If you want to get away from it all, here’s some chilled activities you can do in Sydney –
While the Wollongong Skydive location is situated an hour south of Sydney, the Newcastle Skydive centre is situated a couple of hours drive north of Sydney. The Newcastle Skydive experience is also a stunning beach skydive experience and offers some of the most gorgeous skydiving views in the world including the jagged coastline of Lake Macquarie.
With almost 200 years of winemaking history and over 150 wineries, Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine region and a day trip to the Hunter Valley is a must. The region is world renowned for its award-winning Semillon and Shiraz with Chardonnay and Verdelho ranking highly. Experience the history of the region as well as their expertise in wine-making and a bit of taste testing.
A sunrise flight across country towns with the Sydney skyline on the horizon and the blue eucalyptus haze of the Blue Mountains behind. Enjoy a spectacular view of the sunrise in the east and the pink tones and long shadows hitting the countryside below, including the steep hills of the Razorback Ranges to the pretty church steeples of Camden.
An hour from Sydney’s CBD; Dharawal National Park has stunning scenery and you can enjoy guided tours of the park by an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger. Learn the local knowledge about flora and fauna, as well as Dreamtime stories that connect Indigenous Australians to the area.
This easy, breezy 1.8km walk rewards visitors with stunning views of the harbour for little effort. Along the way, you’ll catch views of the Harbour Bridge and Shark Island, as well as historic Strickland House, a heritage-listed Victorian Italianate mansion built in the 1850s.