Sydney is a spectacular city, sprawling its magic and diversity around the largest natural harbour in the world. I am a huge fan of it and very grateful for living here. There is plenty to see and do in Sydney, however it is a busy city. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to escape Sydney for a day. I have listed for you my top 5 day trips from Sydney. These destinations are less than 2 hours’ drive from Sydney.
The Blue Mountains
When I first settled in Sydney, one of my first day trips was to the Blue Mountains. Only 2 hours drive away from Sydney, the Blue Mountains are a mountain range famous for their blue hues, high cliffs and deep valleys. Waterfalls dot the landscape and hiking trails meander through the forest. The Blue Mountains are a
Sydney has many secrets but my favourite one is tucked away in the meanders of Pittwater, north of the city. Technically, The Basin is within metropolitan Sydney but it is close to
Berry is a lovely little rural town only 2 hours south of Sydney. Set in a beautiful bucolic setting, surrounded by rolling green hills, its proximity and easy access makes an ideal choice for a day trip from Sydney. Berry is blessed with a mix of rustic, small-town feel,
Kangaroo Valley is a most beautiful valley, nestling between two mountains and only two hours south of Sydney. Developed thanks to the dairy industry, Kangaroo Valley offers a gorgeous combination of rolling hills, green fields, quaint farms and a charming village, all quietly secluded in
Less than 2 hours south of Sydney, Berrima is a charming and Georgian village in the NSW Southern Highlands. First established in the 1830s and mostly built by convict
Weekends from Sydney
You can stretch all these day trips from Sydney into weekends if you have more time. And if you are keen to venture further down the NSW South Coast, I highly recommend Jervis Bay, Batemans Bay and Mollymook.
You can find more day trip and weekend ideas on the Destination NSW website.
What is your favourite day trip from Sydney ? Please share in the comments below.