There is much more to Sydney than what meets the eye. Unarguably, there is the glitzy side with something incredible going on somewhere all the time. However, there is also so much more to discover – a buzzing food atmosphere, endless days at the beach, and Sydney’s history that seamlessly blends into its present. A global city, Sydney is also home to countless people from all over the world, which makes it one of the world’s most diverse places. Add some stunning natural locations, and there’s never a dull weekend here. All you need to do is book a car rental in Sydney and get going. Here’s a list of five day trips that you can take from Sydney:
- Hunter Valley
Known all over the world for being one of Australia’s top wine regions, Hunter Valley is only a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Sydney’s Central Business District. There are multiple day tours that leave each morning, and some even include a round trip with wine tasting. If you want to drive, then pick your designated driver for the day, and head on over to Hunter Valley!
- Collins Beach
Collins Beach is a short 30-minute drive from Sydney’s Central Business District, is one of Sydney’s many beaches. It is sheltered by a green cover, which is perfect for those looking for a secluded spot with peace and quiet.
- Cockatoo Island
Cockatoo Island, which can be reached by a boat ride from Sydney’s Circular Quay, is a perfect Sunday outing with the family. Pass the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge on the ferry, and then find yourself on the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cockatoo Island. Once you’re there, just sit back, sip a cocktail and watch the sun go down.
- Jervis Bay
A slightly long drive of three hours will take you to the Jervis Bay area and the Hyams beach, which are a must visit, if you’re in Sydney. Don’t be put off by the long drive; the views on the way are quite worth the long drive. Enjoy the drive, and spend the rest of the day sunbathing on the beach.
- Royal National Park
An hour’s drive away from Sydney, Royal National Park has something for everyone. Whether you’re into walking along nature trails, hiking, swimming, surfing, or whale-watching, the Royal National Park has it all.