top three picks if wanting to experience more on your Sydney Trip.


Sydney Top Tours for day-trips when visit Australia. These tourist destinations around Sydney is perfect for a day tour from Sydney; leaving the busy city and will show you the magnificent nature of Australia, experience Australian Food and Wine, encounter Dolphins and much more to enrich your Australia and Sydney Itinerary. 

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