Day trips are a great way to get out with the family on the weekend, or explore an area near where you are holidaying. Sydney has so many great day trips just outside it's bustling CBD. Here we list our top pick of the best 4 day trip ideas. From day tours to the Hunter to exploring the Blue Mountains, we've got the list you don't want to miss:
A wine tour of the Hunter Valley
A great place that must be seen while visiting Sydney is the Hunter Valley region. Home to some of our finest vineyards, the area has a number of great restaurants and wineries that you can visit and spend a day sampling wine. You can take a bus from the CBD to the area and depending on what you want, your tour could include a visit to several vineyards and an alfresco lunch overlooking bushland. Best of all you can be home in time for dinner!
Take a trip to Palm Beach
Palm Beach is one of Sydney's most iconic beaches. Take a trip there to immerse yourself in beach culture, amazing views and good surf. There are so many great activities that can be enjoyed at Palm Beach and the surrounding areas. You can hire a board and go surfing or kayaking. Or why not take a walk to the lighthouse? Once you've had time to take everything in, relax and unwind at one of the many trendy cafes and restaurants in the area.
A drive to Wisemans Ferry
Packing a delicious picnic and heading to Wisemans Ferry is a great way to spend a day in Sydney. Located north of Sydney, the area has a rich historical community. The drive there is just magnificent and once you arrive at Wisemans it won't be hard to see what the fuss is about. Located at the heart of the Hawkesbury River, the town is surrounded by national parks. A great place to go when you feel like relaxing by the river with someone special.
A trip to the Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains is the kind of place where, if you've never been, people say you must visit and if you have been, it's your first thought of where to go on your next day off. Take a Blue Mountains Tour that will guide you through the area and ensure you see all of the major tourist attractions of the region, including the magnificent Three Sisters. This is a great way to see the region in a day, if you aren't able to stay overnight.
There is so much to explore in and around Sydney with lots to offer all types of travellers. I hope our pick of the top 4 day trips just outside Sydney has given you some ideas for the next time you're visiting this wonderful part of Australia.