Adorned with iconic attractions, there is so much to see, do and experience in Sydney. What makes this city even more exciting are the amazing natural attractions found on the city’s outskirts. Below are some of the most popular destinations for day trips from Sydney.
First on the list is the magical Blue Mountains. Located on the footstep of the city is this heavenly mountain range which feels a world away from the city. The scenery is awe-inspiring and being so close to the city, it is one of the most popular spots for a day trip.
Of the cities within the Blue Mountain District, this is the largest and most visited. Known for the Echo Point Lookout, Scenic World and the shops. There is a thriving hippie population residing here who have an intriguing lifestyle that you can learn about. With unmatched views of the Jamison Valley and the Three Sisters this is one place that gives you some amazing panoramic views of the entire surrounding area.
Yet another picturesque destination within reach from Sydney is the Hunter Valley which is a must among wine lovers. There is a range of award-winning wines to choose from and beautiful landscapes in which to enjoy them. You can also indulge in a hot air balloon ride to enjoy the views over the valley and the sunrise. For the more adventurous, you can enjoy the ultimate skydiving experience if you want an absolutely unique view of the vineyards from 14,000 feet up.
Located around 90km south of Sydney is Wollongong, a city as soothing to the mind as it is to the eyes. A little further south from Wollongong is Kiama which is one of those hidden gems that still retains much of its unspoiled charm.
Finally, there is the Pittwater which is home to the Resolute Beach. Although renowned for its beauty, what really draws the crowds to this spot is the kayaking for a fun, thrilling and even relaxing activity.