Best Day Trips in New South Wales from Sydney

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:49pm
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Looking for things to do while in Sydney? Why not explore some of the magnificent destinations in regional New South Wales!

Read on to get some inspiration for your next Sydney day trip.

Hanging Rock - NSW

The Blue Mountains (which in 2000 was named as a World Heritage Site) is so close to bustling Sydney, yet feels so far away when you experience the expansive landscapes.  There are many key attractions which you must experience while in the region, one of the biggest icons is the Three Sisters iconic rock formation which is visited by millions of tourists each year. Whether you are viewing the Three Sisters lit up at night or during the day, the view is quite the spectacle.

Enjoy nature walks? We recommend visiting the beautiful Hanging Rock. As pictured above, the 8km walk is worth the view! Although a word to the wise; this iconic spot is separated from the neighbouring cliff, so if you're afraid of heights, we recommend enjoying The Blue Mountain view from a lower platform.

Hunter Vally

Hunter Valley is one of the most well known vineyard districts in all of Australia. A short drive from Sydney will see you relaxing in one of the 150+ wineries, vineyards and restaurants. If you're a foodie and enjoy sampling local wines, you cannot miss a short day trip to Hunter Valley.

Aside from local cuisine sampling, there are plenty of other attractions in Hunter Valley. From cycling through the beautiful scenery or relaxing in a day spa to a enjoying a round of golf or even a hot air balloon ride; Hunter Valley will please anyone visiting the area.

For more information on day trips to New South Wales from Sydney, contact a Flight Centre travel expert –  130 stores nationwide. Phone 0800 24 35 44.


Fraser Smith

Wherever Fraser goes, he laps up the Culture as much as he can. Whether he is travelling to destinations such as Australia, South Pacific, Asia or UK/Europe, he will take in as much as he can to get the most experience out of his trip. With a keen eye for a photo, he never leaves his camera at home and with some big trips coming up, he'll be sure to have some magnificent stories and images to share.