Sydney is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world which is why it attracts millions of globetrotters every year. However, it may be perceived as too crowded and overwhelming, which is precisely why you should leave it for a day or two and explore locations outside of Sydney. Here are three of the most amazing and easy day-trips you mustn’t skip when visiting Sydney.
If you are a fan of gorgeous sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, the fabulous Northern Beaches are the perfect choice for a day trip! This is particularly true if you have already explored all of Sydney’s city beaches, so make sure to head north in order to find a new stretch of sand. There are 23 fantastic beaches from Manly up to Palm Beach, and we must say that these are so breathtaking that you will forget that you’re so near Sydney. The vibe is really chill enabling maximum relaxation and a wonderful beach atmosphere. The best part about these beaches is the fact that it only takes about an hour and a half to get there by bus from Sydney CBD, so don’t miss an opportunity to explore new beaches and enjoy your me-time far away from the city crowd.
Snorkeling at Nelson Bay
Even though it’s about 210 km north of Sydney, we must say that you won’t regret if you decide to pay a visit to Nelson Bay — a charming coastal resort town located inside the mouth of Port Stephens, a large natural harbor. The short trip is particularly attractive to tourists who would love to explore its wonderful facilities when it comes to aquatic recreation, as the diving and snorkeling here are beyond exceptional. So, if you’re a passionate snorkeler, don’t miss Broughton Island and the ‘Looking Glass’, which is a split that runs through the middle of the island that’s crowded with marine life.
Royal National Park
On the other hand, if you’re up for embarking on a new outdoor adventure that includes breathtaking coastal views, the Royal National Park will be your cup of tea. This is one of the most popular day trips among the travelers, but you can always opt for it as a perfect weekend getaway, too. In order to appreciate this amazing region at its finest, it’s best to opt for the 26 km coastal track which will stun with its beautiful beaches, gorgeous waterfalls, and exciting creeks. Of course, you’ll have to carry enough food and your camping gear, but trust us when we say that it’s completely worth it. Or you can just hire a car for a day and stop to enjoy the viewpoints and short walks, which is also a good way to spend a day exploring the region. Remember that it’s just an hour drive south from Sydney, which makes it a truly memorable one-day trip.