What are the best day tours from Sydney

best tours to do from Sydney
The Sydney Life

We’ve hand-picked six of the very best day trips from Sydney and we’re sharing them with you.

1. Blue Mountains

Approx. 1.5 hour drive

Visiting the Blue Mountains is a must if you are visiting Sydney. Admiring the Three Sisters in Katoomba alone is worth the trip, with the panoramic views from Echo Point one of the most beautiful scenes Australia has to offer. Avid-adventurers can ride the world’s steepest railway at Scenic World down to the Mountain’s floor, exploring the many bushwalking trails the region’s National Park has to offer.

While you’re in the area, enjoy a lunch break in Leura, an enchanting village home to a Toy and Railway Museum, local boutiques, exquisite gardens and plenty of cafes.

2. Hunter Valley

Approx. 2 hour drive

Australia’s oldest wine region is two hours’ drive north of Sydney and is known for its internationally acclaimed Semillon, family-owned wineries, innovative young winemakers and boutique restaurants.

With more cellar doors than any other wine region in Australia, cheese factories and an abundance of vineyard tours are Concierge can connect you with – you’ll have plenty to explore! Not to mention hot air balloons, sky-diving and bike-riding amidst stunning vineyard surrounds. Definitely a daytrip perfect for lovers of wine.

3. Port Stephens

Approx. 2 hour drive

Surrounded by golden beaches with a vibrant marine life perfect for Dolphin watching, Port Stephens makes for a nature-bound tour outside Sydney CBD. While there, take a cruise to sight several dolphin pods throughout the area, with the chances of seeing wild dolphins very high.

If you are looking for an activity on land, the Stockton Bright Sand Dunes is the largest sand dune system throughout Australia with dunes as high as 40 meters across 32km. Thrilling sand dune adventures include sandboarding, safaris and 4WD tours.

4. Canberra

Approx 3 hours drive

Australia's capital city is full of interesting landmarks and historic buildings that can be discovered on exciting day tours. We recommend booking your tour through Visit Canberra, take a luxury air conditioned to the country's capital, stopping at the charming town of Berrima on the way for morning tea. Before arriving in the city, you'll also have the chance to take in stunning views of the region from the summit of Mt. Ainslie.

5. Palm Beach

Approx. 1 hour drive

Drive just an hour from the centre of Sydney CBD and find yourself at Palm Beach – the famous location in which hit-TV show ‘Home & Away’ is filmed. Take a coffee stop at The Boathouse, the most instagrammable cafe right on the water’s edge, before taking a swim on the beach or climbing up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse to capture stunning views across the area. 

6. Royal National Park

Approx. 1 hour drive

A one hour drive south of the city centre, the Royal National Park offers 15 hectares of picturesque bushland with clifftop walks and hidden swimming spots abound. Soak in Australia’s rich history as you sight indigenous engravings that are more than 1000 years old, find shell middens and discover Depression-era cave dwellings where hard-up locals used to live. Then, bask in Sydney’s sun and sand on Garie Beach.

Insider Tip: In whale watching season (May - November), the heights of the Park’s cliffs are the best vantage point for watching humpback whales head along the coast.

Visit our friendly concierge if you need help choosing your day trip – or booking a tour. 

March 8, 2018